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
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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London will play host to the 2012 Employer Branding World Series Summit on 21 March and Personnel Today and TMP Worldwide are official partners for the event.
The "2012 Employer Branding World Series" Summits bring together emplo More...07 February 2012 15:26
Brett Minchington, chairman and CEO of Employer Brand International, advises on employer branding strategy and practice for the coming year.
In 2011, I had the good fortune to travel to 11 countries to chair events on employer branding. During this More...06 February 2012 08:13
Engagement is one of those terms that is often referred to as a "fluffy" HR issue. But according to David MacLeod, chair of the Government-sponsored Employee Engagement Task Force and non-executive director of the Ministry of Justice, it is not just "th More...27 January 2012 08:29
In the first of a series of articles on using data and metrics more effectively, Nick Kemsley of Henley Business School looks at why HR professionals need to become more "tact-tegic" in how they use data. There was a time during my own career in HR More...25 January 2012 14:46
Given the volatile economic climate, we need to attract and develop a new breed of executives able to cope with rapid, wide-ranging change, believes Chris Welford, director of Serco Consulting.
Attracting, retaining, motivating and developing t More...10 January 2012 00:01
Natalie Benjamin, head of communications at performance consultancy Lane4 , looks at the crucial role of internal communications in what is set to be another difficult year.
Internal communications has evolved enormously over the last dec More...09 January 2012 14:46
The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), which came into force on 1 October 2011, granted agency workers the same rights as permanent employees. Nick Woodward, managing director at Etz Timesheet Solutions, believes that the AWR are a welcome More...04 January 2012 11:58
After a tough year of economic uncertainty, when keeping staff engaged while keeping an eye on budgets was at the front of many HR professionals' minds, will 2012 offer more of the same? Personnel Today looks at 10 people management priorities for the c More...23 December 2011 09:54