BBC sets out creative restructuring plan

Phillips, Lucy
November 2007
People Management;1/11/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 22, p14
The article focuses on the human resources (HR) goals of British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) under its new six-year strategy. Director-general Mark Thompson explained that the BBC had to make cost savings of 3 percent a year over the period of the plan. While 2,500 positions will be closed overall, 700 new jobs are to be created, many of which will be filled internally. The HR plan involves ensuring that everyone understands the new strategy and direction, equipping the workforce with skills for the future, and reward.


Related Articles

  • BBC staff to stage four days of walkouts. Williams, Chad // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;5/17/2005, Vol. 389 Issue 10, p84 

    The article reports that British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) staffers will stage four days of strike action beginning May 23 in protest of more than 4,000 planned job cuts, unions said Thursday. The strike action has been billed as "the first step" in a sustained campaign of action to protest BBC...

  • BBC set to slash comms team as cuts begin to bite. Cartmell, Matt // PRWeek (London);4/1/2011, p1 

    The article reports on the plan of BBC to abolish senior communications executives in an effort to make cuts of 25 percent.

  • All eyes on BBC review results. Turner, Mimi // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;12/7/2004, Vol. 386 Issue 43, p81 

    The article reports that British Broadcasting Corp.'s (BBC's) director general Mark Thompson is expected to announce a major program of job losses and the relocation of several departments to new campuses outside London, England, when he announces results of a wide-ranging series of reviews into...

  • BBC to cut costs, become team player. Turner, Mimi // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;3/20/2009, Vol. 408 Issue 3, p6 

    The article reports on the statements of Mark Thompson, director general of British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC), regarding its cost saving measures. According to Thompson, the pubcaster needs to make cost savings of $580 million during the next three years because otherwise it might exceed its...

  • BBC announces new diversity council. Griffiths, Julie // People Management;8/11/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 16, p12 

    The article reports that BBC is to set up a diversity leadership council, to be led by director-general Mark Thompson, in the latest phase of its diversity initiative. The council will lead the diversity scheme, with contributions from key stakeholders across the BBC. Diversity at the BBC is...

  • Film unit weathers BBC storm. Kemp, Stuart // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;10/19/2007, Vol. 400 Issue 55, p12 

    The article reports that British Broadcasting Corp. is looking for hefty job cuts and budget losses whereas its filmmaking division BBC Films received an increase of £ 2 million in its budget. BBC director general Mark Thompson announced the anticipated job cuts of approximately 2,500 posts...

  • Overstaffed HR to bear brunt of BC jobs cull. Thomas, Daniel // Personnel Today;12/14/2004, p1 

    This article reports that British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) Director-General Mark Thompson announced that around 2,500 jobs in the corporation's professional services arm would be cut, including staff from the HR, marketing, finance and legal departments. Stephen Hall, chief executive at HR...

  • Beeb blitz hits 3,000 staffers. Clarke, Steve // Daily Variety;12/8/2004, Vol. 285 Issue 48, p1 

    The article reports that British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) will cut nearly 3,000 jobs and $576 million from its annual budget in its biggest shakeup in more than a decade. These changes described as a "transformation" by their new director general Mark Thompson, are designed to simplify the...

  • BBC creates Media Bank as it gives public access to content. Brooks, Greg // New Media Age;10/19/2006, p4 

    The article reports that British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) has created a resource that enables the public to publish BBC content such as television shows on third party Web sites in Great Britain. BBC MediaBank offers a wide range of content such as trailers and clips of BBC programmes,...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics