Sian Harrington

Win £5,000 worth of high performance leadership development delivered by Olympians

To celebrate the start of this Olympic year, HR magazine has tied up with Lane4, a leading performance development consultancy with a unique heritage in elite sport and business performance, to offer...

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Strategic positioner, credible activist or innovator – HR competencies to be effective

Leading HR thinker Dave Ulrich and a team at Michigan Ross School of Business and the RBL Group have unveiled the six core competencies HR professionals must demonstrate to be personally effective and...

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Public sector job seekers would sacrifice pension for private sector career

More than half of public sector job seekers would be prepared to sacrifice their pension for a career in the private sector, according to global professional recruiting group Hays.

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If it ever gets to the point of a reduction in employee protection, HR has failed

I am so excited. In 2012, there is going to be jobs growth and a turnaround in the UK economy. All the worries about rising unemployment will disappear. Yes, the Government is finally tackling the...

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Valuing value: interview with Adil Malia, Essar

If they want a lesson on how to eliminate debt, UK prime minister David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne could hardly do better, says Sian Harrington, than to turn to Shashi and Ravi Ruia,...

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The people philosopher: exclusive interview with Charles Handy

For the thousands of HR magazine readers whose bookshelves are laden with the philosophies and business musings of leading management guru Charles Handy, his view on HR will come as something of a...

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For HRDs who do want to be CEO, it takes courage, curiosity and charisma

How long before an HR director is viewed as successor to the chief executive officer? With one of the world’s top management thinkers saying “HR is a contaminated brand” and a CEO declaring “there is...

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Exclusive: interview with Deborah Marriott-Harrison, senior vice president for government affairs at Marriott International

Deborah Marriott Harrison (pictured), grand-daughter of the founder of the eponymous hotel group, came late to the family firm, by recommendation, after raising five children. In an exclusive...

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HR’s Most Influential 2011

Next month marks the 400th anniversary of the completion of the King James Bible, arguably the most influential book in the English language.

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It feels like 13 black cats walking under a ladder on All Hallow's Eve

The UK is facing a crisis that is “the economic equivalent of war”, Vince Cable, secretary of state for Business, Innovation and Skills, told the Lib Dem party conference last month in a speech short...

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Identify costly complexity, simplify procedures: put HR at the heart of business

We’ve all been there: hour-long meetings in which staff add their pennyworth, managers do the right ‘HR’ thing by listening – and then everyone walks out without any decisions being made. Worse still,...

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$1.2 billion each: The hidden cost of people complexity to the top 200

As companies grow, so they get more complicated, right? Wrong. There’s good and bad complexity and the latter can cost you, both in people and money terms. So, reduce the bureaucracy and liberate...

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