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In response to employers’ growing demand for active talent management within their workforces and the current trend towards the personalisation of learning materials, Giunti Labs and Cegos, to further strengthen their on-going partnership, are collaborating to integrate Cegos’ catalogue of learning materials with Giunti Labs’ learn eXact LCMS. The two companies began their collaboration in…

Companies may find that their catchment area for possible candidates to join their workforce becomes larger with a unified communications plan, according to an expert. Hugo Harber, the director of convergence and network strategy at Star, suggested that businesses in the capital for example may find that by adopting such frameworks, they can look at…

The UK’s biggest trade union has said it will ballot its 2,000 members working for Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) about possible strike action, after the beverages firm kept its workforce out of ongoing discussions over pay and pensions. According to Unite, the response came after the company announced "damaging changes" to its pension scheme, which could…

Demand for highly-skilled people will intensify during the recovery, and employers fear they will not be able to find people with the skills they need to fill high-level jobs, a new survey has revealed. The new CBI report, called Ready to grow: business priorities for education and skills, is sponsored by leading qualifications awarding body…

Training and re-education could see unemployed Britons increasing their chances of finding work, whether independently or through recruitment agencies. Farhan Yasin, president in Europe, the Middle East and Africa of CareerBuilder.com, said the site had noticed a recent increase in listings for sales, marketing and IT job. He added that employers were increasingly opting to…

The REC’s new Sales and Retail Sector Group has signalled its intention to promote a positive image of working in the sales and retail industries. The call to arms was made at a meeting attended by representatives from Adecco, Hayes, Spring, Elizabeth Hunt as well as independents including C2 Recruitment, Beauty Consultants Bureau and Telepower.…

A recent survey has revealed that public confidence in the power of the traditional paper CV is low. The results indicated that more than 80% of Britons believe employers do not take the time to read through every written CV they receive for a job application. The survey, which asked four thousand respondents their view…

Business Minister Pat McFadden has announced the appointment of Peter Donaldson as a new Commissioner to the Low Pay Commission. He replaces outgoing Commissioner, Ian Hay OBE, who steps down from the post on 31st May 2010. The appointment is for three years, with the option of reappointment. Pat McFadden said: “The National Minimum Wage…

Bosses in the UK have been given a wake up call following the recession, one sector commentator has claimed. Research conducted by Vodafone has revealed that management teams have adapted during the economic downturn in order to focus more on business growth. As a result, corporate leaders are now concentrating less on non-core business functions,…

Think tank Policy Exchange’s latest report warns of a ‘culture of over-compliance’, and of a rapidly burgeoning health and safety industry in which consultants have a clear incentive to inflate the level of risk mitigation that must be carried out, both to generate business and protect their reputation. Over 1, 500 ‘specialist health and safety…

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned UK businesses to expect continued pay freezes and redundancies in the new year as the economy begins to recover from the recession. According to the group, this recovery process is likely to be “fragile” and unemployment levels have yet to peak, reaching what is believed to be…

With the light at the end of the tunnel finally visible for the British economy, the nation’s office workers are happier than they have been since the onset of recession. However, with the job market also looking brighter for 2010, it could be the prospect of changing jobs that is making people happier in the…

Worries over the credit crunch, job security, childcare and the late shopping rush could all mount up during the Festive season, so employers are being warned to watch out for symptoms of seasonal stress in their staff. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Europe’s largest professional health and safety body, said that those…

(NB for the stress article, click here) In this winning case study, presented at the 2009 Institute of Interim Management Case Study Finals Night 2009, Diane Ashton-Jeanes explains her strategy to deliver a major change management programme in a high street bank. 1.      Summary Profile A dynamic and highly effective interim leader of large scale, complex…