HR must help to build a new generation of ethical, self-aware leaders, according to new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Falling levels of trust as a result of the financial crisis, diminishing respect for More...10 September 2012 17:07
The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and business apprenticeship issuing authority Skills CFA have launched a new higher apprenticeship in Human Resource Management to broaden access to HR careers.
Developed in conjunction wi More...07 September 2012 12:05
Amid recent news reports of an increase in employers' use of zero-hours contracts, Sarah Veale, TUC head of equalities and employment rights, argues that time is up for such arrangements. During the recession in the 1990s, a new form of employment c More...07 September 2012 11:19
NHS staff in England had a sickness absence rate of 4.12%, which equated to about 15.56 million days lost to sickness, statistics published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (formerly the NHS Information Centre) has concluded. The More...05 September 2012 10:42
Caroline Waters OBE, director of people and policy at BT, will deliver the opening address at next month's World of Learning conference, on how learning and development (L&D) has had to adapt to advances in technology and maintain a flexible More...05 September 2012 07:00
Some of the progress made in recent years in reducing workplace absence stalled last year, with absence from work largely unchanged on 2010, latest research from Occupational Health's sister resource XpertHR has concluded.
The annual survey of absen More...04 September 2012 09:00
The UK is at risk of a shortage of leadership talent if it fails to identify and nurture potential leaders for the future, talent measurement company SHL has warned. SHL's analysis of global talent data found that the UK ranks third in the world for More...16 August 2012 11:04 More...16 August 2012 11:04
While politicians in the US and the UK might share a "special relationship", how much do our respective HR professions truly have in common? This is a question coming to the fore over the next few months, as proposals for the first US HR quality standar More...15 August 2012 15:33
The recent news that a 17-year-old has been arrested after sending a malicious tweet to Olympic diver Tom Daley comes as a stark reminder of how hurtful online abuse can be and how quickly it can escalate. The workplace is not immune from More...07 August 2012 08:25
As part of its Modern Workplaces consultation, the Government has proposed to amend the Working Time Regulations (WTR) to allow workers who fall ill during their annual leave to reschedule or carry over up to four weeks' statutory annual leave to the ne More...31 July 2012 14:42
UK workplaces are a hotbed of negative management styles that have a serious impact on managers' job satisfaction, wellbeing and working relationships, according to the latest research.
The quality of working life 2012 report, by the Chartered Man More...31 July 2012 09:00
The Government's electronic fit note went "live" in July and GPs are starting to use them instead of the old paper version.
The computer-completed forms will still be printed on one side of A4 and include exactly the same information as handwritten More...31 July 2012 09:00
Line managers play a crucial role in the creation of team spirit and engagement because they affect the atmosphere, focus and self-belief of their teams, according to research by the Institute of Employment Studies (IES). This chimes with research f More...30 July 2012 16:24
A round up of the latest HR appointments. Hilary Ellis (pictured) has been appointed to the newly created role of HR director at private equity partnership Arle Capital Partners. Ellis will take responsibility for developing and retaining the company More...30 July 2012 15:08
More organisations involve senior managers from outside the HR function in planning HR strategy than those that seek the input from those within it, research from XpertHR has found.
According to the XpertHR report How employers align HR with t More...30 July 2012 14:37
Workers are finding themselves unable to switch off from their day job and are becoming fanatical when it comes to checking emails outside office hours, according to research by insurer PruHealth and wellbeing programme provider Vitality.
One worker More...30 July 2012 10:00
Employers are leaving workers unaware of how to deal with stressful situations like sexism or racism in the workplace by failing to provide them with the guidance they need.
This is according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance, which found t More...26 July 2012 14:52
The Court of Appeal has ruled that an employee was entitled to be paid annual leave under the Working Time Directive, even though she had been absent from work through sickness.
In a landmark ruling, the court also ruled that the employee, More...25 July 2012 16:03
The number of women appointed to board-level jobs at top UK companies has reached "unprecedented levels", with women making up 44% of FTSE 100 board appointments made since March and 40% of those in FTSE 250 companies. This is according to statistics More...24 July 2012 16:28