Ravi Chand is currently Chief People Officer at Department for International Development (DFID), with responsibility for; People, Operations, IT and systems, Estates and change. DfID operates in 32 countries. Prior to this post, he was HR Director. Workforce Management & Planning for Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Published: 23 May 2018
More than half of UK adults (56 percent) would judge someone based on their spelling, according to new research by Oxford Open Learning Trust. The distance learning provider surveyed 2,000 UK adults, looking into the importance Brits place on spelling and accuracy and whether we feel embarrassed by our mistakes. Comment Dr Nick Smith, courses director and founder - Oxford Open Learning Trust.
Published: 14 September 2017
Time spent on HR by CEOs equates to £18,700 – 21 per cent of the median average salary for a CEO). Research from breatheHR, a HR software platform, uncovered that CEOs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are losing a fifth of their working week to HR activity, which includes a long list of admin tasks from signing off expenses to logging sickness absences. Comment Jonathan Richards, CEO – breatheHR.
Published: 9 September 2017
In response to the publication of the NAO’s report on the costs of clinical negligence in Trusts, Niall Dickson, Chief EWxecutive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, responds.
Published: 8 September 2017
Dealing with the boss can be nerve wracking, so it’s unsurprising that one in four (22.5 percent) professionals admitted that there are certain questions they’re afraid to ask their employer, with this figure rising to almost a third (31.3 percent) amongst millennials.
Published: 1 September 2017
Greater integration between finance, HR, IT and property teams in the strategic planning cycle has the potential to drive substantial value for businesses, new research has found. Comment Vernon Blunt, Strategy and Portfolio Planning Committee - CoreNet UK.
Published: 22 August 2017
British workers look in the fridge or food cupboard 13 times per day, according to new research. A survey of UK workers carried out by leading household appliances retailer, AppliancesDirect.co.uk, revealed Brits look in the fridge 8 times and the cupboards 5 times per day on average. Comment from Mark Kelly, Marketing Manager.
Published: 16 August 2017
Shocking new figures underline need for transport investment and fair working conditions. New research from GMB, Britain’s general union, shows how average journey times to work have slowed down over the last five years. Comment from Jude Brimble, GMB National Secretary.
Published: 6 August 2017
Hospitality professionals including chefs and bartenders are among the professions considered to be the most intimidating by customers, according to new research. Research of 2,000 UK adults by Fletchers Solicitors, has revealed that 68 percent of Britons rated hospitality professionals such as chefs and bartenders the most intimidating profession.
Published: 25 July 2017
Two-thirds of U.K. workers are currently satisfied in their jobs and 13 percent say they are ‘extremely satisfied’, according to the Qualtrics Pulse – a new 2017 benchmark of how engaged today’s employees feel within their work environments.
Published: 14 July 2017