Rebecca Gowler

University of Sheffield focuses on holistic engagement strategy

A holistic staff engagement strategy has led to almost 100% pride scores for the University of Sheffield, HR director Andrew Dodman told HR magazine.

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River Island HRD launches personal shopping experience

River Island's HR director Karen Beaven is urging other HR professionals to innovate outside their remit and add to the bottom line.

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Online learning out of favour for L&D

E-learning is unpopular among executives, while classroom-based and one-to-one methods are enjoying a new lease of life in 2015.

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Women at risk when travelling

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Research has found that very few companies provide adequate travel safety training for female staff

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Young professionals lack career prospect confidence

One in five (20%) UK 18- to 24-year-olds are not confident about their career prospects for 2015, according to a survey by recruitment agency Hays.

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UK under-utilising degree-educated migrants

The UK is under-utilising degree-educated migrants, according to a recent Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and JP Morgan report.

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Employees plan to increase pensions contributions in light of freedoms

Two in five (39%) employees are planning to increase their pensions contributions in response to pensions freedoms, according to research from Portus Consulting.

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SMEs lack auto-enrolment confidence

UK SMEs lack confidence around pensions and pensions regulation, research from Barclays Corporate & Employer Solutions has found.

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Employees unclear of link between performance and pay

Many employees don’t understand how their salary links to their performance, a recent CIPD Employee Attitudes to Pay and Pensions survey has found.

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Tilney Bestinvest appoints new HR director

Investment advisory group Tilney Bestinvest has appointed Suki Copeland as HR director.

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Junior employees value work-life balance more

Two in five (42%) junior level employees believe a good work-life balance helps them be more productive at work and happier in general, while less than a third (29%) of employees at board level and...

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B&Q to close 60 stores in the next two years

B&Q has announced the closure of 60 stores in the UK and Ireland over the next two years.

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