BBC plans £140m in savings by restructuring HR divisionOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today The BBC estimates that the creation of a single HR divisionwill help the corporation save £60m within three years.Speaking at an internal briefing to staff earlier thismonth, director-general Greg Dyke claimed that these changes coupled withreducing support functions in marketing and comm- unications will contribute 41per cent of the corporation’s target of £146m in savings. The individual HR teams associated with each BBC directoratehave merged into one HR division, as reported in Personnel Today last month.Within this division, there will be 35 HR managers overseeing all the BBC’sdepartments in the UK.Russell Grossman, the BBC’s internal communications manager,said, “This is a sensible level of HR for the BBC. We now have an appropriateHR and internal communications division to support a more creative BBC. This isnot about costs.”Russell also explained that the internal communicationscampaign to convey Dyke’s organisational changes has been succ- essful.Although he added, “There is more that needs to be done. We need moreface-to-face communication between senior managers and their teams.”The BBC plans to cut a total of 1,000 jobs, with 268 lost so far this year. Of those, 80 percent have been voluntary redundancies, and will result in savings of £21m bynext year. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.