Tesco is sending all 280,000 of its UK employees a guide to managing their money as it ramps up its efforts to help them through the economic crisis. The supermarket giant is distributing the Financial Services Authority's essential guide to personal More...04 November 2008 07:36
Managers are worse at saying 'thank you' than they were 10 years ago, according to a survey. A poll of 1,088 workers by business consultancy Maritz found UK businesses were split between 'thankers' and 'thank nots'. More than a third claimed bosses More...10 October 2008 07:40
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
Wychavon District Council has been crowned the best council to work for in an annual competition. The council - based in Worcestershire - beat scores of other local authorities in the contest run by workplace engagement consultancy Best Compani More...25 September 2008 12:25
Pressure on employers to fund and facilitate healthcare and pensions schemes will intensify as the government struggles with the rising costs of an ageing workforce, a new survey has claimed. A report by think tank the World Economic Forum (WEF), More...24 September 2008 11:27
Coca-Cola has proved that tailoring career development to suit high-potential employees can dramatically increase internal promotions and thereby save the company huge recruitment costs. Stevens Sainte-Rose, HR director for the marketing, strategy an More...17 September 2008 09:37
Teenagers and young adults - the so-called Generation Y - have witnessed their parents working tirelessly in pursuit of bigger salaries and promotions and don't fancy slogging their guts out in the same way. At least, that's what several rec More...14 September 2008 21:00
Much has been written and postulated about Generation Y. This generation of workers is generally described as ambitious and demanding, wanting a high degree of work-life balance at the same time as challenging and interesting work. They are also c More...12 September 2008 17:57
Employers have been urged to place more value on volunteering in their recruitment process and promote it as an effective tool for staff development. The Discovering talent - Developing skills report, by youth volunteering organisation V, draws o More...12 September 2008 07:35
HR professionals are being asked to take part in a confidential online survey on staff retention and turnover, the results of which will be featured in Personnel Today magazine and on Personneltoday.com early next year. The survey, by employee More...11 September 2008 10:28
Manufacturing company WL Gore, which consistently tops the lists of best places to work, boasts a hierarchy-free structure. So what's it like to work in its HR team? Jo Faragher met HR leader Ann Gillies. Imagine working in an organisation where ther More...22 July 2008 00:00
There are some leaders who are so iconic that life without them would be unimaginable – and this is as true of the business world as of the political or cultural world.
Yet business leaders are as entitled to their retirement as the rest More...22 July 2008 00:00
Clare Chapman has told Personnel Today that her 18 months as workforce director-general at the NHS have been a "privilege" - and that she believes the health service's new staff constitution will improve poorly-performing trusts. Speaking exclu More...14 July 2008 01:01
A report into the future of the UK public sector has called for changes to the make-up of government departments - including the addition of a new director position. The Review of the Public Services Industry by economist DeAnne Julius call More...11 July 2008 10:20
Western managers are falling behind their Chinese counterparts in education and training, research has warned. China has the fastest growing global economy and - according to a study by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) - also boasts More...24 June 2008 09:20
For Nicholas Higgins ( Letters, Personnel Today , 25 March ), self-appointed human capital management school 'dean', and self-opinionated consultant Paul Kearns ( Letters, Personnel Today , 11 March) to criticise the recent authoritative re More...21 April 2008 11:19
An exodus of managers over the next 10 years could leave many councils struggling to fill vacancies and deliver services, a new report has warned. A study by the New Local Government Network think-tank found that a combination of widespread retirem More...21 April 2008 08:09
Talking at the PricewaterhouseCoopers HR conference in Rome last month, Dave Ulrich defended his famous business partner model, and had some advice for HR professionals. More...15 April 2008 10:48
Organisations face losing skilled managers by not investing in their development and failing to motivate them, new research has suggested. The result is a disconnect between managers and leaders over the importance of motivating factors such as More...15 April 2008 08:07
COA Solutions, a provider of business and information management systems, has acquired UK HR software firm ASR Computers for an undisclosed fee.
The deal, COA's ninth in the past five years and in conjunction with its previous acquisitions of HR an More...10 April 2008 08:00