Hot topic: Hiring school leavers

Emily Milne-Home, 04 Aug 2014

Whose responsibility is it to ensure school leavers are ready for the world of work? Do education establishments...


Engagement is a bug you want staff to catch

Nick Goldberg, 01 Aug 2014

When running a business you get to learn new things every day. And as clichéd as it sounds, ultimately...


Playing with the big boys: Gender in business and sport

Nicky Little, 31 Jul 2014

Nicky Little, head of leadership at Cirrus, asks why gender still matters in some sectors more than others....

Five business lessons from WW1

Ignacio Gonzalez-Posada , 30 Jul 2014

Generals during the First World War failed to adapt their strategies. Business leaders should not make...

The role of stress in developing leaders

Dr. Megan Reitz and Lee Waller, 29 Jul 2014

Today's leaders are required to operate in a substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex world....

What will the 'next generation' HR function look like?

Jabbar Sardar, 29 Jul 2014

The coming of age of Ulrich’s HR business partner model this year has inevitably brought it under the...

The digital transformation agenda creates a new role for HR

Richard Coombes, 28 Jul 2014

The explosive growth in digital and social media technologies is opening up a whole new role for HR professionals...

Cloud based technology is coming - ready or not

Nick Laird, 25 Jul 2014

Why is Cloud-based a better way to use technology? How do you fit your processes around technology (as...

Don't believe the hype of employee engagement

Rob Briner, 25 Jul 2014

Engagement is more like a muddy puddle than clear water. HR needs to put the concept back under the microscope...

Do employers have to take action on the obesity ruling?

Vanessa Di Cuffa , 24 Jul 2014

Following advice from the Advocate General that the EU should rule that severe obesity should be regarded...

Making Veolia fit for the future

Katie Jacobs, 24 Jul 2014

At environment services company Veolia, sustainability is core to every part of the business, even HR....

Maximise performance by managing your ‘mental battery’

Angela Muir, 23 Jul 2014

While many organisations are signed up to the principles of work-life balance, evidence suggests that...

Coaching: the latest L&D favourite

Nick Martindale, 22 Jul 2014

Research has found that L&D professionals are embracing coaching as their preferred business tool.

The future of business depends on diverse talent

Wendy Manning, 22 Jul 2014

The supply chain industry has traditionally been viewed as a male-dominated environment. While more women...

Hands-on learning opportunities create more responsible business leaders

Matt Gitsham, 21 Jul 2014

This is one of the key insights from a new research study that set out to discover why some business...

Implications of open innovation trends for HR

Katie Jacobs, 21 Jul 2014

Open innovation is changing how organisations think about the next big idea. But what are the implications...

Financial incentives may be key to increasing diversity

Michael Barrington-Hibbert, 18 Jul 2014

A recent report published in June by Business in the Community’s race equality campaign, Race for Opportunity,...

Raising HR standards – HR maturity

Arvind Hickman, 18 Jul 2014

HR Maturity is a lesser-known approach to improving professional standards. Australian water supplier...

Mobile working is an HR issue – not just a headache for IT

Ingrid Waterfield, 17 Jul 2014

HR's strengths can ensure mobile working and BYOD are a success for businesses. However, technology issues...

Siemens' Toby Peyton Jones: the future of work, innovation and skills

Katie Jacobs, 17 Jul 2014

Toby Peyton-Jones, UK and North West Europe HRD for Siemens discusses how skills, automation and innovation...

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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