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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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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