Arvind Hickman

Tesco to close 43 UK stores

Tesco is to close 43 stores in the UK and shelve plans to open 49 new stores in an effort to turn around the beleaguered retailer.

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HR magazine's predictions for 2015

It's clear 2015 offers many challenges and opportunities for the HR profession. HR magazine editor Arvind Hickman predicts the main issues for the function over the next 12 months.

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Wincanton's route to success

A driver shortage could threaten the logistics sector. HR magazine met Wincanton HRD Julie Welch to find out how she's tackling it.

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No 'rules' for HR standards

Industry leaders agree any British standards for HR must be focused on overarching principles and not be rules-based.

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Lord Monks: 'Declining HR lacks influence it had in 70s'

The HR function has declined too much and does not wield the same level of influence of industrial relations managers in the 1970s, Lord John Monks has said.

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Dave Ulrich: Companies should be rated on leadership

A company’s leadership should be rated and held to account in a similar vein to its credit rating, a leading HR thinker has said.

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Piccolo claims top IRP award

The recruitment sector has helped more than 630,000 people find a permanent new job and 1.1 million into a contractor or temp position in the past year.

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HR at times 'too close to management', experts warn

HR should not lose sight of its role to represent employees in spite of efforts to become more strategic and business-oriented, a panel of experts has warned.

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Green urges politicians to support skills agenda in election run-up

Politicians need to fix the education system, cut down on needless regulation and stop threatening to curb the flow of skills into the country, Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) CEO Kevin...

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Capgemini offers apprentices 'skills bootcamp'

Capgemini is expanding its apprenticeships scheme as demand from within the business grows - but this brings new challenges, such as imparting employability skills and life experience.

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Poor employability skills holding back entry-level jobseekers

Employers are failing to fill entry-level positions despite a surplus of talent, according to research by totaljobs.com and IPPR.

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Former Zara MD: 'HR not brave enough'

HR has lost credibility and is much less prominent than in the past because it was 'not brave enough' during the global financial crisis, the former managing director of Zara (Inditex Group) Jesús...

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