Why HR Software is a vital tool for manager retention

There’s little doubt that as the economy begins to recover, talent is on the move.  Numerous surveys over recent months have shown that as business confidence returns, employees who have been sitting it out for the sake of job security are getting ready to up sticks and move to pastures new. Roffey Park is the […]

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New insights on leadership: Why Leaders Eat Last

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‘Why leaders eat last ….’ was the intriguing theme of a presentation given by ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek at the Vistage 25th anniversary conference. The event, sponsored by Cezanne HR, brought MDs and senior managers together to challenge their thinking about leadership and in particular why some teams pull together and others don’t. In […]

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How to… manage holiday fairly

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The first few dreary months of winter is traditionally the time when in an attempt to lift their spirits, people start thinking about booking a holiday and jetting off to sunnier climes. But if a recent survey is to be believed, it isn’t all sunshine and roses in the office when the annual leave requests […]

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How to… break the sickness cycle

‘Tis the season to be sniffly – if the number of people who’ve been ‘off sick’ when I’ve tried to contact them this week is anything to go by.  Now of course it’s not uncommon for employees to succumb to colds and viruses at this time of year, when the temperature fluctuates between Indian Summer […]

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How to keep your managers happy

So it’s official. The honeymoon period is over after two years and its downhill all the way from then on – well if you’re a newly-appointed manager that is anyway. Research by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has found that a ‘two year itch’ among managers is having a serious impact on productivity […]

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What makes a good manager? Your top tips

Our recent post on ‘fatal flaws of bad managers’ certainly seems to have touched a nerve, with lots of you sharing experiences good and bad, as well as positive advice about what makes for a good manager. So with thanks and credit to everyone who’s shared their thoughts, here are some of your top tips […]

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Fatal flaws of bad managers

If the reading material that’s crossed my desk in the last few days is anything to go by, it’s not been a good week for bad managers. First came the Chartered Management Institute’s annual Quality of Work Life survey, which shows that negative management styles are having a huge impact on job satisfaction, well-being and […]

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