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Nick Breton, Head of Direct Line for BusinessAvoid business losses through debt
Nick Breton, Head of Direct Line for Business (24-Aug-2016)
UK SMEs wrote off a combined 5.8 billion Pounds in the last financial year - top tips to avoid unpaid debt
Jane Chesters, Co-founder, Orion PartnersHR failing to tackle leadership
Jane Chesters, Co-founder, Orion Partners (01-Jul-2016)
Organisational agility is being compromised by HR professionals failing to address weaknesses in leadership development
Dr Bengt Skarstam and Ivor HopkinsBoardroom dilemma - a grim fairytale?
Dr Bengt Skarstam and Ivor Hopkins (08-Jun-2016)
In the new business world, the responsible business is the one that not only clearly states its values and ethics, but also visibly uses them in its daily actions. Key to this change is the Board
Paul Randolph, Mediator and Regents University LondonAvoiding conflict in the workplace
Paul Randolph, Mediator and Regents University London (04-May-2016)
How can we avoid conflict in the workplace? The short answer is: we can't. It's impossible. Conflict is an integral part of all human interaction - the question is how to manage it
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
David Kearns, MD, Expert InvestigationsTips to avoid IT and data fraud
David Kearns, MD, Expert Investigations (26-Jan-2016)
Businesses of all sizes and in all sectors can be affected by IT and data fraud affecting productivity and costs
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
Andrew McGregor, Risk Doctor partnershipUsing change management to handle risk
Andrew McGregor, Risk Doctor partnership (30-Sep-2015)
A better way to get people to change their behaviour and manage risk willingly
Ann Francke, CEO, Chartered Management InstituteOrganisational ownership, ethics and performance
Ann Francke, CEO, Chartered Management Institute (28-Sep-2015)
Employee ownership improves employees' commitment, positively shapes their thinking about ethical decisions and influences management action for the better
Oscar Arean, Technical Operations Manager, DatabarracksHuman error is the leading cause of data loss
Oscar Arean, Technical Operations Manager, Databarracks (24-Sep-2015)
Human error ranked as the leading cause of data loss in organisations, with hardware failure following close behind
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
Ann Francke, Chief Executive of CMIManagers, ethics and better business performance
Ann Francke, Chief Executive of CMI (29-Oct-2014)
Morals and values are fundamental to the decisions employees make, the actions they take and the business outcomes that follow
John Harlow, Director, Harlow InsolvencyComing out of recession - of Fergusons, fetlocks and felines
John Harlow, Director, Harlow Insolvency (22-Oct-2014)
The prospect of an upturn in the economy is exciting, but business needs to exercise care as it can be fraught with risk
John Cameron, GM, Trimble Field Service ManagementImplementing successful business change - criteria for success
John Cameron, GM, Trimble Field Service Management (26-Sep-2014)
Successful change needs top-down leadership, engagement of the workforce and having the right processes and strategies in place
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorSeven risk questions for the Board
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (25-Sep-2014)
Senior decision-makers who set the strategy for the business need to be aware of the risks in order to avoid potential pitfalls and create maximum value
Doug Mackay, MD, Collingwood Executive RecruitmentLeadership and team dynamics lessons from golf
Doug Mackay, MD, Collingwood Executive Recruitment (24-Sep-2014)
There are a lot of similarities between a sports team and the business world and there are a number of lessons that we can learn from each of the character types
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
Mariel Norton, myHermesTop tips to maintain company culture
Mariel Norton, myHermes (02-Sep-2014)
While there is no one-size-fits-all to maintaining company culture, the old adage of variety being the spice of life definitely applies
Crispin Piney, Risk ExpertThree essential elements of risk
Crispin Piney, Risk Expert (27-Aug-2014)
Take account of the three important aspects of risk to enhance the chances of success in business
Geoff Mead, author and narrative leadership expertLeadership and the secrets of storytelling
Geoff Mead, author and narrative leadership expert (21-Aug-2014)
The need for leaders to be able to tell a good story has never been greater - a fundamental and defining task of leadership
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
Stephen Archer, Director, Spring PartnershipsThe secrets of successful change management
Stephen Archer, Director, Spring Partnerships (18-Jul-2014)
How leaders can drive change and make it stick - including a clear vision, buy-in, communications and coaching
