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A fifth of employees fail to pass probation

Hywel Roberts, 09 May 2014

Employers are either terminating contracts or extending probation periods for 18% of new starters, according...


Expert panel to discuss changing employment dynamic

Hywel Roberts, 07 May 2014

Three leading voices in HR will discuss the future of the relationship between employers and their staff...


Engineering group warns of skills crisis

Hywel Roberts, 07 May 2014

The engineering sector faces a skills shortage, mainly caused by skilled workers retiring and a lack...

Learning styles not linked to age, says Santander HRD

Hywel Roberts, 02 May 2014

Implementing a company-wide training programme has revealed that different employee generations do not...

HR must strike balance between ‘gut feel’ and process around trust, says expert

Katie Jacobs, 01 May 2014

HR professionals have a challenge in balancing “gut feel” and process when it comes to building trust,...

Businesses increasingly measure ROI on L&D, says CIPD study

Hywel Roberts, 30 Apr 2014

An increasing number of businesses are measuring financial returns on learning and development (L&D)...

Disciplinary action over social media doubles

Hywel Roberts, 29 Apr 2014

Companies are increasingly resorting to disciplinary action to crack down on social media misuse, according...

Contractors frustrated by lengthy hiring processes

Hywel Roberts, 29 Apr 2014

There is a "gulf of expectation" between employers and contractors over how long the hiring process should...

Failure to tackle depression will harm UK business, says KPMG director

Hywel Roberts, 28 Apr 2014

Companies face worsening productivity if they don't tackle the workplace taboo around depression, according...

HR has crucial role to play in building trust, says CIPD

Hywel Roberts, 24 Apr 2014

HR has a crucial part to play in establishing trust in business leaders, with personable and honest being...

AGR warns against painting 'bleak' picture for graduates

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Companies should avoid negatively portraying job prospects for students and graduates, Association of...

A third of young people would consider careers in engineering

Hywel Roberts, 11 Apr 2014

A study of young people aged 12 to 25 suggests almost one third (32%) see engineering as a potential...

Dave Ulrich: 'Standards should start with stakeholders'

Arvind Hickman, 10 Apr 2014

HR magazine has launched a new campaign, Raising the Standard, to explore whether HR needs standards...

Exposure to stress helps managers make better decisions, says study

Hywel Roberts, 10 Apr 2014

Leaders benefit from experiencing stressful situations on a regular basis, according to research by Ashridge...

Future employees could be 'entrepreneurial, but lack communication skills'

Hywel Roberts, 07 Apr 2014

Research comparing school children to current employees shows that the workforce of tomorrow is likely...

'Social intrapreneurs' inspire culture of positive risk taking

Hywel Roberts, 04 Apr 2014

Innovative employees who bring an entrepreneurial spirit to corporate frameworks are driving positive...

Companies urged to endorse traineeships

Hywel Roberts, 21 Mar 2014

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) is urging employers to run traineeship schemes, designed to...

HR advisers want NIC reforms to be brought forward

Hywel Roberts, 18 Mar 2014

National insurance contributions (NICs) are one of the main issues employers would like to see addressed...

Cisco plans CSR programme for Commonwealth Games

Hywel Roberts, 18 Mar 2014

Network provider Cisco is planning to repeat the successful CSR programme it ran during the London Olympics...

Motivation initiatives worthless without employee engagement

Hywel Roberts, 17 Mar 2014

A report released today attempts to separate motivation from employee engagement, and finds any attempts...

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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