David Woods

‘Employees first, customers second’, says HCL Technologies’ global HRD

Global IT company HCL Technologies has made the controversial decision to announce 'Employees first' on its website homepage, rather than customers first.


The procurement delusion: a frustrated relationship with values-driven HR, masked with a smile?

Another day, another taxi, another HR exhibition – and all the paraphernalia that goes with it. As an HR professional, it wouldn’t be unheard of to make a career out of attending exhibitions, meeting...


Nine out of 10 employees still claim to be 'engaged' at work, reports ETS

A study by HR consultancy ETS has found almost nine out of 10 employees describe themselves as being ‘engaged’ at work.


Eight out of 10 employers ill-equipped to offer their employees rehabilitation support following long-term illness, finds Aviva

The Government is calling for employers to be at the centre of managing employees back to work following absence, but only 20% of employers feel equipped to offer their employees rehabilitation...


UK employers fail to plump for succession planning, with barely half building talent pipelines, reports ILM

Employers are failing to build the skills of the future, despite calls from Government to address the effectiveness of management development in business, according to research from the Institute of...


Companies with high performing HR departments, enjoy 3.5 times the revenue growth

Companies that are ‘highly skilled’ in core HR practices experience up to 3.5 times the revenue growth and as much as 2.1 times the profit margins of less capable companies, according to new research...


Tennent Caledonian launches apprenticeship scheme for young people working in hospitality

Young Scots between the age of 16 and 24 working across Scotland’s pubs, hotels and restaurants are being given the chance to take a ‘MAP Year’ to enhance their career prospects, courtesy of Scotish...


Surrey County Council asks contractors to include apprenticeships in bids for deals

Surrey County Council has encouraged contractors chasing local authority deals, to include apprenticeships in their bids.


Diversity and equality throw up difficult issues – and we want your views on them

Diversity is constantly in the news and HR magazine is launching a survey to find out what UK employers think. In the past month, for instance, prime minister David Cameron was forced to suggest...


Number of stressed employees trebles if they have inflexible hours, according to Kenexa High Performance Institute

The number of workers reporting unreasonable levels of stress is more than three times higher if their working hours were inflexible, according to research by the Kenexa High Performance Institute...


Channel 4 launches scholarship programme giving applicants the chance to earn a PhD on the job

Channel 4 has launched its first scholarship programme, which will see allow two successful applicants to be placed within the channel's audience, technologies and insight (AT&I) department for three...


Companies with at least one female board member outperform those without, reports Credit Suisse

Over the past six years, companies with at least some female board representation outperformed those with no women on the board in terms of share price performance, according to the latest study by...