To allow for the pre-Christmas rush, the entry deadline for the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) 2009/10 Awards has been extended from 11 December to 8 January - giving companies a further four weeks to enter their placement schemes. More...07 December 2009 16:31
Employees around the country really want to let loose this holiday season following the economic difficulties of the last 18 months – but nearly one in three won’t have the opportunity, as many smaller businesses plan to forgo the annual Christmas party More...07 December 2009 16:28
Employers "should be wary" of poaching staff from rival firms and look to introduce restrictive covenants to protect their own employees, legal experts have said. Last week the inter-dealer broker Tullett Prebon took its rival BGC Partners to the Hi More...07 December 2009 14:29
Employers should sit down with their staff before the New Year to discuss ideas for leading firms out of the recession, the government's engagement guru David MacLeod has said.
MacLeod, co-author of the government-commissioned Employee Engagement More...07 December 2009 00:01
The mass phone calls from Dave Ulrich and David MacLeod to RBS's HR professionals were good value for money, the state-owned bank has insisted.
HR chief Neil Roden told Personnel Today that the sessions addressed hundreds of office-based HR worker More...01 December 2009 09:58
The relationship – or ‘value exchange’ - between the business and the customer is the key to organisations emerging from the current economic crisis stronger and more successful believes Simon Rustom, managing director of the customer and change managem More...30 November 2009 14:37
HR news and analysis including: The implications of the Boorman Review of NHS health and wellbeing RBS, change management and employee engagement Employment law: equal opportunities case. Presenter Tara Craig is joined by John Charlton and N More...27 November 2009 13:54
Only 50% of UK employees rate their managers as effective, according to a survey of 22,000 staff in 18 countries. The study, conducted by the Kenexa Research Institute (KRI), shows that being a "good manager" has a significant impact on the engageme More...27 November 2009 08:07
RBS has brought in two management gurus to help its HR team through the huge restructure at the state-owned bank, Personnel Today has learned. Greig Aitken, head of human capital strategy at the bank, revealed that HR guru Dave Ulrich and David M More...26 November 2009 14:12
The Mercer Salary Indicator prediction that pay rises will make a comeback in 2010 will be welcome news to most workers.
But perhaps the more significant finding is that more than half of organisations plan a greater focus on employee engagement ( More...25 November 2009 13:02
Kenexa , a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has created a tailored, one-day development centre to help the HR team at E.ON UK, the energy company, to embed David Ulrich’s business partner model and to assess the development More...18 November 2009 12:49
Everybody knew that 2009 was going to be grim, but did HR rise to the challenges posed? Guy Sheppard asks the experts to give their end-of-term reports on a profession reschooling for recovery. At the beginning of this year, three acknowledged expe More...16 November 2009 06:00
Standards at London's probation service have fallen with staff feeling "overwhelmed" by their workload and having to work "unsupervised and unsupported", a report has found.
The report, conducted by HM Inspectorate of Probation, revealed work in jus More...03 November 2009 08:31
Engaging employees is always a challenge, never more so than during a recession. HR services firm Ceridian and benefits and reward services provider Vebnet recently produced a report on the subject. They brought together a group of HR and reward More...02 November 2009 14:52
What encourages employees to stay at their workplace? What keeps them productive and engaged, even on a bad day? What gives your company that wow factor that helps retain employees and prevent them from considering job opportunities elsewhere? Despite t More...02 November 2009 13:24
A white paper from people assessment company, Talent Q , which has researched over 14,000 UK employees, has shown that as the economic squeeze continues, ‘executive derailment’ is a growing phenomena and likelihood. As individuals face incre More...27 October 2009 12:54
Research from Best Companies Ltd ., the organisation behind the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For lists, proves that engaged staff means less employee turnover.
Best Companies have researched more than 900,000 employee opinions from thou More...26 October 2009 12:42
Employee engagement is steadily rising at the Co-operative Group, according to the firm's 2008-09 Sustainability Report . Staff engagement among the firm's 82,000 workforce was given a score of 77 (out of a possible 100) compared to 74 in 2007 More...23 October 2009 14:41
What is the main cause for a bad day at work? A difficult commute? Irate customers or a manager with a ‘Devil Wears Prada’ moment? Not according to the British workforce who say the main cause of a bad day is a negative atmosphere in the office.
A&n More...20 October 2009 13:47
The green light has been given for a new professional institute that aims to transform internal communication practice in the UK and improve employee engagement levels.
The Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) will seek to achieve this through More...20 October 2009 13:41