Severe weather has been revealed as the top cause of disruption to British businesses over the past 12 months, but managers appear to continue to underestimate it as a threat.
Indeed, despite it being identified as the top cause of business disrupti More...18 March 2013 15:01
The Public Sector People Managers' Association (PPMA) exists to promote the best HR practices across the public sector. Martin Rayson, PPMA president, explains the current issues affecting the public sector during these times of economic restraint. More...06 March 2013 10:52
Organisations must change their approach to talent development in order to successfully define and achieve their business strategies, according to a report released today by Harvard Business Publishing (HBP).
Respondents to an annual report carried More...05 March 2013 16:22
The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow in 2014. The organisers are appealing for 15,000 volunteers, with applications closing today, 28 February 2013. While the Commonwealth Games are likely to have most impact on employers in Scotland, there will More...28 February 2013 13:57
A recent survey by testing company SHL suggests that one employee in eight poses a risk to their organisation. What can HR do to identify and deal with that risk? It seems as though not a week has gone by in recent More...18 February 2013 17:37
Employees, employers and the Government are increasingly looking to resolve workplace disputes early, avoiding the need for formal or legal processes. Mediation is proven to save time, money and stress, but the implementation of a fully integrated workp More...18 February 2013 12:22
In the second of our two-part series exploring HR data and metrics, Nick Kemsley from the Centre for HR Excellence at Henley Business School looks at the final three of six practical steps any HR function can take to double the business value of the inf More...14 February 2013 13:41
It's the rare resignation that is welcomed with a bolt of lightning and cries of despair from around the globe.
But this week, the Catholic Church was left with an undeniably tricky people management issue, as its 85-year-old head, Pope Be More...12 February 2013 15:39
Nine UK workers in 10 think flexible working will become the most common employment model in the near future, with 96% of HR professionals agreeing that it will become the main model.
Despite these findings, however, a survey published today by HR r More...11 February 2013 12:38
We rely on email and social media more and more to communicate, but is it still important to develop strong face-to-face networking skills? It's hard to imagine a working day without some form of electronic communication. Even in offices that have e More...08 February 2013 15:53
In the first of our two-part series exploring HR data and metrics, Nick Kemsley from the Centre for HR Excellence at Henley Business School looks at the first three of six practical steps any HR function can take to double the business va More...07 February 2013 00:01
Home secretary Theresa May has announced radical reforms to police recruitment. They include opening the role of chief constable to applications from abroad and allowing the direct entry of outsiders to senior ranks. Former Met Police HR chief Martin Ti More...06 February 2013 13:49
Were you to sit 100 CEOs down and connect them to polygraphs, you may not see a discernible movement of the needle when you ask them questions like "what do you think about performance management?" and "will you to endorse a line management capability p More...30 January 2013 11:58
HR teams may have taken steps to deter sex discrimination in their organisation. However, there may be some less obvious issues that have an impact on gender equality that they may not have thought about.
The new XpertHR good practice guide on gen More...29 January 2013 16:02
Employers face a challenge in bridging the gap between the goals their staff want to achieve, and giving them the motivation to reach them.
This is the key finding of a survey of 2,000 UK office workers by software company Mindjet, which hig More...23 January 2013 15:22
Business leaders and senior HR practitioners are "united" on the short-term priority of cost management but opinions differ when it comes to longer-term people issues, according to research published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Dev More...22 January 2013 15:46
IBM’s "Working beyond borders" study of insights from the global HR directors revealed that nearly 70% of those interviewed wanted to improve the operational efficiency of their HR function. In this Personnel Today webinar, you will hear from IBM an More...15 January 2013 00:00
This year was one of ups and downs for HR teams. Engagement levels continued to struggle as staff had to do more with fewer resources, while scandals at high-profile employers such as the BBC and Barclays highlighted how much trust has been lost in More...20 December 2012 11:16
The Employee Relations Institute (ERI) has been formally launched, with the aim of improving relationships between employers and staff and help reduce the number of workplace disputes. As well as offering advice and guidance to its members in More...14 December 2012 00:01
Managers who fail to take responsibility, pass on stress, panic over deadlines and tell staff what to do rather than consulting them while doing so unnoticed are just as damaging to organisations as managers with more obviously negative "David Brent-lik More...14 December 2012 00:01