Workplace Issues and Advice

How I made a difference: Lucy Lofting, interim HR director, Central YMCA

28 Jul 2009

As a transformational change HR director, my role is normally to help companies take their staff with them when the...

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How I made a difference: Leonie Lonton, global employee development director, Save the Children

16 Jul 2009

We were aware that we needed to invest in developing our leaders, and that it was not just what they...

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How I made a difference: Heather James, HR director, Vantis

17 Jun 2009

Managing internal capacity in a downturn, the main aim is to retain people and minimise the risk to jobs. Vantis...

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My mentor: Linda Maughan, HR director, Middlesborough Borough Council

1 Jun 2009

Like most people, I’ve had a series of mentors. Mine began with the girl who sat beside me at school,...

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Best and worst decisions: Jackie Lowe, HR director, beCogent

26 May 2009

Best decisionMy best decision was studying for an MBA. I started in 2002 and graduated from Reading University four years...

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How I see HR: Jeremy Swain, chief executive, Thames Reach

19 May 2009

If you have a board without HR experience, you’re lacking something, but a senior management team need not necessarily have...

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Return on investment from your candidate attraction

18 May 2009

Return on investment (ROI) can be seen as a dry number-crunching proposition. While to some extent this is true, ROI...

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My mentor: Zoe Venn, project manager, personnel, John Lewis

13 May 2009

My mentor is a head of department within our online business, John Lewis Direct, where I worked before my recent...

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How I made a difference: European v US law

6 May 2009

I became European HR director at BearingPoint in July 2004. I had a succession of global HR leaders as my...

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My best and worst decisions: Craig Jones, global head of diversity, Barclays Wealth

4 May 2009

Best decisionIt was a great idea for me to move into financial services. It might seem like a strange career...

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How I see HR: Brian Thomson, managing director EMEA, Rackspace

20 Apr 2009

We see ourselves as a service company within the technology sector, and as an extension of our customers, so it’s...

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Three of a kind: Leadership skills

20 Apr 2009

Living leadership – a practical guide for ordinary heroesGeorge Binney, Gerhard Wilke and Colin WilliamsFT Prentice HallISBN:0273722085The authors start by saying “To...

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Don’t let your employer brand fall off the graduate radar

20 Apr 2009

Just as the class of 2009 face formidable challenges, so do graduate recruiters. Competition for jobs has never been so...

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My best and worst decisions: Amanda Harris, head of HR, The Institute of Ismaili Studies

16 Apr 2009

Best decisionMy best career decision was taking an MSc in organisational psychology at Birkbeck, University of London.I did it part-time...

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My mentor: Tamie Hutchins, HR business partner, Grass Roots

14 Apr 2009

Identifying that I could benefit from having a mentor was easy, and so was working out what I wanted to...

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