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Management not the only career path, says T-Systems HRD

Hywel Roberts, 22 Aug 2014

People looking to progress to senior positions within their organisations should be able to find alternatives...


Lack of workplace diversity deters 69% of young people

Hywel Roberts, 21 Aug 2014

A lack of diversity would deter 69% of young people (aged between 12 and 25 years old) from working for...


Two-thirds of graduates regret first role

Hywel Roberts, 21 Aug 2014

Two-thirds of graduates regret the first job they take when they start work, according to global research...

Companies welcome government's flagship apprenticeship programme

Hywel Roberts, 21 Aug 2014

Employers and industry experts have reacted positively to the government's Get In, Go Far apprenticeship...

Work Foundation calls for stronger RPA legislation

Hywel Roberts, 20 Aug 2014

Lancaster University's Work Foundation has criticised the government's "watered down" implementation...

Europe's first 'Olympic-style' games launches graduate programme

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

The 2015 Baku European Games, Europe's first Olympics-style sporting event, has launched a global recruitment...

Opinions differ on levels of training

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

Reports highlight a disconnect between employer claims and employee experience of learning and development...

Doubts cast over PM's immigrant job claims

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

The head of the UK Statistics Authority has challenged claims made by prime minister David Cameron that...

Oil and gas managers face leadership 'conundrum', says Hay Group

Hywel Roberts, 15 Aug 2014

A conflict between driving short-term profits and developing long-term leadership pipelines is creating...

Apprentices not 'second-tier students'

Hywel Roberts, 14 Aug 2014

Many apprentices choose to take an apprenticeship despite being accepted to university, according to...

Two in five managers not taking full holiday allowance

Hywel Roberts, 11 Aug 2014

Two in five (41%) UK managers did not take their full annual leave allowance in 2013, according to research...

Majority of HRDs say finding skilled professionals challenging

Hywel Roberts, 07 Aug 2014

More than nine in 10 (93%) HR directors admit they face challenges finding skilled professionals, according...

Ineffective data collecting costs HR departments, says Max Blumberg

Hywel Roberts, 06 Aug 2014

Collecting data with no focus on its use is an expensive drain on HR departments' resources, according...

Young people have 'appetite' for STEM skills, says TCS HRD

Hywel Roberts, 04 Aug 2014

Young people are interested in learning STEM subjects but don't always have the opportunities to, according...

Increased competition drives innovation in manufacturing

Hywel Roberts, 04 Aug 2014

More than one-quarter (26%) of manufacturing companies cite concerns about falling behind competitors...

Registrations open for HR in the Boardroom

Hywel Roberts, 31 Jul 2014

HR in the Boardroom is a high level, innovative and exclusive development opportunity, led by peer-to-peer...

Align learning cycles to business cycles, says L&D expert

Hywel Roberts, 30 Jul 2014

HR directors under pressure to deliver a return on investment from their learning programmes should ensure...

Lack of local candidates drives apprenticeships, says HRD

Hywel Roberts, 30 Jul 2014

Not being able to recruit talent from local competitors was a factor in creating an award-winning apprenticeship...

CIPD's Cheese calls for 'political advocacy' at VyT research launch

Hywel Roberts, 25 Jul 2014

CIPD chief executive Peter Cheese has called on the Government to get behind the body's Valuing your...

Use L&D to drive culture, says Colt HR vice-president

Hywel Roberts, 25 Jul 2014

Employee learning should be seen as a tool to shape an organisation's culture, according to Colt HR vice...

In this issue: August 2014
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Balancing act – Have we finally reachd a tipping point around flexible working practices?


Bedding down – Inside the Dorchester Collection


High voltage – Is the future of fleet electric?


Cream of the crop – Barriers to effective talent management

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