TITLE

HR helps BA to survive turbulence

AUTHOR(S)
Smedley, Tim
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
People Management;8/21/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 17, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The reports that the human resources (HR) department of British Airways (BA) has been restructured to help the company survive. Tony McCarthy, head of people and organisational effectiveness at BA, says the company is in a good business position, despite the global economic slowdown. BA Chief Executive Willie Walsh claims that the airline industry was facing the worst trading environment it had ever experienced. McCarthy restructured the HR department and had scaled down both the industrial relations (IR) department and IR focus of HR in general.
ACCESSION #
34214770

 

Related Articles

  • 'We need to listen to people more than we do.'. Smedley, Tim // People Management;9/4/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 18, p20 

    An interview with British Airways director Tony McCarthy is presented. McCarthy admits there is a huge crisis in the industry but what they need to look at is how they can do things better than they are doing at the moment. He says he has 10 direct reports, with business partners covering eight...

  • Burnett is latest casualty.  // Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland;1/13/2006, Issue 2700, p4 

    The article reports that Alan Burnett, head of British Airways PLC's sales and marketing in Great Britain, was advised to give up his position. The move was part of the companies redundancy program. His role will be handled by a revenue management team led by Drew Crawley. The program is part of...

  • BA boss to keep business cabins.  // Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland;10/7/2005, Issue 2686, p2 

    Reports on the pledge of the new chief executive Willie Walsh of British Airways PLC regarding the retainment of the business-class cabin on all flight.

  • BA swings its management axe. Baker, Colin // Airline Business;Jan2006, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p14 

    The article reports on the plan of British Airways (BA) to downsize its management, including senior managers, by March 2008. According to BA CEO Willie Walsh, the reason for the restructuring program is to lower costs so that it can fund future investment in their business. In addition, the...

  • Striking out at BA can only backfire. Choueke, Mark // Marketing Week;5/27/2010, Vol. 33 Issue 22, p3 

    The author expresses disappointment over the labor strike at British Airways (BA) in 2010. He says that the efforts of BA chief executive Willie Walsh are targeted at every business that needs to restructure and find cost savings. He questions the motive of the people behind the strikes. He...

  • BA fights APD amendments.  // Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland;8/6/2010, Issue 2923, p13 

    The article reports that British Airways PLC will fight the plans of the government to change the Air Passenger Duty policy to imposing tax on each aircraft, as stated by the airline's chief executive Willie Walsh.

  • Unite is 'ready to talk' to BA boss.  // Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland;7/23/2010, Issue 2922, p6 

    The article reports on the British Airways PLC (BA) cabin crew union Unite, which expressed preparedness to communicate with Willie Walsh of BA after it voted against the airline's offer.

  • BA's open-skies prediction.  // Travel Weekly: The Choice of Travel Professionals;10/14/2005, Issue 1791, p6 

    The article reports that Willie Walsh, British Airways PLC's new CEO, has predicted that British and U.S. airlines may see an open-skies breakthrough by the first half of 2007. Walsh, who took over from Sir Rod Eddington this month, expects European Union and U.S. authorities to reach a more...

  • BA not confident on actual LHR progress.  // Travel Daily;7/12/2013, p6 

    The article reports that the lack of actual progress being made on the future of British aviation capacity at London Heathrow has been criticized by British Airways PLC boss Willie Walsh.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

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

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics