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How HR directors can take the lead in creating value through HR technology   By Steve Foster, business consulting manager, NorthgateArinso UK Everyone knows technology can help reduce operational costs in HR, yet research has shown that many organisations struggle to get beyond the administrative benefits, and few fully exploit their investment in technology.  Participants…

McDonalds has urged other businesses to recruit older workers, in news which could reduce age discrimination. The fast-food chain has claimed that older employees can increase customer satisfaction and were found to do so in the eateries. A study carried out by Lancaster University Management School revealed that where kitchen staff and managers in McDonalds’…

The website launched by the government and backed by Lord Alan Sugar has filled a reporter 1,185 vacancies out of 18,000 available. Critics are calling it a failure, with the conservative branding it an “expensive gimmick”. Lord Sugar launched the National Apprenticeship Matching Service earlier this year, with TV ads and the support of the…

Green IT could help to ease business budgets and should not be seen as being incompatible with the current financial downturn, one sector commentator has urged. James Murray, editor at BusinessGreen.com, said: "It’s not easy for any capital project to get through at the moment, that much is blindingly obvious, but these are effectively cost-saving…

The Bank of England’s latest credit conditions survey may suggest a lack of financial confidence among small and medium businesses amid the recession, it has been suggested. The National Federation of Enterprise Agencies (NFEA) was commenting on news from the Bank that demand for both secured and unsecured lending from small businesses declined over the…

The recent tube strikes in London have served to highlight that many businesses still do not have the means or technology in place to allow employees to work flexibly from home, one sector commentator has claimed. Nigel Hawthorn, vice-president of EMEA marketing at Blue Coat Systems, said that whenever a similar incident took place, the…

Earlier this month, on 6 May, London Transport Museum played host to a showcase of recently completed research looking at the rise of part-day homeworking and its impact on our lifestyles and working practices. An in-depth study by Professor Glenn Lyons and Hebba Haddad.

What is the effect of the shift in values of new graduates entering employment? And what, asks Pauline McDonald, Head of Careers, Swansea University, is the strategic impact of this shift within organisations and for HR professionals?