HR called on to lead battle for best employees

first_imgPressurewill grow on HR departments to help employers recruit and retain the bestpeople if the expected economic downturn in America spreads across theAtlantic.Thisis the view of the CIPD’s chief economist, John Philpott, who said that if theUK moved towards recession, unemployment was unlikely to climb drastically andcompanies would still face a fight to hold on to their best employees in acompetitive labour market.Concernsover a downturn in the UK economy were highlighted last week when the Bank ofEngland cut interest rates for the first time in 20 months.Philpottsaid, “I think there would be increasing internal pressure on HRdepartments in terms of recruitment and retention.”Thereis also a potential problem in terms of rewards and keeping hold of the bestpeople because the labour market is going to remain fairly tight.”Philpott told Personnel Today that if the UK was affected byan economic downturn it would place a greater emphasis on companies to achieveincreased productivity. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. HR called on to lead battle for best employeesOn 13 Feb 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

‘Sluggish’ Show.

first_img“It’s a ‘sluggish’ show,” says host Walter Reeves of his “Gardening inGeorgia” show Sept. 20 and 23 on Georgia Public Television. “It’s perfect forthe slothful gardener who prefers the shade.”Reeves starts the program with “slime time,” showing how to control the slugsand snails that love to eat plant leaves in your yard and garden. Then he moves torepairing garden hoses. Did you run over a hose left carelessly on your driveway? Reevesshows how easy it is to fix it.For indoor gardeners, Reeves demonstrates an African violet feeder. Your African violetcan feed itself while you sleep with the contraption he makes out of a plastic margarinetub. Finally, Reeves gets Helen Phillips of Callaway Gardens to proudly show off hercolorful shade garden. It’s full of bright foliage, but few flowers.Wednesdays, Saturdays on GPTVDon’t miss “Gardening in Georgia” Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at10 a.m. The show is designed especially for Georgia gardeners. “Gardening inGeorgia” is produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences and GPTV. Walter Reeveslast_img read more