We continue our series of interviews with senior HR figures by talking to Andrew Lawson, head of people at restaurant group Drake and Morgan .
How did you get into HR?
I've worked in operational roles within the hospitality industry for a More...10 June 2013 16:18
As the HR director for attractions company Merlin Entertainments Group, which has a turnover of more than £1 billion, you'd expect Tea Colaianni to be busy. But just listening to her to-do list is exhausting: from early morning calls to Australia t More...31 May 2013 00:00
More than half of HR professionals think frequently moving from one employer to another is the best way to progress in their careers.
This is the headline finding of research published today by HR recruiter Robert Walters, which found that 52% of H More...23 May 2013 14:25
How did you get into HR?
I went into British Airways via their graduate recruitment programme. I ended up working in the food service department and began to represent them on people issues. Then some of the team I was working with went to work for More...17 May 2013 09:05
How did you get into your current role? I'm a lawyer by trade and I still head up the international legal team. When this role came up, I was asked to come in and lead the HR team as well. It's not that usual to do both, but there are a lot of synerg More...03 May 2013 12:18
Richard Crouch has been elected president of the Public Sector People Managers' Association (PPMA) for 2013/14. Crouch, director of HR, organisational development (OD) and communications at Somerset County Council and vice-president of the More...19 April 2013 09:20
The Occupational Health Awards 2013 are now open to entries from all occupational health and HR teams that have made a difference to workplace health in their organisations. Important dates Entry deadline: 10 June Sh More...16 April 2013 14:48
How did you get into HR? I didn't start out in HR. I was a business manager at a time when HR wasn't really a thing, it was more about personnel. But in management you learn that success relies on people and your ability to help them grow with the co More...16 April 2013 10:00
How did you get into HR? When I was a student studying government at the University of Essex, I got a part-time summer job in British Telecom's personnel department - that was pretty much the start of my HR journey. I didn't really know what I wanted More...13 March 2013 13:50
The start of a new year is always a good time to review work goals and make plans for the next 12 months. For many people, this will also be a time when they're thinking about whether their salary matches the effort they're putting in at work.
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The average HR professional might not rank themselves alongside comedian Frankie Boyle and footballer Ashley Cole, but their recent high-profile outbursts on the microblogging site Twitter are a cautionary tale for anyone operating online. Whether i More...10 December 2012 09:07
During an economic downturn, a knee-jerk reaction organisations often have is to slash investment in learning and development. But these turbulent times have actually proven to be very positive for the coaching market, with savvy organisations realising More...07 December 2012 15:47
How did you get into HR?
At university, I studied European Business Studies, specialising in marketing and HR, and spent one year working at Airbus Industrie in Toulouse. The placement was a great opportunity to learn about the cross secti More...31 October 2012 09:43
How did you get into HR? Completely by accident. I started on the Enterprise Rent-A-Car management training programme and a senior colleague recommended me for a role in HR. What do you enjoy most about HR? I love the variety. This morning I wa More...30 October 2012 09:22
With many businesses in Australia crying out for talent, could it prove a potential relocation target? Few people in the UK will have heard of Coles Supermarkets, but in Australia, it's as big a household name as Tesco. It's also bucking economic tre More...23 October 2012 16:37
With global mobility and international relocation on the rise, Personnel Today looks at what HR professionals should expect from a move to the Middle East.
Do you like the sound of hours of sunshine, a tax-free salary and an attractive relocation p More...28 September 2012 15:34
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
Unless you decide to stay in one role for your entire HR career, it is likely that you will gain experience in both large and small organisations. Recent research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found that HR has just More...29 August 2012 16:30
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
If you are new to HR and think that you might want to specialise, the best advice would be to work in as many different aspects of the HR function as you can.
Find out what you enjoy, suggests Helen Straw, founder and managing director of consultan More...01 May 2012 10:35