The Public Sector People Managers' Association (PPMA) exists to promote the best HR practices across the public sector. Martin Rayson, PPMA president, explains the current issues affecting the public sector during these times of economic restraint. More...06 March 2013 10:52
Organisations must change their approach to talent development in order to successfully define and achieve their business strategies, according to a report released today by Harvard Business Publishing (HBP).
Respondents to an annual report carried More...05 March 2013 16:22
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
It is in employers' interests to enable older workers to remain in employment for as long as possible, with more than half (56%) of those over the age of 55 planning to remain in work beyond state retirement age, according to the Chartered Institute of More...04 December 2012 15:48
People used to work beyond statutory retirement age because they enjoyed the purpose and social interaction of employment. Now they can't afford not to. How should benefits adapt to, and protect, an ageing workforce? Emma Page reports. With the aboli More...26 October 2012 10:06
A global survey of senior business figures has found that more than two-fifths believe that a failure to manage talent effectively has had a negative impact on their organisation's competitiveness.
The research, carried out for the Chartered Instit More...18 September 2012 11:03
The classic 360-degree-feedback model - feedback from your boss, peers and the people you supervise - is tried and tested, and is used in many organisations in many different ways. By getting structured feedback on specific behaviours and skills, i More...04 September 2012 16:56 More...16 August 2012 11:04
The UK is at risk of a shortage of leadership talent if it fails to identify and nurture potential leaders for the future, talent measurement company SHL has warned. SHL's analysis of global talent data found that the UK ranks third in the world for More...16 August 2012 11:04
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
Almost one employer in five (18%) expects staff to receive training prior to promotion to management positions, despite the majority of employers (93%) believing that low levels of management skills are harming their business.
This is acco More...07 August 2012 14:32
Employers could be losing vital skills from the workforce because they are failing to provide guidance to employees in the run-up to retirement, insurance and investment firm Aviva has warned.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) More...11 July 2012 00:03
Given the volatile economic climate, we need to attract and develop a new breed of executives able to cope with rapid, wide-ranging change, believes Chris Welford, director of Serco Consulting.
Attracting, retaining, motivating and developing t More...10 January 2012 00:01
Just 2% of organisations think that their global mobility functions and talent programmes are aligned, despite nine in 10 (90%) believing that such integration is important.
This is according to research from professional services firm Deloitte More...24 November 2011 00:01
Employers risk losing talented workers to other companies should they fail to tackle distrust in senior management, the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned.
According to the CIPD's quarterly "Employee outlook sur More...26 October 2011 09:59
Global job board Monster is to launch a professional networking platform on Facebook, which looks set to compete with the LinkedIn social network. The Facebook application, called BeKnown, will enable Facebook’s users to make professional connections More...26 June 2011 02:33
With youth unemployment soaring, the cost of attending university set to rocket and employers' recruitment budgets hit by the recession, young people could be forgiven for thinking that getting a decent job will be impossible in the coming years.
Ev More...02 March 2011 16:58
Listed companies should be required to report diversity progress on a "comply or explain basis" to boost the numbers of women in boardrooms, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). In a submission to the Davies review (subscr More...15 December 2010 09:39
UK companies are more at risk of missing talent opportunities than organisations in the US and Western Europe due to not managing succession planning on a global basis. Less than half (47%) of UK-based international companies manage success More...25 November 2010 00:01
Excavator manufacturer JCB will hire up to 200 new workers to meet an increase in demand.
The Staffordshire-based firm was forced to let go of almost 2,000 jobs during the recession but an "improvement in some markets" has helped, JCB's chief e More...15 April 2010 09:40