TUC's day off with Nan and Pop? Now that's daft

Martin Tiplady, 24 Dec 2013

The TUC wants grandparents to be given rights to secure time off for looking after their grandchildren....


HR needs to think about what makes good quality work

Katie Jacobs, 16 Feb 2015

According to the latest ONS figures, unemployment has fallen to a six-and-a-half year low (5.8%). Cause...


Good wishes from HR magazine

HR Editorial, 24 Dec 2014

The team at HR magazine would like to wish its readers a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Eight tips on becoming a great HR consultant

Angela O'Connor, 24 Dec 2014

Angela O’Connor, CEO of consultancy the HR Lounge and former chief people officer at the National Policing...

Hot topic: Backdated holiday pay

Sinead Lawrence, 02 Dec 2014

After months of speculation, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently upheld a previous ruling that...

Auto-enrolment’s black September?

Derek Miles, 12 Sep 2014

Between April and July this year, more than 30,000 employers reached their auto-enrolment (AE) Staging...

Should leaders expect peak performance 24/7?

Scott Peltin, 21 May 2014

Securing extraordinary talent is just the start for the HR director. An equally critical part of the...

Over-qualified applicants: Don't judge a book by its cover

Ken Steers, 16 May 2014

Recruitment company Cordant Group has seen an increase in employers dismissing job applicants early because...

Seven ways to motivate staff in 2014

John Sylvester, 30 Jan 2014

Getting staff motivated for the year ahead is a vital task for management in any organisation. With workforces...

2014: The year employers get to grips with financial wellbeing

Andy Philpott , 14 Jan 2014

When we commissioned our annual research into benefits trends at the end of 2013 we fully expected the...

The importance of measuring learning and development

Graham Scrivener, 27 Jun 2013

As many HR professionals are aware, behaviour change is key to knowing if leadership training and development...

Five critical challenges keeping HR awake at night

Gerry Miles, 09 May 2013

Recently, some critics have claimed that HR professionals lack business nous and are slow to adapt their...

Firms failing to focus on business needs in talent management strategy

Robert Bolton, 12 Apr 2013

A rigid attachment to ‘best practice’ in talent management, rather than a focus on business needs,...

Public sector can improve engagement by involving entire workforce in strategic decisions

Jabbar Sardar, 12 Apr 2013

Last month’s HR magazine provided some inspirational articles all about boosting employee engagement....

Upwards bullying in the workplace

Helen Giles, 07 Dec 2012

I doubt whether any HR professional would disagree that any kind of bullying and harassment in the workplace...

Time to stop implementing generic models as gap between what business wants from HR and what it gets widens

Robert Bolton, 25 Oct 2012

Few would argue that an effective HR practice can be a real source of competitive advantage to a company....

Are quotas needed to ensure gender balance in the boardroom?

Tracey Rogers, 18 Oct 2012

The UK Government argues that a "voluntary approach" to addressing the gender imbalance is making significant...

Has the public sector got talent? Does it know how to nurture the Susan Boyles in its midst?

Jabbar Sardar, 09 Oct 2012

Is it a surprise that many in the public sector see talent management as a tactic to give downsizing...

Emotionally engaged employees exhibit higher levels of performance and personal wellbeing

David Fairhurst, 01 Oct 2012

Whether it’s lounging on a sunny foreign beach or enjoying a domestic ‘staycation’, July and August...

Less complex businesses are better place for everyone to work

Siân Harrington, 01 Oct 2012

When, last September, we unveiled research by then Warwick Business School and now Henley professor...

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Who is best for HR: The general election is only weeks away. What could it mean for HR?

When the price is right: Tullow Oil's HRD on the sector

Picture of health: Key NHS workforce issues

Perks of the job: Employee benefits – a special report

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