Talent Management

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Talent shortages a 'major challenge' for UK companies

Rebecca Gowler, 26 Jan 2015

Over a third (34%) of UK companies will be affected by major talent shortages over the next year, while...

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Employee trust is key to overcoming the NHS crisis

Rosalind Searle, 26 Jan 2015

Trust is an important commodity for any organisation, but particularly in the high stakes world of healthcare....

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HR needs to reinvent performance management

Jabbar Sardar, 21 Jan 2015

HR has failed to build performance management systems that benefit the organisation and its people.

McDonald's HRD: Take action on 'soft skills' now

Jez Langhorn, 20 Jan 2015

I believe we need to do more to recognise the importance of so-called soft skills – the vital skills...

Millennials do not feel organisations are making ‘full use’ of their skills

Becky Frith, 16 Jan 2015

Almost four in five (79%) UK millennials do not feel that their current organisations are making “full...

The challenges of retail leadership

Simon Hayward, 16 Jan 2015

Is successful turnaround dependent on CEOs? To an extent, yes. However the most successful business transformation...

Evidence-based HR: Under the microscope

Katie Jacobs, 12 Jan 2015

The evidence-based management movement has HR in its sight. But is the profession willing or able to...

Bingham: 'Diversity should be at the heart of business'

Rebecca Gowler, 07 Jan 2015

A leading diversity campaigner has encouraged HRDs and MDs to see diversity as more than a statistic...

Royles: HR must connect talent with customers

Rebecca Gowler, 06 Jan 2015

HR must step out of the shadow of cost reduction and focus on connecting talent with customers, the most...

HR directors must point out irrational leadership decisions

David Fairhurst, 22 Dec 2014

December is the month where we pause to assess the year ahead. When you look at predictions from a whole...

The shadow side of business

Erik De Haan, 19 Dec 2014

Senior executives need a particular set of skills to push themselves and others to succeed. But under...

Improving candidate experience is a win-win

Lucy Beaumont, 18 Dec 2014

Eighty per cent of senior HR and procurement professionals do not regard the candidate experience as...

Senior executives struggling to develop global teams

Hywel Roberts, 12 Dec 2014

Executives at global firms are struggling to understand what motivates staff to undertake training, leading...

Employers urged to upskill employees for sustainability

Hywel Roberts, 11 Dec 2014

Business should be upskilling current employees to deal with "urgent" sustainability challenges, according...

UKCES unveils 'futureproof' jobs list

Hywel Roberts, 10 Dec 2014

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has released a list of 40 jobs that offer the best...

Dave Ulrich: Companies should be rated on leadership

Arvind Hickman, 10 Dec 2014

A company’s leadership should be rated and held to account in a similar vein to its credit rating,...

HR at times 'too close to management', experts warn

Arvind Hickman, 09 Dec 2014

HR should not lose sight of its role to represent employees in spite of efforts to become more strategic...

Growth of permanent placements drops to 18-month low

Hywel Roberts, 05 Dec 2014

The number of permanent placements increased in November but at the slowest rate for 18 months, according...

Employment groups welcome tax relief on apprenticeships

Hywel Roberts, 04 Dec 2014

Employers and employment groups have welcomed the government’s announcement that all national insurance...

Leadership without borders

Tracy Arnold, 02 Dec 2014

What happens when your team is virtual and spread across offices, countries and cultures? Without informal...

In this issue: December 2014
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Career ladder: Tips and tricks for a winning HR career

Express delivery: HR logistics at Wincanton

Driving equality: Diversity matters for Ford of Europe

Out of juice: The digital onslaught and wellbeing

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