The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow in 2014. The organisers are appealing for 15,000 volunteers, with applications closing today, 28 February 2013. While the Commonwealth Games are likely to have most impact on employers in Scotland, there will More...28 February 2013 13:57
Employers should focus their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes on getting more people into work rather than environmental initiatives, according to a report by welfare-to-work provider Working Links.
The report found that, w More...23 October 2012 12:00
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
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 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
With Christmas only three weeks away, Personnel Today and XpertHR present a seasonal feast of employment related questions, case studies and advice on everything from managing the office Christmas party to employing seasonal temps...
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Pay restraint is needed to stop people losing their jobs, a leading economist told delegates at the Business Well-Being Network annual conference this month. Lord Richard Layard, emeritus professor of economics at the London School of Eco More...22 November 2010 15:27
Could the Conservatives' ambition to create the "Big Society" boost employer-supported volunteering? Guy Sheppard explores the potential for linking the two.
It was central to the Conservatives' general election campaign and will feature prominently More...04 October 2010 13:27
The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20
HR professionals are used to ensuring compliance and best practice around employment law, but are they aware of their organisation's carbon reduction commitments?
With less than 10% of the estimated 20,000 firms that will have to participate in th More...20 August 2010 14:34
The Environment Agency has banned staff from taking most domestic flights and flying to cities such as Paris and Brussels, in a bid to lead by example. The government quango has banned flights to places inside and outside the UK that can be easily re More...07 June 2010 08:37
Cycle to Work schemes present various legal questions, the answers to which Ben Stepney and Megan Fradgley provide below.
This article is part of a Personnel Today Buyers' Guide, a free, independent resource for employers thinking of impl More...28 May 2010 13:55
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Cycle to work schemes offer employers and employees a raft More...28 May 2010 09:00
Climate change is generally accepted as the largest single issue facing humankind, and according to recent government statistics, the impact of the non-domestic sector is significantly higher than that of residential users. Despite the current econ More...17 March 2010 12:00
Marks and Spencer (M&S) has pledged to insulate the homes of every employee for free as part of its mission to become the world's most sustainable retailer by 2015.
Staff will also receive a free home energy monitor and be given the opport More...02 March 2010 16:14
Companies convicted of corporate manslaughter will face fines of upwards of £500,000 from this week, reports the Financial Times .
Under new guidance issued by the Sentencing Guidelines Council, companies found guilty in the courts will be f More...16 February 2010 08:21
A fireworks factory owner has been found guilty of the manslaughter of two firemen killed in an explosion on the premises.
Alpha Fireworks owner Martin Winter of Shortgate, near Lewes, East Sussex, was found "grossly negligent", as he knew an unlic More...15 December 2009 09:11
Employers have a part to play in meeting the country's carbon emission targets. One way is through encouraging staff to use public transport. Nick Golding details how it works. The role that employers will have to play, should the UK government sta More...03 December 2009 12:40
CORRECTION: The following article incorrectly represented some of the findings of the Brand Emissions survey. Sky is in fact rated in the top third of those companies reviewed in the Brand Emissions report. Its absolute emissions went up slightly More...25 November 2009 09:07
The Conservatives have pledged to seek advice from the UK's top employers on how to cut the emissions of government departments.
Shadow chancellor George Osborne said the Tories would work with companies including Tesco, BT and B&Q to learn how More...25 November 2009 08:38