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Helen Harker, Design Manager at Simon JerseyYour personal brand - dress for success
Helen Harker, Design Manager at Simon Jersey (28-Oct-2016)
Company dress codes are still important in 2016. The way in which employees dress ultimately reflects the brand, so it is vital that they get it right
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorEffective facilitation - the 4 Ps
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (25-Mar-2016)
The role of the facilitator is to make things easier for a group of people working together on a common task. This is a difficult job that needs special skills and careful preparation
Katharine Moxham, Group Risk DevelopmentWork absenteeism in focus
Katharine Moxham, Group Risk Development (09-Feb-2016)
Stress and mental ill health remain one of the major causes of long-term absence for businesses - provide support early on to tackle absence
Dave Capper, Executive Director, Westfield HealthMental health - the elephant in the room
Dave Capper, Executive Director, Westfield Health (04-Feb-2016)
Mental health problems such as stress are common so we need to be able to discuss them openly
Dr Bengt Skarstam and Ivor HopkinsResponsibility in the boardroom
Dr Bengt Skarstam and Ivor Hopkins (14-Oct-2015)
What happens when people on the Board are too similar and more interested in the money than the delivery, happier to court fame than demonstrate competence
Dr Steve Priddy, Dean and Research Director, LSBF47% want a career change
Dr Steve Priddy, Dean and Research Director, LSBF (02-Oct-2015)
More than one in five workers (21%) are looking to career hop in the next twelve months, with increased salary prospects, better work-life balance and improved job satisfaction cited as the main reasons for wanting to make a switch
Ian Dawson, Employment Law expert, Shulmans LLPPerils and pitfalls of the party season
Ian Dawson, Employment Law expert, Shulmans LLP (18-Dec-2014)
The potential pitfalls surrounding office Christmas parties - including the dangers of social media slip-ups
John Chacksfield, Stress Management ConsultantMindfulness and resilience at work
John Chacksfield, Stress Management Consultant (12-Dec-2014)
It is surprising that not more is done to prevent or alleviate stress at work. If the company wastes 23 days a year then investing 5 days in stress management for employees is a small price to pay for prevention
Gareth Matthews, Employment Law Solicitor, MLP LawEmploying staff for the first time
Gareth Matthews, Employment Law Solicitor, MLP Law (09-Dec-2014)
Deciding to take on employees for the first time is a huge milestone for any business. So before taking the next step it is important to be fully prepared
Neil Pickering, Director, KronosManaging stress in the workplace
Neil Pickering, Director, Kronos (04-Dec-2014)
Whether stress is affecting a large or small portion of the workforce, it can have a big impact on the bottom line. It can also leave employees feeling unhappy and lead to high levels of absenteeism
Steve Sawyer, Divisional Director, Access GroupOvercoming the energy crisis in the office
Steve Sawyer, Divisional Director, Access Group (26-Nov-2014)
74 per cent of employees are experiencing a personal energy crisis. Changing task management techniques can help employees maximise business productivity
Bostjan Ljubic, VP of Steelcase UK and IrelandDisengaged employees - how to avoid the cost
Bostjan Ljubic, VP of Steelcase UK and Ireland (11-Nov-2014)
Businesses are suffering massive losses in company performance due to disengaged employees who complain of working conditions that result in constant distraction and disruption and a lack of privacy
Simon Sear, Head of Change Management, BJSSBig Brother meets Big Data - be very afraid!
Simon Sear, Head of Change Management, BJSS (06-Nov-2014)
With the help of Big Data, companies can now analyse every text and photo you have ever posted on a social media platform to gain insights into your personality, your shopping habits and preferences
Ishreen Bradley, Executive CoachMind the gap - 10 tips for achieving equal pay
Ishreen Bradley, Executive Coach (04-Nov-2014)
Statistics show that the gender pay gap is getting worse, with women working three more days for free than last year - 10 tips to help achieve equal pay
Karen Melonie Gould, CEO, Gateway2enterpriseRecruiting for the right core skills
Karen Melonie Gould, CEO, Gateway2enterprise (31-Oct-2014)
Training up staff can be hard work and costly, although the cost to the organisation of getting the wrong person in can be damaging
Alex Bryson, Principal Research Fellow, NIESRSatisfied employees equal higher productivity
Alex Bryson, Principal Research Fellow, NIESR (30-Oct-2014)
Workplaces experiencing an improvement in job satisfaction also experience an improvement in performance
Sue Ratcliffe, Head of Client Services, alldayPASelecting staff for success
Sue Ratcliffe, Head of Client Services, alldayPA (16-Sep-2014)
A company is as good as the people it hires. So, to make sure your company is the best it can be, you need to employ the correct staff
Declan Byrne, UK MD, One4all RewardsThe motivation of 'thank you'
Declan Byrne, UK MD, One4all Rewards (08-Sep-2014)
There is evidence that a simple 'thank you' can boost performance by as much as 44%, save considerable money through better staff retention and avoid the need to pay inflated salaries
Jon Jorgenson, Group Director, Access GroupPrevent an overflowing inbox and increase efficiency
Jon Jorgenson, Group Director, Access Group (05-Sep-2014)
Managing your email inbox is often seen as a necessary yet daunting task, particularly when arriving back in the office after taking time off work
Fergus Gilmore, UK and European MD, DeltekWhy happy clients don't always equal happy staff
Fergus Gilmore, UK and European MD, Deltek (04-Sep-2014)
Happy clients are the backbone of any successful business; but at what cost? While clients are content, overstretched employees may not be
Ann Francke, Chief Executive, CMIRetirement age for women - 80?
Ann Francke, Chief Executive, CMI (01-Sep-2014)
To earn the same as a male manager over a career, a woman would have to work the equivalent of over 14 years more
Tim Robson, leadership coach and authorFocus on your personal impact
Tim Robson, leadership coach and author (29-Aug-2014)
Busy is easy, effective takes more effort, so get a grip on your schedule and manage it, rather than the other way round - focus on your outcomes
Glen Parkinson, SME Director, AXA PPP HealthcareSupport and promote staff wellbeing
Glen Parkinson, SME Director, AXA PPP Healthcare (19-Aug-2014)
Work is best enjoyed in good health - have the right tools in place to support wellbeing for business success
Dr Karoline Strauss, Warwick Business SchoolHow to build a proactive workforce
Dr Karoline Strauss, Warwick Business School (13-Aug-2014)
Building a proactive workforce is every manager's dream as it can boost a company's performance
Dianah Worman, Public Policy Advisor, CIPDSMEs reaping the benefits of an age-diverse workforce
Dianah Worman, Public Policy Advisor, CIPD (12-Aug-2014)
SMEs are putting their growth at risk by failing to adapt to the changing workforce and benefit from the full range of talent available
Liz Howatt, Crimson and CoUnlocking people capabilities - critical strategy
Liz Howatt, Crimson and Co (11-Aug-2014)
Failure to make the most of staff capabilities is a key reason why organisations struggle to achieve their strategic objectives
Marielena Sabatier, CEO, Inspiring PotentialCoping with work overload
Marielena Sabatier, CEO, Inspiring Potential (08-Aug-2014)
How business leaders can create strategies for working more effectively in high-pressured environments
Jessica Pryce-Jones, Joint CEO, iOpener InstituteYour first 100 days as an HR Director
Jessica Pryce-Jones, Joint CEO, iOpener Institute (07-Aug-2014)
Starting any new role is stressful as the pressure to get it right - and to be seen to get it right - is so high - particularly in a new HRD position
Sam Walsh, General Manager, Direct365The importance of employee health and happiness
Sam Walsh, General Manager, Direct365 (29-Jul-2014)
Employee health and happiness is very important. It can mean the difference between failure and success for your business
Jessica Pryce-Jones, Joint CEO, iOpener InstituteHappiness and productivity
Jessica Pryce-Jones, Joint CEO, iOpener Institute (21-Jul-2014)
Once organizations understand their performance within the various areas of happiness at work, they can see where they are falling behind and boost levels of productivity
Glen Calvert, CEO, AffectvBuilding and hiring an effective team
Glen Calvert, CEO, Affectv (04-Jul-2014)
The most critical thing in any business, regardless of the nature of the industry, is how good its staff are. The success or failure of any business comes down to people
Amanda Finn, Head of Employment, GullandssEmploying Reservists - a benefit not a battle
Amanda Finn, Head of Employment, Gullandss (30-Jun-2014)
Having Reservists can be invaluable for the business with much of their training aimed at developing transferable core skills, something that will benefit every workplace
Dennis Buizert, Dutch student and InfoSec SpecialitsCreating students fit for work - the Dutch way
Dennis Buizert, Dutch student and InfoSec Specialits (24-Jun-2014)
In the Netherlands, students are being prepared for the business mindset with the skills required to enter the job market
Sue Ratcliffe, Head of Client Services, alldayPAShould you abandon normal office hours?
