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
While Usain Bolt will be battling to retain his sprinting crown this summer, employers will be facing a different kind of battle altogether, according to Ann Bevitt, partner at Morrison & Foerster.
As staff in London seek to avoid Olympics- More...24 July 2012 16:28
A round-up of the latest HR appointments.
Investment management firm Waypoint Capital Holdings has announced the appointment of Richard Fuller as group HR director. Fuller has more than 20 years' experience in HR, most recently as HR director a More...23 July 2012 16:34
Employment lawyer Stephen Hall offers advice on how to deal with employee relationships outside work that may compromise employers.
While employers generally treat employees based on their behaviour at work, what happens outside of the office c More...17 July 2012 16:50
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) will "name and shame" HR managers who are ruled against in disciplinary hearings, if the disciplinary panel decides it is in the public interest to do so. The development was recently revea More...17 July 2012 14:06
Jill Goldstein of Accenture looks at workforce data analytics.
For one national consumer goods company, the difference between the performances of its sales regions presented a puzzle for the executive team. They saw a consistent and significant gap More...17 July 2012 12:04
A report from Henley Business School looks at the factors behind successful HR departments and asks how others could do better.
The HR function could improve its capability by paying more attention to getting the basics right and better managing it More...13 July 2012 16:16
The majority of managers are not competent enough to confront underperforming employees, according to a survey by XpertHR. The research found that the development of managers' "performance conversation" skills is only mandatory at 20% of organisation More...11 July 2012 00:02
One UK worker in four feels stuck in their role and more than three-quarters say that their ability to advance in their careers has either worsened or stayed the same compared with one year ago. This is according to a survey released t More...11 July 2012 00:01
More employers are looking to their payroll departments than their HR teams to take the lead on pensions auto-enrolment, a survey from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) has found.
According to the survey, payroll will take char More...09 July 2012 13:40
The standard of management in the UK is being held back by employers that fail to take full advantage of the skills of qualified managers, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has warned. Research published by the CMI today finds that two-fifths More...05 July 2012 00:01
Over the past few years, the use of social media has increased dramatically. It is now the norm for people of all ages to use some form of social media, whether it be Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. Indeed, Facebook claims to have over 900 million monthl More...05 July 2012 00:01
Personnel Today looks at the personal and professional gains from building a good relationship with your boss. Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple, is revered as an innovative genius. But, since his death, it has come to light that he was not kn More...02 July 2012 13:44
Long-term sick leave costs UK business around £3.1 billion each year, a study has calculated.
The research, by the Centre for Economics and Business Research on behalf of income protection specialist Unum, estimated that businesses are spending More...02 July 2012 13:38
A recent survey has revealed the impact of government changes on provision of occupational health services. Nic Paton reports.
If you want evidence of the two-track Britain that exists when it comes to occupational health provision, you d More...02 July 2012 09:00
Chaotic absence management is damaging welfare and productivity, according to research from insurance firm Ellipse. CEO John Ritchie reveals the findings.
Workplace absence has become a hot topic at a time when British businesses can ill afford to b More...02 July 2012 09:00
Employees who come into work when feeling ill will not be able to perform to the best of their ability, which has a knock-on effect on productivity. What can occupational health do to help manage this situation? Jane Downey investigates.
Presenteeis More...02 July 2012 09:00
There are numerous definitions of benchmarking but, in essence, it is learning from others through the comparative analysis of process performance, writes Ray Wilkinson, director of The Best Practice Club.
These processes can be people-, business- More...22 June 2012 15:36
Employees who fall sick during their annual leave have the right to re-take that annual leave a later date, irrespective of when they fell ill, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled today.
The ECJ stated that "the purpose of entitlement to p More...21 June 2012 14:53