SAP uses HR team members as sales force

The HR technology giant is sending its HR staff to sell products to clients. Janet Wood, VP of global HR explains why.

Business groups urge further action on zero-hours contracts

Leading voices in business have praised Vince Cable's plan to ban exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts, although some have criticised the business secretary's decision not to introduce further...

Hellen Davis: What surprised me about HR magazine's health and wellbeing survey

Hellen Davis, CEO of Indaba, which provided our prize, explains why she found the results of the HR magazine health and wellbeing survey surprising.

Vineet Nayar: The topsy-turvy leader

Vineet Nayar is one of India's most successful exports, thanks to his 'upside-down' management style. Here, in an exclusive interview, he discusses leadership, developing markets and getting things...

Nationwide's HRD on reward and doing the right thing

Post-financial crisis, is building society Nationwide emerging as a credible challenger to Britain’s biggest banks? All signs point to yes.

Siemens to cut 11,600 jobs globally

Siemens chief executive Joe Kaeser is facing a backlash from unions after the German manufacturing company announced it would make job cuts affecting up to 11,600 staff globally.

An Active Workforce

Your company may have a health and wellbeing strategy in place – but is it really working? Making sure employees are happy, healthy and more engaged in their wellbeing boosts productivity – and saves...

Eversheds appoints Moira Slape as global HR director

International law firm Eversheds has appointed Moira Slape as its HR director.

Public sector employers struggling to fill roles and retain talent

Public sector organisations are increasingly having to fend off private sector companies looking to hire their top performers, according to Hertfordshire County Council HR director Louise Tibbert.

Vote for HR director of the year: shortlist announced

Although the economy is improving, it has been a difficult 12 months for HR directors. None have risen to the challenge more than the ten HRDs shortlisted in this year’s HR Excellence Awards.

Hearst Magazines HRD: The heart of a multi-brand publisher

Fittingly for a multimedia publisher, Hearst Magazines’ HRD has adapted her department to play to the creative strengths of the company’s workforce and its individual brands for the benefit of the...

Appraisals can work

The latest bon mot of Lucy Adams, former BBC HR director, is that “Appraisals don’t work”, In her view, they simply serve to strike fear in the hearts of employees.