Rob Willock

About Rob Willock

Silent Unite: Super union Unite has been slow to communicate with human resources

1 Oct 2007

Research from Personnel Today and Eversheds reveals that the new super union Unite has been slow to communicate its strategy...

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Personnel Today HR Directors Golf Society: Tee time at Silvermere Golf Club

18 Sep 2007

Golf and business are a classic mix – so discovered the senior HR professionals who took part in Personnel Today’s...

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Oomph research…who has got it and who hasn’t. High-profile figures with an energetic and exciting personality

17 Sep 2007

So, does HR have oomph? Personnel Today conducted a survey of more than 300 HR professionals to find out whether...

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Councils boost numbers of high-flying black and minority ethnic staff

7 Aug 2007

England’s local authorities have seen the first increase in the proportion of black and minority ethnic staff among their top...

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BBC bosses’ pay sacrifice is the way to diversity

3 Jul 2007

In an unprecedented move, senior executives at the BBC have elected to forgo hundreds of thousands of pounds-worth of bonuses...

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Roundtable debate: why are there so few men in HR?

3 Apr 2007

Last August Personnel Today transcribed a women-only HR roundtable debate at which the participants discussed the factors that prevent women...

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Asda sets humble style by removing hierarchical status symbols at head office

28 Mar 2007

Humility is the watchword for senior executives at supermarket chain Asda.People director David Smith, who lives the Asda brand, proudly...

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Google makes the mind boggle with its recruitment challenges

7 Feb 2007

Google is growing so fast its senior managers spend 30% of their time interviewing prospective employees.
The internet giant receives...

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Being a union rep can seriously damage your career prospects

30 Jan 2007

Trade union reps believe they are sacrificing their careers to represent their colleagues, exclusive new research has revealed.
Personnel Today...

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HR and unions’ relationship: Cordial relations

30 Jan 2007

HR professionals and union reps are age-old adversaries - employer and workforce representatives meeting toe to toe at the front line of industrial relations. But what is their modern relationship really like? Rob Willock analyses exclusive new research to find out.

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Relationship between HR and union representatives revealed in TUC and Personnel Today research

30 Jan 2007

I was delighted the TUC agreed to join forces with Personnel Today to conduct a major piece of research on...

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Get networking in the New Year at the HR Directors Business Summit

2 Jan 2007

The AA, Jaguar, Vodafone, Canon, Arup, Currys, Norwich Union, Woolworths and The Children’s Trust are just some of the blue-chip...

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Group therapy

14 Nov 2006

In the latest of our series of teambuilding road tests, Personnel Today journalists had their heads examined in a Myers-Briggs personality test. Rob Willock reveals where our strengths and weaknesses lie.

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Time for HR to reflect on its image problem

24 Oct 2006

Less than one-third of line managers believe their HR department offers good value for money – compared to 80% of...

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Personnel Today research: 360-Degree Appraisal of HR – the results

24 Oct 2006

Take a long, hard look at yourself. According to exclusive research from Personnel Today, HR and its stakeholders have very different ideas about the value HR adds to the business. Rob Willock reports

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