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Companies under pressure to reduce health benefits costs

Hywel Roberts, 24 Oct 2014

Almost half (49%) of companies are under pressure to reduce short-term costs on employee health benefits,...

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‘Tight coupling’ between collaboration and innovation, says Google director

Hywel Roberts, 24 Oct 2014

A company’s ability to produce innovative output is closely linked to the level of collaboration among...

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Bring ‘untraditional’ people to HR, says Appirio SVP

Hywel Roberts, 24 Oct 2014

Bringing in people you wouldn’t normally associate with HR roles from other parts of the business is...

Public sector wellbeing budgets being ‘decimated’, says Cooper

Arvind Hickman and Hyo Adams, 23 Oct 2014

Health and wellbeing budgets have been ‘decimated’ throughout the public sector in recent years,...

Workplace stigma prevails over English and maths skills

Hywel Roberts, 23 Oct 2014

There is still a stigma around asking for help to develop skills in the workplace, according to National...

Chris Ashford joins Ærium as HR director

Hywel Roberts, 23 Oct 2014

European real estate investment manager Ærium has appointed Chris Ashford to the position of HR director....

Professional wage growth to extend into 2015

Hywel Roberts, 23 Oct 2014

Wage growth in professional services roles is set to continue into 2015, according to research by professional...

Self-employed workers need more support, warns Bevan

Hyo Adams, 22 Oct 2014

Self-employed workers are not able to access the support they need, particularly for health and wellbeing,...

Employers struggling to hire Christmas drivers, says REC

Hywel Roberts, 22 Oct 2014

Many businesses are not able to hire enough drivers for the Christmas period according to the latest...

Switzerland top destination for expat workers

Hywel Roberts, 22 Oct 2014

Switzerland is the most desirable location for British employees working abroad, according to research...

Half of women consider choosing career over family

Hywel Roberts, 21 Oct 2014

Half of childless women are so concerned about the risk children pose to their career progression that...

Lack of wellbeing culture 'frustrating'

Hywel Roberts, 21 Oct 2014

Having to make the business case for wellbeing due to a lack of an employee care culture can be frustrating,...

BT to create 500 engineering roles

Hywel Roberts, 20 Oct 2014

BT has today announced it intends to create 500 more engineering roles as part of its Openreach arm....

Accenture hiring on 'learning agility', says CHRO

Hywel Roberts, 20 Oct 2014

Increased demands on employees to adapt to new technologies has led to Accenture looking at learning...

Rachel Stock joins Trinity Mirror as group HRD

Hywel Roberts, 20 Oct 2014

Rachel Stock is to be the first group HR director at multimedia company Trinity Mirror.

Civil servants to receive equal parental pay

Hywel Roberts, 20 Oct 2014

Both male and female civil servants will be entitled to equal parental leave pay from April 2015, deputy...

Momentum building towards April reform deadline, says Webb

Hywel Roberts, 17 Oct 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb has insisted the raft of pensions changes set for 6 April 2015 will be ready...

NAPF calls for independent retirement savings commission

Hywel Roberts, 17 Oct 2014

NAPF chief executive Joanne Segars has called for an independent, non-political body to be set up to...

Changes to parental leave legislation

Katie Jacobs, 17 Oct 2014

Shared parental leave rights come into force in December 2014. Are organisations prepared for the increased...

Half of CEOs subjected to ‘fewer checks than graduates’

Hywel Roberts, 16 Oct 2014

Almost half (45%) of HR directors admit they know of companies where potential CEOs go through fewer...

In this issue: October 2014
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Grow influence: Who has made the HR Most Influential 2014 lists? We reveal all inside

Looking good: Beautiful HR at Estee Lauder

Back to the drawing board: Is HR more art than science?

Forward thinking: Futureproof your technology strategy

 

 

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