Debbie Hearnden

Which awareness days and weeks should HR departments get involved in?

If you are reading this on 1 December, you might not be aware today is World Aids Day. The day after tomorrow is International Day of Disabled Persons, the day after that is Carers Rights Day, while...


Staff who have a lot on at work are too quick to think they are suffering from stress

Employees have been criticised by a professor of health for being too quick to describe them as suffering from 'work stress'.


Monster launches UK's first virtual recruitment event

Employers and jobseekers can network from the comfort of the living room by logging on to Monster's Interactive Recruitment Fair.


Employers need a better understanding of dyspraxia

Employers are being urged to better understand the condition of dyspraxia, after research marking Dyspraxia Week (12-16 October) revealed 35% of youngsters fear their condition will be a barrier to...


Home-grown leaders instil greater confidence in staff

Staff have greater faith in leaders who are internally recruited but the majority of businesses still employ from outside, new research reveals.


Employers left to 'pick up the pieces' of failing education system, says Tesco boss

The standards of education in the UK are "woefully low" leaving "employers to often pick up the pieces", according to Tesco's chief executive, Sir Terry Leahy.


Vauxhall's UK workers face two-year pay freeze

Vauxhall has announced a two-year pay freeze for its British workers in a bid to save 265 million


Bullying of young female employees is rife in the workplace

More than one third of young female employees suffer from bullying at work, which results in a tenth being forced to take up to 100 days off work.