Corporate social responsibility

The L&Q team collect their 2014 Youth Employment Initiative trophy

Personnel Today Awards 2014 winners: L&Q show the best Youth Employment Initiative

London-based housing association L&Q won the second ever Personnel Today Award for the best Youth Employment Initiative at last month’s...

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Elitist Britain: What can organisations do to improve social mobility?

15 Sep 2014

Earlier this month, a government report revealed how senior public service posts are still dominated by a privately educated elite....

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Purpose and profit – how giving back helps organisations grow

5 Sep 2014

Geoff McDonald, former senior VP of HR at Unilever, believes that all organisations must consider what their purpose is in...

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Only 7% go to independent schools such as Eton. Photo: REX/David Hartley

Declare social background of your workforce, urges Milburn

28 Aug 2014

Employers should declare the social background of their workforce in order to combat the “social elitism” that exists in senior...

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The youth unemployment crisis – is training and development part of the problem or the answer?

Youth unemployment: is training and development part of the problem or the answer? (webinar)

25 Jun 2014

Available on demand. Hundreds of thousands of young people are currently taking their exams. For many, these...

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Is Oxbridge losing its appeal? Why a 2:1 degree is not the only talent benchmark

16 Jun 2014

Employers are increasingly turning their back on the idea that to work for them you need at least a 2:1...

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How corporate social responsibility switched focus towards L&D

9 Apr 2014

With youth unemployment still high, John Charlton looks at how corporate responsibility is tackling skills shortages and boosting reputation.

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Barclays - overall winners of the Personnel Today Awards 2013

PT Awards profile: Barclays triumph in youth employment

2 Apr 2014

As the Personnel Today Awards 2014 open for entries, Jo Faragher begins a weekly profile of last year’s winners. As...

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Apprenticeship employers set to grow

3 Mar 2014

The proportion of employers planning to take on apprenticeships in the next five years has risen to 44%, according to...

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Commonwealth Games 2014 volunteering: what employers can do now

28 Feb 2013

The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow in 2014. The organisers are appealing for 15,000 volunteers, with applications closing today,...

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Corporate social responsibility schemes ‘should help long-term unemployed’

23 Oct 2012

Employers should focus their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes on getting more people into work rather than environmental initiatives, according to...

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Barclays scandal: ethical lessons for business

23 Jul 2012

A week is a long time in politics. One might say the same of so-called “casino banking”, and these last...

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Why ‘doing good’ can benefit your career

6 Jun 2012

The benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) for businesses are well documented: it can help to improve an organisation’s reputation...

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The value of experience and internships

2 Mar 2011

With youth unemployment soaring, the cost of attending university set to rocket and employers’ recruitment budgets hit by the recession,...

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Christmas HR all wrapped up: An employer’s guide to office parties, bank holidays, religious discrimination, seasonal work and Christmas bonuses

2 Dec 2010

With Christmas only three weeks away, Personnel Today and XpertHR present a seasonal feast of employment related questions, case studies...

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