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Whats on the web
Where discussion stopshttp://www.ukhrd.com
UK-HRD began as a moderated e-mail-based discussion forum for training and human resource development specialists. It now provides a virtual meeting place for around 1,000 people who have already subscribed. When you subscribe a digest of the questions asked, and answers provided is compiled and e-mailed directly to you every working day. Some of the subscribers are very experienced – even experts in their fields – so visitors are tapping into a valuable and indispensable resource. The discussion forum is growing constantly.
This web site complements the discussion forum. It takes over where the discussion stops, providing articles, exercises and top tips on all aspects of training and HR. Worth a visit.
This site might be an interesting starting point for new internet users in the domain of HR. Included are a database of HR products, the research center, an agenda of seminars, HR articles, etc.
There are good sections on HR questions answered, boosting retention, improving career web sites, making online recruiting easier, working with colleges, raiding competitors and finding passive candidates and identifying HR trends. A feature entitled “UK Culture Shock” offers a comparison of American and British business styles which those on both sides of the pond will find interesting.
There are some useful snippets of information too; for example did you know that the federal wage floor in the USA is $5.15 an hour – well below the UK’s.
This is a tremendous site offering the visitor a chance to sample and trial HR software (as well as buy it). We looked at programs on 360-degree feedback, compensation administration, intranets, photo ID systems, payroll, personnel scheduling, organizational charts, performance appraisal, and interviewing. There are many more programs on offer including lots on training and development. Most of the material is American (but then so is most software). Really worthwhile.
HRM Guide is a series of linked web sites containing hundreds of free human resource management-related articles and features. Some recent pieces featured covered Employment (and unemployment) rises, the Disability Discrimination Act, disciplinary proceedings and the importance of time limits stopping sick pay, employment law updates, victimization, Insolvency and pension provision to name just a few. You may disagree with much that is written here but the debate is stimulating. The site is clear and well laid out – nothing fancy, just a good vehicle for the information within.
European heaven. It’s where the English are the police, the French are the cooks, the Swiss are the bankers, the Italians are the lovers and the Germans are the engineers.
European hell. It’s where the English are the cooks, the French are the engineers, the Swiss are the lovers, the Italians are the bankers and the Germans are the police.
Thanks to http://sucs.swan.ac.uk for this.
For a particularly interesting and useful site you could always try our own! And if you have any favorite (or otherwise) sites that you would like us to review on these pages, please drop us an e-mail and we will submit them to our usual rigorous analysis.