Tom Newcombe

TUI Travel's HRD on going global

TUI Travel’s group HR director Jacky Simmonds explains how the international parent company of 220 brands is striving to achieve global cohesion in a recovering market.


TNT Post to create 5,000 jobs in 2014

TNT Post plans to create almost 5,000 new jobs in 2014, its COO Nigel Polglass has said.


George Osborne cautions against 'self defeating' minimum wage rise

Chancellor George Osborne has warned against a 'self-defeatist' rise in the National Minimum Wage if it comes at the expense of jobs.


CEOs to focus on people issues in 2014 as route to growth, says CMI

CEOs worldwide will adopt a "worker-centric" approach in 2014 to maximise future growth, according to research published today by The Conference Board and UK partner, Chartered Management Institute...


Ford Retail chooses Sharon Ashcroft as HR director

Ford Retail, the world’s largest dedicated Ford dealership, has appointed Sharon Ashcroft as HR director and member of the board.


FTSE 100 bosses already earned average workers' yearly pay

Britain's top bosses have already earned more money in 2014 than the average UK worker will take home this year, according to the thinktank High Pay Centre.


Employers urged to offer better bereavement support

British workers who have suffered a bereavement are not being offered enough support at work, a report by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) has found.


Co-op appoints Inji Duducu as interim head of HR, corporate functions

The Co-operative Group has hired Inji Duducu as its interim head of HR, corporate functions.


Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,400 jobs

Jaguar Land Rover has launched a phased campaign that will see the company eventually recruit 1,400 employees at its new engine manufacturing centre just outside Wolverhampton.


LinkedIn HRD: HR must 'keep up' with social media invasion

The increasing use of social media in the workplace will shift the balance of power in organisations and “disrupt” their structures, hierarchies and job titles, according to a report by Accenture.


HR an 'undervalued' function, says outgoing ACAS chair

Outgoing Acas chairman Ed Sweeney believes HR is not valued highly enough in business and HR directors are just seen by many chief executives as "functionaries".


Goodyear HR director freed after being held hostage

The HR director held hostage for two days at a Goodyear plant in Northern France was released last night after police intervened.