Personnel Today acquires HR World

The publisher of Personnel Today, Reed Business Information, has acquired the publishing rights to the magazine HR World from Martin Leach Publishing Group Ltd.

The magazine has a distribution arrangement with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the US, which provides the title with access to the society’s 6,000 Global Forum members.

The title will be re-launched in the New Year, with a new name – Global HR – and will be published10 times a year instead of its current six.

Trevor Parker, publishing director of the Personnel Today portfolio said: "This acquisition is an excellent fit with RBI’s existing portfolio of leading publications within the HR sector. It extends our coverage into the rapidly expanding international HR market – a market with a real information need, which I am confident Global HR will deliver."

The current editor Pepi Sappal and advertisement manager Andrew Richland have joined RBI with the publication.

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