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
One year on from the publication of Lord Davies' report on gender diversity in UK boardrooms, it is clear that while some progress has been made, a lot more can be achieved. But before resorting to compulsory quotas, what can HR do to improve More...23 February 2012 09:26
Amid continuing challenges and cost cutting, particularly within the public sector, HR has grown in influence and effectiveness within organisations, according to new research into HR roles and responsibilities. The 10th annual XpertHR sur More...14 February 2012 14:39
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) warning is based on the findings of its latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook , which surveyed more than 1,000 employers. The CIPD says that the findings reinforce its estimat More...13 February 2012 13:51
When the Government first announced that the public sector would have to make severe cuts, Richard Crouch, HR director of Somerset County Council, suggested that some HR teams would lack the necessary negotiation skills to deal with the changes.
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A round-up of the latest HR appointments. Ray Harrison has been appointed to the newly created role of head of training and development for the consumer affairs division of Barclays Bank. Harrison was previously head of training for Barclaycard and h More...07 February 2012 09:32
Jackie Orme is to step down from her duties as chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), it was announced today. Orme, who is on long-term sick leave undergoing treatment for cancer, intends to return t More...30 January 2012 13:11
The RAD Awards 2012 took place last night at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, recognising the best in recruitment media and communications across a range of categories. The awards ceremony, hosted by comedian Sean Lock and Sky Sports presenter Millie More...20 January 2012 00:01
The economy is in chaos and the number of people who are unemployed is at its highest level since 1994. Surely this is the best time to keep your head down in a secure role, rather than take a high-risk move into consultancy? Not necessarily. According More...02 December 2011 08:52
Whether you are trying to make your mark or win a prestigious appointment, it pays to impress the CEO. Stephanie Sparrow reports.
There has never been a more challenging time for senior HR professionals. As they work through the ongoing threat of ge More...02 December 2011 08:51
The shortlist of entrants for the 2012 RAD Awards has been announced, following a judging process that moved the judges to remark on the extremely high standard of this year's entrants.
The awards, which for 22 years have celebrated the best in recr More...25 November 2011 16:47