Last year was a rocky one for most industries, with the construction and housebuilding sectors among the worst hit. Why, then, does Barratt Developments HR director Jayne Mee feel so chipper? Tara Craig finds out. More...19 January 2010 12:51
Another day and another story about how much the snow has cost the UK economy, but does it really have to be this way? More...19 January 2010 12:01
UK HR functions have added more value to their businesses during the recession than their international counterparts, a survey suggests. The International Human Resources Barometer study , by HR consultancy firm The Scala Group and international law More...19 January 2010 00:49
"Describe yourself in five words" is a popular job interview question which can send waves of panic through even the best-prepared interviewee. It's a question that rarely comes as a surprise, yet it's always a tricky one to answer. If "innovative" has never been one of your five, it might be time to consider including it. More...18 January 2010 12:05
The government will tell employers that they must stop predominantly recruiting those who have been privately educated.
Professions including medicine, finance and law will be told they must do more to take in people from state schools as part of a More...18 January 2010 08:23
Too many councils 'faff around' without making decisions on shared services or other money-saving schemes – preventing authorities from saving millions, a former HR chief has warned.
Alan Warner, ex-Hertfordshire HR director and lead on communi More...13 January 2010 00:01
Employers must be flexible during the harsh weather conditions and should not force staff to "risk life and limb" getting to work, business groups have warned. As the cold snap continues, with up to 40cm of snow forecast overnight for some parts of More...05 January 2010 15:01
One in 10 unemployed young people is driven to drugs or drink, with a further quarter claiming being out of work caused rows with parents, according to recent research. A study based on interviews with 2,088 16- to 25-year-olds, published by The Pri More...04 January 2010 08:25
The government has been accused of watering down the Equality Bill after it emerged that only companies with more than 500 employees will be required to carry out equal pay audits, leaving 97% of firms exempt from new equality legislation.
Yesterday More...14 December 2009 08:57
Employers "should be wary" of poaching staff from rival firms and look to introduce restrictive covenants to protect their own employees, legal experts have said. Last week the inter-dealer broker Tullett Prebon took its rival BGC Partners to the Hi More...07 December 2009 14:29
Whitehall HR functions are still not going far enough to make the necessary efficiencies and improve performance, a government report has admitted. The Benchmarking the Back Office: Central Government report found "there is still a gap between c More...07 December 2009 13:03
Carers who want to update their skills will be able to access replacement care funding, the government has announced. Carers who wish to enroll on government-approved training courses can gain support to find work through Jobcentre Plus funding to co More...07 December 2009 12:01
Police forces will be required to better organise their workforces and not rely on officers who work overtime as the government attempts to save millions of pounds on the £6.2bn annual police budget.
Officer overtime costs stood at £413m in 2007- More...03 December 2009 09:53
HR's recruitment and retention wish-list has altered dramatically over the course of the past decade. Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy at Origen, charts the changes. More...01 December 2009 15:02
The mass phone calls from Dave Ulrich and David MacLeod to RBS's HR professionals were good value for money, the state-owned bank has insisted.
HR chief Neil Roden told Personnel Today that the sessions addressed hundreds of office-based HR worker More...01 December 2009 09:58
HR leaders in Cumbria have praised the "tremendous" efforts of employees during the devastating floods that have hit parts of the county. The flooding, which began on 19 November, forced more than 500 people from their homes and destroyed six bridg More...26 November 2009 12:22
Glass Bead Consulting , the HR Transformation specialists, launched a new suite of executive training courses on HR Transformation and HR Outsourcing (HRO) today. The one day courses will be held at the Institute of Directors, London.  More...16 November 2009 12:39
With job cuts and management challenges in the news every day, the downturn has brought HR into the limelight as never before. We asked HR professionals across a range of sectors what they have learnt from this gruelling recession, how the downturn has More...16 November 2009 06:00
Everybody knew that 2009 was going to be grim, but did HR rise to the challenges posed? Guy Sheppard asks the experts to give their end-of-term reports on a profession reschooling for recovery. At the beginning of this year, three acknowledged expe More...16 November 2009 06:00
After a tough year Personnel Today brought together some respected recruitment and HR professionals to discuss the beginnings of recovery in recruitment, upskilling HR, why the Ulrich model isn't working, and what talent really means. Plus, three roun More...16 November 2009 06:00