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    An essential guide for optimising your employee high-potential programme

    If you’re wondering whether the lack of effective HiPo programmes is cause for concern, the answer is ‘yes’. Without these all-important programmes in place, HiPos will not only fall short in achieving their...

    PM journalists scoop awards

    PM journalists scoop awards PM has won awards in all the categories it entered at the Watson Wyatt Awards for Excellence in HR Journalism, scooping three prizes – more than any other publication. Lucy Phillips was named best...

    Awards reminder

    The entry deadline for this year’s People Management Awards is fast approaching. Those planning to participate have until 30 April to submit their entries. This year there are four category awards, covering employee engagement...

    International issues

    What can employers do to prepare staff working abroad or across cultures? And how can organisations ensure they retain skilled individuals once their assignment ends? These are among the issues under discussion at a forthcoming...

    PM publisher is a 'Best Company'

    Redactive Media Group, the publishing company behind PM, achieved a two-star rating in this year’s Best Companies Accreditation. Best Companies, which also compiles the Sunday Times best companies list, awards two stars...

    German politicians hang up on Nokia

    Politicians in Germany, including prime minister Angela Merkel, have vowed to give up their Nokia mobile phones after the Finnish company announced plans to relocate one of its German factories to Romania, at a cost of 2...

    Singled out

    Most large companies these days (including my own) have a single corporate plan, a single brand, a single vision and a single set of values.   Yet very few companies have a single seat of organisational learning and...

    French inflections in Europe

    Slovenia holds the European presidency through to the end of June this year. With a capital city – Ljubljana – that few can correctly spell, it is a largely unknown country. This is unsurprising given that it only became...

    Online journals

    Eight new publications have been added to the CIPD’s online journals resource for members. These include the American Journal of Business, British Journal of Psychology and Economic and Labour Review. The company...

    No have-a-go heroes?

    I was interested in the comment made in “Career moves” (24 January) that in the event of a robbery, staff in Sainsbury needed to be told to put their own lives before the loss of any money in the tills. Perhaps there were...