The difficulties of recruiting quality staff in rural areas

Rosie Teasdale, 28 Jul 2015

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) promotes responsible forestry around the world. But although it's...


Trust and ethics: a Greek tragedy with a wider warning

Alex Swarbrick, 27 Jul 2015

Trust me, I’m... a politician? A finance minister? A European central banker? From the IMF? German?...


Talent, change and innovation at Warburtons

Katie Jacobs, 27 Jul 2015

In the ultra-competitive bread market (yes, really) innovation rules. But creative products and processes...

What's the evidence for... change management?

Rob Briner, 27 Jul 2015

Change management is rife with unsupported theories, so here Rob Briner examines the actual evidence....

Dave Ulrich: Don't blow up HR, appreciate and evolve it

Dave Ulrich, 24 Jul 2015

In an exclusive article Dave Ulrich hits back at HR-bashing articles in the popular business press. Rather...

The benefits of employing older apprentices

Dave Jenkins, 23 Jul 2015

With an ageing population and no default retirement age, people are working longer than ever before....

CHROs should demand more investment in HR talent

Patrick Wright, 23 Jul 2015

Have you ever known someone who constantly complains about their condition, yet seems to do nothing to...

English employment law abroad

Stefan Martin, 22 Jul 2015

When does an employee who does not ordinarily work in the UK have UK employment rights?

How to motivate warehouse logistics staff

James Hyde , 21 Jul 2015

Logistics can be a highly satisfying job, but it’s also one that requires discipline and teamwork....

How to use emotional intelligence to combat stress

Jon Treanor , 20 Jul 2015

We all know that work-related stress is expensive. It’s also disruptive and usually inconvenient,...

HR must encourage open and honest dialogue about mental health

Jabbar Sardar, 20 Jul 2015

In 2011, mental health became the biggest single cause of staff absence in the UK. Despite this, not...

How a 'Brexit' could impact on employment law

Jonathan Tilley, 17 Jul 2015

The promise of an EU referendum on the horizon leaves many wondering what the impact on UK employment...

The trouble with measuring productivity

Katie Jacobs, 16 Jul 2015

The fact that the UK is facing a productivity puzzle is no secret – but could at least part of the...

Making career management a reality: A guide for HR

Dominique Jones, 15 Jul 2015

To achieve a fully engaged workforce, employees must feel valued and that they have a future within their...

How business can solve the productivity puzzle

Jenny Roper, 14 Jul 2015

The productivity problem won't solve itself, and businesses need to play an important role. In the second...

The power of an open mind in mediation

Tania Coke, 14 Jul 2015

People embroiled in conflict express themselves in many different ways; some contain themselves in steely...

Solving the UK's productivity puzzle

Jenny Roper, 13 Jul 2015

Despite the economic recovery, the UK's productivity is still low. Over a series of articles, we explore...

Controlling agency spend in the NHS

Paul Myatt, 10 Jul 2015

The NHS spent £3.3 billion on agency staff during 2014/15. That’s £793 million up from the£2.5 billion...

How to successfully manage creative people

Ben Tallon, 09 Jul 2015

There’s a default mechanism, deep in the subconscious mind of freelance creative professionals. It...

Preparing Gen Y students to lead tomorrow’s digital world

Benoît Meyronin, 08 Jul 2015

Many employers assume Generation Y students have an innate digital know-how and leave university ready...

In this issue: August 2015
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Stand and deliver: Fresh austerity measures are on the way – but can public sector HR seize the strategic opportunity?

Eureka moment: HR at engineering firm AMFW

Going for gold: Maintaining the Olympic legacy

On the money: Providing innovative rewards

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