In a recent feature, we asked whether HR would benefit from adopting a back-to-basics approach . Which is more important: sticking to the fundamentals (and doing them well), or gaining a positive reputation as a commercially savvy, board-worthy fun More...18 June 2013 11:45
HR is sitting on a vast pool of underutilised data. KPMG's Robert Bolton looks at how the information available to HR can get it a strategic place in the boardroom.
For the past 15 years, the HR function has tried to transform itself into a str More...13 June 2013 12:28
Three managers in five (63%) have been expected to behave unethically at some point in their career, according to research published today by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Business in the Community (BITC).
According to the fin More...10 June 2013 00:01
Whatever your feelings about technology, there is no escaping that it has become a vital part of our working lives. Nic Paton explores how the software available to the OH profession can help make the day just that bit easier. Investing in or upgradi More...07 June 2013 00:01
Employee turnover is predicted to increase significantly as the UK economic outlook improves.
This is according to the results of a study published today by management consultancy Hay Group, in conjunction with the Centre for Economics and Busine More...05 June 2013 11:57
HR consultant Paul Kearns concludes his three-part series of articles on HR professionalism by asking if HR can combine its role of administrative support function with its remit to drive the people aspects of organisational strategy. Prof More...31 May 2013 08:53
Just over a quarter (26%) of HR directors describe their own HR function as ineffective, according to a survey of HR leaders across the public and private sectors. Thirty-seven per cent of HR directors also say the purpose and values of their de More...31 May 2013 00:01
DIY retailer Homebase recently won a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show, thanks to the efforts of 20 of its staff. Here, managing director Paul Loft explains how this hands-on approach is boosting business.
From the arbor area, overlooking More...29 May 2013 11:06
Skilled workers that companies rely on to drive their businesses forward are becoming increasingly elusive, and it's likely that thousands of companies across the UK will face significant skills shortages in the coming years. Manpower's 2012 Talent More...29 May 2013 00:00
In the first of a series of articles on the role of HR, Personnel Today asks: Does HR run the risk of taking its eye off the basics by focusing too much on strategy?
Talk to people outside the HR function about what HR does and many of them will sa More...28 May 2013 12:55
Hugh Tonks, CEO of Thymometrics Limited, looks at why employee opinion surveys still matter in the age of social media.
A report released in March 2013, Social media and employee voice: the current landscape , summarises the characteristics of More...22 May 2013 11:04
Managing HR in a business where the very nature of what it does means it is going to get smaller is a challenge few might relish. But Andrew Donovan, HR director at nuclear decommissioning company Magnox, seems to take it all in his stride. At 2012's Pe More...17 May 2013 09:05
In the second of a three-part series based on Professional HR: Evidence-Based People Management and Development , author and HR consultant Paul Kearns explains why focusing on evidence-based methods is necessary to bring the HR profession into the More...13 May 2013 12:33
The Queen's Speech has unveiled a number of announcements aimed at helping employers, including a National Insurance Contributions Bill and a "Deregulation Bill" which will set out to reduce excessive red tape for businesses. The speech, delivered to More...08 May 2013 15:42
From 2014, the statutory procedure for considering flexible working requests will be replaced by a requirement on employers to deal with all requests "in a reasonable manner". Paul McMahon and Neale Tosh consider the draft Acas code, which has been prod More...08 May 2013 10:36
Too few UK companies measure the impact of their workplace wellness strategies on business and employees, a report has argued.
The report from consultancy Buck Consultants, Working well: A global survey of health promotion and workplace wellne More...04 May 2013 00:01
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
General secretary of the TUC Frances O'Grady has outlined the organisation's priorities in the lead-up to the 2015 General Election, and has highlighted the TUC's focus on the labour market and the world of work. In a statement detailing the TUC's ob More...02 May 2013 16:30
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
Dr Nerys Williams looks at how setting key performance indicators can help occupational health service providers stay at the top of their game.
Over the last few decades, the position of OH provision has changed considerably, with the growth of outs More...01 May 2013 00:01