News in brief

Pastures new for editor

Jane King, editor of Personnel Today and editorial director of the Personnel Today Portfolio, is leaving after six years to lead another editorial team within Reed Business Information. King was involved in the repositioning of Personnel Today as a weekly magazine in 1999, and the expansion of the portfolio to include, the Personnel Today Awards, the HR Directors Club and online subscription service, Xperthr. King will join Farmers Weekly magazine as editor on 4 January. Her successor will be announced in the New Year.

Heading for Hollywood

Fiona Passey, director of people and culture at The Derbyshire Building Society, is the winner of a two-week trip for two to Hollywood, courtesy of Personnel Today. Presented at the Personnel Today Awards 2004, Passey will get the chance to rub shoulders with the stars and check out Universal Studios.

Win 25 M&S vouchers

What are your worst staff Christmas party nightmares? Enter’s online Christmas survey and be in with a chance to win one of ten 25 Marks & Spencer vouchers. For more information visit the home page on or go to www.personneltoday/competitions. Hurry! The closing date for the competition is Friday 10 December.

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