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Youth Contract branded a 'disaster' after only 4,690 young people find work

Tom Newcombe, 23 Jul 2013

A Government scheme aimed at helping 160,000 18-24-year-olds find work has so far reached only 4,690...


Different approach to leadership needed in hospitality industry, says Hyatt Hotels chief HR officer

Tom Newcombe, 24 May 2013

Chief HR officer at Hyatt Hotels, Robb Webb has called for a more "empathetic" approach to leadership...


CFOs must take a "hands on" approach to innovation

Tom Newcombe, 22 May 2013

Chief financial officers (CFOs) have a vital and growing role to play in driving innovation, according...

OD must be deeply personal, says The Body Shop HRD

Katie Jacobs, 25 Apr 2013

Organisational development (OD) must be deeply personal and look more at the ‘how’ than the ‘what’,...

Aspiring nurses face "hands-on" training before they can start work

Tom Newcombe, 26 Mar 2013

Aspiring nurses will have to work for up to a year as a healthcare assistant or support worker before...

NHS Employers determined to drive forward cultural change following Mid-Staffordshire inquiry

Tom Newcombe, 25 Mar 2013

The NHS Employers organisation has published its response to the Department of Health on the report from...

Employers and training providers should seize the opportunity to provide high-level training, says skills minister

Tom Newcombe, 12 Mar 2013

Skills minister Matthew Hancock (pictured) has welcomed the creation of the first graduate level higher...

Chuka Umunna: It’s a “disgrace” that two-thirds of the UK's largest employers don’t offer apprenticeships

Tom Newcombe, 06 Mar 2013

Two-thirds of the UK's largest employers have been labelled a "disgrace" by shadow business secretary...

Engaging the workforce is the top priority for HR in 2013, report finds

Tom Newcombe, 26 Feb 2013

Engaging the workforce and developing leaders are the top priorities for HR professionals in 2013, a...

HR directors must make their organisations more leadership centered, says leading HR thinker

Tom Newcombe, 26 Feb 2013

The next big challenge for HR directors is to transform their organisations from being management centered...

Largest leadership programme aims to transform NHS culture

Tom Newcombe, 21 Feb 2013

The NHS Leadership Academy has announced its partners for developing the health service's largest ever...

Start-up loans scheme expansion is a “positive step in helping young people unlock their potential”, says O2 HRD

Tom Newcombe, 04 Jan 2013

The Government scheme, which offers young entrepreneurs loans of about £2,500 to start businesses, was...

Managers concerned for the future because of Gen Y, says Ashridge

Tom Newcombe, 03 Dec 2012

Employee retention is the biggest concern for managers worldwide about the under-30s in Generation Y,...

UK 'skill recycler' set up today – bridge skills gap by 'loan' of underused staff

HR Editorial, 27 Nov 2012

Skill Exchange UK, an independent not-for-profit organisation has launched today. It is a service aimed...

Increased funding for employer ownership of training will help burst the skills bubble, says CIPD

Tom Newcombe, 20 Nov 2012

As UK skills minister, Matthew Hancock pledged a further £150 million of funding to enable employers...

HR Lunchtime Debate: Addressing the basic skills deficit

HR Editorial, 19 Nov 2012

On Tuesday, 27 November, HR magazine will host a live TV web debate bringing together experts to discuss...

Employee Relations Institute to improve knowledge and competence of managers in workplace relations

Tom Newcombe, 14 Nov 2012

Launched yesterday, the Employee Relations Institute (ERI) is a membership organisation that has been...

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Young people must develop an 'employ yourself' attitude

Tom Newcombe, 12 Nov 2012

UK entrepreneurs have made a call for young people to develop an 'employ yourself' attitude, starting...

The key to being a successful organisation is to move fast, be bold, be open and build trust, says Facebook head of learning

Sian Harrington, 09 Nov 2012

Learning and development professionals should be brokers of learning not keepers of the learning keys,...

Achieving excellence in people strategy: Discover, deliberate and differentiate: early bird rate limited time only

HR Editorial, 26 Oct 2012

Join us at the first HR magazine conference, where you will get a unique opportunity to hear from and...

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Fashion forward: SuperGroup's first HRD

Time to celebrate: Flexible working legislation is changing

Health check: Engaging in wellbeing 

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