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My Mentor: Helen Dickinson, head of people, Simplyhealth

8 Feb 2010

My mentor was initially my boss. We both moved on to different roles, but stayed in contact. Since changing from...

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Top job: Lyn Harper, director of learning and development, Morrison

8 Feb 2010

Where were you working before, and what were your responsibilities?I was with the Al Naboodah Construction Group in Dubai, as...

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Profile: Jayne Mee, group HR director, Barratt Developments

11 Jan 2010

Last year was a rocky one for most industries, with the construction and housebuilding sectors among the worst hit. Why, then, does Barratt Developments HR director Jayne Mee feel so chipper? Tara Craig finds out.

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The Big Book of HR: Inspiration and possibilities in contemporary human resources

11 Jan 2010

Author: Steve FosterPublisher: Northgate ArinsoPrice: £6.95Despite its name, this is actually quite a small book of HR, but they’ve certainly...

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Should government-subsidised companies pay bonuses?

8 Dec 2009

Should failing or government-subsidised companies pay bonuses rather than risk losing good staff?

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Cycle to work: Pedal power

3 Dec 2009

An increasing number of employers are pushing pedal power to employees. Yet much thought must go into cycle-to-work schemes as...

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Voluntary sector salaries – the annual Celre survey

1 Dec 2009

It’s often assumed that people get involved in the voluntary sector out of the goodness of their hearts. Volunteers may do, but for paid employees, the advantages are more tangible. The 21st annual Celre voluntary sector salary, published exclusively on XpertHR, reveals the financial advantages to life in the voluntary sector.

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Bank holidays: do we really need another?

26 Nov 2009

What difference will one more bank holiday make, asks Tara Craig

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HR and the economic climate

16 Nov 2009

HR steps to recovery Read more articles on HR steps to recoveryAsk any HR professional what’s keeping them awake at night, and...

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HR’s reputation on the line

10 Nov 2009

With more than 10,000 job cuts announced in the banking sector alone over the past 10 days, HR's reputation could take a tumble. While HR practitioners agree that the recession has been good for the function - ushering it to a more strategic place - is it in danger of returning to a 'hiring and firing' role? Tara Craig asked what HR should be doing to maintain its more strategic role.

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Top job: Debbie Rotchell, HR director, Craegmoor Healthcare

3 Nov 2009

Where were you working before, and what were your responsibilities?I was head of HR services and policy at Craegmoor, covering...

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On the move: Angus MacGregor, Sheena Wilson, and Marie Sigsworth

3 Nov 2009

International law firm Eversheds has appointed Angus MacGregor HR director. MacGregor joins Eversheds from Barclays Bank, where he was the...

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Employee engagement roundtable: keeping staff sweet for recovery

2 Nov 2009

Engaging employees is always a challenge, never more so than during a recession. HR services firm Ceridian and benefits and reward...

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Shadowing Martin Tiplady, Metropolitan Police HR director: On the beat

2 Nov 2009

With 55,000 staff, 33,000 of them officers, Metropolitan Police Service HR director Martin Tiplady can't afford to sit in his office waiting for them to come to him. Once a month, he makes a fact-finding visit to a London borough. Tara Craig joined him in Southwark.

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HR hits back at criticism from Times columnist Sathnam Sanghera

6 Oct 2009

The Times business correspondent Sathnam Sanghera says that the amount of fuss HR makes about itself far outweighs the contribution...

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