With more than 10,000 job cuts announced in the banking sector alone over the past 10 days, HR's reputation could take a tumble. While HR practitioners agree that the recession has been good for the function - ushering it to a more strategic place - is it in danger of returning to a 'hiring and firing' role? Tara Craig asked what HR should be doing to maintain its more strategic role. More...10 November 2009 15:29
The government should not use a single statistic to try to explain the complex gender pay gap, an official report has said. The Presenting gender pay statistics report by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) said the government should use thre More...05 November 2009 09:58
Frontline NHS staff must play a central role in the redesign of the health service, needed to deliver the government's proposed £20bn savings between 2011 and 2014, according to the NHS HR chief. A report published earlier this week by NHS Emp More...05 November 2009 09:42
From last month, various New Deal programmes - the cornerstone of the government's active labour market policies since 1997 - were replaced by the Flexible New Deal . This will aim to help more than 200,000 long-term unemployed people into work each year. After 12 months of unemployment, claimants will be referred to private or third sector contractors, which will be paid by results to find them work. What does it mean for employers?
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The definition of ‘computer skills’ is changing, but are employers and HR keeping up with the times? David Binning takes a look.
The term 'computer skills' used to imply an ability to switch on a machine and navigate through a few Microsoft Office More...26 October 2009 11:40
Employees who excel at customer service are often rapidly promoted into more senior positions, away from what they do best. Alex Blyth looks at how to keep your talented employees where they can be most productive. More...19 October 2009 08:48
The recession appears to have undermined the importance of talent management. How will it be viewed once the economy revives? Guy Sheppard reports. More...16 October 2009 16:19
The Met Police has slashed its HR headcount by 330 without making any compulsory redundancies, Personnel Today has learned.
The cuts form part of a revamp of the function aimed at freeing up £15m a year , which will be ploughed back into fr More...14 October 2009 14:00
Cheryl Lee, HR director, Medway NHS Foundation Trust More...12 October 2009 10:24
The Times business correspondent Sathnam Sanghera says that the amount of fuss HR makes about itself far outweighs the contribution it makes to the world. And he goes on to say: "You'll find more neurosis in your average edition of Personnel Toda More...06 October 2009 17:27
Standard Chartered's HR chief Tim Miller has been crowned Personnel Today's Top HR Power Player for 2009. Over the past few months the Personnel Today team has compiled the list with valued input from the editorial advisory board members, a w More...05 October 2009 00:03
Pay rates for charity staff bosses trail those of private sector chief executives by 21% nationally and 24% in London.
The average 2009 salary for charity sector chief executives is £70,706 according to the recently published Croner Reward survey, c More...02 October 2009 13:00
Hay Group, a global management consulting business specialising in organisational and workforce strategy has gone live with a human capital management (HCM) system from COA Solutions . This HCM system, which has integrated workflow and self-s More...02 October 2009 10:39
Employers should not be complacent about the number of claims accepted by employment tribunals falling by a fifth, according to law experts. Figures published by the Tribunals Service this week revealed that 151,000 claims had been accepted in 200 More...02 October 2009 10:01
The Met Police has denied press reports that it plans to axe 400 uniformed officers.
A spokesman told Personnel Today there were plans for civilians to take the jobs of custody officers. But she stressed there would be no job cuts and descri More...02 October 2009 09:45
Figures out today show that individual employment tribunal claims have increased since last year.
XpertHR has a wealth of information and guidance for employers and HR on how to handle tribunal claims.
Here are seven key steps to get you start More...30 September 2009 10:34
France Telecom will hire 100 new HR advisers and work with unions to tackle workplace stress, following 24 staff suicides in 18 months. The suicides at the French telecommunications company were sparked following a restructuring programme, and the ch More...30 September 2009 08:56
The latest round of employment law changes come into effect on 1 October. Their implications for the workplace should not be underestimated. Tara Craig asked industry figures for their thoughts on the changes to the National Minimum Wage rates, W More...30 September 2009 00:00
The public sector needs a more coherent and transparent structure for deciding executive pay if it is to attract the best staff and provide value for money, a former Cabinet Office reward expert has argued. More...28 September 2009 15:15
Now in its ninth year, the Top 40 Power Players aims to recognise HR's most prominent and influential professionals; those who have played a part in bringing people issues to the top of the business agenda and been a shining light for th More...28 September 2009 09:00