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Pete - I too believe you don't tell lies, but all I can say is that the Rangers I know, don't seem to either know of it, or have read it! You takes your pick....!

On the question of turnover, Mr Google says the average yearly turnover in a UK is around 15% p.a.  - even higher than I thought!! No wonder HR departments flourish!!!!!

 

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2 hours ago, marshman said:

around 15% p.a.  - even higher than I thought!! No wonder HR departments flourish!!!!!

And in my experience, it is the totally callous attitude of the HR departments towards their own employees that is largely responsible for the high rate of attrition.

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Interesting to see the other day the employees of Deutsche Bank walking out with their pot plants. If I recall my days in the City and how its done, you get escorted back to your desk by the security guard who will then give you 5 mins to clear your desk, you are not allowed to touch your computer, and you are then escorted from the building, having handed over your keys, if you had any, oh and including any car keys if it was theirs!!! Now it seems that instead of getting to discuss it with HR, you just get an email instead!

Bit easier now in retirement!!

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Any young officer coming into the armed forces gets extensive training in man management, which then has to be "fine tuned" in practice. The basis is that if you want your men to be loyal to you, then you have to be loyal to them.

This has nothing to do with HR, who are simply there to cut costs and employees are simply seen as an expense. Loyalty has no place in modern corporate management, as it has no direct "impact on the Bottom Line".

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7 minutes ago, Vaughan said:

as it has no direct "impact on the Bottom Line

That's the HR view, it has no calculable impact on the bottom line, however intelligent employers realise the morale and loyalty of experienced staff has a very real impact on your bottom line. To quote another Branson one liner (I'm not a fan either) ... "Look after your staff, and your staff will look after your customers"

This of course breaks down when the company, or organisation in question has no accountability to it's customers. In such cases HR madness can run unchecked. 

 

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Something else I find hard to swallow is when the management tell the workforce there will be redundancies and a relocation an restructuring because it's beneficial for the company's future. Completely detrimental to those who lose their jobs though, and then the management question their loyalty. Another one is when you bring up loyalty to the employee, only to have the manager tell you their loyalty to you ends with your wage packet. I've given that answer back at times, and it meets with a strong look of annoyance. 

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I am lucky to work in a company that truly believes its biggest asset is its staff, this is why we have paid for social events and get yoga paid for once a week. this is also why this year in our second year of entry we made no 8 in the extra large workplaces in the great places to work listings.

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You can be put on "Gardening Leave" (ie don't come to work) on full pay and you can be paid in lieu of notice and consultation periods. But if your company car is part of your contract of employment then you are entitled to  personal use of the car for you notice period. I had my last company car for six month after I effectively had gone.

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it can depend upon the circumstances, if you are moving to a competitor then it will be straight out the door, and there is usually a rider that you cant start with the competitor until your notice period expires.

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16 minutes ago, grendel said:

it can depend upon the circumstances, if you are moving to a competitor then it will be straight out the door, and there is usually a rider that you cant start with the competitor until your notice period expires.

Naturally, I could not work for a competitor for 6 months.

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Any test pilots scheduled yet, be interesting to see how much fuel she would spirit away on a trip to bleydon and back! Any idea how many knots on full chat?

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7 hours ago, grendel said:

I am lucky to work in a company that truly believes its biggest asset is its staff, this is why we have paid for social events and get yoga paid for once a week. this is also why this year in our second year of entry we made no 8 in the extra large workplaces in the great places to work listings.

Ah , yoga , that explains your svelte lithe physique !!! 

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