The salaries of top executives in the public sector must be reined in and a link established between the highest- and lowest-paid employees if pay inequality in the public sector is to be reduced, an employment expert has warned. Will Hutton, executive More...02 December 2010 08:58
Comparing the pay of directors and employees will do little to address concerns over executive pay unless disclosures are placed into context, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has warned. Speaking at the CBI conference on 25 October, business secretary V More...26 October 2010 16:32
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Cycle to work schemes offer employers and employees a raft More...28 May 2010 09:00
The government is to announce proposals today to force companies to make public what they are doing to increase the number of women in senior roles. Ministers have asked the Financial Reporting Council to consider adding a clause to the UK corporate More...08 March 2010 09:32
An overhaul in the way banks and big financial institutions are governed will have repercussions for other sectors and should enhance the role of HR. Guy Sheppard looks at the implications. With billions of pounds of taxpayers' money now propping u More...01 December 2009 11:15
Banks will have to reveal the number of staff taking home more than £1m a year in pay and bonuses, under a government plan to reform how the City operates. The proposals are part of a Treasury report on corporate governance in the Square Mile, writt More...26 November 2009 08:53
After criticism of the Serious Fraud Office's (SFO) failure to bring any cases of overseas corruption, the past couple of months have seen its successful prosecution of bridge-builder Mabey & Johnson for corruption in Jamaica and Ghana, and its st More...04 November 2009 12:34
Conservative plans to end the civil service "job for life" culture could allow ministers to sack the senior officials who run Whitehall departments. Under the plans , being overseen up by shadow Cabinet office minister Francis Maude, officials woul More...27 October 2009 11:02
HR must be extra-vigilant against a rise in fraud by company directors during the recession, a lawyer has warned.
Statistics published by the government's UK Insolvency Service at the weekend revealed that the number of directors banned for crimina More...05 May 2009 14:11
B&Q employees have been rated among the most engaged in the world for the third time running, according to a global survey. The home improvement retailer is one of only eight organisations worldwide to win the Gallup Great Workplace Award three More...18 March 2009 08:01
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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A group of influential MPs has criticised the Treasury for a weak internal control system that led to a senior official paying his wife almost £100,000 for HR consultancy work.
David Partridge, former chief operating officer at the Revenue & Cu More...13 November 2008 07:34
The debate over HR's role in the banking crisis raged on last week.
HR practitioners rushed to Personnel Today's community site HR Space to give their views after industry figures said reckless lending had been fuelled by poor people management. More...24 October 2008 11:33
Woolworths' group HR director Claire Tiney has left the company as part of a management shake-up by the retailer's new boss. Tiney only joined the company in February, replacing former HR chief Robin Mills. She came on board with significant HR experi More...24 October 2008 11:08
Senior UK executives are unfazed by the economic downturn and believe working as usual and focusing on training will steer them through unharmed, a survey has found. A survey by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) of 1,118 senior executives foun More...14 October 2008 11:05
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
Growing pressure on employers to be environmentally friendly from government and consumers will lead to a 'green' skills gap in the UK, a report has warned. The survey of 575 senior executives, conducted by engineering consultant Royal Haskoning, rev More...12 September 2008 08:45
The police force's target culture is forcing HR teams to reward officers on the basis of how many arrests they make, rather than on how satisfied the public is with their services, a senior figure has warned.
Andrew Marston, HR director More...05 June 2008 16:34
Morrisons has trained more than 110,000 staff in energy awareness as part of drive to drastically reduce its carbon footprint, it was revealed last week.
The supermarket giant's 'Switching On to Switching Off' training programme has resulted in a More...15 May 2008 16:00
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has suspended its main board after an external review highlighted leadership failings in the wake of its loss of two CDs containing the child benefit data on 25 million people. An interim panel of advisers from the More...16 April 2008 12:05