is revamped, revved up and ready to roll today relaunches today. With the help of the latest technology, the website is now faster and easier to use.

Look out for these great changes:

– A faster, more powerful search engine – find exactly what you’re looking for from more than 20,000 pages of information

– A new networking service

– Case round-up section – keep up-to-date with the latest developments in employment law

– More careers information

– All of Personnel Today’s popular ‘How to…’ guides together for the first time

– Add your own comments to stories and features

– Online FAQs to help you make the best of the site

– Guru online!

For jobseekers, has been given a complete overhaul. Now you can:

– Access more specific job locations, making it much easier to find local jobs

– Specify salaries

– Save personal searches

– Enjoy a more user-friendly online CV function.

You can also enter our two online competitions. See the boxes below and above for more details.

For a demonstration of the new site, visit our stand, B96, at the CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition in Harrogate on the 27-29 October.

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Throughout November, XpertHR will publish a series of practical articles on the subject of violence in the workplace, covering the issue from prevention through to dealing with the aftermath of an attack. This follows a set of articles giving guidance on the employment of foreign workers published during October.

Beverly Shears, HR director at South West Trains, is among the senior HR professionals sharing their knowledge and networking through the site’s notice board. is about to launch its new job module. The improved site will allow candidates to search for jobs more effectively. Advertisers will be able to load their own jobs and make their own edits, and they will also be able to monitor the amount of times a job has been viewed.

For a demonstration, please visit our stand B40 at the CIPD Annual Conference in Harrogate, or for more information, call Louise Rees on 020 8652 8103.

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Publications round-up

Earlier this year, the readers of Training Magazine joined with HR professionals from the US to participate in an in-depth survey of the use of blended learning. You can read a full analysis of the results and their implications in the next edition of Training Magazine, out on 16 November.

Also in this issue, we find out which motor manufacturer spends the most on training and why, and kickstart our new series on maximising the benefits of coaching at work.

The One Stop Guide to Managing Reward is now available, written by Mark Childs, director of the consultancy Outset and vice-president of reward for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Childs also developed the CIPD’s Advanced Certificate in Rewards Management.

This Personnel Today Management Resources guide looks at how to develop pay programmes that support and reinforce business objectives.

For a copy, e-mail, or call 01371 810 433. Price 75.

A growing number of employers are offering staff complementary therapy treatments. In the November issue of Occupational Health, we take a look at the leading therapies, and ask whether they do any good.

The November issue also includes a report from the Mid Downs OH conference, and we assess the likely impact of NHS plans to claim back the costs of injuries and ill health caused by work from employers.

What effects are progressive working-time laws having on the UK’s health services? Find out in a special industry focus in next month’s Employers’ Law.

We will also be looking at what you need to know about monitoring your employees’ internet use, and what the UK can learn from age discrimination cases in Ireland.

Our events

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CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition

27-29 October, Harrogate

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Breakfast briefings

HR Directors Club

Guest speaker Brendan Barber.

16 November, The Orangery, Kensington Palace



HR Strategy Conference,

18-19 November, London

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