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    Chart the right course

    Higher education (HE) is a cornerstone of national economic vitality. It has traditionally been a key player in the development of the people and workforce that have driven the UK’s economic success. This was down to the...

    Ghost stories wanted by PM

    Does your workplace have a cellar that nobody dares to visit? Or an employee who seems unresponsive to management, yet works overtime for eternity? If your workplace is haunted, People Management wants to hear from you. ...

    HR sector sees biggest pay increases

    HR managers’ earnings have risen above the national average for managers and the HR sector has received the highest pay rises, research has revealed. This comes as earnings drop for the first time in four years...

    Terror attempts lead to an NHS vetting review

    An urgent review into NHS recruitment is to be carried out after health workers were arrested in connection with recent attempted bomb attacks on London and Glasgow. During his first question time last week prime minister...

    Special recruitment FX

    A special effects firm that has worked on films such as Superman Returns, X-Men: The Last Stand and the Harry Potter movies is using technology to its best effect to recruit staff. Framestore CFC is using a system that...

    Keeping track of the truth

    Most job applicants exaggerate a little. But Patrick Imbardelli, who resigned recently as chief executive of hotel group InterContinental’s Asia Pacific region, had a CV that apparently cited three fictitious degrees. ...

    Sterling Developments (London) Ltd v Pagano

    Pagano claimed his employer had made an unlawful deduction from wages. The case was heard by a tribunal chairman sitting alone but the employer only objected after an unfavourable decision. The EAT said a chairman should...

    When HR is a matter of life and death

    Employers in mono-cultural environments have generally been comfortable with a one-size-fits-all policy to deal with bereavement at the death of a loved one. If “family responsibility leave” is not contained in labour legislation...

    Hive of industry

    I’m not a particularly political mover, which is why I prefer to look into organisations from the outside. So it is with some surprise that I recently heard about the lengths to which some people will go to further their...

    Rachel Ferguson, Beth Aarons, Robert Johnston and John Marsh

    Rachel Ferguson, previously a senior HR professional at Prudential, has become the first HR director of Vebnet, a flexible benefits provider. Ferguson will directly manage the HR function and work with employees to improve...