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HR in practice: how NCP used psychometric testing to improve recruitment and reduce staff turnover: ticket to success

8 Jan 2008

Nobody likes getting a parking ticket. So how did one of the largest employers of parking attendants overcome its negative...

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Christmas book competition: win 12 books for Christmas

11 Dec 2007

As it’s the season of goodwill, we’re giving away 12 books worth more than £120. Up for grabs are:

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Spotlight on: environmentally friendly workplaces

5 Nov 2007

The ‘green’ agenda has become a hugely important one for all businesses, and HR initiatives can be a powerful force...

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Spotlight on: Ban bullying at work

29 Oct 2007

At least 25% of all employees will experience bullying at some time during their working lives, estimates Ban Bullying at...

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Spotlight on: equal pay

8 Oct 2007

Equal pay claims are on the rise. In one of its final acts before being subsumed into the Equality and...

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Spotlight on: the smoking ban: three months on

1 Oct 2007

Glossy magazines and tabloids lost no time adding a touch of glamour to the smoking ban after it came into...

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Oomph by the bucketload! Human resources teams with motivation magic

17 Sep 2007

HR departments with oomph bring energy into the workplace by ensuring employees are motivated and rewarded. More oomph…Madame Tussauds: Fiona...

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Spotlight on: recruiting through social networks

17 Sep 2007

Research from Best Companies shows that 70% of consumers trust friends, family or other people when searching for information and...

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Getting oomph online: corporate social networking

17 Sep 2007

The social networking phenomenon has spilled over into business. Natalie Cooper finds out why HR departments with oomph are perfectly...

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Be a good corporate citizen

6 Aug 2007

Why is it important?Global warming is constantly debated in the press, and scenes of natural disasters – including flash floods,...

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Selfridges’ human resources director Maria Stanford reforms the retailer’s HR brand

2 Jul 2007

When Maria Stanford stepped onto the Selfridges catwalk, her wealth of commercial experience helped her to quickly tackle the in-store challenges by refashioning the HR brand. Natalie Cooper checks out her designs.

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The real Deal: Paul Deal’s award-winning work experience scheme at the BBC

26 Jun 2007

Paul Deal made headlines at the BBC with his award-winning work experience scheme. Natalie Cooper gets the scoop.

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Top job: David Screen, head of HR, Derbyshire Constabulary

26 Jun 2007

Where did you work before?
I worked at the Prison Service HQ in London as the programme director for a...

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Spotlight on: desk health

19 Jun 2007

Stuck at your desk all day, glued to your computer screen? For most employees working in a fast-paced, pressurised environment,...

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Spotlight on: plants in the workplace

29 May 2007

Are you surrounded by foliage in your office? If not, you could be at risk of suffering from lower morale...

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