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Prince Philip: an HR reformer of his time?

Prince Philip achieved much that would impress a modern HR practitioner in his earlier years at Buckingham Palace.

Grant Eldred joins Clifford Chance as chief people officer

25 Feb 2021

Eldred starts new role in April, having previously worked as global head of HR transformation at Goldman Sachs. He will sit on the firm’s executive operations group.

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2021 nominations open for CIPD’s highest accolade

8 Jan 2021

The nominations for 2021 CIPD chartered companion status – a highly regarded accolade within the HR world – were opened on 1 January.

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Movers and shakers autumn 2020: HR appointments at REC and Euro Car Parts

10 Nov 2020

Personnel Today’s November update of recent appointments in the HR world include Sarah Thewlis becoming chair of the Recruitment and...

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Jo Swinson joins a CIPD event today to discuss gender diversity in the boardroom. Photo: Steve Back/REX

Movers and shakers: HR appointments – Jo Swinson heads to Cranfield

26 Aug 2020

Highlights among some of the latest people moves in HR.

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Unison general secretary Dave Prentis. Photo: REX/Geoff Pugh

Dave Prentis to step down after 19 years leading Unison

13 Jul 2020

General secretary of the UK's largest union announces he is to retire.

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Uber’s head of HR Liane Hornsey resigns after discrimination probe

11 Jul 2018

Uber’s chief people officer has resigned following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination at the firm....

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Sir Cary Cooper delivered the opening keynote at the 2015 CIPD Annual Conference.

Sir Cary Cooper elected as new CIPD president

15 Dec 2015

Sir Cary Cooper has been elected as the new president of the CIPD, the HR membership body has announced.

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Arriva appoints HR director to bus and rail divisions

1 Oct 2013

Bus and train operator Arriva has announced that Rachel Baldwin has become its new HR director in the UK.Working as...

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Barclays appoints Irene McDermott Brown as group HR director

25 Jul 2013

Irene McDermott Brown, pictured above, has been appointed as Barclays’ group human resources director, after nine months in the role as...

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A minute with… O2’s David Stephenson

18 May 2012

David Stephenson is head of learning and development (L&D) at O2. To coincide with Adult Learners’ Week, Stephenson talks Personnel...

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David Fairhurst of McDonald’s appointed to UK Commission for Employment and Skills

21 Jul 2011

David Fairhurst, chief people officer of McDonald’s Europe and a former Personnel Today HR Director of the Year, has been...

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On the move: Gillian Fox and Marisa Jerrison

28 Jul 2009

Gillian Fox has joined Friends Provident as HR director. She joins from the Royal Bank of Scotland, where she was...

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Top job: Carmel McKeogh, head of HR and organisational development, Blackpool Council

28 Jul 2009

Where were you working before, and what were your responsibilities?I was head of HR at Stockport Council, with responsibility for...

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Top job: Steve Bright, global head of HR, consulting division, Hewitt Associates

16 Jul 2009

Where were you working before, and what were your responsibilities?I was the group HR director at Detica, a fast growing...

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