I’m sure everyone will agree, this year has flown by. The end of the year is always a good time to take a turn towards the retrospective and take a look back. Here the ten stories we think were the most considerable this year:

10) Mark Zuckerberg to take two months of paternity leave

9) Cameron breathes life into Big Society – promises paid volunteering leave:

8) Justin Trundeau gives Canada its first gender balanced cabinet:

7) Flight of the baby boomers: Three quarters of UK companies predict skills shortage:

6) Lord Davies lays down the law: Women on boards target raised to 33 percent by 2020:

5) Barclays launches apprenticeship programme for older workers:

4) Osborne’s ‘Northern Powerhouse’ vision becoming a reality:

3) UK falling behind U.S in recognising the potential of social media:

2) Living wage to cost big employers millions:

1) Boardroom diversity may nosedive after Davies report spotlight dims:





Robert joined the HRreview editorial team in October 2015. After graduating from the University of Salford in 2009 with a BA in Politics, Robert has spent several years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past he has been part of editorial teams at Flux Magazine, Mondo*Arc Magazine and The Marine Professional.