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I read with much dismay the findings of the CBI’s latest report on the service sector (‘Jobs cull in service sector speeds up as profits slide’, Personneltoday.com, 26 February). The economic situation will make any news, such as redundancies, more emot More...06 March 2009 16:14
I am concerned by reports that business secretary Lord Mandelson is trying to abandon government promises to strengthen equalities legislation in the forthcoming Equality Bill ('Maternity and equality law changes may go to keep business costs down', Personneltoday.com, 23 February).
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I thought there were some useful tips in the recent article ('10 ways to develop staff on a budget', Personnel Today, 24 February), but I'd like to make another suggestion.
More...25 February 2009 15:50
I read with interest your '10 ways to develop staff on a budget' feature. As a recruitment consultant to the creative sector, I am interested in training and development that might be of use to both our candidates and clients.
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I am glad that Herfordshire's corporate director of people and strategy was able to invoke the "council business continuity plans via a BlackBerry mobile phone and remote access to council IT systems" ('Ice-cold Herts takes hard line on snow-bound ab More...19 February 2009 11:19
Watching television coverage of four discredited senior bankers being accused by members of a Treasury Select Committee of not having the necessary banking qualifications to do their jobs effectively, I found myself reflecting on the importance of More...19 February 2009 11:15
Pass me the blood pressure tablets. Once again, many of my colleagues in the HR profession seem to have spent the last few months taking violin lessons while the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has been busy trying to start fires.
More...09 February 2009 12:25
Your article on the consequences of the credit crunch for council HR Jobs ('HR jobs slashed', Personnel Today , 20 January) was interesting as it served to highlight how the public sector still lags a long way behind in the modern HR world.
A More...09 February 2009 12:23
I read with frustration the article on a new apprentice sharing scheme ('Apprentice sharing scheme to be available in next 12 months', Personnel Today , 20 January). The fact that more money is going to be diverted into yet another government qua More...09 February 2009 12:19
I am writing in reference to your article about KPMG staff being told to take sabbaticals on reduced pay for up to three months ('KPMG staff told to take sabbaticals to save jobs', Personneltoday.com, 20 January).
I run Skills Venture, which More...09 February 2009 12:10
Regarding your article about Cheltenham Borough Council suing a former employee ('Disability discrimination risk for council suing former MD', Personneltoday.com, 29 January), we at the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR) h More...09 February 2009 11:39
I read with interest the article on the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Select Committee's recent findings on the UK's current training system ('Obsession with Leitch Review skills targets slammed by MPs', Personnel Today , 20 January). More...09 February 2009 11:37
Effective marketing could save HR If HR doesn't want to be taken over by the marketing function, it had better learn to apply the principles of marketing... More...13 January 2009 00:00
The news about redundancies has made for grim reading over the past couple of months. Some of the world's leading companies are trimming their workforces due to the economic pressures of the recession. So how can companies stabilise the workforce More...12 January 2009 15:38
I disagree entirely that HR will no longer be a strategic partner and purely be seen as a 'safe pair of hands' due to the economic climate ('Will HR be left out in the cold?', Personnel Today , 25 November). Of course there is an increase in the mo More...08 December 2008 11:26
Far from "sitting on the fence" as Tony Pettengell alleges in his article ('Off Message', Personnel Today , 25 November), the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is taking the only stance a truly professional, non-discriminato More...08 December 2008 11:25
As an HR practitioner, having gone over to the 'dark side' of recruitment two years ago, I can empathise with the sentiments expressed by Elaine Stroud ('Recruitment consultancies must raise their standards', Letters, Personnel Today , 4 November).
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Your two stories on public sector workforce diversity last week indicated some vitally important points for HR civil servants.
The report of a reduction in female, ethnic minority and disabled public appointments is a clear step away from the sector More...17 November 2008 14:33
With reference to your article 'Retirement age must be scrapped sooner rather than later' ( Personnel Today , 28 October), I am concerned that pressure is being brought by organisations that have only white collar, professional and low-risk jobs. More...17 November 2008 14:29
With reference to your article 'Retirement age must be scrapped sooner rather than later' ( Personnel Today , 28 October), I am concerned that pressure is being brought by organisations that have only white collar, professional and low-risk jobs. More...17 November 2008 12:28