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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How to get listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Employers List – HR Manager shares her secrets!
May16

How to get listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Employers List – HR Manager shares her secrets!

Being listed in the prestigious Sunday Times ‘Top 100 Companies to work for‘ is often something HR Managers aspire to. It goes without saying that you want appreciation from the C-Suite, but there is nothing that satisfies HR Managers more than recognition for doing a good job for the people they look after, by the people they look after.  Unlike many such lists, for the Sunday Times list, it’s the staff themselves –...

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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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