Sian Harrington

Last chance to nominate for HR's Most Influential Thinkers 2014

The nominations for HR magazine's most influential thinkers close on Friday, 25 July. We want to know which academics, thinkers and commentators have influenced and inspired you.

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Can HR ever really be strategic?

Can HR ever really be strategic? It’s a question I have pondered over the seven years I have edited HR magazine.

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We need to find the HR poster boys and girls of the profession

HR in so many places is done badly. That is the view of Neil Morrison, group HRD at publisher Random House. It is also the reason why people who want to make an impact in the business world rarely...

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We need a clear and coherent policy on Europe, focusing on real issues

Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s death in April provided an ideal excuse to broadcast scenes from one of my favourite shows of yesteryear – Spitting Image.

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Keeping Gen Y happy: the secrets of FNZ's HR director

If there’s one word that trips off Daniel Kasmir’s tongue more than any during our interview it is ‘fun’.

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Time to nominate the Most Influential HR directors and thinkers in 2013

Every year HR magazine compiles the HR Most Influential ranking: the definitive list of directors and thinkers who have the greatest influence in the field of people strategy. We are now looking for...

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What's one of the biggest risks to business? People of course

Enterprise risk management. It’s the type of phrase that is guaranteed to send an average HR director to sleep. But it’s time to set the alarm bell, for HR cannot ignore enterprise risk management...

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Engagement special: Is this the world's biggest engagement scheme?

In the first of our five-day feature series on engagement, we talk to Ken Allen (pictured), CEO of DHL Express, who has just invested €100 million in a company-wide engagement initiative.

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Heinz meanz business, says HRD Anne Sewell

Have you heard of LOL? I don’t mean today’s text talk for ‘laugh out loud’. Nor the ‘lots of love’ that ended every smitten Seventies girl’s letter to her sweetheart and recently made famous by...

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Time to get your HR Excellence Awards entries in: deadline extended

Due to unprecedented demand, the deadline for HR Excellence Awards 2013 has been extended until Friday 5 April. Use this time to put those finishing touches to your entries that will make them stand...

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Auto-enrolment could be the Government policy that succeeds and is popular, says pensions minister

Early feedback to the first phase of auto-enrolment has been “stunning” according to pensions minister Steve Webb (pictured), while Steve Jones, pensions manager at Asda – one of the first companies...

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Engagement is nothing new but it feels different this time, more urgent

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Engage for Success international subgroup, where 30 HR guests worked in small teams to share experiences and capture what Standard Chartered Bank’s head of...

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