Peter Crush

Interview with John Ainley, HR director of Aviva

As HRD of Aviva, John Ainley's people strategies are driven by the rebranding of the insurance company and the over-arching 'One Aviva' mantra that applies to customers and staff.

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Interview with Dame Kelly Holmes

Peter Crush talks to Dame Kelly Holmes about her new charity, which aims to convince HR directors that retired sportspeople can transfer their winning attributes to the business arena.

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BBC piloting 'BBC Qualifications' for staff throughout the production industry

The BBC publicly unveiled its state-of-the-art training Academy last night, complete with a mission to launch its own qualifications, and to train not just BBC employees, but employees in the rest of...

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Exclusive: CSR should be maintained even when budgets are tight.

More employees (31%) would rather see their organisations maintain budgets for CSR/volunteering activities than cut back in the short term to preserve jobs (19%). This is the surprising but somewhat...

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Sainsbury's clarifies bonuses and CSR policy

Sainsbury's has responded to yesterday's story, that its bonus structure "bears no correlation to its stated CSR credentials".

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Interview with Stephen Battalia HR director at Nestle

HRD Stephen Battalia knew his job could be on the line if his leadership training project failed to produce the 'winning behaviours' needed to get the Kit Kat maker back on track.

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Interview with Charlie Johnston HR director at Cisco

Cisco takes remote working to new levels - staff communicate more via webcams or Skype from home than they do face to face at work.

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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...

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Interview with Ed Sweeny, CEO of Acas

Acas is caught between the feuding Royal Mail and Communication Workers Union, but CEO Ed Sweeney is confident a solution will be found - one way or another.

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Employers take top talent for granted

Companies are taking top talent for granted, according to new research by task force Hidden Brain Drain, with managers commonly working 82 hours a week.

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Prepare now for costs of elder care, warns Tomorrow Project

The cost to business of employees caring for their elderly relatives could be as much as 12 times what it will cost to bail out the financial institutions over the next 20 to 40 years.

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HR should be internal consultants

HR professionals should morph into 'internal consultants', delegates were told at the CIPD Conference in Manchester.

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