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Produce World HR director: We could not operate without migrant workers

HR Editorial, 08 Jan 2014

Since 1 January, migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania have had the same freedom of movement as all...

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City spotlight: Southampton

Katie Jacobs, 08 Jan 2014

Southampton has always been a port, but now you’re far more likely to see glamorous cruise liners than...

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Dean Royles: Some people are women, get over it

Dean Royles, 06 Jan 2014

EXCLUSIVE: NHS Employers chief executive Dean Royles rubbishes claims in the media that the growing feminisation...

How to manage recurring sickness absence

Katya Halsall, 06 Jan 2014

The annual cost of sickness absence has climbed to almost £29 billion for UK organisations, according...

Make your experiential learning process real

Jan Levy, 06 Jan 2014

Too often experiential learning exercises bear little resemblance to life. Jan Levy argues it is important...

Mercedes-Benz UK HRD and CEO: On the road to recovery

Arvind Hickman, 03 Jan 2014

In the mid-2000s, carmaker Mercedes-Benz UK was on a downhill trajectory, slipping from its perch as...

Connecting with Generation Y

Neal Bruce, 03 Jan 2014

By 2025, members of Generation Y (people born between the mid-eighties and mid-nineties) will make up...

Is there always something to moan about?

Helen Giles, 02 Jan 2014

When I train groups of non-HR managers and ask them to guess the average engagement index across the...

Building resilience among workers in the economic upturn

Peter Crush, 02 Jan 2014

Organisations are increasingly running workshops and training to build resilience among staff who have...

HR systems need to be more like 'Facebook'

David Woodward, 20 Dec 2013

HR systems were one of the first business applications to realise and offer self-service capabilities...

Do unions still work?

Tom Newcombe, 20 Dec 2013

Recent industrial disputes have propelled the trade union movement back into the media spotlight but...

Microsoft HRD: The world of work is changing

Theresa McHenry, 19 Dec 2013

In many ways it seems that we are all living the technology dream. The advent of the Internet and the...

How HR professionals can build a personal brand

Sona Sherratt, 19 Dec 2013

Personal branding is important for career management. In the competitive world of business having a personal...

Should HR have responsibility for supply chain workers' conditions?

Katie Jacobs, 18 Dec 2013

As supply chains get longer and more global, should the onus be on HR to ensure that human rights are...

2014: Why employers must be more sophisticated

Jonathan Richards, 17 Dec 2013

In 2014, the UK workforce will become active again. Many people, myself included, believe the recession...

Hiring and managing seasonal workers

Mary Clarke, 17 Dec 2013

Christmas is the key trading period of the year and to cope with the increased demand, many businesses,...

Innovation and acquisitions: Interview with TripAdvisor's HR chief

Katie Jacobs, 16 Dec 2013

TripAdvisor’s Julie Bradley had never run an HR department when she took on the HR director role with...

The Christmas nightmare: A manager’s guide

Jennifer Nicol, 13 Dec 2013

It’s just over two weeks before Christmas and Robin Goodluck (senior manager of a call centre for Express...

Temporary working arrangements: A more balanced view?

Vanessa Di Cuffa , 13 Dec 2013

In an ideal world, there would be permanent jobs for everyone and regular and generous pay rises.

Unpaid internships mean young people 'locked out' of careers

HR Editorial, 13 Dec 2013

After a study that showed four in 10 of interns are receiving less than the minimum wage, the Government...

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Easy being green: Veolia UK's Marguerite Ulrich

Making SME apprenticeships simple

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