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Executive pay 180 times that of average worker, report claims

Katie Jacobs, 14 Jul 2014

Executive pay has grown from 60 times to nearly 180 times that of the average worker since the 1990s,...

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African cities most expensive for expats

HR Editorial, 11 Jul 2014

Two African cities have topped the list of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates, according...

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Global mobility leads to increased churn, according to Hay Group

Hywel Roberts, 11 Jul 2014

Hay Group research, seen exclusively by HR magazine, shows a quarter of the global workforce will change...

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...

Professional body launches for CSR

Katie Jacobs, 10 Jul 2014

The UK’s first professional body for people working in CSR and sustainability launched yesterday in...

A million public sector workers go on strike

Katie Jacobs, 10 Jul 2014

About a million public sectors workers are expected to strike today in a series of disputes with the...

UK businesses facing data skills shortages

Katie Jacobs, 10 Jul 2014

UK businesses are struggling to find the skills they need to meet the growing demand for data analysis,...

Hot topic: How will flexible working changes affect HR? Part two

Marie Wheatley, 10 Jul 2014

Legislation to allow all employees to request flexible working comes into effect on 30 June. With a record...

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,...

Four in 10 finance professionals look to move 'within six months'

Hywel Roberts, 09 Jul 2014

More than four in 10 (43%) employees in the financial services sector are planning to find a new role...

Most UK managers work over contracted hours

HR Editorial, 09 Jul 2014

New research from the Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) reveals that 94% of UK managers work above...

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,...

Hot topic: Changes to flexible working law

Jane Fielding, 08 Jul 2014

Legislation to allow all employees to request flexible working came into effect on 30 June. In part one...

Employees in small enterprises less likely to face discrimination

Hywel Roberts, 08 Jul 2014

Staff at businesses with fewer than 50 people are up to 10 times less likely to face discrimination than...

Starting salaries continue to rise, says REC/KPMG report

Hywel Roberts, 08 Jul 2014

Starting salaries for people entering both temporary and permanent employment have risen for the seventh...

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.

Global skills shortage hits seven-year high

Hywel Roberts, 07 Jul 2014

More than one-third (36%) of employers worldwide are struggling to find candidates with suitable skills...

Conservatives call for tighter rules on public sector strikes

Hywel Roberts, 07 Jul 2014

Conservative cabinet office minister Francis Maude has outlined plans to tighten rules around public...

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