Bird, Stephanie
September 2011
People Management;Sep2011, p9
The author sees the potential for human resource (HR) professionals to make a difference in helping long-term unemployed people into work. She wonders whether HR professionals are using their skills to help people find the right pathways into work. She also mentions the pilot program launched by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) aimed to mentor young jobseekers. She believes that HR professionals have the knowledge needed to respond to social problems.


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