Sue Ratcliffe, Head of Client Services, alldayPA (20-Jun-2014)
Customers have high demands when it comes to service and expect businesses to be on call 24/7
Ian Joseph, CEO, Trustees UnlimitedBusiness gains from staff who volunteer
Ian Joseph, CEO, Trustees Unlimited (18-Jun-2014)
Volunteering can be a great way to enhance employability and career prospects, as well as an opportunity to give something back to society
Simon Conington, MD, BPSBrand building for recruitment
Simon Conington, MD, BPS (17-Jun-2014)
Good people have their pick of employers and, just as you will look beyond CVs when recruiting, they will check you out to see just what sort of employer you're likely to be
Doug Mackay, MD, Collingwood Executive RecruitmentTactics and winning formations - avoiding sport 'sick days'
Doug Mackay, MD, Collingwood Executive Recruitment (12-Jun-2014)
Is your business prepared to manage the increase in absences - legitimate and non-legitimate - during major sporting events?
Jenny Gulliford, The Work FoundationMen's health suffers more from unemployment
Jenny Gulliford, The Work Foundation (11-Jun-2014)
The harmful effects of unemployment can be felt by both genders, but there is evidence to suggest that men are more likely to suffer adverse health consequences
Ann Francke, Chief Executive, CMIHow to produce business-ready graduates
Ann Francke, Chief Executive, CMI (10-Jun-2014)
Employers are seeking 'business-ready' graduates, but are not doing enough to offer extended, meaningful work experience
Jo Keddie, Partner, Winckworth SherwoodPaying staff commission during holidays
Jo Keddie, Partner, Winckworth Sherwood (30-May-2014)
What is a normal week's pay? If employees regularly receive commission, this legal ruling may affect their salary during holidays
Jon Andrews, HR Consulting Leader, PwCMind the gap: the skills gap is holding us back
Jon Andrews, HR Consulting Leader, PwC (27-May-2014)
Businesses need to get out of the mindset that new skills always equals new people. The most successful organisations will combine recruitment with internal mobility and development
Stephen Archer, Director, Spring PartnershipsHiring trustworthy directors and avoiding the pitfalls
Stephen Archer, Director, Spring Partnerships (23-May-2014)
Hiring the right people is immensely complex – it is no surprise that so many mistakes are made - getting recruitment right will pay huge dividends
Kevin Young, Managing Director, SkillsoftThe importance of staff engagement
Kevin Young, Managing Director, Skillsoft (20-May-2014)
Businesses are under more pressure than ever. With restricted resources, more competition and quickly-shifting markets, a highly-trained and adaptable workforce can be the key to success
Stephen Vinall, Managing Director, MoorhouseBusinesses become more focused and agile
Stephen Vinall, Managing Director, Moorhouse (16-May-2014)
In the race for growth, organisations, without access to the right resources will stumble before they have left the starting blocks
Ann Francke, Chief Executive, CMIEnd of the bonus bonanza?
Ann Francke, Chief Executive, CMI (15-May-2014)
The economic outlook is better than it’s been in years but every business needs the best from its managers and leaders to help drive strong and sustainable growth
Doug Tucker, MD, Sales CommmandoAre universities failing graduates for the job market?
Doug Tucker, MD, Sales Commmando (13-May-2014)
In a world where there are more graduates than graduate jobs, are universities failing graduate job seekers?
Charles Russam, Chairman, Russam GMSSelf-drive workers are reshaping the traditional workforce
Charles Russam, Chairman, Russam GMS (08-May-2014)
New employment patterns are emerging, including more people with second jobs, independents teaming up and individuals trading through a myriad of business formats
Mark Edwards, General Manager, Rocket LawyerIs your business set to move with the flexi-times?
Mark Edwards, General Manager, Rocket Lawyer (06-May-2014)
New legislation that will affect all your employees, regardless of whether they have children or are a carer
Marielena Sabatier, CEO, Inspiring PotentialHow to make employees happy?
Marielena Sabatier, CEO, Inspiring Potential (30-Apr-2014)
Engagement and motivation come from having the right leaders and a good workplace culture - and leaders who value their employees
Beth Carruthers, Chief Executive, RemployDelivering social and business value - the differently able
Beth Carruthers, Chief Executive, Remploy (28-Apr-2014)
Employing disabled people can deliver real social and economic value for businesses - helping to remove barriers and improve understanding
Eve WatkinsImprove job satisfaction and increase productivity
Eve Watkins (24-Apr-2014)
Motivation is an important tool in raising productivity levels and ensuring targets are met in a timely manner - but motivation and job satisfaction are not the same thing
Pravin Paratey, CTO, AffectvAn effective way to recruit
Pravin Paratey, CTO, Affectv (22-Apr-2014)
An effective way to recruit people internally - or externally - using a case study with tips
Claire Williams, Director, Inclusive EmployersIs unconscious bias adversely affecting your decisions?
Claire Williams, Director, Inclusive Employers (16-Apr-2014)
Unconscious bias is a business-inhibiting problem that can impact on attitudes and behaviour at work. Some tips on how to avoid it
Pravin Paratey, CTO, AffectvTop tips for recruiting
Pravin Paratey, CTO, Affectv (09-Apr-2014)
Focus on the key elements of the job and develop a process when recruiting
Anne Beitel, Marketing Director, Executives OnlineThe hidden motivations of LinkedIn invitations
Anne Beitel, Marketing Director, Executives Online (04-Apr-2014)
Research suggests that there is a balance of power in connecting on LinkedIn. Some connections are of equals whereas some are more skewed
Eugene Burke, Chief Science and Analytics Officer, CEBHow not to lose high-potential employees
Eugene Burke, Chief Science and Analytics Officer, CEB (26-Mar-2014)
More than two-thirds of companies are misidentifying their high-potential employees, jeopardising long-term corporate performance
Louise Dickens, Director of Contemt, Aptitude12 world records you can break in your lunch hour
Louise Dickens, Director of Contemt, Aptitude (20-Mar-2014)
Lunch breaks are the saviour of the working day. For one wonderful hour every day, we can stop thinking about deadlines and targets and use the time to do something different
John Sylvester, Director, P&MMEmployee engagement: the psychology behind individual behaviour
John Sylvester, Director, P&MM (19-Mar-2014)
As the concept of employee engagement emerges, the first challenge is identifying what it looks like and then how to foster and maintain an engaged workforce
Marielena Sabatier, CEO, Inspiring PotentialMotivate and spread a little happiness
Marielena Sabatier, CEO, Inspiring Potential (17-Mar-2014)
Happy people are almost twice as productive as their colleagues, they take less sick days, enjoy their jobs and tend to earn more
John Shimmin MHK, Minister for Economic DevelopmentIsle of Man - economic growth and business opportunities
John Shimmin MHK, Minister for Economic Development (21-Feb-2014)
The Isle of Man Government forecasts that its economy will grow by up to 4% every year to 2020, with the e-Business sector leading the way
Sir Richard BransonA third of us are unhappy with our jobs
Sir Richard Branson (20-Feb-2014)
What's stopping entrepreneurs starting their own business? They don't just need courage and determination, but also start-up finance, sound business advice and the support of a mentor
Eve WatkinsDealing with alcohol and substance abuse at work
Eve Watkins (17-Feb-2014)
The use of substances not only affects a worker’s performance; it can also encourage them to take risks with sometimes dire consequences for themselves and their colleagues
Nicola Carter, Senior Planner, Rufus LeonardThe virtuous cycle of employee engagement
Nicola Carter, Senior Planner, Rufus Leonard (12-Feb-2014)
Employee engagement is not just one of the hottest topics right now, but one of the most consistent items on the boardroom agenda over the past decade
NIESRThe economy and growth
NIESR (10-Feb-2014)
Customer spending has driven economic growth and it is expected to continue, but beware of production stagnation
Neil Pickering, Director, Kronos IncorporatedEmployee sickie days - how to plan
Neil Pickering, Director, Kronos Incorporated (04-Feb-2014)
Whilst many are well aware of the headaches of absenteeism, managers often do not have a clear understanding of the full costs of employee absence
Jennifer Olney, CEO, GingerConsultingThe art of delivering bad news
Jennifer Olney, CEO, GingerConsulting (31-Jan-2014)
Into every leader’s life a little rain must fall and you have to break the bad news - so how should you do it?
