Friday podcast; How HR dealt with volcano chaos and future workforce plans from IBM

HR news and views including:

  • How HR coped with staff absence as thousands of employees were trapped abroad due to the volcanic ash fallout

  • Workforce planning trends: How firms are planning to downsize their permanent workforce and re-hire people as hire sub-contractors to do the same work – saving on building and pension costs. IT giant IBM told Personnel Today it was considering doing this on a huge scale, which could be the start of a trend, according to outsourcing experts.

Presenter Rob Moss is joined by Louisa Peacock.
Edited and produced by Louisa Peacock.

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