A round-up of the latest HR appointments. Raglan Housing has announced that Claire MacKinnon has joined the organisation as head of human resources. MacKinnon was previously senior HR business partner for UK retail and business banking at Barclays Ba More...03 July 2012 08:51
Personnel Today looks at the personal and professional gains from building a good relationship with your boss. Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple, is revered as an innovative genius. But, since his death, it has come to light that he was not kn More...02 July 2012 13:44
The Personnel Today Awards 2012 entry deadline has been extended by one week, until Friday 22 June, to allow organisations to finalise their submissions for the most prestigious awards in the HR sector. This year the Awards, which take place on More...15 June 2012 15:23
Many businesses in the UK HR sector are struggling to grow because of skills shortages, according to a report released this week.
The Reed HR 2012 Salary and Market Insight Report, which surveyed 1,500 employers and employees, found that 39% of resp More...31 May 2012 12:23
HR is often the first port of call when it comes to workplace conflict resolution. So how can you avoid absorbing its negative effects and build skills that can help you elsewhere in your career? In 2011, the Government announced a raft of empl More...29 May 2012 09:02
David Stephenson is head of learning and development (L&D) at O2. To coincide with Adult Learners' Week, Stephenson talks Personnel Today through his career in HR and highlights what he enjoys most about working in L&D . How did you get into More...18 May 2012 15:47
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has announced that Peter Cheese will take over as chief executive. Cheese is currently chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) but will be leaving to join the CIPD on 2 More...16 May 2012 11:41
The Queen's Speech unveiled a number of proposed changes to employment regulation that could have a significant impact on employers of all shapes and sizes.
The speech, which sets out government plans for the year ahead, included proposals for two b More...14 May 2012 13:11
HR departments play a vital role in keeping businesses working within the law. But who regulates HR? Roger Moore, general manager at software company Bond Teamspirit, argues that HR needs either a solid, regulatory body to ensure its complianc More...11 May 2012 12:32
A round up of the latest HR appointments. Sonia Astill has been appointed as HR director at Argos. Previously, Astill was the HR director at Homebase, which, like Argos, is owned by the Home Retail Group. Astill joined Argos in 2003 and has since hel More...10 May 2012 14:38
If you are new to HR and think that you might want to specialise, the best advice would be to work in as many different aspects of the HR function as you can.
Find out what you enjoy, suggests Helen Straw, founder and managing director of consultan More...01 May 2012 10:35
In the foreword to a new research report, Ralf Schneider, founder and principal of consulting practice 2B, offers some stark advice to HR professionals about transforming their role in the organisation: "New operating models, roles, tools and processes More...30 April 2012 16:42
We look at whether or not the investment required to attain an MBA is worthwhile in the current economic climate. When Noel McGonigle decided he wanted to leave the RAF after 22 years and move into an HR role in the private sector, he invested in an More...11 April 2012 09:49
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has unveiled a revised "Code of professional conduct", along with updated complaints and disciplinary procedures. The new code - based on consultation with the profession and drawn up b More...28 March 2012 12:52
Do women really need to get better at networking to further their careers? A recent Personnel Today article suggested so, but might the solution lie elsewhere? Maggie Berry, who runs the networking group Women in Technology, investigates. I read wit More...28 March 2012 09:51
Personnel Today's webinar on the hot topic of social media in the workplace looks at the question of whether or not HR should control employees' use of social media, and also focuses on increasingly social ways of working and the impact t More...21 March 2012 00:00
A round-up of the latest HR appointments. Ethan Kelly-Wilson has joined Epson Europe to head up the provision of HR, payroll, systems and benefit services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Kelly-Wilson will be based in the UK offices in Heme More...06 March 2012 10:13
Any discussion about the differences between male and female business styles will invariably descend into stereotypes and generalisations. However, recent figures from headhunting firm Norman Broadbent that show we are far from reaching Lord Davies' More...06 March 2012 08:50
There is a need to raise the bar in HR recruitment to avoid the "lottery" that currently exists in finding the right people for the industry, according to a report released today.
The "Raising the bar in HR recruitment (cobblers' children)" rep More...01 March 2012 16:35
The crisis in trust that many organisations are facing in the midst of pay cuts, redundancy and restructuring predates the recession and should not be blamed solely on the economy, a report from the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIP More...01 March 2012 00:01