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Dean Royles calls for union talks over impending strikes

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

NHS Employers chief executive Dean Royles has urged unions to engage in talks over employee pay as UNISON...

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HR urged to 'steal shamelessly' from marketing to attract talent

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

HR and resourcing teams should take advantage of customer marketing teams' far larger budgets for recruitment...

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Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth appointed BBC HR director

Katie Jacobs, 15 Apr 2014

The BBC has appointed Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth as its new director of HR.

Lucy Adams: ‘appraisals don’t work’

Katie Jacobs, 15 Apr 2014

The annual appraisal system is not fit for purpose former BBC HR director Lucy Adams has claimed this...

Family business handover thwarted by 'sticky batons', says PwC report

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

A PwC survey found that many people taking over businesses from their parents have doubts the handover...

Late expenses payments costing UK workers £2.1bn

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Employees in the UK are losing an average of £45 per year through bank charges incurred while chasing...

Business must avoid painting 'bleak' picture for graduates

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Companies should avoid negatively portraying job prospects for students and graduates, Association of...

Employees in construction sector 'secure' in jobs, but salaries fall

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Workers in the construction industry are among the most secure of all UK employees, according to a recent...

Waltham Forest Council appoints new COO

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Althea Loderick is the new chief operating officer at Waltham Forest Council.

Wage increases to outstrip inflation for first time since 2008

Hywel Roberts, 14 Apr 2014

Salaries will increase at a higher rate than inflation for the first time since the recession, according...

DWP halves prediction of auto-enrolment opt-out rates

Hywel Roberts, 14 Apr 2014

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has revised its forecast for the number of employees opting...

Young people favour career advancement over job security

Hywel Roberts, 14 Apr 2014

Younger employees in the UK are more ambitious than their older counterparts, according to a YouGov survey....

HR must address ‘complex’ issue of fairness

Katie Jacobs, 11 Apr 2014

HR professionals must address the changing and complex issue of fairness within their organisations,...

A third of young people would consider careers in engineering

Hywel Roberts, 11 Apr 2014

A study of young people aged 12 to 25 suggests almost one third (32%) see engineering as a potential...

Dave Ulrich: 'Standards should start with stakeholders'

Arvind Hickman, 10 Apr 2014

HR magazine has launched a new campaign, Raising the Standard, to explore whether HR needs standards...

Professor warns of ‘HR fragmentation’

Hywel Roberts, 10 Apr 2014

HR departments may be leaner in the future as elements of practice are incorporated into other business...

Exposure to stress helps managers make better decisions, says study

Hywel Roberts, 10 Apr 2014

Leaders benefit from experiencing stressful situations on a regular basis, according to research by Ashridge...

REC welcomes Government crackdown on illegal workers

Hywel Roberts, 10 Apr 2014

The Home Office has announced reforms in an attempt to stop employers exploiting vulnerable workers....

HR sitting in the sidelines 'not good enough', says Simplyhealth CEO

Hywel Roberts, 10 Apr 2014

HR professionals need to "step out from the shadows" and realise the value they can add to business,...

Acas denies employment changes will put pressure on employers

Hywel Roberts, 09 Apr 2014

Early conciliation could cost business in time in money, according to an employment lawyer. But Acas...

In this issue: April 2014
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Legal aliens: It's law, but not as we know it - would you seek counsel from a big brand?

Fashion forward: SuperGroup's first HRD

Time to celebrate: Flexible working legislation is changing

Health check: Engaging in wellbeing 

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