Julie Coates joins Lockton as people director

Global insurance broker Lockton has announced the appointment of Julie Coates as its people director.

Ann Corbyn joins Ridgeons as group HR director

Ann Corbyn, former HR director of housing association BPHA, has joined timber and builders' merchant Ridgeons as the company's group HR director.

Last chance to vote for the HR Most Influential Readers' Choice

The HR Most Influential Readers' Choice vote closes on 8 September, with plenty of the best senior HR professionals in the field still in the running for the award.


Making Veolia fit for the future

At environment services company Veolia, sustainability is core to every part of the business, even HR.

Siemens' Toby Peyton Jones: the future of work, innovation and skills

Toby Peyton-Jones, UK and North West Europe HRD for Siemens discusses how skills, automation and innovation will shape the future of work.

Second-in-command doesn't have to mean second best

As Ryanair’s deputy chief executive walks out, Nicky Little from Cirrus looks at the opportunities and challenges of being second-in-command.

Homebase appoints HR director

Home improvements retailer Homebase has appointed John Shaw as HR director, effective immediately.

Randy Lewis: 'We haven't found a disability we can't employ'

An autistic son motivated ex-Walgreens SVP Randy Lewis to see how he could make business more inclusive. He talks about how to become truly diverse, and reveals his frustration that more companies...

Travelodge appoints Julia Rosamond as HR director

Julia Rosamond is leaving her role as HR director of Nando's to join Travelodge.

Dean Royles to leave NHS Employers

NHS Employers chief executive Dean Royles is to leave his current post to take up a role as director of HR and organisational development at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.

Iceland's Malcolm Walker and Peter Walls 'most people focused CEOs' at HR Excellence Awards

Iceland CEO and founder Malcolm Walker was named the UK's most people-focused CEO in the private sector at the HR Excellence Awards in London. Peter Walls, CEO of Gentoo Group, claimed the most...

HR Excellence Awards winners announced

More than 620 HR professionals attended the 19th HR Excellence Awards gala at the Park Lane Hilton. Here is the full list of HR Excellence Awards 2014 winners.