Friday Podcast: PwC report questions HR’s future, police workloads increase, bullying consultants at Suffolk Council and should employers train migrants English?

HR news and analysis including:

  • PwC report threatens future of HR – we bring you HR’s reaction
  • Senior police figures warn officers’ workload has increased since alcohol licensing laws came into effect, because pubs and clubs are open longer into the night. Find out why HR play a crucial role in dealing with increased incidents
  • Why Suffolk County Council can justify spending £350 a day on bullying and harrassment consultants – shouldn’t inhouse HR already provide this service?
  • and whether employers should pay for migrant workers’ English lessons.

Also listen out for an exclusive interview with head of HR Jane Watkinson at Home Retail Group, which owns Argos and Homebase, on HR’s role – strategic vs. transactional – and whether Homebase has been hit by the credit crunch.

Louisa Peacock is joined this week by Greg Pitcher, Gareth Vorster and John Charlton.

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