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Executive pay to be closer aligned with 'long-term success'

Hywel Roberts, 17 Sep 2014

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has unveiled an updated version of the UK Corporate Governance...

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More than half take work calls 'in bed'

Hywel Roberts, 16 Sep 2014

More than half (54%) of UK employees admit to answering a business call from their bed, according to...

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Eight out of 10 HR teams use social media to recruit

Hywel Roberts, 16 Sep 2014

Eight out of every 10 HR functions use social media as at least one part of their recruitment strategy,...

Military cutbacks a chance for companies to gain skills, says Bureau Veritas HRD

Hywel Roberts, 16 Sep 2014

Cuts in the armed forces present an opportunity for employers to gain skills in areas such as engineering...

Is a work/life balance achievable?

Hywel Roberts, 15 Sep 2014

Reports from Hay Group show workers’ feelings about work/life balance vary between countries.

Phones 4u administration puts 5,596 jobs at risk

Hywel Roberts, 15 Sep 2014

High-street phone retailer Phones 4u has been forced into administration after EE chose not to renew...

Engagement 'ongoing journey', says General Mills HRD

Hywel Roberts, 15 Sep 2014

Companies must understand their staff fully and create an "exciting" workplace to breed engagement, according...

Mortimer named NHS Employers CEO

Arvind Hickman, 12 Sep 2014

Danny Mortimer has been named chief executive of NHS Employers, succeeding Dean Royles. Mortimer joins...

HoL committee advises government to oppose EU gender quotas

HR Editorial, 12 Sep 2014

A House of Lords (HoL) committee has urged the government to oppose European Union plans to introduce...

HR professionals should help build trust, says BBC Worldwide people director

Hywel Roberts, 12 Sep 2014

HR professionals should act as role-models within organisations in an “authentic way" to help build...

Legal experts call for tribunal fees review

Hywel Roberts, 12 Sep 2014

Unions and employment law experts are united in calling for a review of tribunal fees after Ministry...

Communication more valued than strong leadership, says Reed report

Hywel Roberts, 12 Sep 2014

More employees value good communication skills in managers than strong leadership, according to a report...

Advisers not confident providers can handle auto-enrolment demand

HR Editorial, 11 Sep 2014

More than nine in ten advisers believe pension providers are ‘cherry picking’ auto-enrolment business,...

Outcome focus would help diversity, says ManpowerGroup VP

Hywel Roberts, 11 Sep 2014

Companies can support women in senior roles by focusing on work outcomes over time spent in the office,...

Are you in need of leadership embodiment?

Sue BInks and Tom Kenward, 11 Sep 2014

Efficiency savings and the old favourite “doing more with less” are more prevalent today than at...

Focus on creating right performance conditions, says Statoil VP

Arvind Hickman, 11 Sep 2014

Finance and HR should focus on creating the right conditions for performance to thrive rather than micromanaging...

Careers advice 'lottery' needs overhaul, says National Careers Council

Katie Jacobs, 11 Sep 2014

Careers advice and services in schools need to be urgently improved, according to a report by the National...

Employers' manifesto calls for 'mandatory reporting' on diversity

Hywel Roberts, 10 Sep 2014

A manifesto launched by the Employers' Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI) has called for the government...

Carney predicts wage growth to pick up mid-2015

Hywel Roberts, 10 Sep 2014

Employment experts and unions are divided over comments made by Bank of England governor Mark Carney...

HR should focus on 'business fit, not best in class', says Panasonic HRD

Hywel Roberts, 10 Sep 2014

HR teams can be too focused on achieving "best in class" status across all areas and lose focus on the...

In this issue: October 2014
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One giant leap: Business, government and education must step up to avoid a skills crisis

 

Icing on the cake: Gregg's talent recipe

 

Behind the story: Rebuilding trust at News UK

 

Beyond appraisals: Fixing performance management

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