Rory James MacLaren-Jackson, business development specialistUnlocking change for business development
Rory James MacLaren-Jackson, business development specialist (15-Jan-2014)
Implementing the processes required to make positive change a reality – either for personal or business developmental goals
Phillip Venn, Commercial Director, BooxTax is taxing for most workers
Phillip Venn, Commercial Director, Boox (14-Jan-2014)
The problems ... a lack of understanding of tax and VAT rates, borrowing from the business account and failure to pay tax on time
David Brimelow, MD, Duo UKCampaign to support British manufacturing
David Brimelow, MD, Duo UK (13-Jan-2014)
Shorter supply chains, better service and communication and ease of doing business are among the notable advantages of dealing with British manufacturers
Bill Potter, the Business MaverickPersonality v poisonality - you choose!
Bill Potter, the Business Maverick (07-Jan-2014)
Either you have a personality or ... a poisonality. Both conditions decide your success, relationships (or lack of them) and your impact
Noa Burger, Corporate Responsibility, City of LondonCSR in the City - a New Year resolution
Noa Burger, Corporate Responsibility, City of London (06-Jan-2014)
At the start of the New Year, businesses should engage in year-round volunteering schemes with somewhat neglected charity sectors
Katerina Lisenkova, Senior Research Fellow, NIESRThe long-term economic impacts of reducing migration
Katerina Lisenkova, Senior Research Fellow, NIESR (03-Jan-2014)
What are the effects of immigration on the labour market, wages and employment levels. Do they outweigh the positive effects on growth and public finances?
Laura Hare, Head of HR, Jagex LtdThe synergy of company leadership and HR
Laura Hare, Head of HR, Jagex Ltd (02-Jan-2014)
In order to help develop strong company leadership from within the HR department, it’s important to understand what the business stands for
Neil Owen, Director, Robert Half Financial ServicesLegacy of the downturn: efficiency, less risk and accelerated change
Neil Owen, Director, Robert Half Financial Services (20-Dec-2013)
With more positive economic data, financial services are considering the benefits that have surfaced as a result of the financial crisis
Valerie Todd, Chair of IIPWorkers search for new jobs as economy recovers
Valerie Todd, Chair of IIP (06-Dec-2013)
Businesses need to invest in their people or face a potential exodus of talented staff suffering work dissatisfaction as confidence increases in the job market
Tom Flanagan, Partner, Irwin MitchellRewarding employees for business success?
Tom Flanagan, Partner, Irwin Mitchell (02-Dec-2013)
The idea of boosting employee participation and commitment in line with the success of a business is a good one, but the 'shares for rights' scheme isn't working
Daryl Stickland, Board + NED Recruitment, Executives OnlineThe 10 attributes of a great non-executive
Daryl Stickland, Board + NED Recruitment, Executives Online (29-Nov-2013)
Finding the right fit for both the non-executive and the company is key to a successful non-executive appointment - the top ten attributes
Dee Caporali, Divisional Director, Access GroupContaining spiraling recruitment costs
Dee Caporali, Divisional Director, Access Group (26-Nov-2013)
How businesses can reduce recruitment administration across the whole organisation to drive down costs in today's challenging job market
Ross Flanigan, Director, Quality + Risk Operations, DeloitteWales - the business advantage
Ross Flanigan, Director, Quality + Risk Operations, Deloitte (19-Nov-2013)
South Wales has a combination of a first-class talent pool, good communications, attractive government support and it is a great environment to live and work
Doug Mackay, MD, Collingwood Executive RecruitmentEmployee engagement drives productivity and revenue
Doug Mackay, MD, Collingwood Executive Recruitment (15-Nov-2013)
Employee engagement has a direct impact on high productivity - so why are so many organisations failing and whose fault is it?
Philippa Hammond, Owner, Speaking Well in PublicFeedback skills - the manager's toolkit
Philippa Hammond, Owner, Speaking Well in Public (14-Nov-2013)
The ability to deliver feedback to your team is vital for business, management and leadership and the way you deliver feedback will directly affect how it's received
Martin Crook, Partner, Adams MooreSharing your business - the John Lewis way
Martin Crook, Partner, Adams Moore (13-Nov-2013)
Attracting and retaining good staff is key to smooth business operations - employees who have a share in the business feel empowered, valued and are more likely to be more productive
Kevin Young, GM, Skillsoft EMEAHow to build a talent pool
Kevin Young, GM, Skillsoft EMEA (11-Nov-2013)
In order to continue to grow, businesses need a strong and capable workforce behind them and must make sure that they are taking care of their talent pipeline
Emma Hamnett, Senior Associate, Clarke Willmott LLPAdverse weather: do employees have to come in?
Emma Hamnett, Senior Associate, Clarke Willmott LLP (08-Nov-2013)
What do employers and employees need to know about adverse weather conditions and managing employee absence during these frosty times?
Raj Dhonota, serial entrepreneurImprove your focus and stay in control
Raj Dhonota, serial entrepreneur (07-Nov-2013)
Business owners are constantly trying to multi-task - some simple advice on how to remain focused and in control
Chris Jessop, MD Health Services, AXA PPP healthcareTrust, stress and cost - sickness absence issues
Chris Jessop, MD Health Services, AXA PPP healthcare (31-Oct-2013)
Employee sick leave has an impact on organisations of all sizes - but some deal with the issue better. Trust is a major factor between bosses and staff
Liz Field, CEO, Financial and Legal Skills PartnershipVocational routes vital for economic recovery
Liz Field, CEO, Financial and Legal Skills Partnership (29-Oct-2013)
The service sector is a key growth area for the UK economy and so there are some fantastic opportunities, particularly for SMEs, to invest in their future
Orlando Ayala, Corporate VP and Chairman of Emerging MarketsEffective IT use to fuel SME growth and jobs
Orlando Ayala, Corporate VP and Chairman of Emerging Markets (10-Oct-2013)
Since the crisis, many economies have struggled to return to strong economic growth and to create new jobs - use of advanced IT can boost growth and employment
Doug Mackay, MD, Collingwood Executive RecruitmentThe pitfalls of cross-border recruitment
Doug Mackay, MD, Collingwood Executive Recruitment (02-Oct-2013)
In business, crossing country borders isn’t simply about the geography, it comes with many other ramifications
Charlotte Smith, Writer and Researcher, Daltons BusinessHow to lead a happy and effective team
Charlotte Smith, Writer and Researcher, Daltons Business (01-Oct-2013)
A few ways to get your team motivated and give your business that boost it really needs
Richard McKenna, MD, Inclusive EmployersMaking the most of diversity - National Inclusion Week
Richard McKenna, MD, Inclusive Employers (27-Sep-2013)
By understanding a diverse workforce, supporting and utilising skills, a business will reap commercial awards
Stephen Fear, Chairman, Fear Group. BL Entrepreneur in ResA degree for business?
