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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,...

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.

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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