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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...

Social events can increase engagement, report finds

Hywel Roberts, 23 Jul 2014

Social events and feeling valued are key to employees’ happiness at work, according to research

CIPD calls for 'holistic' approach to youth unemployment

Hywel Roberts, 23 Jul 2014

Employers, policymakers and education providers should form closer ties to take positive steps on youth...

Four in 10 L&D practitioners believe function is underfunded

Hywel Roberts, 22 Jul 2014

A lack of resources in learning and development (L&D) is seen as an issue by almost four in 10 (39%)...

Mentoring can aid retention, according to research

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jul 2014

One in five employees who don't have access to mentoring would welcome the opportunity, according to...

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,...

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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