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
IBM’s "Working beyond borders" study of insights from the global HR directors revealed that nearly 70% of those interviewed wanted to improve the operational efficiency of their HR function. In this Personnel Today webinar, you will hear from IBM an More...15 January 2013 00:00
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
New guidelines that could radically change how NHS occupational health services operate, their oversight and even their branding are due to be unveiled in March 2011.
The Task and Finish Group, which was set up by the Government to implement the rec More...31 January 2011 16:20
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
Systematic reviews can have a role in forming guidelines for practice in occupational health, explains Diane Haddock.
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HR professionals are too process-driven to reap the benefits of using organisational development (OD) when managing change, delegates at a CIPD conference have warned.
Speaking at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development HRD conference i More...21 April 2010 14:04
NOTE: This page is no longer being updated.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
Defra's HR chief has admitted that Whitehall's imminent move to shared services may take two years to become fully operational.
A Treasury report by former Logica boss Martin Read, endorsed in the Budget last month, said up to 30% cost savings cou More...07 May 2009 10:27
People skills are more important than business savvy for managers during the downturn, business bosses have said. More than a quarter (27%) of chief executives surveyed by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) said effective people manag More...21 April 2009 10:25
HR has gone through a number of image overhauls over the years, but how much has it really changed? Five HR professionals who started out in each decade from the 1960s to the Noughties reveal how it was for them.
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Job losses continue to dominate the headlines as businesses scrabble to save money, but new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and professional services firm KPMG suggests companies are not being quite as ru More...03 February 2009 12:13
Job losses continue to dominate the headlines as businesses scrabble to save money. But there are plenty of alternatives to redundancy which can both save you cash and ensure you hang on to your best staff through the tough times. Nick Martindale report More...03 February 2009 12:13
Business guru Dave Ulrich has urged HR professionals to use the tough economic climate to their advantage in 2009 - by getting rid of poor performers. Speaking exclusively to Personnel Today , the HR legend said the global financial crisis gave More...05 December 2008 08:00
The Public Sector People Managers' Association (PPMA) is teaming up with its Scottish equivalent, the Society of Personnel Directors Scotland (SPDS) to co-operate on the development of consistent policies.
The new partnership comes at a challenging More...13 November 2008 11:12
Many employers are planning sweeping cuts to their workspaces to cope with the tightening economic squeeze, according to property experts.
The UK cities monitor 2008 report by estate agent Cushman & Wakefield in September found that a quarte More...07 October 2008 00:01
An intriguing vision of the UK's future workforce emerged from a raft of research published last week. It appears that in 20 years' time, we will be employing more women, more older people, more migrants - and possibly even holograms. A study by th More...06 October 2008 07:44
The somewhat vague concept of smart working can have tangible results for employers, HR directors told delegates at Harrogate last night.
At the annual Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development conference, several HR directors claimed they More...17 September 2008 09:35
Hewlett-Packard (HP), the world's largest computer company, is to cut 24,600 jobs as part of a shake-up of its business.
The cuts, which account for 7.5% of its workforce, will take place over the next three years as it combines operations with Ele More...16 September 2008 10:20
New Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) chief executive Kevin Green could not have picked a more tumultuous time to join the recruitment industry trade body. With the UK on the brink of recession, demand for staff at a five-year low and More...29 July 2008 13:00