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How To Get The Most From LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is widely regarded as the top online network for professionals.  Making sure you are getting the most from the site is important for growing your own professional network and that of your company. Below are some tips on getting the most from LinkedIn.

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Collection Of Free HR eBooks


There are many different areas of HR Management and finding free information regarding these can be a time consuming task.  Below is a list of eBooks covering many aspects of the Human Resources spectrum.  Let us know in the article comments section if you have a link to any others.

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Saving for the Future? You will be!


From October this year major UK pension reforms will significantly impact employers’ HR, payroll, pensions and finance functions through more than just extra pension costs. Addressing the requirements of Auto-Enrolment could prove costly and resource intensive, but organisations should make changes to their systems and processes now to prepare for the inevitable. Continue reading →

Free Survey : Assessing HR’s Priorities


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This report analyses the findings of a survey of 100 HR directors and managers in the UK, carried out by Webster Buchanan Research. The survey examined a broad range of people management issues, from absence management to investment in software and services. Key findings include:

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Free Paper: Performance Measurement and Management in HR and Payroll


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With the corporate bonus culture under fire and productivity top of boardroom agendas, effective performance management is once again a business priority across the public and private sector. Yet many organisations measure and manage performance in a piecemeal way, often held back by inadequate infrastructure and the limitations of their performance metrics.

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The Changing Dynamics of Talent Acquisition: Webster Buchanan Research

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Endemic talent shortages, challenging economic conditions, the rapid growth of web-based recruiting and opportunities in social media are combining to bring about significant change in the way organisations go about recruiting. From adopting techniques used by sales and marketing teams to assessing the business case for investment in web and other technologies, HR managers face a wide range of issues as they look to build an effective talent acquisition strategy.

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Managing Information and Change in HR: A Webster Buchanan Survey


Key findings include:

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Free Payroll Briefing Paper : Balancing Cost and Service Quality

Read the Payroll briefing paper below, or download a PDF copy.
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With payroll departments under relentless pressure to cut costs and improve efficiency, this Briefing Paper examines what options are open to organisations looking to make both short-term and long-term improvements. Focusing on the difficult balance between reducing costs and maintaining service quality, it argues that organisations should weigh up a combination of strategic and tactical steps. In particular, the Paper argues that:

Hosted Services – Benefits, Challenges and Trends in HR, Finance and Payroll ‘Software as a Service’


“From automation to business intelligence: the next generation of hosted services”

An analysis of the benefits, challenges and trends in HR, Finance and Payroll ‘Software as a Service’


If you’d suggested at the the turn of the century that hosted services would be firmly established as a mainstream model for running business software, you’d have been greeted with derision. The model – also known as Software
as a Service (SaaS) – got of to an inauspicious start, blighted by a combination of technology problems and the dot com colapse. Today, however, it’s an established form of outsourcing in a broad range of business disciplines, from customer management to people management.

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Free HR Briefing Paper : Expense Management, from Efficiency to Effective Procurement


Travel, entertainment and other non-PO expenses represent a significant outlay for most organisations, but many concede that they exercise poor control over their expenditure. Frequently relying on in-house spreadsheet templates to capture and allocate expense data, their processes are often time-consuming and inefficient, and many struggle to enforce employee compliance. Above all, while they actively seek out economies of scale in other areas of procurement, many organisations are missing the opportunity to analyse their expensed outlays and consolidate suppliers.

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