CIPD Awards recognise top HR talent in Wales
Nov20

CIPD Awards recognise top HR talent in Wales

CIPD Wales, the professional body for HR and people development, has recognised those at the top of Wales’ HR industry at its 2019 awards. The CIPD Wales Awards, which are now in their third year, recognise outstanding individuals and teams as the best in HR, learning, and people management practice in businesses across Wales. This year, Cardiff’s City Hall hosted the awards, on an evening that saw four outstanding individuals and 11...

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Leading Wales HR awards opens for entries
Sep11

Leading Wales HR awards opens for entries

Entries are officially open for the fourth Wales HR Awards, to be held on 27 March 2020 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff and hosted by Sian Lloyd. The awards celebrate the hard work and commitment of Wales’ best in-house teams, consultants and HR industry experts for their outstanding contribution to the sector, and will embrace a roaring twenties theme to mark the year 2020. Created by leading specialist recruiter Acorn and commercial...

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Finalists revealed for Wales HR Awards 2019
Jan22

Finalists revealed for Wales HR Awards 2019

The 2019 Wales HR Awards finalists have been announced following a record number of entries received from across the country. Launched in 2017 by leading recruitment agency Acorn and commercial law firm Darwin Gray, the Awards will see 350 HR professionals gather at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff for a glittering black-tie ceremony to celebrate the success of 34 finalists and discover if they have been chosen to receive one of the...

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Putting a focus on health & safety at work: photography exhibition launched at People’s History Museum
Aug25

Putting a focus on health & safety at work: photography exhibition launched at People’s History Museum

The People’s History Museum in Manchester will host a free exhibition of winning photographs highlighting the importance of health and safety, from Thursday 31 August until Monday 4 September. The 12 photographs, taken by trade union members and photography enthusiasts from across the UK, were chosen as the finalists of the Focus: on safety at work competition. National trade union law firm Thompsons Solicitors – which is a sponsor of...

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Diverse range of employees shortlisted in One4all Spotlight awards
Jul28

Diverse range of employees shortlisted in One4all Spotlight awards

Employees in both small and large businesses across the country have been shortlisted for the One4all Spotlight Awards – and now it’s time for the public to decide the winners. Make your vote count! The voting for each category winner has now begun and can be logged online until 23:59 Friday 11th August 2017. The One4all Spotlight Awards recognises the best employees across a number of different categories, including...

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18 year old Swansea web developer scoops Wales Region Rising Star Award
Jul27

18 year old Swansea web developer scoops Wales Region Rising Star Award

Thomas Design, one of the longest established design and marketing agencies in South Wales, has scooped the Wales Region Rising Star award in this year’s National Family Business Awards. The awards, which took place on 15 July 2017 in London’s iconic Wembley Stadium, recognised over 350 family business leaders and entrepreneurs – celebrating the achievements of Britain’s finest family-run businesses. The Rising Star award was received...

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Staff engagement proved to be child’s play for Kent Employer of the Year
Jul11

Staff engagement proved to be child’s play for Kent Employer of the Year

A Tunbridge Wells company which has spent 65 years “dressing children beautifully” has won the Employer of the Year award, sponsored by law firm Furley Page, at the Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2017. Childrensalon employs nearly 300 staff running the world’s largest online store for designer childrenswear. Director Denise Hamilton was presented with the award by Andrew Masters, Partner and Head of Employment at Furley Page, at a...

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Deadline extended for One4All Spotlight Awards
Jun29

Deadline extended for One4All Spotlight Awards

Have you nominated your team members yet? Nominations for the One4all Spotlight Awards have now been extended until Friday 7th July, providing UK companies with additional time to nominate exceptional staff and provide recognition for their outstanding work. The One4all Spotlight Awards is a free to enter awards scheme that recognises the best employees in 20 different categories, including Employee of the Year awards across 14...

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Professional Trainee scheme at NFU Mutual crowned the category winner of The Job Crowd Awards 2017
Jun29

Professional Trainee scheme at NFU Mutual crowned the category winner of The Job Crowd Awards 2017

Insurer named the number one company for graduates to work for in the Banking and Finance Sector NFU Mutual is delighted to announce that its Professional Trainee scheme has won Gold at The Job Crowd Top Companies For Early Careers 2017/2018 awards. The Stratford-upon-Avon based insurance, investments and pensions business was ranked the number one company for graduates to work for in the Banking and Finance Sector for companies with...

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Senior HR Advisor awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Jun27

Senior HR Advisor awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

HR Services Senior Advisor Pat Thomas has been recognised as a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to transport in London and the community. Pat, from Barnehurst, Kent, who works in the Transport for London Human Resources team, has been an inspirational driving force in her professional and public life, working to foster great understanding between diverse groups of people with different...

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HR in Wales? There will be hugs!
Jun19

HR in Wales? There will be hugs!

Lesley Richards, Head of CIPD Wales, explains how Welsh passion is driving HR in the region – and that includes hugs! As the Head of the CIPD in Wales, my role can be quite varied, but there’s one thing that’s consistent: big, genuine, friendly hugs!  Some colleagues based outside Wales find it both amusing and bemusing – no air-kissing for us! However, there’s something else that I share with my Welsh HR colleagues...

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GMB London awarded President’s Leadership Award for Equality 2017 at GMB Congress in Plymouth
Jun08

GMB London awarded President’s Leadership Award for Equality 2017 at GMB Congress in Plymouth

GMB London has been awarded the President’s Leadership Award for Equality 2017 for the ‘Mental Health at Work Training’ project at GMB Congress today (Sunday, 4th June 2017) in Plymouth in the ‘most inspirational project for making a difference’ category. The Mental Health at Work Training project came about as a result of a motion to the GMB Regional Equality Conference asking for training for shop stewards/reps to...

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CIPD Awards dinner celebrates South East Wales CIPD student success
Jun08

CIPD Awards dinner celebrates South East Wales CIPD student success

CIPD Wales’ South East Branch were proud to round off their annual year with a gala dinner at Cardiff Bay’s St. David’s Hotel to celebrate success among the region’s students. Students and members celebrated the evening with a delicious three course meal, a mock casino, and of course, dancing, after the all-important awards were announced. Winners of the most outstanding student from each of their...

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Ex Global HR & Talent Manager proves woman to watch at Woman Who… Awards
May30

Ex Global HR & Talent Manager proves woman to watch at Woman Who… Awards

Amy Foster from Nomad HR & Recruitment proved to be the new business owner to watch at the Woman Who… awards, as she was named the Winner of the Start Up Category. The Woman Who… Awards are delivered in Partnership with FSB, to celebrate successful women in business. Nomad HR and Recruitment was established by Amy Foster in 2015 for companies who may not have a HR function and want extra support when it comes to Recruitment. Amy...

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CIPD Wales opens nominations for inaugural Wales People Management Awards
May30

CIPD Wales opens nominations for inaugural Wales People Management Awards

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in Wales (CIPD Wales) has opened nominations for its inaugural Wales People Management Awards, to be held on 26 October at the National Museum Cardiff.  This is exciting news for Wales, and HR News readers can nominate their colleagues in Wales here.     The Welsh PMAs will recognise and celebrate best practice and innovation across not just human resources but all aspects...

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