Peter Crush

Interims chose growing SMEs over shrinking corporations

Interims are ditching working for cost-cutting large corporations in favour of more exciting smaller businesses that are growing.

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First shared services councils being eagerly watched by other cost cutting councils

In her first interview since taking on her new role, Christine Reed, the newly appointed HR director of Local Government Shared Services (the shared service venture set up by Cambridgeshire and...

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Fewer businesses are going bust

Seventeen per cent fewer businesses went bust in October 2010 than in the same month last year, according to figures released yesterday by Experian.

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Time not money is causing learning to falter

Research by e-learning provider SkillSoft has found it is time, not money, that companies are failing to devote enough to when it comes to learning.

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Exclusive: BBC staff survey slams executive culture

HR magazine has discovered that little more than a third (38%) of BBC employees believe senior leaders communicate their strategies effectively, while just 45% of staff feel BBC executives behave in a...

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Interview with Angela Coleshill, HR director at the Food and Drink Federation

Food and Drink Federation HR director Angela Coleshill is on a mission to avert a skills shortage in food manufacturing.

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Interview with Harry Dunlevy, ex-HR director at BMW

Ten years ago BMW pulled the plug on Rover, selling the loss-making car group to the Phoenix consortium for 10. Harry Dunlevy, HRD at the time, gives his version of the events that marked a major...

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Institute of Leadership and Management Leadership roundtable

Strong opinions were expressed by the HRDs taking part in a roundtable debate on leadership, hosted by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

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Interview with Neil Roden, ex HR director of Royal Bank of Scotland

On 1 October Neil Roden ended his 10-year reign as group HRD at RBS. But he refuses to be the scapegoat for everything that went wrong at the bank.

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Interview with Sandra Porter HR director of Starbucks' and her CEO Darcy Wilson-Rymer

Starbucks' HRD, Sandra Porter, can't understand why so many HR professionals don't get on with their bosses. She and CEO Darcy Wilson-Rymer have a close working relationship.

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HR magazine's latest video-cast is now live

HR directors, wellness and healthcare benefits experts have joined forces to give their verdict on exclusive HR magazine/Simplyhealth research, which can be viewed from today.

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Interview with Alec and James Reed on their recruitment agency's 50th birthday

Recruitment agency chain Reed is celebrating 50 years in the business. The father and son duo who run it reflect on half a century of change in the industry.

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