Insurance giant Aviva expects to cut the cost of recruiting staff by at least 10% after outsourcing its entire recruitment process to a third party supplier. Under the terms of the deal, which commenced this week, outsourcing firm Hyphen is responsib More...08 October 2010 16:50
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Figures from the charity Mind suggest that one in fo More...08 October 2010 13:16
HR staff at Co-operative Travel and Thomas Cook face an uncertain future after the two travel companies announced merger plans that will lead to savings of £35 million per year.
The joint venture, announced to the London Stock Exchange this morning More...08 October 2010 11:05
The coalition Government's flagship scheme to get people back into work will not succeed unless more is done to reform the UK's welfare-to-work system, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has warned. Under the proposed " Work Programme ", More...07 October 2010 10:21
Employers have been urged to do more to hold on to their best performing staff after research estimated that the failure to retain talent is costing UK businesses around £42 billion per year. The study, by professional services firm Pricewaterho More...06 October 2010 11:12
The regular use of alcohol-based sanitising hand gels can reduce workplace absence, new research argues. The study of 129 people, published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases, found that incidences of absenteeism because of colds, diarrhoea and c More...05 October 2010 17:03
Could the Conservatives' ambition to create the "Big Society" boost employer-supported volunteering? Guy Sheppard explores the potential for linking the two.
It was central to the Conservatives' general election campaign and will feature prominently More...04 October 2010 13:27
Bakery company Paul UK has won the Excellence in HR award at the HR in Hospitality awards for a successful initiative from its small team of trainers working with limited financial resources. Esther O'Halloran, HR director of Paul UK, sai More...01 October 2010 10:29
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has launched a new drive to challenge misconceptions about HR and attract new talent to the profession. "Think HR. Think Again" aims to raise the profile of the profession a More...30 September 2010 11:31
For the second year running, internet giant Google has topped a poll of most-liked business employers. The World's Most Attractive Employers 2010, published by employer branding company Universum, is a global talent attraction index, based on respons More...28 September 2010 11:37
Public services union Unison has described plans by Suffolk County Council to outsource the majority of its services as "damaging" and "very dangerous". Under the New Strategic Direction plan, the Tory-led council will look to outsource a wide variet More...24 September 2010 15:56
Nearly one in five UK employees wants to work from home but is being prevented from doing so by their employer, according to the TUC. Despite the recent growth in homeworking, official statistics show that there is still "huge untapped potential" acro More...24 September 2010 11:51
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20
With people spending more time at work during the recession, employers can help their staff beat stress by encouraging them to take more exercise, say Sue Cartwright and Cary Cooper. The majority of the working age population currently spend 60% of t More...15 September 2010 12:47
The Government should approach public sector job cuts with the mindset of a "middle distance runner rather than a sprinter", according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Commenting ahead of today's official unemployment f More...15 September 2010 00:01
The HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) blunders that led to nearly six million people across the UK paying the wrong amount of tax can be directly linked to the merger of Revenue and Customs in 2005 and subsequent job cuts, the Public and Commercial More...10 September 2010 12:26
Nearly two-thirds of employers have indicated that a lack of in-house change management expertise was an issue during their most recent change programmes, according to a study by Xpert HR .
Although the skills that line managers need to manage More...08 September 2010 11:11
Experts have cast doubt on claims that the latest strikes by London Underground workers will cost the capital nearly £50 million in lost productivity per day. The first wave of 24-hour strikes began at 5pm yesterday (6 September), when maintenance wo More...07 September 2010 16:18
The majority of HR professionals want to be involved in organisational change as early as possible, according to a survey by XpertHR . Nearly all (96%) respondents said that HR should be involved at the earliest possible stage of the change mana More...06 September 2010 14:15