Randstad offers companies free advice on human resources management to survive the downturn.
Randstad, the worlds second largest HR services company, is offering businesses advice on how to manage their human resources throughout the recession in Workpocket, a free annual guide to employers of all sizes on human resources issues and developments in employment legislation. This years edition includes a special section on helping organisations with the concerns they may have about managing their employee bases in these unprecedented times. Workpocket will be particularly helpful for the many employers that will not have led a business through a recession.
Penny Hollington, Branch manager for London, said: Many organisations are finding it extremely difficult to know how to manage their human resources strategies at the moment. Clearly, many businesses have had to cut back on staff, but we know that many are concerned about not downsizing so severely that they are too lean to manage the opportunities when the economy turns. Firms are also worried about maintaining morale, which is crucial for survival and growth, and the potential administrative burden of pending legislation. Workpocket has been designed to be a simple and easy to read guide to advise companies on these kinds of concerns.
Workpocket includes chapters on how to minimise staff costs without having to downsize the firm, building staff morale and engagement, how to manage a redundancy programme, training, flexible working, forthcoming legislation, employment tribunals and tax and pension schemes. The guide includes case studies of organisations and the solutions that they adopted.
This is the seventh edition of Workpocket. It is available free of charge at www.randstad.co.uk/workpocket.