Radio group UKRD was recently ranked number one in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the third consecutive year. The company, which has around 270 staff, owns and operates 16 local commercial radio stations, as well as a signi More...03 May 2013 12:30
Employee wellbeing and workforce engagement are intrinsically linked, and Acas is doing its part in helping employers meet these new challenges. Occupational Health's Sarah Silcox finds out how.
Employers have recently begun to realise that staff en More...01 May 2013 00:01
Philip Whiteley asks whether or not "HR business partners" are signing up to a simplistic view of people as no more than a "cost". Experts say that the rush by HR professionals to align with short-term business goals can lead to higher rather th More...27 March 2013 12:47
Employees, employers and the Government are increasingly looking to resolve workplace disputes early, avoiding the need for formal or legal processes. Mediation is proven to save time, money and stress, but the implementation of a fully integrated workp More...18 February 2013 12:22
Four years ago, David MacLeod and Nita Clarke were asked by the Government to look into engagement levels in UK businesses and how they were affecting business performance. When their report was published in 2009 , it received a lukewarm recep More...04 December 2012 17:13
One-third of UK employees are looking for new roles because they are unhappy at work and almost nine in 10 do not feel they receive the training they need to do their jobs, according to research released today.
The findings from business cons More...22 November 2012 16:25
People used to work beyond statutory retirement age because they enjoyed the purpose and social interaction of employment. Now they can't afford not to. How should benefits adapt to, and protect, an ageing workforce? Emma Page reports. With the aboli More...26 October 2012 10:06
Should employers support employee health beyond simply managing absence? Welfare reform and the sickness absence review have placed employers right in the centre of managing absence. What impact can health benefits have on this, asks Emma Page? Acco More...08 October 2012 09:38
More than half of employees are "not bothered" about their work, as the result of corporate scandals eroding their trust in senior leaders.
This is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which published its latest More...23 July 2012 11:50
Laura Chamberlain talks to David Cooper, winner of Personnel Today's HR director of the year award, sponsored by Pinsent Masons, about the journey he took to bring the RCN's HR department into the modern day.
Four and a half years ago, when David C More...23 February 2012 09:26
It is becoming increasingly important for HR to use data, numbers and statistics to show trends in people management and employee engagement. The first of a series of articles on the subject looked at using data in an economic downturn . In&n More...21 February 2012 10:47
Employee engagement is a key tool for employers that want to attract and retain staff, but does a large number of employees make it more difficult to engage successfully with all of them? Judith Nelson, Tesco's UK personnel director, reveals t More...15 February 2012 16:19
Engagement is one of those terms that is often referred to as a "fluffy" HR issue. But according to David MacLeod, chair of the Government-sponsored Employee Engagement Task Force and non-executive director of the Ministry of Justice, it is not just "th More...27 January 2012 08:29
Any organisation that increases output 20-fold with only a three-fold increase in staff must come from the private sector, right? Especially if it has also reduced staff turnover by half, reduced staff sick leave by one-third, and quadrupled income over More...09 December 2011 14:37
In February 2011, it looked like things couldn't get any worse for Nokia, the Finnish mobile phone company. The now famous "burning platform" blog post by CEO Stephen Elop (which many at first thought to be a leaked internal memo) rapidly went viral, wi More...08 December 2011 08:52
Employers risk losing talented workers to other companies should they fail to tackle distrust in senior management, the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned.
According to the CIPD's quarterly "Employee outlook sur More...26 October 2011 09:59
Although they are often seen as a good benefit, cash plans are not right for every business. Before you implement a cash plan in your organisation, ask yourself these questions:
1. Why do I want to provide a cash plan? Do I want to give my More...26 July 2011 12:33
With youth unemployment soaring, the cost of attending university set to rocket and employers' recruitment budgets hit by the recession, young people could be forgiven for thinking that getting a decent job will be impossible in the coming years.
Ev More...02 March 2011 16:58
While many employers were able to mitigate losses last year through measures such as asking staff to take unpaid holiday and adopt flexible working, redundancies will be unavoidable for many this year as the full force of government cuts begins to hit. More...02 March 2011 16:04
A business model from corporate responsibility organisation BITC can improve employee wellness and engagement, says Louise Aston. Sickness absence costs UK employers £8.4 billion each year; but the cost of presenteeism - employees working when they'r More...14 February 2011 00:01