Philip Whiteley asks whether or not "HR business partners" are signing up to a simplistic view of people as no more than a "cost". Experts say that the rush by HR professionals to align with short-term business goals can lead to higher rather th More...27 March 2013 12:47
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
Large-scale job cuts are on the cards after the Government's spending review. Handle them with care or it will cost you dearly, writes Daniel Thomas. With the dust settling on October's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), employers across both the p More...10 November 2010 12:31
The Chancellor significantly understated the impact of spending cuts on public sector jobs in the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) warned today. Unveiling the CSR in Parliament yesterda More...21 October 2010 11:55
The Government should approach public sector job cuts with the mindset of a "middle distance runner rather than a sprinter", according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Commenting ahead of today's official unemployment f More...15 September 2010 00:01
Hundreds of experienced social work staff are to be replaced by a call centre at Glasgow Council as part of a plan to save £180m over the next three years. The council has offered early retirement to all workers over 50, in a scheme which will cost £ More...08 June 2010 11:29
QinetiQ is planning to reduce costs by 10% and cut jobs and staff benefits.
The former government defence research agency will take the steps in a bid to shake off a "Civil Service mentality" and return to growth.
Leo Quinn, chief executive of Q More...28 May 2010 08:13
NOTE: This page is no longer being updated. Last entry 29 April 2010 On this page you will find the Personnel Today redundancy tracker which gives an idea as to how many redundancies there have been across the UK jobs market during the recession. More...20 January 2010 14:50
Gordon Brown is today expected to reveal how £10bn of public sector efficiency savings will be made over the next four years. About £3bn will come directly from Whitehall cuts. The prime minister is expected to announce £100m in savings in the cos More...07 December 2009 08:40
The Met Police has slashed its HR headcount by 330 without making any compulsory redundancies, Personnel Today has learned.
The cuts form part of a revamp of the function aimed at freeing up £15m a year , which will be ploughed back into fr More...14 October 2009 14:00
Employers should not be complacent about the number of claims accepted by employment tribunals falling by a fifth, according to law experts. Figures published by the Tribunals Service this week revealed that 151,000 claims had been accepted in 200 More...02 October 2009 10:01
The Met Police has denied press reports that it plans to axe 400 uniformed officers.
A spokesman told Personnel Today there were plans for civilians to take the jobs of custody officers. But she stressed there would be no job cuts and descri More...02 October 2009 09:45
Jackie Orme has remained defiant that she will keep her bonus this year despite the HR community calling on the boss of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to give it back.
Personnel Today exclusively revealed last month th More...01 October 2009 14:52
The latest round of employment law changes come into effect on 1 October. Their implications for the workplace should not be underestimated. Tara Craig asked industry figures for their thoughts on the changes to the National Minimum Wage rates, W More...30 September 2009 00:00
Now in its ninth year, the Top 40 Power Players aims to recognise HR's most prominent and influential professionals; those who have played a part in bringing people issues to the top of the business agenda and been a shining light for th More...28 September 2009 09:00
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets and NHS Tower Hamlets are to scrap the role of joint HR director. The two organisations, which have a combined workforce of more than 12,000, have shared HR director Deb Clarke for the past two-and-a-half years. More...23 September 2009 15:00
HR jobs at Sutton and Merton councils could be under threat as the London boroughs join forces to share their HR function.
The move to merge services is designed to save up to £500,000 a year and will see Sutton become the host provider. The Sutton More...23 September 2009 12:22
Defence giant BAE Systems is to axe 1,116 jobs and close an aircraft factory.
The firm said it aimed to shut the Woodford plant in Cheshire at the end of 2012, with the loss of 630 jobs. A further 205 positions are to go at the Samlesbury site and More...16 September 2009 08:53
The director of a national outplacement consultancy has met with Employment Minister Jim Knight MP to lobby for more support for white collar workers who may be facing redundancy for the first time. The Minister was visiting Swindon’s Jobcentre Plus on More...27 July 2009 16:07
AXA PPP Healthcare has written to its staff asking them to help the company save money by choosing between job losses and cuts to their pay and conditions. Staff at the health insurance firm's office inTunbridge Wells have been given the opportu More...16 June 2009 14:11