The significance of a company's policies towards its employees is well established. Indeed, one only need look at companies such as Virgin or Pret a Manger to see the correlation between a successful, focused HR strategy and company success. Or look at any company which scores high marks in the ever important area of customer service and you will have found a company which works hard on its human resources strategies.
In line with this development, Management Today produced the hugely popular report, Reward Strategies. Spurred by its success, Management Today will be publishing two new 350-page reports in November, Recruitment Strategies and Training Strategies, both prepared in partnership with the research organisation, Market Tracking International. These complete a Management Today trilogy of modern HR strategies in the UK.
Recruitment Strategies examines major issues driving change in recruitment strategies, in the light of the current labour market which is characterised by an ageing workforce, increased female participation, non-permanent contracts, part-time working and a trend towards an emphasis on the quality of working life and downshifting. It provides detailed information on key issues such as the implications of EU legislation on recruitment strategies, and by analysing current trends, the report offers a unique guide to successful selection and retention of applicants. There are also detailed sections on the learning organisation, recruitment agencies, current and prospective legislation which will affect recruitment, and a full analysis of recruitment methods.
Companies are familiar with the debate about the perceived UK skills gap. Training Strategies provides detailed analysis on how they and training agencies can bridge that gap. It also examines the progress and pitfalls associated with government initiatives such as Investors in People, Modern Apprenticeships and NVQs, along with proposed initiatives including Individual Learning Accounts and the University for Industry. There are sections on the impact of new technology, collaboration between academia and employers, the role of trainers and internal consultants, training evaluation methods, mentoring and coaching. Also included are in-depth profiles of those industry sectors, particularly affected by skills shortages which have had to develop multi-skilling strategies.
To register for a special pre-publication price of £395 for either Recruitment Strategies or Training Strategies (normal price £450), contact (before 1 December 1997) Morice Snell-Mendoza, Management Today, 174 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 7JP Tel: 0171 413 4412 or fax: 0171 413 4138.