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Shadow pensions minister calls for trustee governance

Katie Jacobs, 16 Oct 2014

Pensions schemes should be governed by trustees to ensure savers get value for money, shadow pensions...

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‘Lack of clarity’ stalling pensions reforms

Hywel Roberts, 16 Oct 2014

A lack of information on proposed pensions reform is preventing providers from making changes in time...

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Ban the box ‘part of wider diversity agenda’, says Carillion HRD

Hywel Roberts, 15 Oct 2014

A decision not to remove those with a criminal record at the application stage is part of a wider effort...

Employers urged 'not to panic' on shared parental leave

Hywel Roberts, 15 Oct 2014

Employers shouldn't panic about the technicalities of shared parental leave. Instead they should see...

HR professionals value feedback more than other functions

Hywel Roberts, 15 Oct 2014

Employees working within HR see workplace feedback as more valuable than professionals in any other function,...

Hot topic: HR and social mobility, part two

Susie Perrett, 15 Oct 2014

In the second part of this Hot Topic Susie Perrett, education director at Business in the Community talks...

City & Guilds Group urges long-term skills focus

Hywel Roberts, 14 Oct 2014

A report by vocational education provider City & Guilds Group has called on political parties to ignore...

Treasury to relax pension rules further

Hywel Roberts, 14 Oct 2014

Measures expected to be announced by chancellor George Osborne later today will see savers able to take...

Louise Hassen joins Atom as head of people and HR

Hywel Roberts, 14 Oct 2014

Start-up digital bank Atom has appointed former Capita HR manager Louise Hassen as head of HR and people...

Hot topic: HR and social mobility

Stevan Rolls, 14 Oct 2014

Is the UK in danger of regressing to an economically segregated society? What can companies do to improve...

Workplace stress could cost billions

Hywel Roberts, 13 Oct 2014

Employees who feel under pressure and unsupported could cost the economy billions in lost time.

Appeal for HRDs to support 'new breed' of data scientists

Hywel Roberts, 13 Oct 2014

HR directors across all industries should be aware that data scientists, many of whom are suffering from...

Teens feel education not enhancing digital skills

Hywel Roberts, 13 Oct 2014

Almost two-thirds (65%) of students do not believe the current curriculum is developing their digital...

'Reluctant' managers bad for economy, says CMI president

Hywel Roberts, 13 Oct 2014

Companies with accidental and reluctant managers "don't deliver" for the economy, as well as condemning...

'Misconceptions' prevent food and drink industry attracting STEM skills

Hywel Roberts, 10 Oct 2014

The food and drink sector is struggling to fill its technical roles due to a lack of understanding around...

Transport and council workers call off strikes

Hywel Roberts, 10 Oct 2014

The leaders of four unions, spanning transport and local government workers, have suspended planned strikes...

General election 2015 pledges by party

HR Editorial, 10 Oct 2014

With the 2015 general election fast approaching, the most prominent figures of the main three political...

European Games solves recruitment challenge

Hywel Roberts, 10 Oct 2014

The leadership team organising the inaugural European Games is being recruited on a “one degree of...

Dissatisfaction over pay widespread

Hywel Roberts, 09 Oct 2014

Employees who perceive that industry peers and co-workers are paid more could begin to think the grass...

‘Resolve’ needed for shared services, says Unilever VP HR

Hywel Roberts, 09 Oct 2014

Implementing a global shared services model from scratch takes “a lot of resolve”, according to Unilever...

In this issue: October 2014
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Grow influence: Who has made the HR Most Influential 2014 lists? We reveal all inside

Looking good: Beautiful HR at Estee Lauder

Back to the drawing board: Is HR more art than science?

Forward thinking: Futureproof your technology strategy

 

 

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