Sian Harrington

Exclusive interview with Hugh Mitchell, chief HR and corporate officer at Royal Dutch Shell

There’s a scene in the 2005 award-winning satirical film Thank You for Smoking where Nick Naylor, chief spokesman and lobbyist for Big Tobacco, goes to a bar to meet best friends Polly Bailey from the...

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Exclusive report: City trumps retail in best companies to die in

Only one in a thousand people dies in employment, but the benefits to their family can range from nothing to 14 times their salary.

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HR should be asking the question: is the business in tune with society?

The public's trust in banks has plummeted from 41% in 2008 to 21% in 2012. And according to commentators HR magazine has spoken to, bankers – in particular traders – have virtually no trust in the HR...

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Embrace social media, warns Shell HR chief

Policing social media does nothing for an organisation’s strategy while recruiters can use it to their advantage, chief HR and corporate officer, Shell, Hugh Mitchell (pictured) warns.

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CSR: chief HR officers see limited impact on bottom line

On the fifth anniversary of HR magazine’s ongoing CSHR Make a Difference campaign to encourage HR directors to take a lead in embedding corporate social responsibility (CSR) into the business,...

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HMV's demise is bad news for the high street, employees and consumers

HMV had a good trading day yesterday, according to my sources. Whether it was the public rallying around the beleaguered high street entertainment retailer, which went into administration a mere few...

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The UK is in a good place to capitalise on innovation – it cannot afford not to

The innovation economy: it’s the Holy Grail every country appears to be chasing. From Malaysian prime minister Najib Tun Razak saying growth will come from innovation and creativity in his new...

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Redundancy notice period halved to 45 days

Employment relations minister Jo Swinson has announced plans to reduce the 90 day minimum period before very large scale redundancies can take place to 45 days.

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BT people and policy director Caroline Waters steps down to pursue portfolio career

Caroline Waters, director of people and policy at BT and one of HR’s Most Influential Practitioners 2012, is to step down after 34 years at the company to take up a portfolio career.

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Ceridian's Jeremy Campbell on the secrets of people power

His might not be the usual HR career path: from frontline corporate sales to general management and finally chief people officer. But then Jeremy Campbell does know a thing or two about HR, having...

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Business location: how much does it matter?

Physical location is a redundant concept. People can work anywhere, anytime, from high street coffee shop to bedroom; high-speed train to hotel room; in a traditional suit or even their birthday suit....

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