Managing HR in a business where the very nature of what it does means it is going to get smaller is a challenge few might relish. But Andrew Donovan, HR director at nuclear decommissioning company Magnox, seems to take it all in his stride. At 2012's Pe More...17 May 2013 09:05
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.
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UK businesses are lagging behind their US counterparts at maximising profit from their investment in people, according to research by professional services firm PwC. The PricewaterhouseCoopers Trends in Human Capital report analyses data from more More...26 July 2010 08:53
Employers "should be wary" of poaching staff from rival firms and look to introduce restrictive covenants to protect their own employees, legal experts have said. Last week the inter-dealer broker Tullett Prebon took its rival BGC Partners to the Hi More...07 December 2009 14:29
HR departments are ill prepared to deal with a potential economic upturn, new research has revealed.
Almost a third of 100 HR directors polled expressed concern that they did not have the appropriate plans to deal with a recovery in the economy.
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Cutting back on graduate recruitment during the recession will not prove cost-effective for employers in the long-term, HR experts have warned. They urged employers to recruit graduates this year, despite the downturn because delaying recruitment w More...22 June 2009 12:30
British Airways has offered 40,000 staff the option to work for free for up to a month to protect their jobs and help the troubled carrier navigate the global recession. But how do you sell such a potentially explosive idea to your workforce? And More...18 June 2009 10:38
One in five employees have been working for an extra 25 hours a week unpaid during the recession - equivalent to an extra three days of work, new research has revealed. The 'employee attitudes in the credit crunch' survey of 1,000 employees conducted More...16 June 2009 09:24
Employers are operating on a skills surplus rather than facing a skills gap, and must change their management practices to survive the recession, research has found. The Western European Location Skills Audit by Oxford Intelligence , publishedlast More...01 June 2009 09:54
McDonald's' HR chief hopes the burger chain will "one day" offer a PhD in restaurant management to existing staff. Courses equivalent to university degrees are also on David Fairhurst's wish-list, it has emerged, after the firm attracted 2,500 staff More...11 May 2009 12:26
Despite the downturn forcing many employers to address costs and consider layoffs, there are other ways of reducing staff costs - although they too can carry risks, says Michael Ball.
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BT Group has implemented a pay freeze for its entire 100,000-strong UK workforce, although senior executives may still get paid their bonuses this year. The telecoms giant blamed the tough economic conditions but said the decision to freeze staff pay More...12 March 2009 09:20
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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McDonalds, Asda and Royal Mail are among the big-name employers that have made it onto the shortlist for the regional Local Employment Partnership (LEP) Awards 2009. The event, run by Job Centre Plus, was introduced by the Department for Work an More...29 January 2009 06:55
Some sacked Woolworths staff may yet be 'saved' by Jamie Oliver after he declared he will cook up a scheme to try to "use" them. The celebrity TV chef is deliberating ways to rescue some of the 27,000 employees who lost their jobs when the retailer More...13 January 2009 12:30
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
A government-sanctioned national blacklist of staff sacked for dishonesty is struggling to attract employers because they are too worried about the bad press, Personnel Today has learned. The National Staff Dismissal Register , launched by a gov More...05 December 2008 07:01
A luxury hotel chain will use work experience students to make up the overtime hours currently worked by permanent employees if the UK loses its opt-out to the Working Time Directive (WTD) next month, Personnel Today has learned. The acting H More...19 November 2008 07:01
When disaster strikes, getting employees back to work is an essential part of the recovery process, so employers need to invest time and effort in training managers and staff to deal with traumatic situations. More...18 November 2008 00:00
Microsoft's new HR chief has vowed to get more women into IT jobs at the software giant as one of her first priorities.
Sarah Fisher, who replaced Dave Gartenberg as HR director five weeks ago, told Personnel Today she was "personally committed" More...14 November 2008 07:56