A question for you to ponder on over the coming weekend. Just how compassionate a manager are you? Now I know that the word compassion generally doesn’t have much of a place in the business world. But recent research from […]
The first few days of London 2012 have provided a graphic illustration of just how much can be achieved with teamwork. Britain’s gymnasts, rowers and equestrians have all pulled off outstanding performances by pulling together in pursuit of a common […]
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, learning and development activities are often the first to come under the axe. Just this week, an Accenture survey has shown that despite continuing concern over skills shortages, nine out of 10 European employers have cut […]
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 by getting people to focus their efforts on the things […]
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 influence and involvement in strategic business decisions?
There’s been much debate among HR folk about the Government’s consultation on ‘protected conversations’, announced amidst a raft of other legislative changes last week.