Tags: workforce

Rethinking Career Development to Build Tomorrow’s Workforce

Over the past few hundred years, our world has experienced three different industrial revolutions—the first driven by the use of steam, followed by electricity, and then information technology. Now there’s another revolution upon us, and its most marked characteristic is the dizzying speed of innovation.

Robert Leeming: HRreview meets Oracle’s HR evangelist

Andy Campbell is the HCM director at Oracle, an all encompassing role that takes on many different aspects. While responsible for thought leadership within the company, Campbell also works closely with executive teams within Oracle’s strategic customer accounts. Describing his role as something akin to evangelical in style, Campbell is responsible for spreading the message that better analytics and cloud technology can have an overwhelmingly positive effect on HR practice.

UK managers shy away from workforce planning for fears over their job security

A potential successor would make four in ten (39%) managers feel uncertain about their job security, according to new research from recruitment experts Office Angels. The study, which looked into the importance of workforce planning, surveyed over 500 UK managers to find that a quarter (24%) would feel so expendable if there was a potential…

Rosemary Mashford: Good leadership and the art of retaining a happy workforce

A few years ago, I started a management development programme with Alliotts Accountants’ Guildford office which was specifically designed to empower its managers, free its partners to do what they do best – engage with their clients – and generally energise the firm’s working practices. We began by looking at the management structure and focused…

Schools and Universities have “lost the plot” in preparing young people for work

Many entrepreneurs and business people are getting increasingly critical of the education system as many young people are leaving school lacking the skills needed for work. “There are over one million young unemployed in this country and they are becoming totally demoralised by the job market. They have to be given confidence in the training…

Over half of UK firms expect to recruit in 2014

More companies expect to create jobs than not over the next 12 months for the first time since the onset of the recession in 2008, according to a new survey by the CBI and Accenture published today (Tuesday). On the Up, the CBI/Accenture Employment Trends Survey, covers businesses employing more than one million people between…

Neil Pickering: How HR managers can unlock their workforce potential

Small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) comprise the ‘engine room’ of the UK’s business economy. Recent figures from the Department of Business Skills and Innovation underline their importance and reveal  that SMBs make up 99% of all businesses and account for 59% of all private sector employment and 49% of all private sector turnover, so…

Resourcing Operations Manager at Centrica Appointed to Tempo Steering Group

Tempo, the alliance for recruitment agencies and hirers that is committed to raising standards in the temporary recruitment industry, has announced that Kate Wilding, Resourcing Operations Manager at Centrica, has been appointed to be one of the client representatives on the Steering Group of tempo. Kate Wilding is a noted figure in the recruitment industry,…