Stephen Fear, Chairman, Fear Group. BL Entrepreneur in Res (26-Sep-2013)
There is no right or wrong way to enter the business world. However, having a university degree isn’t a pre-requisite to being a successful entrepreneur
Philip Letts, CEO, blur Group'Jobs for the boys' blighting business
Philip Letts, CEO, blur Group (23-Sep-2013)
Peer pressure is stifling fair competition, with most pitches won by companies with personal relationships rather than the best ideas
Mark Stokes, MD, Mid Markets, Lloyds Banking GroupBritain's brightest businesses
Mark Stokes, MD, Mid Markets, Lloyds Banking Group (20-Sep-2013)
As the economy gathers momentum, the UK’s innovative SMEs will continue to play a critical role in getting us back to a sustainable footing, through exports, investment and job creation
Philippa Hammond, Owner, Speaking Well in PublicTop public speaking tips
Philippa Hammond, Owner, Speaking Well in Public (17-Sep-2013)
Speaking well in public is a vital business and personal skill that can enhance your professional and social standing - top 10 tips
Lord Green, Minister, UKTIUK attracting the best entrepreneurial talent
Lord Green, Minister, UKTI (05-Sep-2013)
The UK is one of the top places in the world to become an entrepreneur - new programme attracts the best of the world
Teresa Folkes, Director, PRIMEAge is no barrier to enterprise
Teresa Folkes, Director, PRIME (03-Sep-2013)
Enterprise is not necessarily reserved for young people. Older people are adept at starting a business and have a wealth of accumulated skills and experience
Tom Flanagan, Partner, Irwin MitchellShares for rights 'damaging' and 'unnecessary'
Tom Flanagan, Partner, Irwin Mitchell (02-Sep-2013)
Introduction of new laws which enable workers to give up basic employee rights in exchange for shares is unnecessary and potentially damaging to the economy
Rachael Fidler, founder, HTP Training, SouthernLazy shirkers? Young people need to be shown
Rachael Fidler, founder, HTP Training, Southern (27-Aug-2013)
Young people want to make the best of themselves, but have been let down as traditional routes to work have failed to evolve as the job market has changed
Julian Cooper, MD, Clarendon Business CentresBe remarkable - how to become innovative
Julian Cooper, MD, Clarendon Business Centres (23-Aug-2013)
Now is the best time to try and innovate, to create new products, processes and ideas that could shape the way your company does things for the next generation
Steve Beahan, Partner, Irwin MitchellApprentices to support SME growth
Steve Beahan, Partner, Irwin Mitchell (20-Aug-2013)
Ambitious SMEs should consider apprenticeship schemes as a way to develop a skilled and loyal workforce and equip themselves for future expansion
Roxanne Stockwell Principal, Pearson CollegeEducation doesn't prepare for employment
Roxanne Stockwell Principal, Pearson College (14-Aug-2013)
31% of new starters don't think they have the appropriate work skills when they start their first full-time role - businesses must play a greater role in developing the talent of young people
Kevin Young, General Manager, Skillsoft EMEASocial media and the future of learning
Kevin Young, General Manager, Skillsoft EMEA (13-Aug-2013)
The impact of technology on learning is amazing – transforming traditional learning and development methods - particularly for on-the-job learning
Dominic Schofield, Senior Client Partner, Korn/FerryInexperienced politicians holding back business
Dominic Schofield, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry (07-Aug-2013)
An overwhelming 89% of Chairmen agree that a lack of commercial experience among politicians is inhibiting business
Kyle O’Brien, Community Manager, ej4Reduce triviality at work
Kyle O’Brien, Community Manager, ej4 (05-Aug-2013)
Triviality is just a bad habit and will always keep you from being the best you can be at work every day
James O'Brien, joint MD, Executives OnlinePlugging the management skills gap
James O'Brien, joint MD, Executives Online (01-Aug-2013)
Experienced interim managers are usually taken on to plug a gap in skills in management teams and the baby boomer generation can provide those skills to overcome the shortfall
Pam Sidhu, The Wilkes PartnershipEmployment law reforms - an overview
Pam Sidhu, The Wilkes Partnership (30-Jul-2013)
Sweeping changes to UK employment have come into force. What do they mean for you and your organisation?
Bob Butcher, NIESRJob creation and destruction
Bob Butcher, NIESR (29-Jul-2013)
Even during the recession and subsequent period of extended economic stagnation, the UK private sector has been creating well over 3.5 million jobs a year
Bob Butcher, NIESRJob creation and destruction
Bob Butcher, NIESR (29-Jul-2013)
Even during the recession and subsequent period of extended economic stagnation, the UK private sector has been creating well over 3.5 million jobs a year
Andrew Nicholas, MD, Executives OnlineSuccess through people management and communications
Andrew Nicholas, MD, Executives Online (25-Jul-2013)
Mid-market companies are the hidden engine to economic recovery. People management and communication are core components of their overall business strategy
Roger Philby, CEO, The Chemistry GroupRetaining staff through company culture
Roger Philby, CEO, The Chemistry Group (24-Jul-2013)
Having a desirable brand relies on having a distinct culture, which in turn relies on having a set of values that people can be measured against and rewarded for, in the right way
Andrew Doyle, MD UKI, Jabra Business Solutions75% workers have emotional or interpersonal problems
Andrew Doyle, MD UKI, Jabra Business Solutions (09-Jul-2013)
Transformation in the workplace is creating entirely new challenges that need to be addressed - good communications tools do not necessarily make good communications
Luis Juste, Director, Santander Universities UKGraduates, employment and SMEs
Luis Juste, Director, Santander Universities UK (04-Jul-2013)
Many students don't even start to look for employment until after graduating and often don't even consider the benefits of working for an SME
Sharon Glancy, MD, People 1stStop wasting valuable talent
Sharon Glancy, MD, People 1st (17-Jun-2013)
There has been a lot of talk about the representation of women on boards, but equally important is the loss of skills, experience and knowledge that happens after career breaks
Maarten Westermann, Senior Director, CEBBad communication leads to employee misconduct
Maarten Westermann, Senior Director, CEB (13-Jun-2013)
Change has a significant impact on employee morale, engagement and motivation and can lead to misconduct
Dominic Monkhouse, EMEA MD PEER 1 HostingUnlock potential and reap the benefits
Dominic Monkhouse, EMEA MD PEER 1 Hosting (12-Jun-2013)
The difference between a workplace that nurtures and cultivates talent and one that kills it is enormous in terms of productivity
Peter Ryding, CEO, DOIT Success SystemKill stress before it kills you - 10 quick tips
Peter Ryding, CEO, DOIT Success System (03-Jun-2013)
Some stress can help us to raise our game, too much stress reduces our quality of life, our productivity and over the long term causes ill health
Kevin Young, GM, Skillsoft EMEALearning styles are changing
Kevin Young, GM, Skillsoft EMEA (23-May-2013)
The content of training sessions needs to evolve to keep up with industry best practice and new technologies - so does the delivery method to make it valuable and digestible to learners
David Falzani, President, Sainsbury Management FellowshipHow to get more women on Boards
David Falzani, President, Sainsbury Management Fellowship (13-May-2013)
Mentors and sponsors, confidence and networking are three areas that can help women achieve success and develop in their careers
Jo-Ellen Grzyb, Director, Impact FactoryPresentation skills - top tips
Jo-Ellen Grzyb, Director, Impact Factory (09-May-2013)
Making a presentation doesn't have to be a stressful experience. Top tips help you prepare, overcome nerves and make an effective delivery
Laura Tattersall, Direct Law and PersonnelFeeling sick of work?
Laura Tattersall, Direct Law and Personnel (08-May-2013)
Having an employee absent due to sickness can be inconvenient if they possess specialist knowledge and skills and it can also be costly
Paula Gorry, Development Manager, Stampin' Up! UKA crafty success story
Paula Gorry, Development Manager, Stampin' Up! UK (06-May-2013)
As many businesses struggle, there is one industry that is continuing to flourish. The craft industry is defying the recession
Angela Schlenkhoff-Hus, Development Manager, CSVEmployee volunteering - community and company benefits
Angela Schlenkhoff-Hus, Development Manager, CSV (03-May-2013)
CSR strategies are moving away from practical team volunteering tasks to include skills-based volunteering, but employers need to support their staff to do this
Mark Walker, General Manager, Zipcar UKSharing business costs is essential for survival
Mark Walker, General Manager, Zipcar UK (02-May-2013)
Ownership of business assets and permanent employment of human resources is now a thing of the past for many businesses. Sharing resources is the way forward
David PearsonToo many chiefs?
David Pearson (17-Apr-2013)
Many organisations have several officers with the title 'Chief' - do we really need all these chiefs or do they lead to a dilution of responsibility, accountability and clarity?
