Beyond gender diversity: Don’t forget the ‘tinted ceiling’

Frank Douglas, 24 Nov 2014

Focusing on gender diversity is important, however the processes, mindsets, historical context and resulting...


EE: Building a new type of apprenticeship

Katie Jacobs, 24 Nov 2014

A few years ago, mobile operator EE needed to rethink its contact centre strategy. Director of frontline...


How HR can accelerate change for executive women

James Martin, 21 Nov 2014

At Egon Zehnder we have decided to set ourselves an audacious goal to help ensure that 25% of the CEOs...

Moving from 'work experience' to 'work inspiration'

Katie Jacobs, 21 Nov 2014

Experts believe we should move from a model of work experience to 'work inspiration' to help young people...

Patrick Wright: Using data for CEO succession

Patrick Wright, 21 Nov 2014

By making assessment a regular part of corporate life, we can harness the 'big data' for senior level...

Managing a 24/7 digital workforce

Phil Pringle, 20 Nov 2014

Amid ‘digitisation’, how can companies manage the always on culture and ensure that employees switch...

Businesses must be proactive in shaping apprenticeships

Dominic Christian, 20 Nov 2014

To attract and develop the best talent into the insurance industry, companies need to collaborate and...

Has HR forgotten how to recruit young people?

Katie Jacobs, 20 Nov 2014

Has HR forgotten how to recruit young people? UKCES CEO Michael Davis worries it might have, asking:...

SMEs and the skills crisis

Katie Jacobs, 19 Nov 2014

According to Siemens UK and Northern Europe HR director Toby Peyton-Jones, for small businesses the skills...

Embedding sustainable high performance

Catherine Rush, 19 Nov 2014

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying: “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”....

The mindset of sustainable high performers

Scott Peltin, 19 Nov 2014

I often ponder what makes consistently high-performing leaders unique. How did they become special and...

Do we need HR? How the function has developed

Paul Sparrow, 18 Nov 2014

In the Centre for Performance-Led HR’s latest book, Do we need HR: Repositioning People Management...

Falling down the skills black hole

Katie Jacobs, 18 Nov 2014

Is the UK missing the skills it needs to sustain economic recovery? HR magazine explores the role of...

Stop the press: Rebuilding trust at News UK

Katie Jacobs, 17 Nov 2014

After the 2011 phone hacking scandal, trust at News UK was at an all time low. How is the company rebuilding...

Six steps to supporting employees through bereavement

Amy Armstrong, 17 Nov 2014

Bereavement is one of the most devastating things any of us will ever go through. For many employers,...

Corporate manslaughter case offers lessons for HR

Jonathan Grimes, 14 Nov 2014

Last week Sterecycle, a waste processing business, was convicted of corporate manslaughter following...

First British standard released for HR practice

Katie Jacobs, 14 Nov 2014

The first HR standard has been released and the British Standards Institution wants HR professionals...

The business case for inclusive leadership

Laura Swiszczowksi, 13 Nov 2014

People are the most important resource a business has and managers are vital in getting the best out...

Learning from disciplinaries and grievances

Darren Maw, 12 Nov 2014

Disciplinaries and grievances are two issues that can easily spiral out of control if not dealt with...

The three hardest workplace conversations

Dean Royles, 11 Nov 2014

Issues around mental and physical health are some of the hardest conversations to have with employees....

In this issue: October 2014
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One giant leap: Business, government and education must step up to avoid a skills crisis


Icing on the cake: Gregg's talent recipe


Behind the story: Rebuilding trust at News UK


Beyond appraisals: Fixing performance management

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