Time for a fresh start?

There’s a definite whiff of sharpened pencil in the air as the summer holidays draw to a close and the children head back to school. September is often a time for new beginnings in the workplace too, as people return […]

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The missing middle

Middle managers are a crucial cog in the wheels of any business. Their day-to-day dealings with their team have a ‘make or break’ impact on the way people feel about work and the effort they put into their job. Developing […]

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Making the case for HR Software

There was a real buzz at Olympia this week as HR people descended in their droves on the CIPD’s annual HR Software Show. SMEs were well represented among the throng – and it was clear from the conversations and presentations […]

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Low cost staff learning

When budgets are tight, staff learning and development activities are often the first to come under the axe. Only recently, an Accenture survey has shown that despite continuing concern over skills shortages, nine out of 10 European employers have cut […]

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Are you a great company to work for?

There are no doubt some happy faces at the clutch of SMEs who’ve made it onto the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. The run-down of successful contenders makes interesting reading. There’s a real variety of businesses, with everything […]

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