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 […]
It’s probably fair to say that HR strategy isn’t at the top of the agenda in a busy SME. With a limited number of staff to go round – and particularly at a time when economic conditions are tough – […]
When was the last time you had a light bulb moment at work? You know the kind of thing – the random conversation with a colleague that leads to the realisation there’s a really simple solution to a niggling problem. […]
Some uncomfortable reading for managers this week in the shape of a CIPD survey which suggests many are somewhat ‘deluded’ about the effectiveness of their leadership style. Three quarters of employees questioned for the research said they rated their managers […]
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 […]
How much business influence do you have at your organisation? If you could wave a magic wand, what are the things you would really like to change in your business? Maybe you’d like to reduce sickness absence or raise performance […]
So, what’s the HR forecast for the coming year? What are the key competencies HR people need to help steer their businesses through the challenges of the year ahead? How can HR professionals make their voices heard and improve their […]
There’s been much debate among HR folk about the Government’s consultation on ‘protected conversations’ when it comes to staff performance, announced amidst a raft of other legislative changes last week.
How much is poor management costing your business? According to research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), it could be quite a lot.
More gloomy predictions about the economy this week, with figures showing that people in the UK are borrowing more on credit cards, overdrafts and loans than at the height of the 2009 recession.