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Length of enhanced maternity and paternity pay "varies wildly"

Hywel Roberts, 18 Jul 2014

There is a wide variance in both the duration and level of paternity and maternity pay across UK employers,...

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Mentoring can aid retention, according to research

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jul 2014

One in five employees who don't have access to mentoring would welcome the opportunity, according to...

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Only 14% of employers confident in leadership pipelines

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jul 2014

The majority of UK organisations have concerns about their ability to fill critical leadership roles,...

The Crown Estate launches values-driven change plan

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jul 2014

The Crown Estate has announced a 10-year change programme across the organisation, focusing on integrated...

UK third most desirable job market worldwide, research finds

Katie Jacobs, 16 Jul 2014

The UK has the third most desirable job market worldwide, with one in 10 searches for UK jobs coming...

Forget HR theory and focus on the business, says Averbook

Hywel Roberts, 16 Jul 2014

HR functions can be too focused on over-arching HR theories and not sufficiently on the needs of the...

41% of British workers plan on temping

Arvind Hickman, 16 Jul 2014

Four in ten (41%) British workers plan to work on a temporary basis at some point in their careers, a...

Young professionals unhappy with construction sector pay

Arvind Hickman, 16 Jul 2014

More than half (58%) of young professionals in the construction sector are not satisfied with their current...

Young people hit hardest by recession

Katie Jacobs, 15 Jul 2014

The young have been hit much harder by the recession than older people, according to a report by the...

CMI report identifies ‘crisis in management’

Katie Jacobs, 15 Jul 2014

UK businesses are facing a “crisis in management” and are at risk from a “ticking time bomb of...

Homebase appoints HR director

Arvind Hickman, 14 Jul 2014

Home improvements retailer Homebase has appointed John Shaw as HR director, effective immediately.

Fitness First staff offered 'BioAge' tests

Hywel Roberts, 14 Jul 2014

Employees at Fitness First are to have their biological age tested as part of a campaign to increase...

UK workers value culture and recognition over pay, survey finds

HR Editorial, 14 Jul 2014

Eight in 10 UK workers would turn down a large salary increase if it meant working in an environment...

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,...

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...

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,...

In this issue: September 2014
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Model Leaders – What kind of leaders do we need now? Find out in this special issue

Breaking the Silence – Lucy Adams and the BBC

Take it to the bank – HR in charge as TSB branches off

Save us all – Do collective pension schemes work?

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