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
Only 37% of workers in London expect to be with their current employer in one year's time, despite 58% saying that they are satisfied in their present role. The research, commissioned by recruiter Brook Street, also found that nearly two-thirds (63%) More...21 March 2013 14:54
This Personnel Today webinar, in association with Learndirect , originally shown online on 25 March 2013, examines the various ways in which organisations can employ young people and look at the raft of government initiatives that have been la More...18 March 2013 14:00
Almost half of senior managers lack confidence in their ability to retain critical employees, despite significant investment in development programmes.
This is according to a survey carried out by career management consultancy Right Management, whic More...06 December 2012 12:43
As the economy recovers, competition for skilled employees increases. In order to grow the business, many companies aim to recruit key personnel, or even a whole team, from a competitor.
This can have a detrimental impact on the competitor employer More...19 September 2011 00:01
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
When Esther O'Halloran, HR director of Paul UK, came to the company three years ago the CEO questioned whether or not they needed an HR function at all. But with increased retention rates and a huge reduction in staff turnover, it has beco More...11 February 2011 09:40
The UK's largest companies are facing the risk of a leadership "merry-go-round" as the economy recovers, according to new research. In a poll of 200 senior managers from the UK's 500 largest companies, by Berkshire Consultancy, almost two-thirds More...12 November 2010 09:53
Staff shortages, recruitment freezes and redundancies are damaging the quality of patient care in hospitals, NHS workers have warned. In a poll of more than 8,000 NHS staff by public sector union Unison, almost one-third (32%) said that austerit More...09 November 2010 16:00
Organisations must be proactive in educating an ageing workforce about health, for the sake of the employees and the economy, says Nic Paton. Few occupational health practitioners would dispute the contention that huge advances have been made in work More...08 November 2010 00:01
Local authorities in England and Wales are struggling to retain children's social workers, a survey of council HR chiefs has revealed.
In the survey of more than 200 HR directors, by the Local Government Association (LGA), 85% of councils with reten More...01 November 2010 17:13
More than half (56%) of employees in the public sector who would consider moving into the private sector fear they lack the appropriate skills to do so. This is according to research by recruitment consultants Badenoch & Clark, which also fo More...26 October 2010 09:41
Employers have been urged to do more to hold on to their best performing staff after research estimated that the failure to retain talent is costing UK businesses around £42 billion per year. The study, by professional services firm Pricewaterho More...06 October 2010 11:12
Talent shortages continue for UK employers of finance professionals, according to the latest annual global financial employment monitor by recruiter Robert Half. The study, focusing on hiring difficulties, retention concerns and other staffing-relate More...29 September 2010 09:26
Companies are recognising that company car schemes are increasingly worthwhile investments, with 27% more fleet managers currently seeing company cars as a recruitment and retention tool than earlier this year, according to a survey publi More...23 September 2010 12:12
Employers have been urged to review their staff retention programmes to ensure that their best employees don't jump ship as the economy begins to pick up. The call came after a pan-European survey of more than 7,500 workers, by consultancy Aon Consul More...13 September 2010 15:15
Employers risk a loss of productivity and falling retention levels if they don't do more to manage morale in the workplace. The warning by workplace psychologists OPP follows research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Employee More...06 August 2010 09:53
More than half of UK employers believe the recession affected their turnover rates last year, according to the 2010 IRS survey on staff turnover rates and costs , published exclusively by XpertHR.
The report, based on a survey of 269 employers, sho More...14 June 2010 00:01
Cycle to Work schemes present various legal questions, the answers to which Ben Stepney and Megan Fradgley provide below.
This article is part of a Personnel Today Buyers' Guide, a free, independent resource for employers thinking of impl More...28 May 2010 13:55
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Cycle to work schemes offer employers and employees a raft More...28 May 2010 09:00