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RMT leader Bob Crow passes away

Hywel Roberts, 11 Mar 2014

Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union general secretary Bob Crow has died.


Unions back LOROL absence policy overhaul, says HRD

Hywel Roberts, 25 Feb 2014

London Overground Rail Operations Limited (LOROL) HR director Darren Hockaday has revealed the unions...


KFC has an obligation to get young people into management positions, says VP HR

Hywel Roberts, 04 Mar 2014

Award-winning employer KFC is stepping up its efforts to attract young talent and develop entry-level...

Clegg's plans for vocational support widely backed

Hywel Roberts, 28 Feb 2014

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) says the Government is right to offer support to 16-year-olds...

Demanding year for Amey used as a learning opportunity by HR team, says director

Hywel Roberts, 11 Mar 2014

It's been a busy year for Amey's HR department. The infrastructure support service provider bought Enterprise,...

Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth appointed BBC HR director

Katie Jacobs, 15 Apr 2014

The BBC has appointed Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth as its new director of HR.

Waltham Forest Council appoints new COO

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Althea Loderick is the new chief operating officer at Waltham Forest Council.

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...

Females lack role models in science, according to YouGov poll

Hywel Roberts, 31 Mar 2014

Most adults in the UK are unable to name one living female role model in science or other STEM subjects,...

Stress the most common reason for long-term absence

Hywel Roberts, 27 Mar 2014

Stress among UK workers accounts for more lost days than any other medical complaint. It is particularly...

UK near bottom of employee engagement ranking

Hywel Roberts, 26 Mar 2014

A survey of more than 7,000 employees across 20 countries suggests UK employees have some of the lowest...

'World moving from economic capitalism to people capitalism,' says Valuing Your Talent lead

Hywel Roberts, 13 Mar 2014

Stakeholders of the future will not judge companies solely by their profits but by the value of their...

Top business role models dominated by ageing men, CMI study shows

Hywel Roberts, 07 Mar 2014

A 'role model revolution' is needed to bring more women into executive positions, according to the chief...

Netflix's McCord urges HR to shun the rules

Gabriella Jozwiak, 10 Feb 2014

HR directors should throw away the rulebook if they want to improve their business and rise up the ranks,...

Saxo bank announces new head of group HR

Gabriella Jozwiak, 03 Feb 2014

Online trading and investment bank Saxo has announced Tony Bainbridge as its head of group HR.

Resilience to become key attribute of future employees

Gabriella Jozwiak, 16 Jan 2014

More than 90% of HRDs believe employees’ ability to cope with change and uncertainty will determine...

Public sector HR director passes away

HR Editorial, 15 Jan 2014

Jan Parkinson, a well respected HR director and former managing partner of Local Government Employers,...

Ford Retail chooses Sharon Ashcroft as HR director

Tom Newcombe, 10 Jan 2014

Ford Retail, the world’s largest dedicated Ford dealership, has appointed Sharon Ashcroft as HR director...

Co-op appoints Inji Duducu as interim head of HR, corporate functions

Tom Newcombe, 09 Jan 2014

The Co-operative Group has hired Inji Duducu as its interim head of HR, corporate functions.

HR an 'undervalued' function, says outgoing ACAS chair

Tom Newcombe, 08 Jan 2014

Outgoing Acas chairman Ed Sweeney believes HR is not valued highly enough in business and HR directors...

In this issue: April 2014
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Legal aliens: It's law, but not as we know it - would you seek counsel from a big brand?

Fashion forward: SuperGroup's first HRD

Time to celebrate: Flexible working legislation is changing

Health check: Engaging in wellbeing 

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