Winners crowned at Wales HR Awards
Mar25

Winners crowned at Wales HR Awards

HR professionals were recognised at the third annual Wales HR Awards on Friday 22 March. Hosted by Sian Lloyd, the awards – launched in 2017 by leading recruitment agency Acorn and commercial law firm Darwin Gray in partnership with the Wales HR Network – saw individuals and teams from across the country attend a black-tie event at the Exchange Hotel in Cardiff. Celebrating outstanding people and businesses for their contribution to...

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Wales HR Awards announce chosen charity
Mar05

Wales HR Awards announce chosen charity

The 2019 Wales HR Awards has announced Macmillan Cancer Support as its chosen charity and will raise funds for new Specialist Palliative Care Unit in Llantrisant. The £7m state-of-the-art palliative care unit is being built at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital by Macmillan Cancer Support and the National Garden Scheme, in partnership with Cwm Taf University Health Board. It will provide vital care for people with terminal cancer and other...

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How leading Welsh construction firm JEHU Group has tackled absence management and reduced administrative costs
Feb28

How leading Welsh construction firm JEHU Group has tackled absence management and reduced administrative costs

New YouGov research[i] has revealed that 22% of British businesses lack expertise when managing workplace absence, and figures from ACAS estimate the annual cost of sickness absence to the UK economy at £17 billion[ii]. One company that has transformed its absence management is leading Welsh construction firm, JEHU Group through the introduction of Activ Absence from Codel Software. One of the biggest challenges for JEHU Group was...

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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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The New Fundraising Platform Set To Transform Swansea
Jan15

The New Fundraising Platform Set To Transform Swansea

A 20-year-old Swansea University student has just launched an online fundraising platform for students to donate money to local small charities and get great discounts in return. Based in Swansea, Wales. The social enterprise Phoenix Subscriptions aims to help tackle the funding problem that small charities often face by enabling students to set up a monthly donation through the site to the organisations they connect with. Students...

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Lowri Morgan confirmed to speak at Wales HR Awards
Jan04

Lowri Morgan confirmed to speak at Wales HR Awards

Bafta and multi-award-winning television presenter, Lowri Morgan, has been announced as the guest speaker at the 2019 Wales HR Awards. A world class ultra-endurance marathon runner, Ms Morgan has raced in some of the World’s toughest and most extreme races. She is one of only a handful of people in the world to ever complete the notoriously difficult 350-mile non-stop footrace ‘6633 Ultra’ in the Arctic and the...

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Celebrating the Best HR in Wales
Dec07

Celebrating the Best HR in Wales

The annual Wales HR Awards has become a diary marker for Welsh businesses over recent years, recognising and celebrating the hard work and commitment carried out by in-house teams, consultants and the HR industry as a whole.   Created by leading recruitment specialists Acorn and commercial law firm Darwin Gray, the Wales HR Awards is the annual flagship event of the Wales HR Network; the country’s leading networking platform for...

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International Stress Awareness Week – good time for employers to tackle presenteeism linked to mental health issues says Activ Absence
Nov07

International Stress Awareness Week – good time for employers to tackle presenteeism linked to mental health issues says Activ Absence

To mark International Stress Awareness Week (5th to 9th November),  mental health charity, Mind, is calling for employers to talk about stress in the workplace and to encourage staff to share their thoughts and feelings when they are feeling stressed.   Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ Absence supports this advice especially given new research from Canada Life[i] which highlighted that ‘presenteeism’ is on the rise in the UK with...

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Specialist motor insurer ERS to create up to 100 jobs in Swansea
Jul25

Specialist motor insurer ERS to create up to 100 jobs in Swansea

ERS, the UK’s largest specialist motor insurer, is pleased to announce that it anticipates hiring up to 100 employees and invest in training and developing at its Swansea offices over the next 12 months as it brings increasingly specialist jobs to the city.   The company has doubled its size in Swansea over the last three years taking it to well over 450 employees. As it expands further, it will be offering even more great...

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Entries open for CIPD Wales Awards
Jul05

Entries open for CIPD Wales Awards

CIPD Wales, the professional body for HR and people development, has announced that entries for its 2018 awards are open following the phenomenal success of last year’s inaugural awards. To be held at National Museum Cardiff on 22nd November, the awards celebrate the outstanding people development work that takes place across Wales. Thousands of people work in the people profession across Wales, with HR and leadership development...

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Cream of the crop crowned at Wales HR Awards
Mar28

Cream of the crop crowned at Wales HR Awards

Top Welsh employers and HR professionals were recognised at the second annual Wales HR Awards on Friday evening.   Hosted by journalist and broadcaster Sian Lloyd, the awards – created in 2017 by leading recruitment agency Acorn and commercial law firm Darwin Gray in partnership with the Wales HR Network – saw companies from every corner of Wales attend the glittering black-tie event at the Exchange Hotel in Cardiff.  ...

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Finalists revealed for Wales HR Awards 2018
Mar01

Finalists revealed for Wales HR Awards 2018

 The 2018 Wales HR Awards finalists have been announced following a record number of entries.     Launched in 2017 by leading recruitment agency Acorn and commercial law firm Darwin Gray, the Awards will see 350 HR professionals from Wales descend on the Exchange Hotel in Cardiff for a black-tie evening to celebrate the success of more than 50 finalists.     Hosted by the BBC’s Sian Lloyd, the Awards recognise the best...

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Keynote speakers announced as entries deadline approaches for  Wales HR Award 2018
Jan09

Keynote speakers announced as entries deadline approaches for Wales HR Award 2018

The Wales HR Network is extremely excited to announce two truly inspirational keynote speakers from the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award in Wales at this year’s Wales HR Awards, just weeks before the deadline for 2018 entries.   Partnership Manager for the DofE Award charity, Ian Gwilym, who has a 30-year career supporting young people to ensure they succeed in a work environment, will give an insight into the DofE and the...

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Wales HR Network starts Christmas festivities to celebrate a successful year
Nov28

Wales HR Network starts Christmas festivities to celebrate a successful year

Following the launch of the first ever Wales HR Awards in March, the success of a number of inspiring seminars and workshops run throughout the year and the latest announcement of new categories added to the 2018 Wales HR Awards, it is time for the Wales HR Network to celebrate.   On Thursday 30th November, the Wales HR Network, created and run by Acorn and Darwin Gray, will kick-start the festivities in Cardiff with its Christmas...

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Specialist care firm expands with new branch in Brecon
Nov14

Specialist care firm expands with new branch in Brecon

Seren Support Services, a specialist in delivering high-quality home care services across South Wales, has extended its reach and ability to service its clients by opening a new office in Brecon, as part of its ongoing expansion plan.   The care provider, which employs some 120 staff, provides care and home support services across the Neath Port Talbot area for hundreds of home-based patients. The company has made the investment...

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