Thisweek’s news briefSHRMchief quitsThehead of the US Society for Human Resource Management, Helen Drinan hasannounced she is quitting after just 16 months in the job. Drinan, SHRMpresident and CEO, said she and the board “did not share the same viewsabout how best to achieve the overall goals of the organisation”. She saidthe differences “were significant and would stand in the way ofprogress”. SHRM has more than 165,000 members. www.shrm.orgGraduatesget ethicalMorethan 75 per cent of graduates would not work for a company with a poor ethicalrecord. Research, on behalf of Axiom Software, shows 56 per cent of graduatesbelieve it is still possible to be selective about a potential employers’ ethicalrecord even when the economy is under pressure. Half of the 700 students would take their ideal job, over a higherpaying job. www.axiomsoftware.comArmyrecruits’ boostPayfor young new recruits to the armed forces has been boosted by 12.5 per cent inan attempt to attract more soldiers. The increase is in response to a studythat found school leavers earn more from other employers. It also found thereis a shortage of 6,500 soldiers. Wages for new recruits under 17 will rise from£8,000 to £8,997. www.army.mod.ukFirmslack ideasUKbusiness lacks the commitment to capitalise on innovative ideas from employees,despite moves to encourage a more creative work-force. But Managing Innovation,researched by the Industrial Society, finds 75 per cent of the 193 HRprofessionals polled say their firm encourages new ideas from staff. www.indsoc.co.ukILAscheme fiascoTheselect committee investigating the collapse of the £200m Individual LearningAccount scheme has learnt a third of those with an account didn’t even realisethey had one. Research by York Consulting shows one in three of the 4,000 ILAholders asked had no idea they were listed as part of the Government’s failedtraining programme. Comments are closed. …in briefOn 5 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.