The organisation you work for has just announced it is going to acquire another company. Everyone is excited about the deal, the company will be able to grow and prosper, gain new customers and hopefully save a bit of money on back-office systems in the More...27 September 2012 14:38
Reed Business Information (RBI) has today announced the sale of Totaljobs Group, the UK's largest job board, to StepStone for £110 million.
Mark Kelsey, chief executive of RBI, said: "RBI is increasingly focused on paid content and data servic More...04 April 2012 11:09
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has survived the Government's quango cuts but many others have been axed or are still under review. Cabinet minister Francis Maude announced that 192 non-departmental government bodies wil More...14 October 2010 13:53
HR staff at Co-operative Travel and Thomas Cook face an uncertain future after the two travel companies announced merger plans that will lead to savings of £35 million per year.
The joint venture, announced to the London Stock Exchange this morning More...08 October 2010 11:05
The HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) blunders that led to nearly six million people across the UK paying the wrong amount of tax can be directly linked to the merger of Revenue and Customs in 2005 and subsequent job cuts, the Public and Commercial More...10 September 2010 12:26
The Unite union has called for an urgent meeting with Resolution to discuss how the investment firm's £2.75bn takeover of Axa Life will affect the insurance company's 2,200 staff.
Resolution, which will merge Axa's UK life, pensions and annuit More...25 June 2010 09:38
Santander has reached an agreement with unions to protect the pay and conditions of more than 20,000 staff at Alliance & Leicester who are due to be integrated with their Spanish acquirer.
Nigel Cotgrove, assistant secretary at the Communication More...25 June 2010 08:45
Law firms are likely to consolidate across sectors this year, prompting large-scale movement among lawyers.
According to the latest annual research by legal publisher Sweet & Maxwell, 10% of UK law firm finance directors said they expected to me More...04 May 2010 08:11
Jobs could be under threat at Stroud & Swindon Building Society following its merger with Coventry Building Society, the BBC has reported . The BBC added that a number of the 215 positions at Stroud & Swindon's head office in Stroud, Glo More...24 March 2010 09:33
MPs are to quiz Kraft executives today, following the US food giant's takeover of confectioner Cadbury.
The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee is to take evidence from Kraft executive vice-president Marc Firestone, as part of its investigatio More...16 March 2010 10:36
Kraft Foods is to be investigated by UK regulators into whether it misled Cadbury's employees during its takeover bid.
The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers is looking into statements made by Kraft executives about the future of Cadbury's Somerdale fac More...09 March 2010 08:22
A merger between telecoms companies Orange and T-Mobile will create the UK's largest mobile phone operator, but analysts estimate that up to 2,000 jobs may be at risk, reports the Times , with the new company looking to cut £3.5bn in costs.
T More...02 March 2010 08:16
Help the Aged's Scottish arm and Age Concern Scotland are to merge, with the loss of 25% of their staff - most of whom are over 50. The two main charities for elderly people north of the border will be relaunched in April as Age Scotland. The number More...01 March 2010 08:28
Three senior Cadbury heads are to leave the company within weeks as Kraft begins to restructure following its takeover. Less than 24 hours after Kraft gained control of the 189-year-old British company, Todd Stitzer, chief executive of Cadbury, chair More...04 February 2010 09:21
In the mid-noughties, Henley Management College was running at a loss and struggling to compete against better-funded business schools. Outgoing dean Chris Bones talks to Alex Blyth about how Henley's successful merger with the University of Reading a More...29 January 2010 14:05
Thousands of jobs at Cadbury are under threat following the confectioner's takeover by American food giant Kraft.
While Gordon Brown said he hoped jobs at Cadbury "can be secure", industry analysts and unions have pointed to Kraft's history o More...20 January 2010 08:34
I was the HR lead in the integration of World Duty Free and Alpha Retail UK, following the former's acquisition by Italian-based catering and retail company Autogrill (which already owned Alpha Retail). We set up a group of senior leads from across t More...18 January 2010 15:07
Unite the Union will today tell MPs that a potential bidding war for confectioner Cadbury will further undermine workers' rights.
US-based Kraft Foods has until 2 February to persuade Cadbury investors to accept its £10.5bn hostile takeover bid.
More...12 January 2010 08:40
Unite the union has called on US food giant Kraft to guarantee jobs if it succeeds in its bid to take over UK confectioner Cadbury.
Unite said that it had written to Kraft chief executive Irene Rosenfield about her company's £10m cash and shares bi More...01 December 2009 09:09
Penna Consulting has revealed healthy pre-tax profits of £3.5m in its interim results for the six months to 30 September 2009 .
The HR consultancy group said revenue grew by 68% to £48.4m, compared to last year's figure of £28.9m. Penna's outpl More...03 November 2009 14:17