When PR company Burson-Marsteller's new chief executive came on board last July, he wanted to create a single business strategy across all our European practices. This became our 'One Europe' strategy and I was responsible for developing the HR strategy More...19 June 2008 00:00
The 2008 Communication Strategy Awards has become the first CiB award programme to focus solely on internal communications. Awards chairman Dave Morris comments: ‘Internal communications strategy has always dominated in this programme, and the past More...12 June 2008 16:01
European cities dominate the top 10 worldwide rankings for locations with the best quality of living, according to Mercer's 2008 Quality of Living Survey . Zurich retains its 2007 title as the highest ranked city, followed in joint second by More...10 June 2008 11:00
Impact v Ministry for Agriculture and Food (Ireland) and others A European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision has made it easier to enforce directly effective EU law against public sector employers where national legislation has been overdue. Facts More...16 May 2008 00:00
Recruitment firm Orion Group is looking to hire up to 60,000 people for one of the world's biggest construction projects. The £9bn project in Abu Dhabi , in the United Arab Emirates, will transform the eight kilometre water-front of Al Raha Beach More...07 May 2008 10:45
Three out of five business travellers in the UK and US would not expect assistance from their employers if caught up in local violence or a natural disaster while working abroad, research has indicated. A survey by travel security consultancy Interna More...23 April 2008 11:15
Rising stars at technology firm HP are being told to work abroad to avoid getting stuck in a rut by the IT giant's new people development director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Jane Keith, who stepped up to the 52-country role last month, More...13 March 2008 15:41
Troubled training firm Carter & Carter has filed for administration after it failed to reach an agreement with its lenders on additional funding. The company previously announced in February, that it was in negotiations with three banks regardi More...11 March 2008 15:08
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has signed a new five-year, multi-million pound deal with Ceridian for the supply of one of the biggest multinational employee assistance programmes (EAP). Under the terms of the new contract, Ceridian's LifeWorks More...01 February 2008 08:27
With more managers being sent on international assignments, how can human resources prepare them to communicate more effectively and achieve their goals? More...28 January 2008 15:02
The new points-based system will herald in increased obligations and hefty penalties to potential sponsoring employers.
A radical overhaul of immigration is being phased in next year, so employers that hire overseas nationals will need to get to gri More...11 December 2007 08:00
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) shunned the chance to provide official human resources (HR) qualifications for China - a move described as "shameful" by leading HR professionals - Personnel Today can reveal.
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A missed opportunity for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to work with China - one of the fastest growing countries in the world
Speculation that Jackie Orme, the ne More...07 December 2007 15:56
Training in the booming Indian retail sector was given a boost this week as Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) signed an agreement with British organisation, Skillsmart Retail, to offer a retail training scheme.
The three-year collaboration will More...06 December 2007 10:05
The French government is threatening businesses with sanctions in a bid to close the country's gender pay gap. Labour minister Xavier Bertrand said the government planned to present a parliamentary Bill early next year, with the aim of introducing More...29 November 2007 10:18
Skilled workers may be discouraged from coming to the UK, experts have warned, following changes to the immigration system announced by the Home Office last week. The government has set out a new approach for employers that want to sponsor immigran More...27 November 2007 09:30
American legislators have introduced laws that ban federal employees from using public money to buy first- or business class airline tickets. Previously, the rules only allowed such travel for employees with security concerns, physical disabilities, More...13 November 2007 11:20
The National Outsourcing Association (NOA) has hit back at MP claims that globalisation will threaten highly skilled jobs in the UK.
It follows a report published earlier this week by the Treasury Select Committee, which warns that "an inexo More...19 October 2007 09:58
The holiday season is over (I almost called it summer, but that would be an outrageous misnomer for the rain-drenched travesty we've all just been through). Journalists call it the 'silly season' because there's not much going on (holidays, no parliamen More...10 September 2007 16:10
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Global warming is constantly debated in the press, and scenes of natural disasters - including flash floods, earthquakes and drought - are becoming TV news staples. The message is clear: we all need to work together to help tack More...06 August 2007 13:40