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
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
It's the rare resignation that is welcomed with a bolt of lightning and cries of despair from around the globe.
But this week, the Catholic Church was left with an undeniably tricky people management issue, as its 85-year-old head, Pope Be More...12 February 2013 15:39
There has been much recent media scrutiny into the departure of high-profile executives - from Barclays chief Bob Diamond to BBC Newsnight chief Peter Rippon. The back stories to those departures may be hugely different, but the issues each organisation More...30 October 2012 09:22
Private-sector employers are holding on to more staff than they need in order to preserve workforce skills, but fear that they will have to make cutbacks in the coming year if the economy does not recover. This is according to the Chartered Institute More...13 August 2012 00:00
According to some, public sector leadership and management have been failing for some time. However, what has been all too apparent over the past couple of years is that many parts of the private sector were not performing much better. Until, that More...12 May 2011 12:42
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
Companies in the private sector say that hiring staff and improving their recruitment procedures are their top priorities for the coming year, while the public sector's key focus is on cost savings and change management. This is according t More...24 January 2011 10:20
As we emerge from the recession, it would be fair to assume that third sector organisations such as anti-poverty charity Oxfam would be under immense pressure to focus on financial outputs, leaving HR as an afterthought. With job shortages boosting volu More...08 December 2010 11:33
Nearly two-thirds of employers have indicated that a lack of in-house change management expertise was an issue during their most recent change programmes, according to a study by Xpert HR .
Although the skills that line managers need to manage More...08 September 2010 11:11
The majority of HR professionals want to be involved in organisational change as early as possible, according to a survey by XpertHR . Nearly all (96%) respondents said that HR should be involved at the earliest possible stage of the change mana More...06 September 2010 14:15
Tesco's HR team will face significant change management challenges following chief executive Terry Leahy's retirement, according to experts.
Leahy has been at the helm of the UK's largest supermarket chain for more than 13 years and was the mastermi More...09 June 2010 10:13
Neuroscience (the understanding of how the brain works) is beginning to show us why change is painful and why it is resisted, and what HR can do to make it easier for employees. More...08 June 2010 14:35
Channel 4 is to conduct a review of its 175-strong sales division.
The public service broadcaster will use management consultants Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to carry out the review; the completion date is unknown.
BCG is well known for its e More...06 May 2010 08:48
Some 77 leading academics have now signed a letter warning against Conservative plans to create an extra £6bn-worth of savings over the next year. The economists used the letter to warn that Tory savings proposals would damage confidence in the e More...16 April 2010 09:03
Staff have returned to basics during the recession, citing stability and security as the most important aspects of employment, research has revealed. The Global Workforce Study of 20,000 employees, by professional services company Towers Watson More...16 March 2010 00:01
Q I'm an old-school HR director, but have just been made responsible for change management. Where should I start? The HR expert's view Make sure you involve people and do not impose changes on them. You will need to ensure that you manage th More...01 March 2010 10:46
Virgin Trains' West Coast Main Line services could face further disruption in the spring as union leaders refuse to back down in a dispute about new working arrangements.
According to the Times , while leaders of the Transport Salaried Staffs As More...16 February 2010 08:36
The Conservatives have reiterated a pledge to create public sector worker co-operatives to enable staff to decide how the services they provide are run.... More...15 February 2010 13:27
Hundreds of jobs are at risk after Britain's biggest children's charity announced it would close dozens of offices.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said as part of a radical three-year "restructuring plan" the More...15 February 2010 08:53