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CEO moves leave costly gaps

Katie Jacobs, 22 Jul 2015

A lack of comprehensive succession strategy means CEO departures can trigger a cycle of damaging events...

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Depression-related EAP calls jump by 40%

Becky Frith, 22 Jul 2015

There has been a sharp increase in the number of employees phoning an employee assistance programme (EAP)...

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Sweden easiest country to place international talent

Becky Frith, 22 Jul 2015

Sweden is the easiest location in which to place talented workers from other countries, according to...

"Good employment, not just full employment" urges TUC general secretary

Becky Frith, 21 Jul 2015

Government targets for full employment should also consider the quality of jobs, according to TUC general...

Skills most important component of CV

Becky Frith, 21 Jul 2015

Skills, work experience and personal attributes on a CV are more important to managers than qualifications,...

Employment policies failing older workers

Becky Frith, 21 Jul 2015

Existing employment policies are failing to address the biggest challenges facing older workers, according...

Fatigued employees costing UK businesses

Becky Frith, 20 Jul 2015

Fatigued employees could be costing UK businesses £453 million in productivity, according to research...

Ikea to pay the Living Wage

Jenny Roper, 20 Jul 2015

Ikea has become the first national retailer to commit to paying its staff the Living Wage.

Organisations confusing recruitment with talent acquisition

Becky Frith, 20 Jul 2015

Organisations that confuse recruitment with talent acquisition risk undermining strategic talent management...

Don't neglect frontline communications in M&A deals

Jenny Roper, 17 Jul 2015

Organisations must take care not to neglect frontline staff communications during M&A activity, Guy Pink,...

Workers not confident about retirement

Becky Frith, 17 Jul 2015

More then six out of 10 (64%) workers are not confident they will retire at their target age, according...

Byron uses 'speed dating' to meet passive jobseekers

Becky Frith, 17 Jul 2015

High-end hamburger chain Byron has adopted a ‘speed dating’ approach to help it attract passive jobseekers....

Work on ‘enduring strength’ of union relationship, advises Network Rail HRD

Becky Frith, 16 Jul 2015

Employers should work on building a strong relationship with their trade unions, according to Network...

UK workers unsure on wearable technology

Becky Frith, 16 Jul 2015

UK workers are the most hesitant to use wearable technology of all European employees, according to a...

Better transport key to 'Northern Powerhouse'

Becky Frith, 16 Jul 2015

Investment in northern transport and a regional Oyster-style card would drastically increase the number...

Six in 10 graduates 'underemployed'

Becky Frith, 15 Jul 2015

Six in 10 (60%) 2013 and 2014 graduates consider themselves underemployed or working in a job that does...

Government forges ahead with strike reforms

Becky Frith, 15 Jul 2015

Reforms to minimum turnouts in strike ballots and time limits on mandates for industrial action will...

Forced gender pay gap disclosure raises questions

Becky Frith, 15 Jul 2015

The prime minister’s plans to force large companies to publish gender pay gap details, while broadly...

Companies forced to reveal gender pay gap

Becky Frith, 14 Jul 2015

Companies with more than 250 employees will be forced to disclose the gender pay gap in their workplaces...

Working from home 'transferring cost onto employees'

Becky Frith, 14 Jul 2015

More than four in ten (43%) employees think that being offered the chance to work from home is the result...

In this issue: July 2015
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Puzzle it out: The UK's productivity conundrum – and what HR can do to solve it

Best thing since sliced bread: HR at Warburtons

Shining stars: Celebrating 20 years of HR Excellence

Learn a thing or two: Areas of interest for L&D

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