Roisin Woolnough


About Roisin Woolnough

Roisin Woolnough is a journalist with over 20 years' experience writing on workplace issues.

What’s the role of HR in successful business transformation?

27 Sep 2018

It’s no secret that transformation is one of the biggest challenges facing organisations today, with some grappling with multiple changes...

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Personnel Today turns 30: How has L&D evolved?

21 Feb 2018

As part of our series celebrating 30 years since the first issue of Personnel Today, Roisin Woolnough considers the vast...

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Public sector HR: Why digital transformation is so vital

26 Jan 2018

Are local authorities ready for Government 2.0? Roisin Woolnough looks at how public sector employers are responding to the push...

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Should we use apprenticeships to train managers?

17 Jan 2018

The apprenticeship levy has attracted a lot of criticism of late, with many questioning why the scope is now so...

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Towards Maturity: L&D needs to play digital catch-up

13 Dec 2017

As technology dominates our lives as consumers, how far have learning and development teams come in making the most of...

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Digital transformation: How can HR help to make this a reality?

17 Nov 2017

Organisations seem intent on achieving digital transformation and HR should be front and centre of these efforts. But how far...

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PPMA 2017: Leadership and evidence-based HR in the public sector

5 May 2017

Two themes dominated the Public Service People Managers’ Association (PPMA) annual seminar: leading change and the need for evidence-based HR...

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What does the CIPD’s new professional standards framework mean for HR?

21 Apr 2017

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The CIPD is in the process of building a new professional standards framework that will help HR...

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Should every weekend be a long weekend?

12 Apr 2017

With spring’s four bank holidays fast approaching, it’s easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. Roisin...

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Learning and development: report finds organisations still “playing it safe”

20 Nov 2015

Learning and development (L&D) teams have, for some time, been accused of failing to adapt their practice to a more...

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Evidence-based learning: it’s time to show what works

19 Jun 2015

For too long, learning and development (L&D) practitioners have claimed that what they do is too subjective to be measured....

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Getting more value from the appraisal process

11 Dec 2012

Personnel Today looks at how the appraisal process can be best utilised.Manager sits down with employee. They discuss how work...

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What can HR learn from football management?

1 Jun 2012

With football’s European Championships just around the corner, organisations can gain a lot of insight from managers working in “the...

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Don’t take drastic action to survive this recession

8 Sep 2008

When chancellor Alistair Darling said that the UK could be facing its worst economic slump in 60 years, he seemingly...

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Online time-wasting: get out of my Facebook

15 Aug 2008

Online time-waster or useful tool? Roisin Woolnough finds out what you can get out of social networking websites.Many organisations have...

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