A business model from corporate responsibility organisation BITC can improve employee wellness and engagement, says Louise Aston. Sickness absence costs UK employers £8.4 billion each year; but the cost of presenteeism - employees working when they'r More...14 February 2011 00:01
Civilian staff are being used by police forces to investigate serious crimes, it has emerged. The new workers have already been sent to interview rape victims and investigate murders after just six months training, according to officers' groups. More...24 November 2009 14:02
Almost one in 10 applications for senior jobs in the financial sector has been withdrawn since the Financial Services Authority (FSA) started to vet senior staff last October.
Since the measures were introduced 15 of the 174 executives who ap More...01 September 2009 08:30
Employers should wise up to working with colleges, schools and universities to ensure future job candidates possess appropriate skills, according to an HR chief.
Paul Speer, head of apprentice recruitment at communications giant BT, told Personnel More...19 March 2009 08:02
Introducing or improving competency-based interviews and online psychometric tests have been the most effective changes employers have made to their candidate selection processes, according to a study by Personnel Today's sister publication Employmen More...10 March 2008 16:02
The number of IT vacancies in the UK is at its highest for five years, a study has revealed. A survey by Personnel Today's sister publication Computer Weekly found that the number of techie jobs advertised has risen by 26% since the start More...22 November 2007 14:27
I totally agree with Warren Broadbent (Letters, Personnel Today 10 April). Job applicants are totally ignored if long, valuable and directly relevant experience is obtained in a 'different' sector. I have been a civil servant for 27 years an More...24 April 2007 15:59
Women are rated as better job interviewers than men, according to research.
More than half (56%) of 1,000 UK job interviewees questioned by the Water for Fish HR consultancy considered female interviewers to be more skilful than their male co More...08 November 2006 14:46
Property adviser GVA Grimley has introduced online psychometric tests to enhance its graduate recruitment process.
Each year the company receives between 600 and 800 applications for between 30 and 70 places on a two-year graduate schemes.
"We we More...03 October 2006 09:48
Job interview discrimination disadvantages ethnic minorities. More...07 June 2006 09:02
Chairman of chief infomation officers board at E-Skills highlights need for essential IT skills. More...28 March 2006 11:30
Differentiating between equally qualified candidates is the real challenge for employers, according to the CIPD. More...18 August 2005 09:00
UK businesses are losing talented younger staff as uninspired 'stags' block their career paths. More...09 August 2005 10:27
The European Personnel Selection Office (Epso), the body responsible for the recruitment of EU officials, is introducing computer-based testing to cope with the large number of candidates who want to join the organisation More...26 July 2005 00:00
French pharmaceutical firm Galderma has introduced a competency scheme to tackle a generation gap between more experienced staff and younger managers who were not being developed for succession.
Head of HR, Alain Kirsch, told the Barcelona conference More...26 April 2005 00:00
Network Rail has announced that it will employ almost 200 of the 5,000 Rover workers who have been made redundant. More...22 April 2005 11:10
Security staff have been given until 5 June to gain licence to operate. More...06 April 2005 14:42
Senior officer causes outrage over suicidal tendencies of Army's new recruits. More...22 March 2005 10:33
Councils are facing a crisis in recruitment for regulatory services such as trading standards and environmental health, according to the Employers' Organisation for Local Government (EO), which has invested £780,500 to tackle skills shortages.
The fun More...19 November 2004 12:12
The Department of Trade and Indstry (DTI) will today launch its five-year programme putting science, innovation and technology at the centre of the UK's future industrial success
The programme maps out 'a new industrial policy' with the ambition of ma More...17 November 2004 12:05