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
Without a doubt, advances in new technologies, the emergence of social media and the popularity of mobile devices have encouraged companies to rethink how they communicate employer branding messages to employees, candidates and other key stakeholders. More...05 March 2012 09:22
A new e-learning resource that helps to increase workforce resilience can improve the ability of staff to cope with difficult situations.
Current economic uncertainty has resulted in both large corporations and small organisations feeling the squee More...01 March 2012 09:23
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
Why should HR professionals worry about trust and, more specifically, the lack of trust that many UK organisations are currently facing? And more importantly, what can HR actually do to try to restore trust? New research from the Chartered Institute More...01 March 2012 00:01
The past year has produced a slew of headlines about retail chains going into administration, with many high-street brands such as La Senza, Blacks Leisure and Peacocks falling victim to the contracting economy. Data recently released by insolvency firm More...29 February 2012 15:35
The Government should make leadership development a key part of its "skills for growth" strategy in order to improve the UK's competitiveness and boost economic growth, a report has recommended. According to the "Business benefits of management More...28 February 2012 08:46
Laura Chamberlain talks to David Cooper, winner of Personnel Today's HR director of the year award, sponsored by Pinsent Masons, about the journey he took to bring the RCN's HR department into the modern day.
Four and a half years ago, when David C More...23 February 2012 09:26
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
The biggest influence on an employer branding programme is the strength of the leadership behind the strategy, says Brett Minchington, chairman and CEO of Employer Brand International.
The role of an employer brand manager is increasing in scop More...21 February 2012 12:09
It is becoming increasingly important for HR to use data, numbers and statistics to show trends in people management and employee engagement. The first of a series of articles on the subject looked at using data in an economic downturn . In&n More...21 February 2012 10:47
Employee engagement is a key tool for employers that want to attract and retain staff, but does a large number of employees make it more difficult to engage successfully with all of them? Judith Nelson, Tesco's UK personnel director, reveals t More...15 February 2012 16:19