Managing HR Risks at the Front Line - The business of employing people is fraught with risk. Organisations spend considerable sums on designing and implementing policies, processes and systems to help them control that risk. Yet in many cases those organisations are leaving themselves exposed because the people relied upon to execute many policies - front-line managers -- are not properly equipped to do the job required of them. This paper explores the risks posed by ineffective managers, looks at some of the responses often adopted by HR, and suggests a framework for dealing with risk at the front-line.
How to Beat the Recession by Empowering Your Line Managers - In the current economic downturn, organisations face the challenge of how to reduce employment costs, but at the same time ensure that their employees remain productive and motivated and that they retain the capacity to capitalise on new opportunities when the economy begins to recover. This white paper considers the benefits that greater empowerment of managers can bring to organisations and suggests 10 steps that organisations should take to achieve these benefits.
Improving Line Manager Effectiveness - A thought-provoking white paper looking at how emerging technology can help organisations to improve the effectiveness of their line managers. The paper looks at why the role of the line manager is under increasing pressure in today's work environment and goes on to explore how organisations can use technology to provide better support to line managers and help ensure that they do the job in the right way.
How to Reduce HR Costs Without Compromising on Quality - With tough economic times ahead, HR costs will inevitably come under pressure in many businesses. If organisations are to reduce HR costs without compromising on standards, then HR departments and line managers will need to find ways of working smarter. This white paper highlights 8 ways that organisations can easily reduce costs AND at the same time improve the way their employees are managed.