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The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has been branded "unfair" after it emerged that chief executive Jackie Orme received a bonu More...23 September 2009 15:57
Boots has ended its commitment to industry-recognised ethical trading standards designed to protect workers from exploitation and forced labour. The retailer's decision to pullout of the Ethical Trading Initiative has sparked criticism that More...15 June 2009 16:08
As the recession drags on, corporate social responsibility risks finding itself on the back-burner. But will it stay there when the economy picks up? And is it a valuable contributor to the business, or just a sop to those who feel guilty about working in the corporate sector? Kate Hilpern investigates. More...20 May 2009 08:00
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.
More...04 May 2009 11:29
Swine flu is here in the UK , and no-one is sure how widely it will spread, and how severely it will strike.
There were three flu pandemics in the 20th century : in 1918, 1957 and 1968. Up to a quarter of the UK po More...01 May 2009 12:46
HR news and views including:
Swine flu: should employers really pay attention to the media hype and should HR be preparing now for a pandemic? Includes an interview with the editor at Personnel Today's sister publication, Occupational Health, More...01 May 2009 11:13
First Direct has been named as the first bank to receive the Carbon Trust Standard , thanks to the work of its HR function. T he bank received the award after staff were motivated to slash carbon emissions by more than 14% in one year - More...03 March 2009 11:19
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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The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) has asked its lawyers to decide if airline BMI has a case to answer after it alleged that the carrier withdrew pay from pilots' bank accounts last month.
A Balpa spokesman said its lawyers were exam More...05 February 2009 12:00
Snowed-in workers should not be forced to take holiday by "scrooge" employers because they've been kept away from work over the past few days, unions have warned.
The TUC has stressed it would be "bad practice" for organisations not to pay staff or More...04 February 2009 10:33
The General Medical Council (GMC) is warning employers to be aware of a major change to medical regulations that is expected next year. It claims that organisations ranging from police forces to airlines could be affected by the new law - expected in More...16 December 2008 10:00
Our weekly HR news and analysis audio programme includes:
98% of those losing their jobs in the three months to August are men;
Is HR partly to blame for some of the banks' troubles?
And Personnel Today launches a new campaign to More...17 October 2008 15:50
Campaigns to end global poverty will fail unless more people are given decent jobs, the TUC has warned.
The warning comes ahead of World Day for Decent Work, a global day of action on 7 October, when millions of unionists around the world will dem More...03 October 2008 13:04
Abbey has launched a new emergency care service for its employees that could save the company £500,000 a year.
The bank has teamed up with care provider My Family Care to provide a 24-hour database of contacts through which Abbey staff will be abl More...02 October 2008 13:09
The salaries of thousands of British workers are about to hit the internet, according to reports. International website Glassdoor.com is said to be about to add British wages to its extensive searchable database. It is another step towards wage More...21 August 2008 10:00
Intelligence service MI5 has teamed up with a gay lobby group to actively recruit more homosexual staff, it has emerged.
The UK security service has hired gay activist organisation Stonewall to advise on how it can attract more lesbian or gay cand More...18 August 2008 10:30
The HR chief at an environmental consultancy has spoken of the benefits to staff of being deployed on voluntary projects to help charities.
Workers at WSP Environment and Energy are to give up five working days and five days of their own time over t More...07 August 2008 08:00
The government has announced plans to slash the carbon footprint of its computer systems. Information and communications technology (ICT) is responsible for up to 20% of carbon emissions generated by government offices - about 460,000 tonnes a More...17 July 2008 12:58
Vodafone sacked or disciplined 429 employees for fraud or ethical breaches last year, according to figures revealed in its annual corporate responsibility report. The mobile communications giant also dismissed or warned 186 contractors during 200 More...07 July 2008 10:00
One-third of workers have sneaked a preview of sensitive company information on laptops or confidential work documents while travelling on trains, a survey has revealed. A survey by flexible working provider Regus out this week also found that more t More...20 June 2008 10:00