Organisation development

Organisational development is the systematic approach to improving an employer’s organisational effectiveness, by aligning strategy, employees and processes.

HR thinkers: The guru circuit

11 Apr 2006

US management 'gurus' make a fortune on the HR speaking circuit. But what real value do their words of wisdom have for HR professionals?

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July 2007 deadline set for joined up thinking on service delivery in public sector

6 Apr 2006

Public sector given split deadline to work smarter.

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Socpo to be renamed Public Sector People Management Association at conference in Brighton

28 Mar 2006

The Society of Personnel Officers in Government Services has changed its name, become a limited company and will be led by a full-time, salaried chief executive.

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New employers’ body for local government appoints managing director

10 Mar 2006

Gateshead HR chief lands top job at new employers' body for local government.

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Organization Design: The Collaborative Approach

29 Nov 2005

It gives so much detail it is easy to suddenly feel you are suffering from information overload

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Grooming from within

4 Oct 2005

With the Labour conference a fading memory, Lia Nicholls looks at succession planning and what the business world can learn from one question still hanging in the air: who will win the race for 10 Downing Street?

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Uninspired staff hold back UK business

9 Aug 2005

UK businesses are losing talented younger staff as uninspired 'stags' block their career paths.

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Conference backs call for ‘human capital officer’ in all organisations

6 Jul 2005

Most HR professionals back creation of human capital officer to ensure people data gets measured.

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EO scrapped after criticism over handling of pay talks

14 Jun 2005

The Employers’ Organisation (EO) for local government is to be scrapped after widespread criticism over the way it has handled...

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Outsourcing your payroll function

7 Jun 2005

The CIPD strongly believes that outsourcing HR services is one route that HR functions can take to achieve a more strategic and influential role within their organisations. Michael Millar looks at the benefits and the nitty gritty of outsourcing your payroll

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BMA calls for action to tackle developing world brain drain

14 Apr 2005

The British Medical Association has called for urgent action to stem the tide of qualified healthcare staff leaving developing countries.

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BA to fight proposed changes to London Underground services

30 Mar 2005

British Airways is to make an official complaint over proposed changes to London Underground weekend train times.

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Lack of faith in senior managers is exposed

22 Feb 2005

UK organisations are being hampered by serious weaknesses in the people skills of senior management, research has revealed.

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Can you help with questions posted on Personnel’s discussion forums?

25 Jan 2005

Here are some edited highlights. For the full debates and to add your views,go to  I am looking for...

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Oracle to ensure continuity for newly acquired PeopleSoft products

20 Jan 2005

High-profile customers which use PeopleSoft software to run HR reassured by Oracle promise to support PeopleSoft products until 2013

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