Businesses that take steps to help the environment and save energy could recoup more than £6.4bn a year, the government has said.
A new campaign launched by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) today, 'Saving money – i More...04 November 2009 08:59
Social responsibility (formerly more commonly known as Corporate Social Responsibility) is increasingly a board-room agenda item as organisations accept behaving responsibly has a huge impact on how they are perceived and is not just a ‘nice thing to do More...30 September 2009 14:30
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
Businesses could face an increase in legal claims from employees hit by swine flu , legal experts have warned. Claims for personal injury, health and safety failures, and negligence look set to rise amid growing concerns that firms are not read More...28 July 2009 09:11
Boots has ended its commitment to industry-recognised ethical trading standards designed to protect workers from exploitation and forced labour. The retailer's decision to pullout of the Ethical Trading Initiative has sparked criticism that More...15 June 2009 16:08
As the recession drags on, corporate social responsibility risks finding itself on the back-burner. But will it stay there when the economy picks up? And is it a valuable contributor to the business, or just a sop to those who feel guilty about working in the corporate sector? Kate Hilpern investigates. More...20 May 2009 08:00
The Kenexa Green Business Study finds that 71% of employees in the UK feel their organisation has green/environmentally-friendly business practices.
This compares to India (85%), Germany (73%), France (72%), Canada (70%), Spain (64%) and the US ( More...28 April 2009 14:09
The study, released this week, the csr salary survey , reveals that eight out of ten British CSR practitioners feel satisfied in their current role – and that 97 per cent would recommend corporate responsibility as a career. Levels o More...18 March 2009 14:29
The current economic climate has led to a gloomy few months for the recruitment industry but the green job sector has so far remained strong. Leading green recruitment firm Acre Resources is a success story underlining the growth of the “gr More...03 March 2009 16:57
Zurich Financial Services, the leading financial services provider, has introduced a new green benefit for its UK staff offering reduced rate travel on public transport, Greentravel2work, created and managed by leading employee benefits provider, P& More...03 March 2009 16:56
UK business management and information systems provider, COA Solutions , has been honoured with a leading environmental award from The Green Organisation – A Green Hero Award.
Presented to COA Solutions by Professor David Bellamy during a More...03 March 2009 16:56
First Direct has been named as the first bank to receive the Carbon Trust Standard , thanks to the work of its HR function. T he bank received the award after staff were motivated to slash carbon emissions by more than 14% in one year - More...03 March 2009 11:19
Companies’ commitment to improved Corporate Social Responsibility is no passing fad, according to the latest annual opinion poll by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and KDS, the European leader in on-demand travel and ex More...19 February 2009 14:49
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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Tesco will help host a talent show to rival the X-Factor next year, in a bid to boost employee engagement and drive up customer sales, it has emerged.
The retailer has announced it will create a monthly competition for entrants with any background More...24 December 2008 11:02
Research by Business in the Community revealed that FTSE companies that actively managed and measured corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues outperformed peers on total shareholder return by between 3.3% and 7.7% throughout the period 2002-2 More...26 November 2008 17:54
Mercer announced today that it can now provide clients with a ‘carbon footprint’ analysis of their portfolio/s, and compare it to a chosen benchmark, such as the FTSE All-Share, S&P 500 or Russell 1000.
This new client offering c More...12 November 2008 17:23
Our weekly HR news and analysis audio programme includes:
98% of those losing their jobs in the three months to August are men;
Is HR partly to blame for some of the banks' troubles?
And Personnel Today launches a new campaign to More...17 October 2008 15:50
Abbey has launched a new emergency care service for its employees that could save the company £500,000 a year.
The bank has teamed up with care provider My Family Care to provide a 24-hour database of contacts through which Abbey staff will be abl More...02 October 2008 13:09
Gordon Brown has urged British employers to "seize the opportunity" to transform the UK to a low-carbon economy , which he claims will, in turn, create one million new jobs.
Speaking at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester today, the pri More...23 September 2008 15:22