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Most CEOs see HR as 'least strategically important' function

Hywel Roberts, 08 Sep 2014

A high proportion of CEOs and board-level executives see HR as adding less strategic value than any other...

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Women to take two-thirds of high-skilled roles over next six years

Hywel Roberts, 05 Sep 2014

An increase in the gap between women's and men's qualifications will see women take two-thirds of high-skilled...

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Gamification can reduce pre-start dropouts, says HCL CHRO

Hywel Roberts, 05 Sep 2014

Gamification is a useful tool to keep candidates engaged in the time between accepting a job offer and...

Millennials less motivated by salary than Gen Y

Hywel Roberts, 02 Sep 2014

Millennial employees (those born after 1994) claim to be less motivated by money than Gen Y (born between...

Link employee volunteering to L&D, says CIPD paper

Hywel Roberts, 02 Sep 2014

Encouraging employees to help people into work can benefit companies' learning and development programmes,...

Businesses not using data effectively, say IT professionals

Hywel Roberts, 29 Aug 2014

The majority of IT professionals are concerned companies are not effectively using the data they collect,...

Outcome focus would help diversity, says ManpowerGroup VP

Hywel Roberts, 28 Aug 2014

Companies can support women in senior roles by focusing on work outcomes over time spent in the office,...

Senior posts dominated by privately educated

Hywel Roberts, 28 Aug 2014

The majority of senior posts in public office and high-profile professions are held by people who went...

Management not the only career path, says T-Systems HRD

Hywel Roberts, 22 Aug 2014

People looking to progress to senior positions within their organisations should be able to find alternatives...

Lack of workplace diversity deters 69% of young people

Hywel Roberts, 21 Aug 2014

A lack of diversity would deter 69% of young people (aged between 12 and 25 years old) from working for...

Two-thirds of graduates regret first role

Hywel Roberts, 21 Aug 2014

Two-thirds of graduates regret the first job they take when they start work, according to global research...

Companies welcome government's flagship apprenticeship programme

Hywel Roberts, 21 Aug 2014

Employers and industry experts have reacted positively to the government's Get In, Go Far apprenticeship...

Work Foundation calls for stronger RPA legislation

Hywel Roberts, 20 Aug 2014

Lancaster University's Work Foundation has criticised the government's "watered down" implementation...

Europe's first 'Olympic-style' games launches graduate programme

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

The 2015 Baku European Games, Europe's first Olympics-style sporting event, has launched a global recruitment...

Opinions differ on levels of training

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

Reports highlight a disconnect between employer claims and employee experience of learning and development...

Doubts cast over PM's immigrant job claims

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

The head of the UK Statistics Authority has challenged claims made by prime minister David Cameron that...

Oil and gas managers face leadership 'conundrum', says Hay Group

Hywel Roberts, 15 Aug 2014

A conflict between driving short-term profits and developing long-term leadership pipelines is creating...

Apprentices not 'second-tier students'

Hywel Roberts, 14 Aug 2014

Many apprentices choose to take an apprenticeship despite being accepted to university, according to...

Two in five managers not taking full holiday allowance

Hywel Roberts, 11 Aug 2014

Two in five (41%) UK managers did not take their full annual leave allowance in 2013, according to research...

Majority of HRDs say finding skilled professionals challenging

Hywel Roberts, 07 Aug 2014

More than nine in 10 (93%) HR directors admit they face challenges finding skilled professionals, according...

In this issue: October 2014
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One giant leap: Business, government and education must step up to avoid a skills crisis

 

Icing on the cake: Gregg's talent recipe

 

Behind the story: Rebuilding trust at News UK

 

Beyond appraisals: Fixing performance management

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