Sian Harrington

Women on boards: more talk than action?

The European Commission (EC) is “very committed to speed up progress” on gender diversity in the boardroom, according to European Parliament vice chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary...

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Proving line of sight from an HR intervention to profitability is not easy

HR magazine’s 21st year is an apposite time to look back at how the discipline of HR has been transformed since the 1990s, both as a function and in the eyes of the business.

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The balancing act between unfettered wealth creation and fairness is a tricky one

Labour leader Ed Miliband’s Budget mantra of the “same old Tories” may have struck a note with the wider population, but chancellor George Osborne’s claim the party “unashamedly” backs business gets...

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Business warns it is Chancellor's last chance to deliver Budget for growth

Chancellor George Osborne has one last chance to present a Budget tomorrow that delivers real growth, even if it means having to take controversial decisions, say business leaders.

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It's easy to be cynical about the Olympics, but now is the time to stop whinging

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With Beijing, it is the media and artistic crackdown post-Olympics that people remember. In Athens, it is the debt of €50,000 for every Greek household, while in Sydney they are “still paying the...

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Business secretary and employment minister both pledge 'concerted attack' on EU employment regulations

Business secretary Vince Cable (pictured) yesterday said he was willing to take a “more confrontational approach” to intrusive EU regulations including employment legislation.

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Gazprom Energy to recruit for 30 HQ roles in expansion drive

Gazprom Energy, the UK-based retail arm of Russia’s biggest firm Gazprom, is defying the economic downturn and recruiting for more than 30 roles at its Manchester headquarters.

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Exclusive interview with Gina Qiao, senior VP HR at Lenovo

Until I met Gina Qiao (pictured), senior vice president human resources at Chinese PC superbrand, Lenovo, I was secretly pleased with HR magazine’s burgeoning Twitter following (some 25,300 and...

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UK plc: It's the people stupid

It is a year next month since chancellor George Osborne announced his Budget for Growth. But so far that growth has amounted to a paltry 0.9%, according to ONS. Worse still, GDP shrank 0.2% in the...

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UK plc: some HR policies to make Britain great again

If the UK were a company, what should its people policy be? Here are some strategic HR approaches to help CEO David Cameron and his board identify UK plc’s core competencies and kick-start growth

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Winner of HR's £5,000 leadership development competition

HR magazine is delighted to announce that Kevin Steward (pictured), head of business development at ATS Euromaster, is the winner of our competition to attend Lane4's new High Performance Leadership...

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Staff representation on the remuneration committee? Take a trip to John Lewis...

After graduating as a journalist in the late 1980s, I took a Christmas job at John Lewis in High Wycombe, while seeking my first media role.

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