City of London Dragon AwardsSMEs and CSR - the Dragon is coming
City of London Dragon Awards (12-Apr-2013)
The real business benefits of CSR - staff retention, a more motivated workforce, better procurement options are particularly relevant to SMEs
Paul Braham, Director, Ricoh UKTechnology, education and business
Paul Braham, Director, Ricoh UK (09-Apr-2013)
Education, business and the economy create a continuous cycle that is the backdrop to the UK being a leader in the global landscape
Tina Buck, Direct Law and PersonnelIt's not me, it's you - staff performance
Tina Buck, Direct Law and Personnel (26-Mar-2013)
When you have an employee that isn't performing, you may feel like you are banging your head against a brick wall, but the problem is easily rectified
Kevin Young, GM, Skillsoft EMEAWhy people quit their job
Kevin Young, GM, Skillsoft EMEA (25-Mar-2013)
Reasons for employees quitting may go beyond just pay and progression, with 'personal issues' having more of an affect on happiness in a role than managers may realise
Sue Staunton, Partner, James CowperThe need to boost tech industry funding
Sue Staunton, Partner, James Cowper (21-Mar-2013)
The technology sector is buoyed by its strengths in the development and commercialisation of technology, but it is equally aware that it is operating in uncertain times
Tej Kohli, CEO, Grafix SoftechBuilding a global business
Tej Kohli, CEO, Grafix Softech (15-Mar-2013)
As the world gets smaller and customers and investors are no longer dictated by geography, the desire and need, to build a business with truly global value is increasingly important
Kevin Young, GM, Skillsoft EMEAMaking the most of an ageing workforce
Kevin Young, GM, Skillsoft EMEA (13-Mar-2013)
The gradual shift in employee demographics over the next decade must be a catalyst for businesses to rethink their training solutions and budget allocation
David Spencer-Percival, CEO, Spencer OgdenTop tips for starting a successful business
David Spencer-Percival, CEO, Spencer Ogden (11-Mar-2013)
When it comes to starting a business, having a vision is the easy part.The hard bit comes when translating that vision into a reality
Sharon Glancy, Founder, Women 1stNot seen. Not heard. Women in the boardroom
Sharon Glancy, Founder, Women 1st (08-Mar-2013)
Companies can benefit significantly by identifying female talent within their teams and ensuring that they are given support and encouragement to reach senior levels
Kelda Wallis, New Business Manager, TemperoLearn from the Premier League social media guidelines
Kelda Wallis, New Business Manager, Tempero (07-Mar-2013)
Uncharted ground is being covered with social media and employees across all kinds of working environments need clear guidelines
Adi Gaskell, Management CorrespondentAre you a leader using the Pygmalion effect?
Adi Gaskell, Management Correspondent (28-Feb-2013)
The Pygmalion Effect is a widely observed phenomenon whereby a leader’s high expectations for their team translates into higher achievement - are you deploying it?
Roger Philby, CEO, The Chemistry GroupCEOs fail to achieve productivity
Roger Philby, CEO, The Chemistry Group (26-Feb-2013)
Why are organisations not more productive? It's not government's fault, it's not even HR's ... it's the CEO's
Kevin Young, MD, Skillsoft EMEACEO - no longer a job for life
Kevin Young, MD, Skillsoft EMEA (25-Feb-2013)
CEO, the top job, is tough and over three-quarters expect to be replaced within five years and admit succession plans are already in place for their departure
Karen Steadman, The Work FoundationGood mental health is good business
Karen Steadman, The Work Foundation (15-Feb-2013)
The costs of ill-health to employers can be huge and mental health conditions are a major cause of sickness absence and worklessness - a little support can go a very long way
Mark Hodgson, Practice Leader, Right ManagementAre more redundancies on the horizon in 2013?
Mark Hodgson, Practice Leader, Right Management (01-Feb-2013)
Employees still face an uncertain future in 2013 as businesses are increasingly unsure if they will need to make redundancies over the next six months
Professor David Edwards, Birmingham City Business SchoolIs HR blacklisting acceptable?
Professor David Edwards, Birmingham City Business School (30-Jan-2013)
Recently, blacklisting in the construction industry has hit the headlines - but similar practices occur elsewhere - are they acceptable?
The FE and Skills Communication GroupBusinesses reap benefits of Further Education
The FE and Skills Communication Group (24-Jan-2013)
Further education isn’t just for young people; businesses can improve the skills of all employees and get an excellent return on investment
James King and Mark Hanington, Founders, FIGEntrepreneurs - the route to economic success
James King and Mark Hanington, Founders, FIG (22-Jan-2013)
SMEs form the backbone of UK business and are the easiest route to turn the economy round. Here is a clear and practical way to boost business and the economy
Mary Starks, Senior Director, OFTDo defined contribution pensions offer value?
Mary Starks, Senior Director, OFT (21-Jan-2013)
The Government has introduced automatic enrolment in DC pension schemes - will competition work in the best interests of savers to deliver low cost, high quality schemes
Liz Field, CEO, Financial Skills PartnershipVirtual work experience improves employability
Liz Field, CEO, Financial Skills Partnership (18-Jan-2013)
An innovative industry-led e-learning project through which the financial and professional services sectors will build employability skills and ensure the industry’s future talent pipeline
Alex O'Neill, HTP Business Administration apprenticeMake 2013 work with apprenticeships
Alex O'Neill, HTP Business Administration apprentice (17-Jan-2013)
Over half a million apprentices are working in sectors from aviation to the live music industry. Whether you are an employer or someone looking for an apprenticeship, make 2013 your year
Sharon Glancy, Director, Women 1stTop career tips for women
Sharon Glancy, Director, Women 1st (03-Jan-2013)
After the amazing Olympic 2012 year, here are the top five tips for women to attain their career gold in 2013
Adi Gaskell, Management CorrespondentWhat do staff really want for new year?
Adi Gaskell, Management Correspondent (02-Jan-2013)
It is much better to provide employees with the rewards they want and to then link those rewards directly to their performance over the past year
Kate Webster, Resource NationHow to manage temporary employees
Kate Webster, Resource Nation (24-Dec-2012)
Hiring temporary employees can be a great way for your company to keep up with an increased workload, but you should know the basics to make it a success
Kevin Young, GM, Skillsoft EMEAMoney on your mind? Not while training staff
Kevin Young, GM, Skillsoft EMEA (17-Dec-2012)
Organisations that take the time to develop staff will be the ones that navigate a course through choppy waters and make it safe back to harbour
Kevin Young, MD, Skillsoft EMEAEngage employees for long-term business success
Kevin Young, MD, Skillsoft EMEA (26-Nov-2012)
The key to long-term business success is to engage employees and make them feel a valued and vital asset. Business leaders increasingly believe in the value of learning
Professor Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost, UCLThe UK needs more than ivory towers
Professor Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost, UCL (23-Nov-2012)
With so much in flux, we have a golden opportunity to reshape our economy to be a global leader. We need a strategy for reigniting the economy in a radical new direction
Rachael Fidler, MD, HTP TrainingWant an apprentice? Get a grant
Rachael Fidler, MD, HTP Training (21-Nov-2012)
80% of employers say apprentices make the workplace more productive and 92% say they lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce
Adi Gaskell, Management CorrespondentCompliments - critical in the management toolkit
Adi Gaskell, Management Correspondent (15-Nov-2012)
If you want your team to improve their performance, a great way of doing so is to pay them a compliment
RBS and FIG awards for student enterpriseStudent enterprise - a key to economic growth
RBS and FIG awards for student enterprise (12-Nov-2012)
Helping young entrepreneurs showcase their business minds and win investment to develop their start-ups or initiatives
Jayne Carrington, MD, Right Management Workplace WellnessWorkplace stress - UK we have a problem!
Jayne Carrington, MD, Right Management Workplace Wellness (09-Nov-2012)
Increased presenteeism leading to disengaged and unproductive staff is best addressed by developing resilience - allowing a pre-emptive strike against stress
Ann Francke, Chief Executive, CMIGender pay gap for women in manufacturing
Ann Francke, Chief Executive, CMI (08-Nov-2012)
Employers need to create an environment where staff can thrive, are diverse and are paid fairly and business will thrive too
Eve WatkinsCriticism - how to handle it and move on
Eve Watkins (06-Nov-2012)
Identify positive and negative criticism, learn how to handle it and move on
Jane Scott Paul OBE, CEO, AATStaff development still critical - finding new ways
Jane Scott Paul OBE, CEO, AAT (02-Nov-2012)
Employers are still investing heavily in staff training and skills and are looking for new delivery methods
Derek Kelly, Group MD, ClearSky'Sickies' cost small business billions
Derek Kelly, Group MD, ClearSky (01-Nov-2012)
The average small business owner loses up to 40 days of working time each year from employees claiming to be ill when they are not - tips to avoid or manage the problem
Adi Gaskell, Management CorrespondentThe real traits of a great leader
Adi Gaskell, Management Correspondent (30-Oct-2012)
Leadership is not an absolute activity - it is contextual - adapt your leadership to the needs of those you lead
Sherylin Thompson, counsellor and psychotherapistStressed out? Top tips for winding down
Sherylin Thompson, counsellor and psychotherapist (26-Oct-2012)
Getting respite from the pressures of work can be difficult - some well-researched tips for getting the most relaxation benefits from time out of the office
Tracey Rogers, Managing Director, Unilever Food Solutions UKAre gender quotas necessary in the Boardroom?
