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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
While politicians in the US and the UK might share a "special relationship", how much do our respective HR professions truly have in common? This is a question coming to the fore over the next few months, as proposals for the first US HR quality standar More...15 August 2012 15:33
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
Nick Kemsley of Henley Business School continues our series on using data and statistics more effectively in HR. Planning the future needs of the workforce is not about producing a big spreadsheet full of numbers. By the time this data becomes c More...01 August 2012 12:04
More organisations involve senior managers from outside the HR function in planning HR strategy than those that seek the input from those within it, research from XpertHR has found.
According to the XpertHR report How employers align HR with t More...30 July 2012 14:37
Business leaders increasingly agree that taking a strategic approach to planning the future workforce will unlock great value, but effective strategic workforce planning remains an elusive, somewhat mythical beast. Only a small number of organisations a More...25 July 2012 16:03
The number of women appointed to board-level jobs at top UK companies has reached "unprecedented levels", with women making up 44% of FTSE 100 board appointments made since March and 40% of those in FTSE 250 companies. This is according to statistics More...24 July 2012 16:28
A week is a long time in politics. One might say the same of so-called "casino banking", and these last few weeks must have felt very long for Barclays Bank. The financial giant has gone from being toasted for not having to take taxpayer bail-out mo More...23 July 2012 15:28
More than half of employees are "not bothered" about their work, as the result of corporate scandals eroding their trust in senior leaders.
This is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which published its latest More...23 July 2012 11:50
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
The Government is seeking views on how a right to request employee ownership could work, as it looks to "knock down the barriers" that prevent businesses from following the likes of John Lewis.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and employment relatio More...05 July 2012 16:54
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
There are numerous definitions of benchmarking but, in essence, it is learning from others through the comparative analysis of process performance, writes Ray Wilkinson, director of The Best Practice Club.
These processes can be people-, business- More...22 June 2012 15:36
The benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) for businesses are well documented: it can help to improve an organisation's reputation and aid recruitment because potential employees find altruistic organisations attractive. It can also&nbs More...06 June 2012 13:07
With football's European Championships just around the corner, organisations can gain a lot of insight from managers working in "the beautiful game".
A few heads have rolled recently in the cut-throat world of Premier League football, and this More...01 June 2012 09:57
Recruiting in the "noughties" was tough; it was a decade in which we were all obsessed by "Generation Y" that was notoriously very hard to please. In HR and employment circles, Generation Y candidates seemed to have a huge amount of confidence, More...31 May 2012 16:56
For the past year, employers have been unable to give notice of retirement to employees, and it is more than five years since age discrimination legislation was introduced in the UK.
One might expect that organisations have made significant progres More...17 May 2012 12:37
Directors with HR backgrounds are "seriously under-represented" in the boardrooms of the UK's largest companies, making up less than 1% of their board members. This is according to research from HR recruiter Ortus, which found that, of the 595 board More...10 May 2012 14:38