Peter Crush

See The Best: Four days is a long time in Afghanistan

When Peter Crush travelled to war-torn Afghanistan to interview office workers-turned Army reservists, little did he know he was about to experience a life-threatening situation himself.

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Interview with TNT's HR director Sue Barnes and head of people development Malcolm Pickup

TNT Express's UK HRD, Sue Barnes, and head of people development, Malcolm Pickup, have a refreshingly simple view of HR. It involves new ways of looking at common HR issues to tackle change, as Peter...

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Exclusive: HR directors not pushed hard enough to understand return on investment of healthcare

Specially-commissioned research by HR magazine and Simplyhealth finds HRDs want to do more to understand the ROI of their healthcare benefits spend, but they are not being pushed hard enough to by...

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Employee benefits: HR professionals are left dazed and confused by the growing variety of products health cash plans offer

When Aviva, the world's fifth-largest insurance company, decided to re-enter the health cash plans market last November (it offers 100% reimbursement for the two most popular claims - dental and...

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Sky staff get on their bikes

As part of its sponsorship of the GB cycling squad and to promote the benefits of cycling, Sky encouraged staff participation in the gruelling L'Etape du Tour event as a health and engagement tool.

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Incidences of identity fraud in the workplace have risen by almost a third in past year

CIFAS, the UK's fraud prevention service, has found that identity fraud in the workplace and the disclosure of customer data to third parties has increased by 31% and doubled respectively over the...

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NHS 'skills passport' set for national rollout

A year-long 'skills passport' pilot tested by seven NHS trusts has received ringing endorsement by sector skills council Skills for Health, in what is hoped could lead to a full national rollout.

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Exclusive: Sir Richard Branson talks to HR magazine about leadership

"Thanks for the reminder I won't be around forever," laughs Sir Richard Branson.

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July book reviews

Personal Brand Essence and The Magic BlackBerry

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Diversity - Etonians no longer dominate senior jobs

The increased diversity of the new Parliament puts it on a par with that of the corporate world.

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Interview with Clive Bunyan, HR vice president at Symantec

Just as Symantec's products destroy malevolent PC viruses, its HR vice president, Clive Bunyan, does much the same with HR policies that the company has inherited from its acquisitions - but only the...

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Review of Drive: The surprising Truth of What Motivates Us, by Dan Pink

This book is better at explaining what motivation is than how to improve it, says Sean Howard, vice-president of SHL. But it provides great support and reference points for improving people...

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