This week’s news in brief

Free HR Buyers’ Guide

Free with this issue of Personnel Today is the HR Buyers’ Guide 2007, produced in association with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. It is intended as an introduction for HR professionals to some of the buying methodologies that can add significant value to any organisation.

In the picture

Hundreds of photos from the Personnel Today Awards 2006 are now available to download in low resolution or buy in high resolution at Click on ‘2006 Gallery’ to see the pictorial highlights and relive the evening. Shortlisted organisations can also order mini trophies to commemorate their achievement. E-mail

1 July smoke ban date

Smoking will be officially banned in all workplaces and enclosed public places from 1 July 2007, the government has announced. All UK offices, factories, shops, pubs, restaurants and membership clubs will become smoke-free zones. Under the new Health Act 2006, it will also be illegal for employees to smoke in work vehicles used by more than one person.


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