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.


How culture of transparency has put HR in the spotlight

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

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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What does coronavirus mean for executive search?

2 Jul 2020

Finding the right leaders to navigate organisations through the pandemic and beyond has never been more important, but executive search...

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‘Purposeful’ work essential to attracting talent post-Covid

11 Jun 2020

CIPD’s virtual Festival of Work hears from financier and campaigner Dame Helena Morrissey, Phoenix Group's Andy Briggs and QA's Charlie Mayfield.

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Returning to work safely: your brand is at stake

28 May 2020

'We are seeing leaders rushing to get employees back into the office based on misguided notions that remote workers are less productive, less engaged and less cooperative.'

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EY to appeal against $11m gold whistleblower verdict

20 Apr 2020

EY accountant uncovered money laundering at gold bullion dealer and wins claim against employer.

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Rules for furloughed directors ‘muddled and contradictory’

16 Apr 2020

The government has been accused of providing conflicting advice over what activities directors can carry out while furloughed.

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Employees on boards do not restrict CEO pay

11 Mar 2020

Having an employee representative on the board does not necessarily mean that a CEO’s pay will be reduced, according to...

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‘Lack of leadership talent holding back large businesses’

16 Jan 2020

Leadership instability is blighting many top businesses, with a large minority of HR chiefs reporting difficulties in developing effective senior leaders.

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Florence Widdicombe holding a Tesco Christmas card from the same pack that contained a message from a Chinese prisoner.

Tesco’s China Christmas story reveals modern slavery vulnerability

23 Dec 2019

The vulnerability of UK supermarkets’ supply chains to inhumane labour practices has once again been demonstrated by the news that...

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