Personnel Today's new Best Places to Work in HR Awards, in association with Courtenay HR, are the first awards to focus specifically on HR departments, rather than employers as a whole.
The Best Places to Work in HR Awards are designed to give the More...03 September 2007 07:00
THANKS, BUT NO THANKS... The suggestion of creating a 'thank you' bank holiday has been branded as pointless by workaholics at the CBI. The Institute for Public Policy Research think-tank urged prime minister Gordon Brown to create an extra bank holida More...03 September 2007 07:00
The government is to roll out its Pathways to Work scheme across the country as part of its welfare reform plans.
The announcement was made in the government's Green Paper on welfare reform published in July, which also made a "jobs pledge" to find More...30 August 2007 08:00
So chief executives and top teams continue to demand the business case for the positive adoption of gender diversity before they act. Is that because their team has: a) not provided 'the case' b) provided a case, but one that is not credible o More...16 July 2007 00:00
Why is it important?
The days when being on a progressive career path meant staying at the same company for life are long gone. Moreover, employers no longer directly link long service with loyalty.
Vodafone's Loyalty at Work report, part of i More...10 July 2007 00:00
Pilots have poured scorn on claims by the industry's employer group that their shift patterns are safe, after a BBC investigation exposed high levels of fatigue in the skies. Passenger jet captains flooded internet forums last week with concerns o More...02 July 2007 08:50
In a survey on flexible working by communications giant Orange, leading businesses have warned other companies offering informal flexible working arrangements to staff that they may be "sleepwalking" towards major problems. Research by communications More...02 July 2007 08:40
With one-third of staff working non-standard hours , another survey points to the challenges faced by UK employers in dealing with flexible working practices. Work undertaken by the Orange Future Enterprise coalition in a report entitled B More...27 June 2007 11:00
New standards of practice for vocational rehabilitation practitioners [return-to-work specialists] aim to ensure those providing services are of a high enough standard. The standards were launched this week by the Vocational Rehabilita More...21 June 2007 11:42
Employers are not planning for future skills needs in their organisation, concludes the latest survey on recruitment, retention and staff turnover. More organisations are struggling to hang onto their staff, according to the Chartered Institute of P More...18 June 2007 08:00
There has been a significant rise in the number of organisations struggling to retain their staff over the past year, with recruitment difficulties persisting, according to a report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). More...11 June 2007 15:00
Utility giant Centrica is recoiling after its energy trading arm Accord Energy lost five senior executives - a fifth of its entire workforce - in a matter of weeks. The HR department at Accord Energy is now engaged in a major structural re More...07 June 2007 16:00
Marketing Birmingham , a public/private partnership with Birmingham City Council , is to lead a pilot scheme to provide support (including Human Resources) for local vulnerable workers and their employers in the hospitality sector. Funded by More...05 June 2007 12:05
BAE Systems has teamed up with capability management firm, InfoBasis , to streamline its people management systems.
Implementation of InfoBasis Enterprise Skills Manager (ESM) will affect 3,500 staff at BAE's Submarine Solutions busine More...15 May 2007 11:38
Employer representatives have stepped up their vigil over the opt-out clause from the European Union's maximum 48-hour working week. Reports have suggested that with Tony Blair ending his reign as UK prime minister, the opt-out clause could be offe More...14 May 2007 08:47
Risk is a natural part of running a business. But how does an organisation ensure it manages those risks effectively? More...01 May 2007 12:25
Macdonald Hotels is investing £700,000 and creating 30 new jobs by launching a new education and training centre in Scotland. Based at the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort , the Centre of Applied Tourism and Hospitality Management aims to h More...26 April 2007 08:44
City salaries are set to soar again this year as employers face up to a growing recruitment challenge. More than half of City firms believe it is harder to find good job candidates now than it was a year ago, according to a poll by financial services More...26 April 2007 08:06
Organisations are still not doing enough to capture the knowledge imparted by an interim manager for reference in the future, research has found. Three-quarters of the 700 HR and finance interim professionals surveyed by HR consultancy Chiumento sa More...25 April 2007 11:11
With the announcement of Geoff Armstrong's retirement coming hard on the heels of Duncan Brown's departure (Personneltoday.com, 12 April), am I alone in finding the lack of succession planning a little ironic at the one institute that ought to know More...24 April 2007 15:53