Tracey Rogers, Managing Director, Unilever Food Solutions UK (25-Oct-2012)
The business and social argument is powerful and should stimulate behavioural change in its own right - quotas should not be required. But is the argument winning?
Millie Banerjee, Chairman, Working LinksEmployment should be the focus of CSR
Millie Banerjee, Chairman, Working Links (23-Oct-2012)
Helping people from disadvantaged groups into work is not only the right thing to do, it also enhances customers’ and employees’ perceptions of a business and good CSR strategy
Jo-Ellen Grzyb, Director, Impact FactoryHow to be an effective communicator
Jo-Ellen Grzyb, Director, Impact Factory (18-Oct-2012)
Communicating effectively and with confidence remains central to business success - tips and advice on how to be more effective
Mike Crane, Commercial Director, LV BrokerSelf-employed Brits need holidays
Mike Crane, Commercial Director, LV Broker (17-Oct-2012)
Holidays have a positive effect on mood, well-being and health, but the benefits are short-lived so it's best to take several short breaks
Eve WatkinsReducing stress and risk of heart attack
Eve Watkins (09-Oct-2012)
A stressful job can increase the risk of suffering from a heart attack - tips on changes to make to reduce the risk
Michael Mercieca, CEO Young EnterpriseYoung Enterprise doubles chance of self-employment
Michael Mercieca, CEO Young Enterprise (08-Oct-2012)
Running a business at school almost doubles your chances of self-employment later in life and means your business is likely to be more successful
Lucy McGee, Director, Harvey NashDissatisfied senior executives and poor recruitment
Lucy McGee, Director, Harvey Nash (05-Oct-2012)
A poor start in their new role leads to a third of senior executives considering quitting within months of joining a new organisation
Lyn Pryke, Manager, Crocker LettingsApprentices are invaluable
Lyn Pryke, Manager, Crocker Lettings (03-Oct-2012)
With the right investment of time and effort, apprenticeships can be enormously successful for any business
Cassie O'Shea, Punch CommunicationsThe conundrum of hiring social media professionals
Cassie O'Shea, Punch Communications (28-Sep-2012)
The social media industry is constantly changing and advancing so hiring people with the right skills is a challenge
Adi Gaskell, Management CorrespondentThe beauty and business benefits of flexible working
Adi Gaskell, Management Correspondent (24-Sep-2012)
Cost saving for the business, more motivated and happier employees - the technology is there - all we need is a change of attitude
Bisrat Degefa, Portsmouth UniversityIf you try, you succeed
Bisrat Degefa, Portsmouth University (17-Sep-2012)
As a result of combining hours of study and hard work in his spare time, a student has secured a prestigious placement on a construction project in the heart of the City of London
BWOlder workers needed in employment
BW (05-Sep-2012)
Failure to boost employment rates for older workers is bad for them, bad for business and bad for the economy
Brandon Helderop of Proverbs and BusinessStop worrying, start doing!
Brandon Helderop of Proverbs and Business (03-Sep-2012)
Do you spend too much time worrying? Identify what is in your control and take action and stop worrying about things out of your control
Charles Hipps, CEO, WCNThe big mistakes when using mobile technology for recruitment
Charles Hipps, CEO, WCN (24-Aug-2012)
Mobile has massive potential for companies to attract and handle applicants - smart employers are those prepared to embrace the possibilities
Keith Simpson, MD, skilledpeople.comOver 50s will work for nothing to stay employed
Keith Simpson, MD, skilledpeople.com (22-Aug-2012)
New research shows that 65% of job seekers aged over 50 would be willing to work for free to help secure a position
Tony Wilmot, co-founder, staffbay.comIs this the end of the paper CV?
Tony Wilmot, co-founder, staffbay.com (16-Aug-2012)
If employers are changing the way they’re advertising jobs, shouldn’t employees be changing the way they promote themselves to employers?
Joanne Hinks, Operations Director, ElemenseTalent management in difficult times
Joanne Hinks, Operations Director, Elemense (15-Aug-2012)
Finding and keeping talented people is hard - so hard it’s almost a talent in itself, particularly under the current dark economic clouds
Adi Gaskell, Management CorrespondentThe role of social media in recruitment
Adi Gaskell, Management Correspondent (13-Aug-2012)
How important are Social Media in job searching and recruitment? It is time to make sure people are aware of your skills and experience
Lucy Stokes, NIESRPension changes coming - who knows what to do?
Lucy Stokes, NIESR (10-Aug-2012)
Many large employers are ready for the pension reforms, but awareness and understanding is still lacking in most companies
Melanie Waters, CEO, The Poppy FactoryHelping injured and sick ex-service people
Melanie Waters, CEO, The Poppy Factory (03-Aug-2012)
The Poppy Factory offers comprehensive career support to help injured and sick ex-Service men and women find and sustain civilian employment - you can help too
Roger Philby, CEO, The Chemistry Group5 things you never knew would improve your bottom line
Roger Philby, CEO, The Chemistry Group (01-Aug-2012)
Five simple suggestions that are key to improving productivity and efficiency in the workplace
Paul Stephenson, MD, Results InternationalCustomer service league - dentists top, council workers bottom
Paul Stephenson, MD, Results International (27-Jul-2012)
Is poor customer service a result of recruitment for skills and not attitude or due to the stresses of employment?
Darain Faraz, LinkedIn SpokespersonHow's your personal branding?
Darain Faraz, LinkedIn Spokesperson (23-Jul-2012)
Are you using your professional social networking 'brand' effectively? Some tips on how to manage it
Michael Ossei of uSwitch.comThree-quarters of Brits have given up on their dream job
Michael Ossei of uSwitch.com (20-Jul-2012)
As Brits batten down the hatches to ride out the economic storm over three quarters have given up on landing their dream job - but plan ahead!
Rachel Krys, Director, Inclusive EmployersOvercoming barriers - transgender inclusion
Rachel Krys, Director, Inclusive Employers (02-Jul-2012)
The most effective way is to create an inclusive culture, where people can be themselves and there is zero-tolerance of discrimination and bullying
Peter Kolarz, Francis Hutcheson InstituteBritish businesses and the immigration debate
Peter Kolarz, Francis Hutcheson Institute (25-Jun-2012)
Immigration laws should be well balanced. Migration must not be used to drive down wages, or as an excuse not to ensure the creation of a skilled and educated national workforce
Cameron Tyler, freelance writerUsing Social Media effectively to hire the best employees
Cameron Tyler, freelance writer (20-Jun-2012)
Employers and recruiters are using social networking sites as gold mines for hot talent and as buffers against poor potential employees
Kevin Young, MD of SkillSoftCEO - not a job for life
Kevin Young, MD of SkillSoft (18-Jun-2012)
CEOs need to up their game if they want to keep their roles in today's competitive market - 83% expect to be replaced within 5 years
Charli Matthews, trainer and writer at The WriterHow to write a LinkedIn profile that people remember
Charli Matthews, trainer and writer at The Writer (13-Jun-2012)
If you have a good profile, people will remember it - find words that’ll give your writing a kick
Adi Gaskell of PEXGet your employees on their bikes
Adi Gaskell of PEX (07-Jun-2012)
Does exercise help fend off burnout and depression? Research suggests it is an important means of preventing the build-up of work-related or general distress
Peter Collis, MD elemenseMore than half fear worsening UK skills shortages
Peter Collis, MD elemense (06-Jun-2012)
Half of key UK industries surveyed believe their sector is suffering a skills shortage – and even more expect the shortfall to get worse
Armen Zildjan, VP LogMeIn EMEATips to avoid business disruption from travel problems
Armen Zildjan, VP LogMeIn EMEA (30-Apr-2012)
Tips to minimise the risk of business disruption from strikes and a certain forthcoming sporting event
Brandon Helderop of Proverbs and BusinessHow to overcome a lack of motivation
Brandon Helderop of Proverbs and Business (23-Apr-2012)
Can't seem to get the motivation to get moving some days? Here are three ways to get motivated
Tony Massey, Chief Medical Officer, vielifeOver one million UK workers are Sleep Drunk
Tony Massey, Chief Medical Officer, vielife (05-Apr-2012)
One in three European working adults admits suffering from ‘poor sleep’, living in a potentially dangerous semi-conscious existence
David Wooton, Lord Mayor of LondonThe Lord Mayor traces the 25 year development of Corporate Community Involvement
David Wooton, Lord Mayor of London (30-Mar-2012)
Partnerships of businesses and community organisations are vital to the development and overall wellbeing of our society
Karen Gill, co-founder of everywomanSenior business leaders say shift the focus from women on boards
Karen Gill, co-founder of everywoman (15-Mar-2012)
There is too much focus on the issue of the number of women on boards and not enough on developing up-and-coming female talent
Adi Gaskell of PEXWhy should female employees take full maternity leave?
