Often faced with having to organise learning and development opportunities for the rest of the organisation, HR professionals tend to be the last on the list when it comes to creating worthwhile opportunities for themselves.
Many organisations now b More...08 May 2012 15:40
New Year health and fitness resolutions are responsible for a huge spike in the number of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and sickness absences, according to research. A study by physiotherapy provider Physio Med has concluded that over-ambitious More...25 April 2012 10:00
A round-up of the latest HR appointments. John Frith has taken on the role of HR director at global digital recruitment group Evenbase, which owns UK recruitment website Jobsite and online recruitment software provider Broadbean. Frith previously wor More...24 April 2012 15:41
Employers are struggling to recruit and retain managers because of a lack of candidates with the right skills and financial pressures on the level of salary they are able to offer, a report has found. According to the 2012 National Management Survey, More...19 April 2012 15:49
With several high-profile events taking place in the UK this year, employers may experience higher absence rates. David Prosser explores the steps that organisations should consider to prevent major disruption to business.
According to a report by t More...16 April 2012 09:00
The majority of employers give temporary workers the same basic conditions as permanent hires from day one of their assignments, despite not having to do so until the worker has spent 12 weeks in the same role.
Under the Agency Workers Regulations ( More...16 April 2012 00:01
Employers may be swapping temporary workers for permanent staff because of uncertainty over the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), a report has claimed.
However, the same report indicated that other factors may be to blame, such as competitive pressu More...11 April 2012 12:41
While results of employee engagement surveys at Barclays UK Retail and Business Banking are positive, a deeper look into the figures found that some concerns were not being addressed by the existing survey. Qualitative data showed that there w More...11 April 2012 09:49
Regulations affecting agency worker rights were introduced in October 2011. Anne Pritam finds out how employers are coping with the new legislation.
So you know the basic structure of the new agency workers' rights. You have looked at the Agency Wor More...05 April 2012 09:00
Pensions minister Steve Webb has told Personnel Today that employers should not take the approach that it is "inevitable or excusable" for older workers to under-perform. In the run-up to the one-year anniversary of the introduction of transitional a More...03 April 2012 15:05
An independent review of workplace health has suggested a key role for occupational health in addressing the UK's sickness absence problem. Nic Paton reports.
In December 2007, Occupational Health magazine described Dame Carol Black's groundbreaking More...01 April 2012 09:00
It is not long until the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games come to London, with the Olympic Games running from 27 July to 12 August 2012, followed by the Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September. The Games will inevitably affect employers in More...29 March 2012 14:44
Four employers in 10 (43%) have experienced at least one issue as a result of a close personal relationship between employees, according to latest XpertHR research. However, according to the research findings , only 24% of employers have More...28 March 2012 12:50
Do women really need to get better at networking to further their careers? A recent Personnel Today article suggested so, but might the solution lie elsewhere? Maggie Berry, who runs the networking group Women in Technology, investigates. I read wit More...28 March 2012 09:51
Jo Ayoubi, managing director of Track Surveys, posits some improvements to the annual appraisal system.
Everyone dreads annual appraisal time. For managers, it means a mountain of form-filling, desperate digging in diaries to remember More...15 March 2012 09:37
HSBC claims to be the first large corporate employer in the UK to guarantee part-time work when parents return after maternity or paternity leave. The bank has announced that it will offer a part-time role equivalent to 2.5 days per week so that st More...12 March 2012 11:04
A round-up of the latest HR appointments. Ethan Kelly-Wilson has joined Epson Europe to head up the provision of HR, payroll, systems and benefit services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Kelly-Wilson will be based in the UK offices in Heme More...06 March 2012 10:13
Any discussion about the differences between male and female business styles will invariably descend into stereotypes and generalisations. However, recent figures from headhunting firm Norman Broadbent that show we are far from reaching Lord Davies' More...06 March 2012 08:50
This article first appeared on XpertHR The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93) came into force on 1 October 2011. They grant agency workers specific rights in relation to their basic working and employment conditions and also as regards acce More...06 March 2012 00:00
Without a doubt, advances in new technologies, the emergence of social media and the popularity of mobile devices have encouraged companies to rethink how they communicate employer branding messages to employees, candidates and other key stakeholders. More...05 March 2012 09:22