Corporate governance

Corporate governance is the set of processes, customs, policies, laws and institutions affecting the way in which a corporation is directed, administered or controlled.

Corporate governance also includes the relationships among the stakeholders and the goals for which the corporation is governed.


The Children and Families Act has received Royal Assent.

Greensill scandal: civil servants ordered to declare outside interests

Senior civil servants have been asked, by the end of the week, to declare paid roles or outside interests that could conflict with civil service rules.

Personnel Today Awards 2021 opens for entries

31 Mar 2021

HR and L&D teams wishing to celebrate the successes of the past year can begin their journey towards receiving the recognition they deserve from today.

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EY drops appeal against whistleblower judgment

30 Mar 2021

EY has dropped its appeal against a judgment ordering it to pay $10.8m to a whistleblower who raised money laundering concerns.

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Performance: Why ‘rank and yank’ fell out of favour

26 Feb 2021

KPMG has been using a ‘set distribution’ or ranking approach to assessing employees’ performance. Like annual appraisals, this strategy has fallen out of favour in recent years, but why? 

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Why ESG should be high in HR’s priorities

23 Feb 2021

Environmental, Social, and Governance considerations are high on the agenda for big businesses. But what do ESG goals mean for how we incentivise the workforce?

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How do we benchmark employers in the Covid era?

3 Feb 2021

Best employers and ‘great place to work’ lists used to focus on funky workplace perks, but what place do they...

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Danone Waters: “As a B-Corp, it’s crucial we all live the values”

18 Dec 2020

Gartner research recently showed how employees favour working for purpose-driven companies. Emma Sykes from Danone Waters UK & Ireland explains...

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From compliance to compassion: research shows how priorities will change by 2030

16 Dec 2020

The pandemic has shaken up business priorities for leaders and will have a lasting impact on the future direction of...

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How culture of transparency has put HR in the spotlight

7 Oct 2020

HR has become the custodians of good corporate behaviour as new laws and scandals have put the onus on businesses to change.

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Febrile mood will lead to sackings, whistleblowing and disputes

7 Oct 2020

As the UK heads into a worrying winter, Charlie Thompson examines the risks for senior teams as they manage the...

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GDPR: H&M fined record £32m for intrusive ‘people analytics’

6 Oct 2020

H&M Group has been fined €35.3m (£32.1m) by an information commissioner in Germany for intrusive data collection and analysis of...

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Pandemic drives jobseekers to favour socially conscious employers

30 Sep 2020

Employees are turning towards more socially conscious employers as the pandemic changes their expectations around their careers.
According to a...

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McDonald’s sues ex-boss for ‘lying’ about sexual relationships

11 Aug 2020

McDonald’s Corporation has launched legal action to recover tens of millions of dollars of severance pay and benefits from its...

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How the HR team at Severn Trent Water is keeping things flowing

8 Jul 2020

Neil Morrison explains how the utility has coped during the coronavirus pandemic, and why HR has a duty to support...

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Bias behind failure to select women for FTSE boards revealed

3 Jul 2020

Flawed selection procedures and entrenched bias are combining to minimise the numbers of women on FTSE company boards...

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