Gareth Vorster

About Gareth Vorster

Profile: Simon Charles, HR director, Flybe

4 Jun 2008

Simon Charles landed at budget airline Flybe after a long HR career at various multinationals. So how has he dealt with the challenges of managing a regional workforce in an industry dogged by problems? Gareth Vorster finds out.

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Prison officers end suspension walk-out

2 May 2008

Prison officers have returned to work at six jails in Yorkshire, following a walk-out over the suspension of two colleagues...

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Postie redirected by police after getting short shrift over trouser blunder

2 May 2008

A postman was forced home by his employer, the Royal Mail, after he failed to follow the dress code and pitched up...

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Experts claim credit crunch should be used to boost employee engagement

2 May 2008

Employee engagement experts have called on organisations to use the current economic climate to their benefit when trying to increase...

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Northern Rock begins consultations with union over plans to cut 2,000 jobs

2 May 2008

Northern Rock, the nationalised mortgage lender has begun consultations with unions and staff over plans to shed 2,000 jobs.Up to...

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Mervyn King told to keep nose out of City bonus debate

2 May 2008

City recruitment experts have slammed Bank of England governor Mervyn King’s criticism of the Square Mile’s bonus culture, accusing him...

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HR offers to come clean on salaries in bid to promote pay parity

2 May 2008

HR professionals are prepared to reveal their own salaries in a bid to eradicate pay inequality, new research has indicated.A...

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Company cars lose allure as more employers switch to cash allowances

1 May 2008

UK companies are moving away from company cars, choosing to provide a cash allowance, instead, new research has revealed.A survey...

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Bank of England governor criticises City bonus culture

30 Apr 2008

Bank of England governor Mervyn King has warned that the high bonuses awarded to staff in the finance industry was...

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Birmingham Chamber of Commerce calls for workforce development

29 Apr 2008

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the government to develop the future and current workforce, instead of using...

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Blackburn & Darwen Council in last ditch talks over equal pay dispute

29 Apr 2008

Unions will hold last ditch talks tomorrow with Blackburn & Darwen Council to prevent strike action by council workers in...

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FirstGroup appoints John Evans as new group HR director

29 Apr 2008

Transport giant FirstGroup has appointed of John Evans in the new role of group HR director. Evans has moved to FirstGroup from his...

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TUC calls for better occupational health assistance from employers

28 Apr 2008

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on UK employers to provide better occupational health assistance, after it found that...

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Skills Pledge sign-up low as only 13% of UK employers take an interest

28 Apr 2008

Only 13% of UK employers have signed the Skills Pledge more than a year after its launch, new research has...

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Oil workers at Ineos’ Grangemouth refinery start 48-hour strike

28 Apr 2008

Hundreds of oil workers at Ineos’ Grangemouth refinery began a 48-hour strike yesterday, following a dispute over pensions.The strike forced...

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