Archives for July 21st, 1998

CONTRADICTIONS OF HRM IN RELATION TO OLDER EMPLOYEES

Abstracts, PublicNet: 21 July, 1998

Divestment or investment?
Lyon P, Hallier J, Glover I
Human Resource Management Journal, (UK), Vol 8 No 1 98
Start page: 56 No of pages: 11

Investigates the apparent contradiction within human resource management by which the idea of long-term investment in the workforce is endorsed while at the same time the loyalty, commitment and skills of older and long-service workers are questioned. Explores how doubts over older workers’ adaptability and flexibility marginalizes them within the workforce, excluding them from opportunities for training, etc., while also placing them in the front-line for redundancies and layoffs. Assesses the indications that older workers are becoming more valued in the workplace but finds this limited to just a few companies. Asks whether the treatment of older workers is an indication of wider movement within human resource management towards the control and commodification of labour in general.

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PARTNERSHIP AGAINST MILLENNIUM BUG CALLED FOR

Headlines, PublicNet: 21 July, 1998

The Audit Commission has warned that public organisations or managers may be held legally liable for any injuries or losses caused by failures of systems as a result of the Millennium bug. And the Commission has called on authorities and trusts need to work together with their suppliers to co-ordinate their efforts.

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PARTNERSHIPS – WAY TO MEET VULNERABLE’S NEEDS SAYS AUDIT COMMISSION

Headlines, PublicNet: 21 July, 1998

A new Audit Commission report which states that housing authorities are struggling to cope with changing and rising demand suggests that better partnership working at local and national would provide better services.

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