Adi Gaskell of PEX (09-Mar-2012)
The issue of parental leave divides opinion, but research shows that it is beneficial if women take paid leave
Paul Stephenson, MD, Results InternationalAttracting people to fit your company culture
Paul Stephenson, MD, Results International (08-Mar-2012)
When there is disconnect between an employee and employer the consequences can be very damaging
Nick Wilson, MD, HP UKBridging the UK IT skills gap
Nick Wilson, MD, HP UK (02-Mar-2012)
A new academic partnership programme to provide students with the business-ready IT skills that are needed within the industry
IETFirst mother and daughter to engineer a double act
IET (17-Feb-2012)
Two female family members from Ayrshire in Scotland are believed to be the first ever mother and daughter to both gain a qualification in a profession dominated by male engineers
Simon Mitchell, Director DDI UKBosses are failing in the basics of leadership
Simon Mitchell, Director DDI UK (16-Feb-2012)
New research finds that leaders lack empathy with their staff, have poor leadership skills and that a third of them are ineffective
Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime MinisterCash for business to boost youth employment
Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister (15-Feb-2012)
Details of how employers can access cash to help cover the cost of taking on fresh talent through a ‘wage subsidy’
Ruth Corkin, Head of VAT at James CowperImportant new VAT risk to employee benefits
Ruth Corkin, Head of VAT at James Cowper (13-Feb-2012)
Businesses that fail to review their employee benefit packages or don’t look at the VAT implications for new benefits do so at their peril following a new approach introduced by HMRC
Paul Sissons, The Work FoundationUK productivity is hampered by failure to use skills effectively
Paul Sissons, The Work Foundation (10-Jan-2012)
Skills shortages are only part of the UK's problem - the under-utilisation of skills is a barrier to the competitiveness of the UK economy
Charles Cotton, CIPD rewards advisorCommunication is critical in pay-challenged times
Charles Cotton, CIPD rewards advisor (04-Jan-2012)
Communication is the key to ensuring that employees remain satisfied, even when they don't get the pay decision they were hoping for
FSBSMEs need talent
FSB (09-Dec-2011)
SMEs find it difficult to find suitable staff and are hampered by regulation and the difficulty to find finance
Lizzie Crowley of The Work FoundationWhat makes a city innovative?
Lizzie Crowley of The Work Foundation (08-Dec-2011)
Strong networks between the public and private sector drive growth and job creation, help to attract world-class businesses and nurture home-grown entrepreneurs
Adi GaskellBored employees can be a problem
Adi Gaskell (05-Dec-2011)
If you want to make your employees as productive as possible, the key is to make their work lives as interesting as possible
Santander Breakthrough programmeBreakthrough - supporting fast-growth UK business
Santander Breakthrough programme (02-Dec-2011)
A new programme to support the best and fastest growing businesses in the UK and help them grow, create jobs and drive economic growth
Phil McCabe CEO of Forum of Private BusinessEmployment law - complex and possibly costly
Phil McCabe CEO of Forum of Private Business (30-Nov-2011)
Employment law is a complex area - both for business owners and their staff - and can be costly to the business if not followed
Sharon Glancy of People 1st TrainingAn alternative to a pay rise
Sharon Glancy of People 1st Training (28-Nov-2011)
When offering a promotion or pay rise is difficult, what would people consider as a reasonable alternative?
Simon Foster of Zurich (Pensions)Pension benefits - who is taking advantage?
Simon Foster of Zurich (Pensions) (25-Nov-2011)
Providing pension benefits is valuable to the employee and also to the employer in attracting and retaining staff
UCL and Goldman SachsExciting new programme for London's SMEs
UCL and Goldman Sachs (21-Nov-2011)
An exciting new programme designed to unlock the economic and job creation potential of small businesses and social enterprises
Margo Manning, MD of Bute CoachingThe real cost of budget cuts
Margo Manning, MD of Bute Coaching (04-Nov-2011)
As we cut costs and more probably headcount, what does it really mean for our business?
Adi GaskellThe essential keys to employee engagement
Adi Gaskell (28-Oct-2011)
Giving managers an insight into both what makes for engaged employees and how to move from knowing to doing
Andrew Sissons, Big Innovation Centre5 key growth areas for jobs and the economy
Andrew Sissons, Big Innovation Centre (17-Oct-2011)
The low-resource economy, healthcare, the experience economy, business services and the digital economy are Britain’s best hopes to escape stagnation
Karen Gill and Maxine Benson of everywomanWomen, business success and entrepreneurs
Karen Gill and Maxine Benson of everywoman (14-Oct-2011)
Challenging and changing the mindsets of business to increase the number and raise the status of women
Allard de Jong for HP10 inspiring tips to future-proof your career
Allard de Jong for HP (11-Oct-2011)
Allard de Jong, renowned Forbes 500 career coach, provides some quirky tips
Andrew Yeoman of TrimbleDeliveries costing UK 1.4m work days
Andrew Yeoman of Trimble (28-Sep-2011)
More than 1.4 million British workers admit to taking a work day as sick leave so that they can wait at home for deliveries and service providers
Ciaran McCabe of Moore BlatchGrave consequences of H&S failures
Ciaran McCabe of Moore Blatch (25-Aug-2011)
Businesses must prioritise health and safety and make sure workers are trained
Howard Robson of Warner GoodmanSocial media and retirement biggest HR issues
Howard Robson of Warner Goodman (23-Aug-2011)
Changes to retirement laws and growth in social media are now occupying more time than ever for SME companies
Jan Niklewicz of JNDCEncouraging future engineers
Jan Niklewicz of JNDC (19-Aug-2011)
In the light of yesterday's exam results, we need to enthuse students and help them make the right decision for their career choices
Adi Gaskell of CMIExecutive contracts and investment
Adi Gaskell of CMI (19-Aug-2011)
The length of contract offered to managers is something of critical importance
Phil Sheridan of Robert HalfWorkplace gender divide narrows
Phil Sheridan of Robert Half (05-Aug-2011)
Women are increasingly breaking through the ‘glass ceiling’ and have increasing employment opportunities and remuneration
Adi Gaskell of CMITaking a break this summer?
Adi Gaskell of CMI (03-Aug-2011)
Rest and recovery is crucial for both your mental and physical well-being, so treat yourself this summer!
Ian Fielder of BIFMInternships - best practice
Ian Fielder of BIFM (19-Jul-2011)
With recent issues surrounding internships, a new code of best practice is launched
Adi Gaskell of CMIWhat makes a great CEO?
Adi Gaskell of CMI (13-Jul-2011)
Choosing the right person to lead your company is crucial but evidence suggests that many get it terribly wrong
MetLifeEmployees fail to act on financial security
MetLife (08-Jul-2011)
Employees are failing to act on fears about their financial security, despite a growing realisation that they need to plan for the long-term
Phil Sheridan of Robert SelfExecutives hiring in second half of 2011
Phil Sheridan of Robert Self (07-Jul-2011)
One in ten senior executives of UK companies are planning to add permanent, professional-level staff in the second half of 2011
MetLifeMore pay, less holidays?
MetLife (01-Jul-2011)
Over a third of employees would take a pay rise in exchange for less holidays
The Work FoundationKnowledge economy is the answer
The Work Foundation (29-Jun-2011)
Only the knowledge economy can provide the jobs and balanced growth needed to secure the UK’s future prosperity
Melanie Waters of The Poppy FactoryHelp our veterans back to work
Melanie Waters of The Poppy Factory (17-Jun-2011)
Employers all over the UK could benefit from the skills, work ethic, dedication and loyalty of an ex-service person
CIPDHuge skills gaps in UK
CIPD (15-Jun-2011)
Employers are being inundated with unsuitable candidates, struggling to fill vacancies and talented individuals are staying put
Adi Gaskell of CMIIs it OK to 'suck up'?
Adi Gaskell of CMI (10-Jun-2011)
Schmoozing seems to be good for the career and health - here's some tips!
