Private sector firms bidding for government contracts will now have to publish details of their diversity policies, the government has confirmed. Speaking ahead of the first draft of the Equality Bill to be unveiled this week, the director general More...19 June 2008 14:35
I write regarding Mike Berry's editorial comment that called for larger charities to offer free HR support to smaller ones in response to the issues raised about the high number of grievances in the voluntary sector ( Personnel Today , 17 Ju More...19 June 2008 00:00
More than two-thirds of companies are in favour of linking staff bonuses to ethical behaviour, although only one in five currently practice it, a survey has found. The 2008 European Corporate Integrity Survey , which surveyed 100 senior managers of More...13 June 2008 11:07
A new membership group to help employers meet the needs of carers in their workforce has been launched. Employers for Carers aims to offer a range of support from good practice guidance to training and consultancy. A core group of firms including B More...12 June 2008 13:45
I manage a women-only driving school. I recently discovered one of my new instructors is a transsexual and was formerly a man. This doesn't bother me, but some clients might mind. Legally, where do I stand and what are the implications? Putting More...10 June 2008 00:00
Many of the stereotypes of so-called Generation Y workers have been turned on their head by the findings of a survey of 16,000 employees. People born between 1980 and 1994 are actually less bothered about corporate social responsibility and hav More...30 May 2008 00:01
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
Business leaders this morning called on the government and employers to rescue millions of mistreated UK workers from exploitation reminiscent of practices that were considered exploitative in the 19th century. A report by the TUC-backed Commission More...07 May 2008 08:10
Argos, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's are among a string of household-name retailers pledging to reduce the direct environmental impact of their businesses. The British Retail Consortium (BRC), which represents retail employers, announced a ser More...01 May 2008 11:21
We forget that the majority of employees are actually environmentally sensitive and responsible in their private lives, and yet, when they walk into our offices, it appears they leave personal values at the front door ('HR needs to champion sustainab More...23 April 2008 13:03
More than 250 employees at under-fire defence company BAE were sacked last year for unethical behaviour - a rise of 17% on the previous year. BAE's multi-billion pound arms deal with Saudi Arabia is currently under the spotlight following a High Cou More...14 April 2008 09:52
UK companies could save £3bn annually by switching to greener company cars, new research has suggested. A survey of 400 board-level executives, by environmental organisation Energy Saving Trust, found that 55% of respondents were encouraged by their More...10 April 2008 10:35
TNT Post is encouraging its employees to go green by launching the UK's first WAP-enabled [wireless] mobile phone carbon calculator. The tool allows workers to calculate and measure carbon emissions, access 'green' tips and offset their c More...10 April 2008 09:50
Plastic surgery, a diamond ring, escorts, council tax, a honeymoon, Viagra and a goat are just some of the outrageous expenses claims uncovered by a survey from Travelodge.
The budget hotel chain claimed UK workers are swindling their bosses of mor More...01 April 2008 11:00
A better reputation for HR is more important than increased training and higher pay in attracting new talent to the HR profession, according to leading practitioners. Personnel Today , in conjunction with professional services firm Pricewaterhous More...20 March 2008 09:47
Eight in 10 employees bemoan the fact there is no training in place to teach them how to reduce their firm's carbon emissions, new research has found. A YouGov survey of more than 4,300 people carried out for the Carbon Trust found that of thos More...19 March 2008 14:49
The government has set up a new £13m fund which will enable public sector employees, including doctors, nurses, police and teachers to still receive pension contributions while volunteering their skills in some of the world's poorest countries.
It c More...18 March 2008 10:00
Children at a Jersey children's home were locked up in solitary confinement an employment tribunal has heard. Former care home manager Simon Bellwood said children at the Greenfields unit were referred to as 'inmates' and rooms were termed 'cells'. More...12 March 2008 09:07
There has been a major increase in the number of British companies training staff in business ethics, research has found. A study by the Institute of Business Ethics of the top 350 listed companies found that 71% now provide training on codes, comp More...10 March 2008 10:47
The use of bottled water for meetings and other official business is to be phased out across government departments.
Cabinet secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell has written to the head of every department suggesting they should replace bottled water with More...07 March 2008 15:09