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Osborne backs down over EU bankers' bonus cap

HR Editorial, 21 Nov 2014

The UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to EU legislation that caps the level of bankers’...

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Aspiring HR professionals need 'solid business grounding', says BBC HRD

Hywel Roberts, 20 Nov 2014

Young people looking to enter the HR profession should first ensure they have a good understanding of...

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Interest in shared parental leave higher than predicted

Katie Jacobs, 20 Nov 2014

Employee interest in shared parental leave (SPL) will be much higher than originally forecast by the...

HRDs have less influence now, says Cary Cooper

Katie Jacobs, 20 Nov 2014

HR directors have less influence now than they did a few years ago, according to Cary Cooper, distinguished...

Ann Brown leaves Capgemini for Nationwide

HR Editorial, 19 Nov 2014

Long-serving Capgemini senior VP, HR Ann Brown has left to take up the post of HR director at Nationwide....

British businesses looking to expand abroad

HR Editorial, 19 Nov 2014

A sixth of British businesses plan to expand operations into Europe in the next two years, the latest...

HR directors' influence 'broader than their own organisation'

Hywel Roberts, 18 Nov 2014

The influence of HR directors goes beyond their own organisations and across whole areas of business,...

Mark Carney criticises banking culture, pay structures

Katie Jacobs, 18 Nov 2014

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has attacked bankers’ pay structures, saying the way they are...

Art of HR: 'Leaders need better balance'

Jon Ingham, 17 Nov 2014

Future leaders need to be better balanced, focus on long-term sustainability and enable rather than direct...

Deloitte creates £25 million pot to fund employee ideas

Katie Jacobs, 17 Nov 2014

Professional services firm Deloitte has announced it will invest £25 million in helping its employees...

Southampton Football Club uses football academy as HR model

Hywel Roberts, 17 Nov 2014

Southampton Football Club is taking the lessons learned in training sports stars to develop its other...

Eleanor Phillips joins UBM as group HR director

HR Editorial, 14 Nov 2014

Eleanor Phillips has joined global marketing services and communications company UBM as group HR director....

Wolseley UK appoints new HR director

HR Editorial, 14 Nov 2014

Construction suppliers Wolseley UK has appointed Joanne Smith as its new HR director.

Former Zara MD: 'HR not brave enough'

Arvind Hickman, 13 Nov 2014

HR has lost credibility and is much less prominent than in the past because it was 'not brave enough'...

Only 7% of employers use social media for recruitment

Katie Jacobs, 13 Nov 2014

Only 7% of employers have used social media to recruit, with word of mouth and personal recommendation...

NHS focusing on staff ‘emotional health’ to improve patient care

Katie Jacobs, 13 Nov 2014

The NHS will be focusing more on the ‘emotional health’ of its staff in order to improve patient...

Hot topic: Can pay be too high? Part two

Deborah Rees, 13 Nov 2014

A recent report by Incomes Data Services suggested FTSE 100 directors’ pay is now on average 120 times...

HR Most Influential Thinker to discuss developing leaders for future change

HR Editorial, 12 Nov 2014

Veronica Hope-Hailey, dean of Bath University School of Management, will discuss how leadership is evolving...

Plumbing qualifications more employable than law degrees, say parents

Hywel Roberts, 12 Nov 2014

More than half of parents (57%) rate young people with plumbing qualifications as "very employable",...

Women uncomfortable discussing maternity benefits

Hywel Roberts, 12 Nov 2014

Female employees are reluctant to discuss maternity benefits with their employers in case it implies...

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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