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Hiring managers asking off-limit interview questions

?As many as 85% of interviewers have admitted to asking discriminatory questions during the recruitment process, including about age and plans to have children

Senior job sharing: HR case study

Vicky Scard and Karen McCabe, heads of HR for kidswear, menswear and home at Marks & Spencer, talk about the benefits of sharing their role

HR future leader of the month: Alex Dobbie

HR magazine speaks to the future leaders of the function about what they think will shape it.

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House of Fraser: HR in turbulent times

House of Fraser is going through a difficult time, but this won’t stop its chief people officer pushing through much-needed change

Bad first impressions deterring candidates

?Almost half (48%) of candidates are deterred from applying for jobs after poor first impressions, according to research from Hays

Home is where the HR is: People strategy at Cath Kidston

Keeping a homely feel to operations in a growing, global brand has been a major focus for HR at the retailer

Best supporting actor: HR at Vue

At Vue International HR has standardised processes so that others in the business can feel confident talking people

Recruiters call for changes to hiring process in 2018

Interview auditions, interviews in casual settings, and virtual reality assessments were all cited as upcoming trends

Working a treat: HR at pladis Global

When consolidating several confectionery brands it’s important to find the perfect recipe of individual HR practices and universal global policies

HR at the Civil Service

Rupert McNeil is responsible for bringing a disparate organisation together, solving its people issues, and showing its merit to the wider world

Ann Pickering: What HR influence means to me

To discover what HR influence means, Ashridge Business School interviewed our top practitioners from 2016's HR Most Influential, sponsored by Open University Business School

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Most people-focused CEO 2017: Craig Donaldson

Metro Bank's Donaldson wanted to work somewhere he could be proud of. Now he's won 'Most people-focused CEO'

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