All items: Business challenges

  • Penguin Random House awarded HR Team of the Year

    Date:
    6 May 2016

    We take a look at how successfully dealing with a period of great change led to Penguin Random House taking home the HR Team of the Year trophy at the 2015 Personnel Today Awards.

  • "I was on cloud nine": Personnel Today Awards 2015 overall winner and HRBP of the year

    Date:
    5 May 2016

    Last year, Kessar Kalim became the first ever individual to win the overall "gold" prize at the Personnel Today Awards after judges praised his outstanding work as an HR business partner. He talks to Jo Faragher about his new role and stepping outside his comfort zone.

  • Personnel Today Awards profile: Direct Line - Excellence in HR through Technology

    Date:
    13 May 2014

    Direct Line Group won two Personnel Today awards at last year's ceremony, in recognition of its work on refreshing both its consumer and employer branding, and building a standalone HR infrastructure in time for its first independent payroll run.

  • Learning evaluation keeps housing trust's culture change on track

    Date:
    5 September 2012

    Housing trust Central & Cecil embarked on an ambitious programme of culture change, with learning and development programmes at its core. Evaluation of learning has been an integral part of the process.

  • How Rentokil Initial introduced global grading

    Date:
    13 April 2012

    The development of a global grading structure at Rentokil Initial was key to its global approach to reward. XpertHR looks at why and how the programme was undertaken, and how the structure is being used to benefit the organisation.

  • Strategic reward at Senergy

    Date:
    23 September 2011

    Energy services company Senergy has reshaped its rewards programme, putting greater emphasis on linking business objectives to employee benefits.

  • How Virgin Media reduced training costs and increased efficiency

    Date:
    9 March 2011

    Virgin Media has made significant savings in fees and has reduced time spent on the management of external training provision by using an outsourcing partner.

  • Pay harmony on single status at Newcastle City Council

    Date:
    17 December 2010

    It has taken a decade for an equality-proofed pay and grading structure to be negotiated and implemented at Newcastle City Council, but both the employer and union are proud of it.

  • How e-learning can boost sales and improve employee retention

    Date:
    8 September 2010

    Sky's "Get up to speed" e-learning portal has reduced the broadcaster's staff induction time by one week and improved retention and performance among new joiners. A similar solution introduced by wholesaler Spicers has helped boost sales among its distributors.

  • Unison's equality-proofed pay and grading structure

    Date:
    5 October 2009

    Following the creation of Unison in 1993 and the legacy of five different sets of terms and conditions, the union set about equality-proofing its pay structure for staff, and harmonising terms and conditions. This case study charts the obstacles that were overcome and details the new pay structure.

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