Strategy

Get Your Team Going for Gold

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 […]

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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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Turn that light on

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. […]

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So, you think you are a great manager…

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 […]

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Low Cost Learning

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 […]

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How Influential are you?

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 […]

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What HR needs to look like in 2012

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?

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