Nick Martindale

About Nick Martindale

Employee learning

In-house or outsource? The new learning conundrum

6 Jun 2014

How an employer chooses to deliver training depends on many factors, with some preferring to maintain costs and control in-house,...

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Engagement in learning and development

The engagement thing: making staff want to learn

17 Mar 2014

There is always one person in a training room who simply doesn’t want to be there. Often there is more...

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All things relative: HR in a family business

8 Jul 2013

For HR professionals looking to further their career, working in a family business might seem a daunting prospect. But as...

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HR undertaking more strategic role

27 Oct 2011

HR is increasingly finding a role at executive level as employee issues have come to the fore during the economic...

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Future vision of work patterns revealed

26 Oct 2011

Employees could be rewarded by results rather than the number of hours worked and decide when and where to do...

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Nick Clegg pledges ‘protected conversations’ as part of Government’s red-tape reform

26 Oct 2011

Employers will be able to challenge unproductive staff or advise them to consider retirement without worrying about the threat of...

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Employers to offer below-inflation pay deals

21 Oct 2011

Private sector employees will receive pay awards averaging just 2.5% over the coming year, according to research published today by...

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One employee in three to opt out of pensions

20 Oct 2011

Around one employee in three intends to opt out of the Government’s plans to automatically enrol them into company pension schemes...

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Employers unite to remove disabled candidates’ recruitment barriers

20 Oct 2011

Leading UK employers have teamed up to tackle the barriers that often prevent disabled candidates from getting jobs. To date,...

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Public sector job cuts faster and deeper than expected

20 Oct 2011

The scale and speed of job cuts in the public sector have been far more severe than initially predicted and...

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HR failing to consider impact of language barriers

19 Oct 2011

HR directors may be underestimating the potential business impact of foreign employees’ ability to speak the language. This is according to...

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More employees want to work flexibly

19 Oct 2011

More than one employee in three would like the ability to work from home but fewer than one in 10 has any...

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HMRC warns employers over data errors

19 Oct 2011

Employers have found themselves on the sharp end of a rebuke from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for failing to provide...

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Diversity warning for employers after Met Police race claims

19 Oct 2011

Employers should assess their approach to diversity and ensure that it is understood and accepted by employees in light of...

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More small firms laying off staff due to low business confidence

18 Oct 2011

Small firms are in firing rather than hiring mode as business confidence plummets, according to the Federation of Small Businesses...

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