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
A senior member of staff died in an accident recently and I am uncertain as to how to deal with his emails. He has several personal folders and thousands of emails relating to non-workplace matters. What should we do?
First of all, it is good practi More...09 December 2011 14:38
Any organisation that increases output 20-fold with only a three-fold increase in staff must come from the private sector, right? Especially if it has also reduced staff turnover by half, reduced staff sick leave by one-third, and quadrupled income over More...09 December 2011 14:37
In February 2011, it looked like things couldn't get any worse for Nokia, the Finnish mobile phone company. The now famous "burning platform" blog post by CEO Stephen Elop (which many at first thought to be a leaked internal memo) rapidly went viral, wi More...08 December 2011 08:52
Whether you are trying to make your mark or win a prestigious appointment, it pays to impress the CEO. Stephanie Sparrow reports.
There has never been a more challenging time for senior HR professionals. As they work through the ongoing threat of ge More...02 December 2011 08:51
Just 2% of organisations think that their global mobility functions and talent programmes are aligned, despite nine in 10 (90%) believing that such integration is important.
This is according to research from professional services firm Deloitte More...24 November 2011 00:01
The public sector cuts lack a strategic approach and focus on the short term rather than the future, argues Angela O'Connor, CEO of HR consultancy The HR Lounge . Formerly chief people officer at the National Police Improvement Agency, sh More...22 November 2011 14:50
The drive to outsource public services to worker cooperatives is gathering pace. How far will it extend and what are the prospects for success? Personnel Today's Guy Sheppard finds out.
Co-ownership of public sector services by their workers might o More...17 November 2011 13:01
Imagine if you could plan the HR function for your organisation from scratch, with little or no constraints from what has gone before. Mark Martin, HR director at RBS Insurance, has the opportunity to do just that. Jo Faragher reports. Mark Mart More...14 November 2011 08:04
Insurance group Aviva has undergone many changes since it completed its consumer rebrand two years ago. Bright yellow logos, salsa-dancing comedians and a company mantra of "One Aviva" are all part of the firm's attempt to refresh its image. But whil More...07 November 2011 00:01
FTSE companies have today been praised for making some progress in putting women in board-level positions, but it was stressed that more work needs to be done if boardroom diversity is to be achieved at the rate proposed by the Government.
Speaking More...03 November 2011 16:46
HR is increasingly finding a role at executive level as employee issues have come to the fore during the economic downturn, a study suggests.
Research by Dr Anthony Hesketh of Lancaster University Management School found that 87% of HR directors no More...27 October 2011 00:01
Employees could be rewarded by results rather than the number of hours worked and decide when and where to do their work, while offices will become meeting spaces rather than the focal point of a working day.
That's the vision of how the world of w More...26 October 2011 12:35