It’s the ambition of most SMEs to grow …. but according to a recent report from Goldman Sachs, only a small minority (one per cent) are likely to demonstrate the high growth that will create new jobs and drive economic […]
The important role that SMEs have to play in driving economic growth is increasingly being recognised – and as a result there’s been a noticeable rise in HR circles of efforts to help small businesses manage their people more effectively.
As the employers of over 14 million people in the UK, it is important that SMEs get their HR management right.
According to The Federation of Small Businesses, confidence among SMEs is at a three year high – and going by the buzz at last week’s HR Software Show, HR people are feeling particularly positive about the contribution they can make […]
Meddling business owners are the biggest barrier to their own company’s growth, according to some research from Cranfield that crossed my desk this week. Entrepreneurs, it seems, are finding it difficult to step away from routine, day-to-day tasks and as […]
The sheer diversity of approaches to HR within SMEs was one of the things that particularly struck me while listening to speakers at a recent CIPD conference. The businesses taking part had widely varying takes on everything from recruitment and […]
A recent CIPD report on how social technology can give companies competitive edge makes fascinating reading. It’s the first piece of research I’ve seen that gets to the heart of how social technology can be used inside the business to […]
The economic climate may still be uncertain, but if recent figures are to be believed, SMEs are determined to grow and take on more staff this year. The latest CBI/Harvey Nash Employment Trends survey showed that over a third of […]
So the cobwebs have been dusted off the computer and the cogs are slowly grinding back into gear now that the seasonal festivities are over. Of course January is traditionally the time when we all vow to change things for […]
The gauntlet has been well and truly thrown down to HR people this week in the form of a speech given by Gary Hamel, widely acknowledged as ‘the world’s most influential business thinker’. In a keynote presentation to the CIPD’s […]
The first few days of London 2012 have provided a graphic illustration of just how much can be achieved with great teamwork. Britain’s gymnasts, rowers and equestrians have all pulled off outstanding performances by pulling together in pursuit of a […]