BRCLarger retailers are a catalyst for town centres
BRC (08-Jun-2011)
Multiple retailers play a central role in national and local economies - the most likely catalysts of high street regeneration
Michael Carrivick of BAR UKLack of aviation policy hits UK economy
Michael Carrivick of BAR UK (02-Jun-2011)
Lack of aviation policy is hitting business and employment and risks the UK being by-passed
Laura ChalkleyEmployment tribunals - don't suffer!
Laura Chalkley (26-May-2011)
Small companies don't have to suffer from problems with employment tribunals
The RSASocial networks key to helping unemployed
The RSA (18-May-2011)
Unemployment makes women four times as likely to become isolated within their communities, SNs can help
Terry HamillEntrepreneurialism is alive and kicking in UK
Terry Hamill (18-May-2011)
Despite graduate unemployment and debt, British entrepreneurial spirit is still shining through
Niamh O'Keefe, CEOassistBusiness leaders should leave a legacy
Niamh O'Keefe, CEOassist (18-May-2011)
By building a world leadership legacy into their strategy, a CEO has can make a genuine difference
Stephen Robertson of BRCHigh Streets - heart of the community
Stephen Robertson of BRC (17-May-2011)
High Streets are the heart of local communities and economies, providing jobs and essential services, but some are in trouble
Adi Gaskell, CMIThe most important person in your company
Adi Gaskell, CMI (13-May-2011)
Who is the most important person in your company - the customer, stakeholder or employee?
Andrew Sissons, Work FoundationBusiness services replace manufacturing as mainstay of UK economy
Andrew Sissons, Work Foundation (10-May-2011)
UK excels at providing knowledge-based business services, but needs to build on its advantages
Adi Gaskell, CMIHow to say no - good advice!
Adi Gaskell, CMI (06-May-2011)
Having the agility to say yes is crucial to successful leadership, so the ability to know when to say no
Niamh O'Keefe of First 100Financial acumen no guarantee of success as CEO
Niamh O'Keefe of First 100 (06-May-2011)
Promoting an FD to CEO may seem like a safe bet, but there is no certainty of success
CIPDTrust and confidence in senior management falls
CIPD (05-May-2011)
Falling standards of living and job security undermine workplace morale, confidence and trust in senior management
Nick Clegg, Deputy PM£1.4bn investment in enterprise and job creation
Nick Clegg, Deputy PM (12-Apr-2011)
Second round of applications opens today for £1bn and first round results announced
Katerina Rudiger, CIPDBusiness value of quality apprenticeships
Katerina Rudiger, CIPD (07-Apr-2011)
Apprenticeship provision needs to improve and employers need to offer quality training and career progression
CIPDManagement behaviours for employee engagement
CIPD (18-Mar-2011)
The way managers engage is key to whether employees go the extra mile for their organisation
Cardiff University and LLAKESTraining investment continues - employers 'training smarter'
Cardiff University and LLAKES (16-Mar-2011)
Although some employers have cut spending, total expenditure on training has reduced only slightly
EIC2011 Budget - a kick-start for UK Green Economy?
EIC (10-Mar-2011)
The environmental industry - job creation across the UK while reducing environmental pollution
BCCUnemployment up, lower growth, but better prospects
BCC (08-Mar-2011)
Up to 2015, UK GDP is likely to grow on average by just over 2% per annum, but there is room for cautious optimism
BISFund will boost investment in training and help businesses grow
BIS (07-Mar-2011)
£50 million a year fund launched to help businesses develop the skills they need to drive growth
Gary NewboroughSocial responsibility - good business sense
Gary Newborough (07-Mar-2011)
Social responsibility can contribute to improving and sustaining financial performance
BISFund will boost investment in training and help businesses grow
BIS (07-Mar-2011)
£50 million a year fund launched to help businesses develop the skills they need to drive growth
Gary NewboroughSocial responsibility - good business sense
Gary Newborough (07-Mar-2011)
Social responsibility can contribute to improving and sustaining financial performance
Home OfficeUK shortage occupation list - recommendations
Home Office (03-Mar-2011)
Important news for employers - the MAC has today recommended that eight job titles be removed from the UK shortage occupation list.
Gary NewbouroughThe importance of goals
Gary Newbourough (03-Mar-2011)
What are your goals? Do you passionately desire them? Do you regularly picture yourself achieving them?
Gary NewboroughThe effective appraisal
Gary Newborough (28-Feb-2011)
The appraisal procedure is intended to be a constructive process, formally recording assessments of performance and potential.
HE Georg BoomgaardenThe value of human capital and manufacturing
HE Georg Boomgaarden (25-Feb-2011)
German Ambassador comments on the value of human capital and the importance of manufacturing (and hence export).
CIPDIs Migration Cap hampering UK productivity?
CIPD (24-Feb-2011)
Demand for migrant workers has increased despite rising levels of unemployment - will the Cap affect productivity?
Gary NewboroughManaging stress at work
Gary Newborough (21-Feb-2011)
Stress is more common in the workplace than many people think. Managing it effectively is very important.
Gary NewboroughThe challenge of change
Gary Newborough (16-Feb-2011)
Change is a constant, dynamic process of being human. But it can be scary!
Ros AltmannOver 50s are suffering the most
Ros Altmann (15-Feb-2011)
The quality of life for the over 50s is worsening as they are suffering falling income, rising inflation and higher unemployment.
Gerwyn DaviesPublic sector redundancies: private sector hopes?
Gerwyn Davies (14-Feb-2011)
Redundancies look set to rise sharply in the first quarter of 2011, but some hope from the private sector.
Gary Newborough10 tips for motivating employees
Gary Newborough (09-Feb-2011)
Employee motivation is always critical - even more so in today's economic climate. Ten tips for your consideration and to help you
CIPDIs the quality of management strained?
CIPD (04-Feb-2011)
High performing managers and employee engagement are the keys to success on the road out of the economic recession.

in: Articles

St Anthony's HospitalInvesting in health
St Anthony's Hospital
Private medical insurance cover is highly valued by employees and plays an important role in the overall remuneration package
Gary NewboroughChallenges come in all sizes and "shapes"
Gary Newborough
Managers are increasingly challenged to develop strategically flexible organisations in response to increasingly competitive marketplaces
Talking2MindsInvisible wounds
Talking2Minds
Talking2Minds, a new charity, helping people overcome post traumatic stress disorder
Harinder MannEnlightened enterprise
Harinder Mann
The potential for businesses to advance social causes as an integral, rather than peripheral, part of their strategy for growth
Charles ElwinThought leadership
Charles Elwin
How to make the most of your human resources and ensure success in the future - after the recession
Neil CraigRecipe for recovery
Neil Craig
The customer is king - or queen: how to get your organisation into the best shape to take advantage of the economic recovery
Martin SmithChanging staff behaviour
Martin Smith
Regulations can be a business advantage and compliance can be made relatively easy
Jane Scott PaulMaking a good account
Jane Scott Paul
AAT is one of the most successful membership organisations - CEO Jane Scott Paul tells BW how it is done
Adrian WilkesEurope’s environmental industries’ answer to the recession
Adrian Wilkes
As recession spreads across the continent UK and the EU, politicians also face a second challenge: the dawning ecological crisis. We look at how the environmental industry can help Europe out of recession.
Stuart BlackmanUsing executive search and selection in the not-for-profit sector
Stuart Blackman
The Not-for-profit and Charity sectors have developed significantly over recent years. There is now a high demand and expectation for the highest standards of professionalism and performance from its leaders.
Philip CookIs private medical insurance worth it?
Philip Cook
Whatever happens to the global economy in the next few months, we can be certain that we are all in for a sustained period of belt tightening. Private medical insurance is second in desirability as an employee benefit only to the company car.
Ciarán DevaneWorking through cancer
Ciarán Devane
The number of people who are living with cancer is growing as the number of cases rise and people are living with cancer for longer.
Help your employees deal with stress more positively

Workers are most likely to turn to alcohol, smoking and comfort eating to help them deal with the stress of their occupations. What should we really do?
Linda HolbecheLeadership through an economic downturn
Linda Holbeche
With turbulence in the global economy as a backdrop, trading and operating conditions for many organisations are likely to be challenging for at least the next year or two.
Anna DennyHealthy eating at work
Anna Denny
Tips designed to help you incorporate a healthy diet into a busy working schedule.
Adrian WilkesA healthy environment for growth and jobs
Adrian Wilkes
Continued economic growth depends more and more on the efficient use of increasingly scarce resources, and on the continued ability of the biosphere to deal with the pollution we create


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