Thomson Reuters' chief HR officer has been recognised for his successful work in overseeing the merger of the news and information giants.
Stephen Dando was awarded the Human Capital Award for HR Excellence by the CBI last week for leading the s More...21 October 2009 10:13
Now in its ninth year, the Top 40 Power Players aims to recognise HR's most prominent and influential professionals; those who have played a part in bringing people issues to the top of the business agenda and been a shining light for th More...28 September 2009 09:00
HR jobs at Sutton and Merton councils could be under threat as the London boroughs join forces to share their HR function.
The move to merge services is designed to save up to £500,000 a year and will see Sutton become the host provider. The Sutton More...23 September 2009 12:22
Speculation is mounting that more than 1,000 jobs at Vauxhall could be axed as part of Canadian parts maker Magna's restructuring of Opel. A source close to the talks told BBC News job cuts could be shared between the plants at Luton and Ellesmere More...23 September 2009 08:39
A new online questionnaire which enables an organisation or department to measure its ‘readiness to perform’ after undertaking change initiatives, such as downsizing, restructuring or a merger/acquisition, has been launched today by TalentDrain , the e More...27 July 2009 16:04
Global M&A data which shows that European companies are throwing away billions of euros by failing to address vital people management issues during the deal process, is released today by Hewitt Associates , a global human resources consulting More...27 May 2009 09:59
HR has gone through a number of image overhauls over the years, but how much has it really changed? Five HR professionals who started out in each decade from the 1960s to the Noughties reveal how it was for them.
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The Co-operative Group has confirmed it will close Somerfield's headquarters as part of its takeover deal, in a move that will affect 750 jobs. The group said it would relocate "as many as possible" of Somerfield's Bristol employees to a merged head More...18 February 2009 08:55
Many organisations are going through mergers and acquisitions to survive the economic downturn and leaders - including those in the HR department - cannot afford to make mistakes.
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Unison has lost a tribunal case over allegations that Somerset County Council failed to consult properly with staff as part of a £400m shared-services deal. The trade union took the council to an employment tribunal claiming there was a failure to pr More...24 November 2008 11:08
We are very acquisitive – 31 companies have joined the group since Oval was established in October 2003. We need to integrate our acquisitions quickly and efficiently, getting all the employees on board and pulling in the one direction. We also nee More...10 November 2008 10:44
The merger last year of several policing bodies to create the National Policing Improvement Agency brought with it some serious people management challenges. More...17 October 2008 13:18
Staff at HBOS and Lloyds TSB face an uncertain future after it emerged the banks were in advanced talks about a potential £30bn merger. HBOS is the largest mortgage lender in the UK, but has been hit by recent weakness in the property market and More...17 September 2008 14:29
Hewlett-Packard (HP), the world's largest computer company, is to cut 24,600 jobs as part of a shake-up of its business.
The cuts, which account for 7.5% of its workforce, will take place over the next three years as it combines operations with Ele More...16 September 2008 10:20
Michael Page shares soared by more than one-third yesterday after the recruitment firm confirmed a takeover bid from the number-one staffing group Adecco. The value of the company leapt to a nine-month high of £1.1bn, acting as a much-needed remedy t More...06 August 2008 10:01
On 1 August, the successful merger of the University of Reading and Henley Management College will create the new Henley Business School , a major player in the business education market, and potentially, the largest business school in Europe. & More...05 August 2008 09:35
The economy is undergoing a period of near-unprecedented change. There's been a definite shift in mood from caution to pessimism, and with that a flurry of mergers and acquisitions and moves to restructure organisations. Here we look at why More...22 July 2008 14:40
International recruitment companies Randstad and Vedior have merged, creating the world's second largest HR services company. The new company will employ 34,000 people worldwide and generate estimated annual revenues of £14bn. In the UK, Select Gr More...21 May 2008 11:46
Interim specialist Gail Bell, of Interim Alliance, believes the value of interims can be measured in more than monetary terms. More...19 May 2008 15:34
A project to integrate three separate HR functions at HSBC carried a huge risk, but has paid off in cost savings and greater efficiency. Nick Martindale reports.
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