Frequently asked questions

What has happened to The Personnel Manager's Yearbook?
HR Nation has replaced The Personnel Manager's Yearbook with a new improved mobile friendly website. The last printed edition of The Personnel Manager's Yearbook 2012/13 was published in September 2012.

Why has my login page changed to HR Nation?
Your previous login page at apbusinesscontacts is now at HR Nation. Both Personnel and Training Manager's Yearbook online subscribers have been automatically changed to HR Nation. This new product combines the 2 services so subscribers are getting more contact information and a new job cateogory search.

What has happened to The Training Manager's Yearbook?
HR Nation has replaced The Training Manager's Yearbook with a new improved mobile friendly website. The last print edition was published in December 2011 and this is no longer available.
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Why have the products been merged into HR Nation?
Users told us they wanted a broad range of job titles across HR and training, and many asked for a job category search not available on the previous website. HR Nation brings together all the data in The Personnel Manager's Yearbook and The Training Managers Yearbook. HR Nation therefore offers more contacts and better searches in a new improved mobile-friendly subscription service. 

Can I still view my saved searches?
We have improved  the search functionality on HR Nation. For instance we have added clearer banding to searches covering turnover and employee size. Therefore these searches cannot be directly migrated from If you have any further questions please email Emily Martin on email:, Tel: 0207 549 2571. 

When I save a search will it keep the data in that search when saved?
A saved search only saves the criteria - for example HR Directors in East London. Due to staff moving on and data updates the data in this search is likely to change over a period of time.

Have my notes from apbusinesscontacts been transferred from apbusinesscontacts?
All notes for individual companies have been moved to your HR Nation account. However notes for saved searches have not been transferred due to changes in search criteria. 

How many major companies are in HR Nation?
There are over 12,200 major companies in HR Nation. All companies have a HR or training contact.

Which companies are in HR Nation?
We use employee numbers and turnover to help determine which organisations should be included. HR Nation features over 12,200 of the largest companies and organisations with an HR or training function.

Can I identify companies in a particular geographic region?
Yes - HR Nation enables you to filter by geographic region to get a list of companies in your selected region. You can further refine your results by job title, industry sector or number of employees.

Can I filter companies by industry sector?
Yes - use HR Nation to quickly and easily get HR and training contact information across 38 diverse industry sectors including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, motor vehicles,tourism and travel.  You can further refine your results by job title, industry sector or number of employees.

How do you research the information in HR Nation?
We have a dedicated editorial team that researches the data on a daily basis throughout the year. All contacts are positively verified at least once every 12 months. Most data is updated by directly phoning the organisations listed.

How much information changes over the course of a year?
HR Nation constantly changes - new contacts are added daily, and movers are taken out. Our pro-active telechecking team meticulously checks each company in HR Nation at least once a year.

What are the criteria for entrants in HR Nation?
All major organisations in HR Nation are selected on the basis that they have a dedicated HR or training function.

Can I email the entrants in HR Nation?
HR Nation is a telemarketing and research new business tool. The emails in HR Nation cannot be emailed unless previously verified by phone call. It is a breech of data to download the contacts into a file to send a mass 'cold' email campaign. Users wanting to send mass email or direct mail campaigns can rent our data.
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Can I telephone all contacts in HR Nation?
Yes apart from contacts that are marked TPS. These contacts are registered with The Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This is a central opt out register whereby individuals can register their wish not to receive unsolicited sales and marketing telephone calls. It is a legal requirement that companies do not make such calls to numbers registered on the TPS.

I’ve lost my login details what can I do?
Recover your login here. Alternatively please email Emily Martin on email:, Tel: 0207 549 2571. to ask for your login details.

I cannot find the company I am looking for in HR Nation?
Please email and we will look into this for you.

How do I get my company listed in HR Nation?
Please email with your request

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