- More than able to pull their weight
Older workers are ready and able to fill skills gaps.
- Laying down the law
Communicating the age regulations.
- The five ages of discrimination
What are the age discrimination danger zones?
- One month to go
Employment law special on new anti-age discrimination laws.
- Making it as an HR business partner
Go above and beyond traditional HR roles.
- Joined-up thinking
To be a business partner, HR must learn the language of business.
- Show me the numbers
How business intelligence can help HR gain credibility in the boardroom.
- Bring me sunlight
Unilever made great strides following its change management programme.
- 10 biggest agents of change
Leading agents of change and how HR can respond.
- Surviving the storm
How can HR ensure it hits target?
Corporate social responsibility
- Do the right thing
Is ethics a nice-to-have or a corporate essential?
- The eco worriers
How HR can go green without preaching to staff.
- Employing the unemployable
Why you shouldn’t reject the long-term unemployed.
- Compassion or compliance?
Do diversity training programmes offer real business benefits?
- Ladies first
The HR challenges of industries where women make up a tiny percentage of the workforce.
- Women’s drivers
What’s putting the brakes on women getting ahead?
- Baby steps
Will the Work and Families Act lead to better work-life balance?
- Preparing for a tribunal
How HR can represent its organisation.
- Information on a plate
What the new Information and Consultation Regulations mean for HR.
- Who is the fairest of them all?
Harrogate special: How did HR fare in Personnel Today’s 360-degree review?
- The good, the bad and the great
Three different sectors, three different perceptions of HR.
- Here’s looking at you
How HR can build credibility where it matters.
- HR’s unique selling point
Four recruitment advertising agencies give their views on how HR should promote itself.
- We don’t need HR
Large organisations could learn from small businesses without HR departments.
- Move on up
How easy is it to get into other parts of the HR business?
- Taking the lead
Leadership initiatives and how to build your influence at work.
- Leadership survey
HR wants a little less conversation and more action from leaders.
- On the right track
How a leadership scheme made tracks at Southern Railway.
- Raw emotion
How does chief executive Philip Williamson of Nationwide get employees emotionally involved in the business?
- Passion for people
Why Mervyn Davies, group chief executive of Standard Chartered Bank, demands passion from his HR team.
- One complete solution
OCS chief executive Chris Cracknell believes HR is central to business strategy.
- Order in the cathedral
How has a former finance manager altered the HR practices at Canterbury Cathedral?
- Horses for courses
Novice HR director David Brown launched an HR department from scratch at The Sportsman.
- Room for improvement
Tough trading conditions have presented Alan Parker of Whitbread with big people management challenges.
- Supplies and demand
Ewan McCulloch, HR director at Staples, believes HR plays a central role in driving business success.
- Reality bites
What’s next for Jo Cameron, who appeared on The Apprentice?
- The burgermeister
McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook wants to redefine the chain’s employer brand.
- Guess who…
HR’s top 40 power players in 2006.
- Poor performers: Tough love
Our survey into how line managers deal with performance management.
- Plugging the performance gap
How recruitment company Stopgap used a dedicated performance coach to improve results.
- Raising the living dead
Are line managers to blame for demotivated staff?
- Too cruel to be kind
Could Sir Alan Sugar’s management style work for employers?
- Unsung heroes
Public Sector Jobs Week aimed to encourage employees in the sector to take pride in their work.
- Burning ambition
Can HR take on the challenge of modernising the fire service?
- Where is all the talent?
Why the public sector struggles to keep senior managers.
- Rewriting the script
Modernising HR within the public sector.
- Getting Brent back to work
It had one of the worst sickness absence records in the public sector, but Brent Council turned things around.
- A day in the life of… a public sector HR director
Two executives explain how they pushed through change at a strategic level.
Sectors under the spotlight
- Coffee beings
As one of the UK’s fastest-growing sectors, large coffee chains reveal their HR policies.
- HR on the other side
The major challenges faced by HR and training directors working in recruitment.
- HR’s big gamble
The UK’s first super-casinos are set to open in 2007. How will HR square up to the challenge?
- Charity begins at home
How has HR changed in thecharity sector?
- The behaviour brigade
Tackling anti-social behaviour is a tough job for Asbo officers in local authorities.
- Team tactics
Create a top-class squad by learning lessons from football.
- Mind the gap
Get to grips with succession planning.
- Teams before technology
Putting people first is the key to successful e-HR.
- The geeks will inherit the earth…
How to manage the IT function.
- Share options
Should you put your eggs in one shared-service basket?
Training and coaching
- Ways of keeping mum
Will coaching during maternity leave catch on?
- On course for success
Management courses were the recipe of success for family firm Morris and Spottiswood.
- Pushing for growth
Portman Building Society turned to coaching to enhance sales performance.
- Currying favour
Retailer Currys underwent a major brand restructure – training and development was a key factor.
- Fighting the enemy within
Employee fraud and how to prevent it.
- Mind your language
How to improve your business communications.
- Getting the best out of work experience
How to ensure your work experience programme works for you and your interns.
- Dealing with alcohol problems at work
Alcohol abuse can affect morale and productivity.
- The sky is the limit
Sky re-energises its workforce through its ‘Feel Karma’ health and wellbeing scheme.
- A helping hand
Can employee advisory schemes help troubled staff?
- Are you making your staff ill?
Do wellbeing incentives such as gym membership make any difference?
Off the wall
HR’s not all about policies and procedures, as some of Personnel Today’s features have shown:
- Personnel Today fixed it for me
Angela Edwards, head of HR for a charity, swapped roles for the day to become a TV presenter on shopping channel QVC.
- Make me over
Our reader makeover attracted a huge response.
- Monkey business
Personnel Today staff and five readers tackle a treetop obstacle course.
- Group therapy
We road test the Myers-Briggs personality questionnaire.
HR in practice
Personnel Today features frequent profiles of HR initiatives at different employers. Here are just a few:
- All bar none
How JD Wetherspoon prepared for the age discrimination law changes.
- Come together
After a series of acquisitions, how did BT’s Global Services arm integrate different corporate cultures and approaches?
- Supply in demand
A shipping and logistics company used training to make supply chain management interesting to jobseekers.
- Happy talk
How a staff communication programme helped boost morale at West Bromwich Building Society.
- Courts marshall
Discover how the ball boys and girls at Wimbledon learn their art.
- The change gang
Laying off staff was a daunting task for the Housing Corporation’s HR department.
- Streamlining the Samaritans
How the Samaritans streamlined its board of trustees.
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