M&A

HRD's pocket guide to... liquidation

The HRD’s pocket guide series offers an explanation of areas outside day-to-day HR that business-savvy HRDs need to have a handle on

The HR challenges of combining three brands into one

Virgin Money’s group HRD had the tricky task of fusing three brands together to create a new type of bank. She has changed reward, performance management, engagement and more

Thomas Cook: What to do if your business goes bust

Thomas Cook went into compulsory liquidation on 23 September, plunging thousands of employees into uncertainty

Fiona Deal: At home in the housing sector

Network Homes’ executive director of people and technology dominated the HR Excellence Awards this year for the second time – what's her secret to success?

Creating The Francis Crick Institute: HR's role

This multi-institution merger presented operational challenges, but also ones around engaging and galvanising The Crick's new employee base

HRD's pocket guide to... hostile takeovers

The HRD’s pocket guide series offers an explanation of areas outside day-to-day HR that business-savvy HRDs need to have a handle on

The 12 months of 2018: August

It's been an eventful year for HR-related issues hitting the headlines. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings

Clash of the cultures: High street vs. high end

Sports Direct’s purchase of flagging department store chain House of Fraser is only the latest in a series of high-profile M&A activity in retail

House of Fraser sale prompts worker rights concerns

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has agreed to buy House of Fraser for £90 million, prompting concerns around the future treatment of workers at the department store chain

Carillion government report: What now?

The government has concluded that Carillion's collapse was the result of moral failings on the board. HR magazine asked experts if the tide will now turn on the issue of corporate governance

Five things HR must get right in a merger

Sainsbury’s Argos HRD Ella Bennett shared the lessons she learned from the merger of Sainsbury’s and Argos

CIPD annual conference round-up: Day one

What the HR magazine team learnt at the first day of the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition