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Only 14% of employers confident in leadership pipelines

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jul 2014

The majority of UK organisations have concerns about their ability to fill critical leadership roles,...


Forget HR theory and focus on the business, says Averbook

Hywel Roberts, 16 Jul 2014

HR functions can be too focused on over-arching HR theories and not sufficiently on the needs of the...


Reward innovative failures that have 'learning outcomes', says Mindjet senior VP

Hywel Roberts, 09 Jul 2014

Repeated failures in innovation should still be financially rewarded if they contribute to a future hit,...

Half of HR professionals see engagement as top priority

Hywel Roberts, 09 Jul 2014

More than half (56%) of HR professionals see engagement as the most important issue for their department,...

Employers concerned about 'resilience' of school leavers

Hywel Roberts, 04 Jul 2014

More than half (61%) of employers have concerns about how prepared school leavers are to start work,...

Only half of leadership moves come with pay rises

Hywel Roberts, 04 Jul 2014

Little more than half (54%) of job moves undertaken by senior leaders result in an employee earning a...

Cable launches executive recruitment code of conduct to increase female appointments

Hywel Roberts, 01 Jul 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable unveiled the details of a new code for executive recruiters today, with...

Development is key to staff retention, according to research

Hywel Roberts, 01 Jul 2014

Research from BlessingWhite shows employees favour personal development over career progression. They...

Half of HR managers plan to recruit in 2014

Hywel Roberts, 30 Jun 2014

Nearly half (48%) of HR hiring managers are looking to add to their team by the end of 2014, according...

GE leadership development 'going back to basics'

Katie Jacobs, 26 Jun 2014

GE is going “back to basics” when it comes to leadership development, its VP of executive development...

Business groups urge further action on zero-hours contracts

Hywel Roberts, 26 Jun 2014

Leading voices in business have praised Vince Cable's plan to ban exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts,...

HR vital for business creativity, says Hummel CEO

Hywel Roberts, 20 Jun 2014

HR has a crucial role to play in driving an organisation's creativity, according to Hummel CEO Christian...

Miliband: young unemployed must train or lose benefits

Hywel Roberts, 19 Jun 2014

Ed Miliband is set to announce plans to end benefits for unemployed 18-21-year-olds and replace them...

Employers have "forgotten" how to recruit young people, says UKCES CEO

Hywel Roberts, 05 Jun 2014

Many businesses are no longer ready hire and develop young people, UK Commission for Employment and Skills...

Employment minister 'confused' over apprenticeship plans

Hywel Roberts, 02 Jun 2014

Employment minister Esther McVey yesterday admitted she has not contributed towards her apprentice’s...

Graduate vacancies up, quality of applications poor

Hywel Roberts, 28 May 2014

The number of graduate vacancies in the UK has increased by 37% year-on-year, with 15,732 entry-level...

New institute to offer alternative HR qualification

Hywel Roberts, 27 May 2014

The Institute of Recruiters (IOR) is to offer the first alternative HR qualification to the CIPD.

Trust in senior leaders falls to two-year low

Hywel Roberts, 27 May 2014

The number of employees who trust and have confidence in their organisation's senior leadership has fallen....

Sharp rise in false education claims on CVs

Hywel Roberts, 21 May 2014

The number of CVs with inaccurate details about applicants’ education has increased by more than a...

Workplace anxiety impeding future leaders

Hywel Roberts, 16 May 2014

More than one-third of managers are being dissuaded from CEO and boardroom positions by uncertainty over...

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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