What does it take to be an HR award winner in Wales?
Apr19

What does it take to be an HR award winner in Wales?

  One of the organisers of the Wales HR Awards: Paula Morris, Head of Marketing, Darwin Gray, shares her perspective on what it takes to win an HR award in Wales. The first Wales HR Awards ceremony was held on 23rd March 2017 at the SSE SWALEC in Cardiff. With almost 350 people at the event, it’s fair to say it was a roaring success, far outstripping expectations in terms of the sheer volume of nominees, the quality of the...

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James Devine’s blog: Swmpus!
Apr11

James Devine’s blog: Swmpus!

Guest Blog by HR Manager of the Year 2016, James Devine. I opened up my timehop app this week, to learn that it was a year ago since I won the HR News HR Manager of the year award How fast a year flies by. I remember travelling to the awards ceremony in Bridgend, Wales – at the time that the news of possible closures at Tata Steel was breaking. Arriving in Bridgend, I was greeted by the ‘lovelylisabaker’ –...

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German student wins global competition for most innovative idea to improve HR and recruitment
Apr03

German student wins global competition for most innovative idea to improve HR and recruitment

A German student has won the top prize of €4,000 in a worldwide competition to find the best new idea for improving HR and recruitment practice. Established by assessment specialist cut-e in 2013, the Theta Award is the only global award that aims to inspire, recognise and reward innovative ideas for new products or processes that will improve HR or recruitment practice. Andreas Kopp – an HR management student at Georg Simon Ohm...

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Workingmums.co.uk launches 2017 Best Practice Report & Top Employer Awards
Mar30

Workingmums.co.uk launches 2017 Best Practice Report & Top Employer Awards

Including men in the debate around gender equality and embedding flexible working from recruitment onwards are key trends in best practice, according to the Workingmums.co.uk’s Best Practice Report 2017 (available to download from the website). The Report is an in-depth look at what the most progressive companies are doing with regard to gender diversity and flexible working. It includes detailed interviews with the winners of the...

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Wales HR Awards – an amazing evening – who won?
Mar24

Wales HR Awards – an amazing evening – who won?

HR News was proud to attend the inaugural Wales HR Network awards last night at the SSE Swalec Stadium with Solicitors Darwin Gray and recruitment consultants Acorn Recruitment. It was a well attended event which brought together more than 300 HR Welsh HR professionals at a Gala Dinner to celebrate the best HR talent in the principality. Presented by Sian Lloyd, guests and award winners heard an inspiring speech from Lord Price,...

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Finalists announced for first Wales HR Awards
Mar09

Finalists announced for first Wales HR Awards

The finalists have been announced for the first ever Wales HR Awards. This event will recognise and celebrate the achievements of HR professionals in a black tie ceremony taking place at The SSE SWALEC Cardiff on 23rd March, hosted by the BBC’s Sian Lloyd. Over the past few months, nominations have flooded in with a total of 28 HR professionals and 8 HR teams being named as finalists, putting them in the running to win one of the...

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Unsung Hero Award celebrates the very best in non-medical NHS staff
Feb24

Unsung Hero Award celebrates the very best in non-medical NHS staff

Winners announced for award honouring NHS staff who have gone above and beyond in their roles The winners of GoToJobBoard’s Unsung Hero Award have been announced and they include Security Operatives, Medical Receptionists and Volunteers from NHS trusts around the country. The winners were announced at an event at The Place Aparthotel in Manchester on 3rd February 2017. The event included guest speakers, including Roy Lilley, NHS...

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Law Firm Bond Dickinson wins National Apprenticeship Award
Feb24

Law Firm Bond Dickinson wins National Apprenticeship Award

  National law firm Bond Dickinson has won the Newcomer Large Employer of the Year award at the National Apprenticeship Awards. Organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, the awards showcase the very best apprenticeship employers and apprentices in the UK and recognise excellence in businesses growing their own talent through apprenticeships schemes. Bond Dickinson was amongst the first law firms to make legal...

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2017 Top Employers announced – who made the list?
Feb10

2017 Top Employers announced – who made the list?

78 organisations celebrate as this year’s Top Employers UK New companies certified include Canon, leading appliance manufacturer Electrolux UK, global information services company Experian and media behemoth GroupM Organisations undergo validation and auditing, confirming depth and breadth of employee offerings; this is calibrated against more than 1100 employers, setting global benchmarks The Top Employers Institute, a global...

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Awards for promoting personal safety for workers

Suzy Lamplugh Trust, in partnership with Peoplesafe, is calling for nominations for the National Personal Safety Awards. These awards recognise people or groups who have promoted personal safety in an exceptional way. Rachel Griffin, Director of Suzy Lamplugh Trust, said: “The awards are a fantastic way to highlight good practice across all sectors and to recognise the hard work of various individuals and agencies that promote and...

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Bazaar Group’s Ambition to Become a Leading UK Employer Achieves IIP Accreditation
Dec15

Bazaar Group’s Ambition to Become a Leading UK Employer Achieves IIP Accreditation

Northumberland headquartered soft furnishings specialist Bazaar Group has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People Accreditation for demonstrating excellence in people management. The highly sought-after standard is shared by only five other manufacturers of equal size in all of Northern England, and only 18 nationally. Employing 50 people across design, marketing, customer care, production and operational departments, Bazaar...

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Starbucks honoured by HRH The Princess Royal for using training to boost business growth
Dec13

Starbucks honoured by HRH The Princess Royal for using training to boost business growth

Starbucks is celebrating after being commended for its commitment to training and skills development by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at a ceremony at St James’s Palace in London. The business was one of 33 organisations honoured with a Princess Royal Training Award for creating lasting impact by successfully linking their skills development needs to business performance. The Awards recipients, including prestigious car...

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Move over ‘X’ Factor, Toby’s got talent!
Dec12

Move over ‘X’ Factor, Toby’s got talent!

Hot on the heels of Matt Terry winning ‘X Factor’ this weekend, carvery restaurant chain Toby revealed their own in house stars, naming the winners of its very first ‘Toby’s Got Talent’ competition. Toby Carvery introduced the internal competition in early 2016 as a way of recognising talent across its entire portfolio of restaurants, and as a way to further engage with its employees nationwide. This competition gives Toby...

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Edinburgh Napier Graduate Nabs Top HR Award
Dec08

Edinburgh Napier Graduate Nabs Top HR Award

A Digital Skills Trainer with a pioneering housing and care provider is celebrating his success having scooped a prestigious industry award, after just one year in the job. Shawn More, 27, from Edinburgh, graduated with an MSc in Human Resource Management last year and landed the unique position with Blackwood soon after, having spent just three weeks there on placement. Now, Shawn has secured the top spot at the HR Network Scotland...

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Top scoring HR student wins Allen Associates Prize
Nov24

Top scoring HR student wins Allen Associates Prize

HR advisor Izzy Liddiard has scooped the Allen Associates’ award for best overall performance in the Oxford Brookes University Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. Izzy, who provides HR support and services to the warehousing staff at book distribution company, Bookpoint, based at Milton Park, is pictured receiving her cash prize and champagne from Kate Allen, managing director of Oxfordshire recruitment consultancy,...

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