Sian Harrington

Sainsbury's replaces customer service and colleague director with HR director

Sainsbury's has reinstated the role of group HR director following the announcement that customer service and colleague director Gwyn Burr is leaving the retailer in March 2013 to focus on her...

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The Government needs to move the rhetoric from austerity to opportunity

Tomorrow the UK’s business leaders will be waiting to hear whether chancellor George Osborne can pull anything special out of his battered briefcase to stimulate growth in 2013. I will wager, however,...

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RSA's Leading Insight

If an ability to deal with difficult people situations is a prerequisite for an HR director, then Vanessa Evans got off to a flying start. On taking over as manager of an Early Learning Centre in...

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SMEs, our engines of growth are not taking on apprentices. Bad news

There’s a scene in the 1998 Star Trek film Insurrection where Captain Jean-Luc Picard admires a beautifully made blanket by a Ba’ku inhabitant of a planet on which everyone has the secret of...

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The key to being a successful organisation is to move fast, be bold, be open and build trust, says Facebook head of learning

Learning and development professionals should be brokers of learning not keepers of the learning keys, according to Facebook head of learning Stuart Crabb.

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Creative types unwanted in business

Organisations seeking creative people to enable them to innovate should think again for creative people are less reliable, harder to manage and difficult to reward, according to University of London...

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Is an HR function really necessary for small businesses?

Enabling employees to "do their hobby at work" and shunning an HR function in favour of managers leading the people agenda has helped small business Cougar Automation to turn around its business, MD...

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Organisations are incompetent and no longer good enough in a world where change is "shaken not stirred" one of the world's leading business thinkers said yesterday.

Gary Hamel, director of Management Innovation Exchange and the world's most influential business thinker according to the Wall Street Journal, said organisations were incompetent in so many ways it...

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Think afresh to reach 'pactive' talent, recruiters told

Companies are underselling their brand and overlooking both 'passive' and active job candidates, by use of outdated recruitment methods.

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If business owners want to employ bright, motivated young people, they too must take ownership of the problem, says CEO

Business owners need to work more closely with education if they want to employ bright, motivated young people, according to small business owner Jason Holt, who earlier this year conducted a...

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HR in the Boardroom

HR in the boardroom

HR in the Boardroom is a high level, innovative and exclusive development programme specifically designed for HR directors from large/complex organisations who seek to have greater impact and deliver...

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HR needs to put customer at heart of everything it does says RSA Insurance group HR director

RSA Group, the UK’s second largest general insurer and owner of the More Than brand, is embedding a ‘Think Customer’ strategy throughout its global business following a successful test in its...

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