Improving the talent pipeline of female leaders at work could benefit businesses to the tune of £5 billion a year, yet HR professionals neither recognise the potential returns nor the ambitions of female managers they employ, a report has found.
Th More...26 November 2012 15:38
One-third of UK employees are looking for new roles because they are unhappy at work and almost nine in 10 do not feel they receive the training they need to do their jobs, according to research released today.
The findings from business cons More...22 November 2012 16:25
As the dust settles on the London 2012 Olympic Games and the winter nights draw in, it's easy to forget just what a magnificent summer we had. But it hasn't stopped there - the legacy of the Games will be felt for years to come.
But what can busine More...22 November 2012 15:36
Line managers still tend to be the "gatekeepers" for absence recording in most organisations, latest research has argued.
The study of the use of triggers in managing absence carried out by XpertHR, Occupational Health's sister resource, poll More...21 November 2012 00:01
Research released today suggests that British workers are failing to take their full leave entitlement and frequently work unpaid overtime - often due to pressures from colleagues or bosses at work. According to a report by price comparison website More...19 November 2012 12:58
In a recent survey on employment trends in 2012, the CBI reported that the increased costs and complexity brought about by the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 have resulted in more than half of companies reducing their use of agency workers an More...16 November 2012 12:35
A survey of 1,000 office workers has found that one in three feels workplace appraisals are a waste of time and do not contribute to their personal career development.
According to recruitment firm Badenoch & Clark, appraisals are in danger of More...15 November 2012 16:16
Proposals to extend flexible working rights to all workers could prove more trouble than they are worth for employers and their staff and could lead to more workplace disputes, according to Paula Whelan, an employment law partner at Shakespeares. Fle More...15 November 2012 08:48
Dave Ulrich delivers a keynote address, "The future of HR - creating value from the outside in" , at 3:15pm on 21 November 2012 at the HR Performance conference and exhibition at Excel, London . The session will be hosted by Employ More...13 November 2012 16:56
The fit note system is not working in the way it should be, say HR professionals, who have complained that doctors fail to use the notes as they were intended when the Government introduced them two years ago. According to a survey by XpertHR , 62% More...13 November 2012 13:07
Business and employers' groups have welcomed proposals to overhaul the family-friendly leave system and enable women to share maternity leave with their partners in order to help working families. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg unveiled the plans, More...13 November 2012 12:39
Positive employment outlook set to remain for rest of 2012 The employment outlook for the rest of the year is set to remain positive, according to... More...12 November 2012 15:06
Lack of talent is turning out to be the "single biggest obstacle to growth", according to a new report by Ernst & Young . The consultancy firm has warned that too few companies are adapting their management and talent identification systems to co More...12 November 2012 15:06
Because of the acceleration in the rate of change across the business landscape, we now see major changes occurring within months instead of years. The past few years have seen some of the most significant changes, including the global recession, major More...08 November 2012 16:25
The Ministry of Defence has announced plans to invest £1.8 billion over the next 10 years to double the size of the Army's reserve forces and increase their role in military operations - and the role of employers will be crucial to the success of this i More...08 November 2012 16:09
The average female executive will earn £400,000 less than her male counterparts over her career lifetime, according to the Chartered Management Institute's (CMI) annual gender salary survey, based on data from XpertHR . The repo More...07 November 2012 06:00
Peter Cheese, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), today opened the organisation's annual conference by setting out his ambitions for the institute and the wider HR profession, and pledged to make the CIPD more More...06 November 2012 12:40
When the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 (AWR) were announced, there were concerns that their implementation would be met with a lack of compliance and countless tribunals. However, since the Regulations became law in October 2011, organisations across t More...02 November 2012 17:37
Cyberbullying has become as common in the workplace as "conventional" bullying, according to a study by academics from the University of Sheffield and Nottingham University. Eight out of 10 respondents to the survey reported that they had experien More...02 November 2012 15:10
A recent gathering in Wales brought together GPs and occupational health teams to discuss the impact of fitness-for-work statements on sickness absence at various organisations. Occupational health practitioners provide their feedback on the event. More...01 November 2012 09:00