Helen Williams

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Review of the year: a look back at 2009

1 Dec 2009

As we near the end of another challenging year for HR, here are some of Personnel Today‘s top stories from...

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E-HR 2010: key HR software developments in the year ahead

23 Nov 2009

HR software is becoming an indispensable and ever more sophisticated tool for the profession. From the evolution of Software as...

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Recruitment and talent 2010: the end of the Ulrich era?

11 Nov 2009

After a tough year Personnel Today brought together some respected recruitment and HR professionals to discuss the beginnings of recovery...

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Restructuring for recovery

10 Nov 2009

As many businesses start to focus on growth, rather than just survival, an exclusive survey suggests HR is already anticipating...

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Profile: Suzy Black, HR director, Lloyd’s of London

30 Jul 2009

Lloyd’s of London has been an iconic City institution for three centuries, but has only had an HR strategy since...

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HR graduates: making your first career steps

13 Jul 2009

Personnel Today interviewed five students from the University of Greenwich about to graduate with HR degrees about their ambitions, fears...

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Recession roundtable: Retooling for the recovery

30 Jun 2009

The mix of businesses around the table may have been eclectic, but the HR professionals representing them found a great...

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Exclusive HR survey: HR careering ahead

10 Jun 2009

An exclusive survey of HR professionals suggests the recession is having a positive effect on their careers, their capabilities and...

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E-recruitment: Rethinking recruitment

1 Jun 2009

An exclusive Personnel Today survey shows that dwindling recruitment spend is being focused on web-based recruitment at the expense of traditional methods. Helen Williams takes a closer look at the figures.

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Swine flu: 10 things HR professionals and employers need to do now

1 May 2009

Swine flu is here in the UK, and no-one is sure how widely it will spread, and how severely it will strike.There were three flu...

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Gillian Hibberd: Evolutionary leader

22 Apr 2009

Gillian Hibberd takes over as president of the Public Sector People Manager's Association (PPMA) next week. Helen Williams talks to her about passionate evolution, performance with purpose, and great shoes.

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Change management: Transforming the Tube – HR in practice

14 Apr 2009

London Underground is undergoing the biggest upgrade in its history, which requires the full support of its staff to succeed....

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Teambuilding: The cut and thrust of office life

14 Apr 2009

A selection of intrepid Personnel Today hacks recently took part in a fencing lesson, and found that looking silly in...

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Employment law: the 23 legal changes HR needs to know

25 Mar 2009

It's time for the latest round of springtime legislation updates. We run through the key legal changes you need to be aware of - from the new Acas code, to increases in sick pay, maternity pay and statutory holiday.

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Employing disabled people – myth-busting workshop

19 Mar 2009

Employ ability is a touring workshop run by Jobcentre Plus, aimed at busting the myths about employing people with disabilities and promoting the benefits of a diverse workforce. Helen Williams went along to a session to find out more.

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