Business leaders increasingly agree that taking a strategic approach to planning the future workforce will unlock great value, but effective strategic workforce planning remains an elusive, somewhat mythical beast. Only a small number of organisations a More...25 July 2012 16:03
The number of women appointed to board-level jobs at top UK companies has reached "unprecedented levels", with women making up 44% of FTSE 100 board appointments made since March and 40% of those in FTSE 250 companies. This is according to statistics More...24 July 2012 16:28
A week is a long time in politics. One might say the same of so-called "casino banking", and these last few weeks must have felt very long for Barclays Bank. The financial giant has gone from being toasted for not having to take taxpayer bail-out mo More...23 July 2012 15:28
More than half of employees are "not bothered" about their work, as the result of corporate scandals eroding their trust in senior leaders.
This is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which published its latest More...23 July 2012 11:50
Employers could be losing vital skills from the workforce because they are failing to provide guidance to employees in the run-up to retirement, insurance and investment firm Aviva has warned.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) More...11 July 2012 00:03
The Government is seeking views on how a right to request employee ownership could work, as it looks to "knock down the barriers" that prevent businesses from following the likes of John Lewis.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and employment relatio More...05 July 2012 16:54
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
There are numerous definitions of benchmarking but, in essence, it is learning from others through the comparative analysis of process performance, writes Ray Wilkinson, director of The Best Practice Club.
These processes can be people-, business- More...22 June 2012 15:36
The benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) for businesses are well documented: it can help to improve an organisation's reputation and aid recruitment because potential employees find altruistic organisations attractive. It can also&nbs More...06 June 2012 13:07
With football's European Championships just around the corner, organisations can gain a lot of insight from managers working in "the beautiful game".
A few heads have rolled recently in the cut-throat world of Premier League football, and this More...01 June 2012 09:57
Recruiting in the "noughties" was tough; it was a decade in which we were all obsessed by "Generation Y" that was notoriously very hard to please. In HR and employment circles, Generation Y candidates seemed to have a huge amount of confidence, More...31 May 2012 16:56
For the past year, employers have been unable to give notice of retirement to employees, and it is more than five years since age discrimination legislation was introduced in the UK.
One might expect that organisations have made significant progres More...17 May 2012 12:37
Directors with HR backgrounds are "seriously under-represented" in the boardrooms of the UK's largest companies, making up less than 1% of their board members. This is according to research from HR recruiter Ortus, which found that, of the 595 board More...10 May 2012 14:38
Research from the Government, included in its call for evidence document on compensated no-fault dismissals for micro-businesses, found that dismissal was not one of the top 10 concerns for employers when hiring staff. The Government launched t More...23 April 2012 15:34
Reed Business Information (RBI) has today announced the sale of Totaljobs Group, the UK's largest job board, to StepStone for £110 million.
Mark Kelsey, chief executive of RBI, said: "RBI is increasingly focused on paid content and data servic More...04 April 2012 11:09
Pensions minister Steve Webb has told Personnel Today that employers should not take the approach that it is "inevitable or excusable" for older workers to under-perform. In the run-up to the one-year anniversary of the introduction of transitional a More...03 April 2012 15:05
How much impact can employee health have on productivity levels? A recent seminar attempted to find out. Nic Paton reports.
Asking most occupational health practitioners to make a link between health and workplace productivity is preaching to the co More...01 April 2012 09:00
It is not long until the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games come to London, with the Olympic Games running from 27 July to 12 August 2012, followed by the Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September. The Games will inevitably affect employers in More...29 March 2012 14:44
A report from the National Audit Office shows that shared back-office services may not be delivering all the benefits that they should.
If an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system were a car, it would require several pairs of hands to More...15 March 2012 10:51
In the final article of a four-part series, Brett Minchington, chairman and CEO of Employer Brand International, teams up with Neil Harrison, head of employer branding and insight at TMP UK, to discuss the challenges of transforming organisational cultu More...12 March 2012 16:24