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CIPD 2017: What you might have missed in Manchester

Enjoying working with people is no longer a good enough reason to be in HR, according to Peter Cheese, CEO...

Zoopla’s Lorraine Metcalf: delivering a successful business transformation

12 Oct 2017

Building an HR function during a time of rapid growth is always a challenge, but for Lorraine Metcalf of digital...

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HR becoming more female, less accidental career choice

20 Sep 2017

The human resources profession is becoming increasingly female according to new research released this week. However, fewer people are “falling...

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What does the CIPD’s new professional standards framework mean for HR?

21 Apr 2017

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The CIPD is in the process of building a new professional standards framework that will help HR...

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Chief HR officers increasingly on FTSE 100 top tables

7 Apr 2017

A place at the “top table” has been the abiding aspiration of many a senior HR leader. But new research...

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HR pay rises lowest in a decade

28 Nov 2016

HR professionals saw their pay rise by an average of 2.3% over the past year, according to new data from...

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How to start a career in HR

13 Jun 2016

The number of potential routes into a career in HR is growing – from starting as an apprentice to a...

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Kessar Kalim won HR Business of the Year before being made Overall Winner of the Personnel Today Awards

You don’t always need a qualification to get into HR

13 Jun 2016

Last year’s Personnel Today Awards overall winner Kessar Kalim discusses why not having a formal HR qualification has not hindered...

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HR education: should I study for a Masters qualification?

13 Jun 2016

A popular option both for new graduate and mid-career HR professionals is to study for a Masters degree in human...

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Kessar Kalim on stage with Claudia Winkleman

“I was on cloud nine”: Personnel Today Awards 2015 overall winner and HRBP of the year

5 May 2016

Last year, Kessar Kalim became the first ever individual to win the overall “gold” prize at the Personnel Today Awards...

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HR manager ranks highly in 2016 list of top jobs

20 Jan 2016

The role of HR manager has ranked fourth in a list of the 25 best jobs in the UK for...

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Are your entry-level HR roles challenging enough for best business minds?

Checklist for creating the best entry-level HR roles

12 Jan 2016

Are your entry-level HR roles challenging enough for the best business minds? Susannah Clements examines the profession's approach to attracting talent...

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How to manage career FOMO: fear of missing out

14 Dec 2015

Workplaces are changing, but we need to address our attitudes towards traditional career development. The CIPD’s Claire McCartney looks at...

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HR Director of the Year Anita Walton-Tilly collects her trophy from Monster's Andy Sumner

Personnel Today Awards 2015 winners: Anita Walton-Tilly is HR Director of the Year

2 Dec 2015

Anita Walton-Tilly received the much-coveted HR Director of the Year prize, sponsored by Monster, at the 2015 Personnel Today Awards...

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HR roles: do you have a split personality?

24 Mar 2015

Can you really split transactional and transformational HR in two? Housing group Gentoo has done just that. But will others...

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