Sian Harrington

HR v Marketing

Forget Noel, Angelina and Brad: let’s hear it for Paul Gallagher, James Jolie and Julie Pitt. Placed beside marketing, HR feels like the less famous sibling. Marketing is sexier, more famous, more...

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If HR doesn't add value, business will wrest control of the people agenda from HR

The role of chief human resource officer is being filled with people from marketing, operations or corporate law, if you are to believe a report by global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

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Interview with Darren Hockaday, HR director of London Overground

Perhaps it was a childhood spent watching Ivor the Engine or just the love of seeing new places, but I have always rather enjoyed train journeys. So the opportunity to travel in the driver’s cab to...

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There is good and bad in the public sector. Both are also found in the private...

The public sector is clinging onto its best people with its fingertips. So says Graham White, who is HR director at Westminster City Council - and he is not the only one. Unprecedented cuts are...

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Julian Duxfield joins G4S Secure Solutions as HR director

Julian Duxfield moves to G4S Secure Solutions, the largest security solutions company in the UK and Ireland, as regional HR director.

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Government appoints Chris Last to head up its HR operations

Chris Last, HR director general at the Department for Work and Pensions, is to be the first head of government HR operations.

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Workers want employers to help them understand finance

Eight in 10 employers feel responsible for their employees’ financial security while three quarters of employees would value more help from their employer.

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How you can become the professional people go to…

Invariably in business, you come across an individual who stands out from the crowd. They are usually distinctive in their chosen profession and attractive to clients and work referrers, the ones...

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HR improvement could keep bobbies on the beat, survey finds

All the news has been about cuts in the number of bobbies on the beat but improving HR processes and sharing services give the greatest opportunity for savings, police forces believe.

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The first UK conviction for corporate manslaughter underlines health and safety’s importance

We have all heard the stories, such as the cancellation of a cheese-rolling festival; children having to wear goggles to play conkers; the halting of a public pancake race that has been going since...

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European gender ruling on insurance a 'step too far'

Today’s European court ruling preventing health insurance and life assurance providers from offering different rates for men and women is a step too far, experts in the industry have warned.

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HR bonuses doubled in 2010

HR professionals were paid a total of 1.5 billion in bonuses in 2010, more than double the amount of the previous year.

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