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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...

Ineffective data collecting costs HR departments, says Max Blumberg

Hywel Roberts, 06 Aug 2014

Collecting data with no focus on its use is an expensive drain on HR departments' resources, according...

Young people have 'appetite' for STEM skills, says TCS HRD

Hywel Roberts, 04 Aug 2014

Young people are interested in learning STEM subjects but don't always have the opportunities to, according...

Increased competition drives innovation in manufacturing

Hywel Roberts, 04 Aug 2014

More than one-quarter (26%) of manufacturing companies cite concerns about falling behind competitors...

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,...

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