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"British politeness" costing organisations time and money

Becky Frith, 25 Jun 2015

Around eight in 10 (78%) UK managers think that over-politeness at work could be costing their business,...

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REC calls for more positive candidate experience

Becky Frith, 24 Jun 2015

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is calling for employers to improve people's experiences...

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Employing disabled individuals "makes commercial sense"

Jenny Roper, 24 Jun 2015

Creating better employment opportunities for disabled individuals could play a key role in tackling skills...

CBI's Cridland: Employers need to raise wages

Becky Frith, 24 Jun 2015

CBI director-general John Cridland has called on businesses to raise wages in his keynote address at...

Fit notes “not delivering” says EEF

Becky Frith, 23 Jun 2015

More than 40% of employers believe fit notes are not helping employees return to work, according to research...

Organisations not confident in wellbeing policies

Becky Frith, 23 Jun 2015

Only one in five (21%) organisations believe they have the correct wellbeing policy in place, according...

Investment in HR technology continues to grow

Katie Jacobs, 23 Jun 2015

Global investment in HR technology and software is continuing to grow, with 88% of EMEA businesses planning...

FTSE 100 boardroom diversity set to decline

Jenny Roper, 22 Jun 2015

The proportion of non-white managers in positions below the boardroom level of UK FTSE 100 companies...

Immigration rules will cause ‘chaos’ in the NHS

Katie Jacobs, 22 Jun 2015

Changes to immigration rules will cause “chaos” in the NHS and cost the health service millions of...

Culture change around diversity and inclusion remains ‘slow’

Katie Jacobs, 22 Jun 2015

The diversity and inclusion agenda has not moved on enough and true culture change remains “slow”...

Digital training should be for all, says TalkTalk HRD

Jenny Roper, 19 Jun 2015

All companies could benefit from rolling out digital training to every employee, group HR director at...

Few flexible HR roles available

Katie Jacobs, 19 Jun 2015

Many HRDs preach the benefits of agile working, but it's not reflected in their external hires.

Cridland calls for careers advice overhaul

Katie Jacobs, 19 Jun 2015

CBI director-general John Cridland has called for an overhaul of careers advice in schools, with a focus...

Unlimited holiday great alternative to flexible working

Jenny Roper, 18 Jun 2015

Unlimited holiday could be a great alternative to flexible working for many businesses, director of EST...

NEDs forced to become 'quasi-executives'

Jenny Roper, 18 Jun 2015

Boards are increasingly pushing non-executive directors (NEDs) into an executive level of responsibility,...

Manufacturing jobs under threat from automation

Katie Jacobs, 18 Jun 2015

Almost half (43%) of manufacturing firms expect automation will replace at least 5% of their workforce...

Charlie Mayfield: business must forecast to prepare for tomorrow

Jenny Roper, 17 Jun 2015

The greatest challenge facing business today is having the ability to forecast and adapt, chairman of...

Halfords' Mason: measure ROI to boost HR effectiveness

Jenny Roper, 17 Jun 2015

Measuring ROI is key to boosting HR’s credibility and effectiveness, group leadership and talent development...

Top Employers for Working Families special award winners announced

Katie Jacobs, 16 Jun 2015

Working Families has announced the winners of the 2015 Top Employers for Working Families Awards, sponsored...

Increasing concerns over long-term absence in the manufacturing industry

Katie Jacobs, 16 Jun 2015

Business leaders in the manufacturing industry are increasingly concerned about long-term sickness absence,...

In this issue: June 2015
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What we talk about when we talk about talent: Everyone talks about it, but what do we mean by it? Deconstructing 'talent'

Red letter day: Modernising the Post Office

Act like a leader: Herminia Ibarra shows you how

Right as rain: Workplace health and wellbeing

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