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Eversheds appoints Moira Slape as global HR director

Hywel Roberts, 27 May 2014

International law firm Eversheds has appointed Moira Slape as its HR director.


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.

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.

Kevin Green: Bruce Springsteen is an HR guru

Kevin Green, 28 May 2014

I have been a fan of 'The Boss' for more years than I care to remember, having first seen him and the...

One in five UK workers has chronic lifestyle-related illness

Hywel Roberts, 21 Jul 2014

Almost one in five (19%) British workers suffers from a chronic illness, including heart disease, diabetes...

The Crown Estate launches values-driven change plan

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jul 2014

The Crown Estate has announced a 10-year change programme across the organisation, focusing on integrated...

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...

Homebase appoints HR director

Arvind Hickman, 14 Jul 2014

Home improvements retailer Homebase has appointed John Shaw as HR director, effective immediately.

Business can learn 'clarity of purpose' from military, says soldier turned HRD

Hywel Roberts, 11 Jul 2014

Employers have plenty to learn from the military around leadership, long-term strategy and clarity of...

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,...

Cable: Gender quotas useful ‘nuclear deterrent’

Hywel Roberts, 08 Jul 2014

The Government is not in favour of quotas for women on boards, but they are important as a “backstop”...

Dean Royles to leave NHS Employers

Hywel Roberts, 07 Jul 2014

NHS Employers chief executive Dean Royles is to leave his current post to take up a role as director...

Travelodge appoints Julia Rosamond as HR director

Hywel Roberts, 07 Jul 2014

Julia Rosamond is leaving her role as HR director of Nando's to join Travelodge.

HR Excellence Awards winners announced

HR Editorial, 02 Jul 2014

More than 620 HR professionals attended the 19th HR Excellence Awards gala at the Park Lane Hilton. Here...

Iceland's Malcolm Walker and Peter Walls 'most people focused CEOs' at HR Excellence Awards

Hywel Roberts, 02 Jul 2014

Iceland CEO and founder Malcolm Walker was named the UK's most people-focused CEO in the private sector...

SAP uses HR team members as sales force

Hywel Roberts, 26 Jun 2014

The HR technology giant is sending its HR staff to sell products to clients. Janet Wood, VP of global...

Business groups urge further action on zero-hours contracts

Hywel Roberts, 26 Jun 2014

Leading voices in business have praised Vince Cable's plan to ban exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts,...

FA appoints Tariq Sadiq as chair of anti-discrimination panel

Hywel Roberts, 23 Jun 2014

The Football Association (FA) has undergone a recruitment drive to hire 50 people to its anti-discrimination...

Two-thirds of business leaders volunteer to improve skills

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jun 2014

Business leaders increasingly see charity work as an opportunity to improve their skills in business,...

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