Change management

Change management is the process by the employer, with the involvement of HR, of managing the move to new ways of working, an organisational restructure, or the introduction new processes.

The management of change within the workplace is something that all employers have to deal with. Change can be a difficult thing for employees, particularly if it involves redundancies or TUPE transfers.


Setting up access to IT could cost NHS a quarter of a million hours

10 May 2005

The time it takes to issue NHS staff with smartcards to access new IT systems could total over 250,000 hours

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Hostage situation

19 Apr 2005

Why did Ed Hoskin, vice-president of HR at Chiron Vaccines, lock himself and his team away for three days in a bid to thrash out the change management process? Nic Paton finds out

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HR professionals find switching sectors easier

18 Apr 2005

HR professionals wishing to switch sectors are in a much better position to do so, research suggests.

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Senior executives concerned about negative attitudes of employees

7 Apr 2005

Only a quarter of FTSE and public sector senior executives believe staff think that their ideas are valued, according to a recent survey.

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Businesses concerned over lack of public sector progress

29 Mar 2005

CBI survey reveals lack of faith in the chance of change occuring in public sector.

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Civil Service expands commissioner team

29 Mar 2005

The Civil Service has added seven new names to its list of commissioners.

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Standard Life wins recognition for decade of investing in people

24 Mar 2005

Finance company given achievement award by Investors in People for long-term commitment to best practice.

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Ineffective leaders holding back UK plc

23 Mar 2005

Two-thirds of UK organisations are suffering from a shortage of highly effective leaders, according to a survey of 664 training...

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HR Directors Club hears from top HR executive at Royal Mail

17 Mar 2005

The huge change management programme is like being “on an emotional rollercoaster”, Royal Mail's Kevin Green told the Personnel Today HR Directors Club

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HR jobs go west in Civil Service shake-up

15 Mar 2005

Up to 500 jobs in the Civil Service are being relocated from London and the South East to South Wales.

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Taking up the change challenge

8 Mar 2005

Change is a priority for the public sector following the Gershon Efficiency Review, which called for government departments to save a total of £21.5bn. But with new CIPD research warning that more than 40% of UK organisations are failing to meet the objectives of change management programmes, there are a number of hurdles to overcome. Over the next two pages, Mike Berry finds out how two government departments are facing up to the challenges

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Pushing the agenda for change

8 Mar 2005

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has been in the spotlight recently - mostly for leading the introduction of a fox-hunting ban. But internally, a change management programme is in full swing. Mike Berry reports

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Politics hindering delivery of change in public sector

1 Mar 2005

Delivering change is made even more of a challenge for public sector leaders by the political environment in which they work, according to the president of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

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Life in the fast lane

1 Mar 2005

The RAC's group HR director tells Mike Berry how she plans to drive forward changes to help the organisation 'work smarter not harder'

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Politics and media hamper change in public sector

22 Feb 2005

Delivering change is made even more of a challenge for public sector leaders by the political environment in which they work, according to the president of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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