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  • Advisory Council Statement on ProductivityThe IPA's Advisory Council call for Government, and business and public sector leaders to do more to release the full potential of the UK's workforce.
  • Value incongruence matters!In this article, Dr. Chia-Huei Wu of the London School of Economics discusses the concept of 'value incongruence' a phenomenon where an employee's values and priorities are at odds with those of their organisation and employer. Dr. Wu says that value incongruence could occur at the point of recruitment when employers do not properly communicate their values with prospective employees or when employers and employees propagate 'desired values' for favourable impressions. Understanding value incongruence is
  • Flexible Working - Are employers missing a trick?Research on flexible working by Great Place to Work found that despite legislation and growing popularity, flexible working is not as widespread as it could be. Their study found that even though there is a rising demand from employees for flexible working options, not all employers seem to be making it widely available. Where employers do provide flexi work options, there is often a mismatch between what employees want and what they are offered by the organisation. In this article, Helen Wright of Great Pl
  • The problem with our addiction to samenessStephen Frost provides an interesting alternative take on the link between diversity and business performance, asking instead what are the dangers of sameness? He explores how homogeneity and lack of diversification poses risks in many different fields of life, from the survival of fish species in Chile to the stability of the global financial system, with a look at the risks of group think and skill shortages from the over-representation of certain traits among the managers of our leading firms.
  • News in Brief - July 2016All the latest news from the world of employee relations and industrial relations.