There has been much recent media scrutiny into the departure of high-profile executives - from Barclays chief Bob Diamond to BBC Newsnight chief Peter Rippon. The back stories to those departures may be hugely different, but the issues each organisation More...30 October 2012 09:22
People used to work beyond statutory retirement age because they enjoyed the purpose and social interaction of employment. Now they can't afford not to. How should benefits adapt to, and protect, an ageing workforce? Emma Page reports. With the aboli More...26 October 2012 10:06
The Olympics and Paralympics may be over, but the successes will be hard to forget. Jez Langhorn, vice-president of people at McDonald's, reflects on a summer of achievements in London.
At the close of the Olympic Games, Jacques Rogge, president of More...24 October 2012 16:56
Social media has grown phenomenally in recent years. Facebook now has more than 300 million users and Twitter more than 55 million. Steve Baker, head of recognition and incentives at Grass Roots Projectlink, considers the importance of social More...24 October 2012 16:55
Recent figures released by the Fraud Prevention Service revealed a 52% increase in fraud committed by employees in the first half of 2012. The prevailing theory as to why businesses have experienced such a dramatic increase in theft from their own More...24 October 2012 09:55
Employers should focus their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes on getting more people into work rather than environmental initiatives, according to a report by welfare-to-work provider Working Links.
The report found that, w More...23 October 2012 12:00
Email, instant messaging and social media have become the favoured methods of communication for many organisations. However, Doug Shaw, founder of consultancy What Goes Around , argues that a lack of face-to-face communication can reduce More...18 October 2012 16:13
HR teams are failing to drive business growth because they are unable to cope with business needs, and are failing to deliver a return on investment, according to a report published today by KPMG.
Published in association with the Economis More...15 October 2012 13:29
Should employers support employee health beyond simply managing absence? Welfare reform and the sickness absence review have placed employers right in the centre of managing absence. What impact can health benefits have on this, asks Emma Page? Acco More...08 October 2012 09:38
The organisation you work for has just announced it is going to acquire another company. Everyone is excited about the deal, the company will be able to grow and prosper, gain new customers and hopefully save a bit of money on back-office systems in the More...27 September 2012 14:38
A global survey of senior business figures has found that more than two-fifths believe that a failure to manage talent effectively has had a negative impact on their organisation's competitiveness.
The research, carried out for the Chartered Instit More...18 September 2012 11:03
The classic 360-degree-feedback model - feedback from your boss, peers and the people you supervise - is tried and tested, and is used in many organisations in many different ways. By getting structured feedback on specific behaviours and skills, i More...04 September 2012 16:56
The desire to be "strategic" has engulfed many HR departments. Usually what they mean by this is the deployment of their professional knowledge and skills, working with managers, to do things that will improve the organisation in some way. Personally, I More...03 September 2012 17:08
The UK is at risk of a shortage of leadership talent if it fails to identify and nurture potential leaders for the future, talent measurement company SHL has warned. SHL's analysis of global talent data found that the UK ranks third in the world for More...16 August 2012 11:04 More...16 August 2012 11:04
While politicians in the US and the UK might share a "special relationship", how much do our respective HR professions truly have in common? This is a question coming to the fore over the next few months, as proposals for the first US HR quality standar More...15 August 2012 15:33
Private-sector employers are holding on to more staff than they need in order to preserve workforce skills, but fear that they will have to make cutbacks in the coming year if the economy does not recover. This is according to the Chartered Institute More...13 August 2012 00:00
Almost one employer in five (18%) expects staff to receive training prior to promotion to management positions, despite the majority of employers (93%) believing that low levels of management skills are harming their business.
This is acco More...07 August 2012 14:32
Nick Kemsley of Henley Business School continues our series on using data and statistics more effectively in HR. Planning the future needs of the workforce is not about producing a big spreadsheet full of numbers. By the time this data becomes c More...01 August 2012 12:04
More organisations involve senior managers from outside the HR function in planning HR strategy than those that seek the input from those within it, research from XpertHR has found.
According to the XpertHR report How employers align HR with t More...30 July 2012 14:37