Peter Ayliffe, President, Chartered Management InstituteMyopic management - the ticking time bomb
Peter Ayliffe, President, Chartered Management Institute (15-Jul-2014)
Put the spotlight on management - no sector will fulfil its potential without a root-and-branch reappraisal of what good management looks like. Focus on Purpose, People and Potential
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorBenefits of stress testing in risk management
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (14-Jul-2014)
Stress testing in an integral part of business continuity and disaster recovery - how to use this critical approach
Jeremy Swinfen Green, Managing Partner, Social Media RiskDon't leave your Social Media to the SM team
Jeremy Swinfen Green, Managing Partner, Social Media Risk (11-Jul-2014)
Social media risk is not trivial. Damage from social media can hit any part of an organisation - be prepared
Marielena Sabatier, CEO, Inspiring PotentialThe secrets of winning teams
Marielena Sabatier, CEO, Inspiring Potential (10-Jul-2014)
Creating successful teams can be a difficult process - tips on how to achieve high-performance and effective teams
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
Mariel Norton, IHG Business AdvantageTips for running effective business meetings
Mariel Norton, IHG Business Advantage (02-Jul-2014)
When it comes to pulling off effective business meetings, it can often be a challenge. Here are some tips to help ensure success
Kevin Young, GM, Skillsoft EMEATraining future leaders - easier said than done?
Kevin Young, GM, Skillsoft EMEA (27-Jun-2014)
To retain key talent, keep employees performing and to find and develop potential leaders, organisations need to shake up the delivery of learning programmes
Jessica Pryce-Jones, Co-Founder, iOpener InstituteHow to run successful meetings
Jessica Pryce-Jones, Co-Founder, iOpener Institute (13-Jun-2014)
The average professional wastes at least 4 hours a week in unproductive meetings - ten tips to make meetings successful
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?
Professor Garry Honey, Founder, ChironReputation - how to manage it and avoid risk
Professor Garry Honey, Founder, Chiron (09-Jun-2014)
Reputation can take a lifetime to build and seconds to lose. How do we manage it and reduce risks?
Stephen Archer, Founder, Spring PartnershipsNED: the first 100 days to show your value
Stephen Archer, Founder, Spring Partnerships (06-Jun-2014)
The whole mindset on the Board needs to change with reference to the role of Non-executive Directors - here's how to make the best contribution
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
Tony Bendell, MD, Services LimitedIn business, efficiency only goes so far
Tony Bendell, MD, Services Limited (19-May-2014)
We live in risky times and unexpected risk is arguably more significant that ever. Can we, as leaders, afford to make mistakes?
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
Amanda Mcburney, Senior Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation, Avoiding the business cost of mental health issues
Amanda Mcburney, Senior Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation, (14-May-2014)
One in four adults will experience a mental health condition in any given year representing 4.5% of GDP. What can be done?
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorSome risks are 100% probable - manage them
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (12-May-2014)
Think risk is only something for big organisations? It affects businesses of all sizes - learn about its management
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
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
David Parry, Head UK Human Capital, DeloitteLeadership development - top priority
David Parry, Head UK Human Capital, Deloitte (08-Apr-2014)
Developing effective leadership is the number one priority for most UK organisations - without the right investment, organisations will struggle to remain competitive
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorMindfulness in managing risk
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (02-Apr-2014)
Mindfulness can be particularly useful in improving our identification of risks, by making us more aware of the full range of potential risk sources
Ann Francke, CEO, Chartered Management InstituteEthical crisis as 'robot managers' stop caring
Ann Francke, CEO, Chartered Management Institute (27-Mar-2014)
Workplace cultures dominated by rules, bureaucracy and targets mean that too many managers are switching off their sense of care for others
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
Hasan Bakhshi, Director Policy and Research, NestaProductivity and profitability improved with effective data use
Hasan Bakhshi, Director Policy and Research, Nesta (11-Mar-2014)
Businesses that use of their online customer data effectively – those that collect, analyse and deploy data – are 8% more productive as a result
Graham Jukes, CEO, CIEHPutting wrong things right - environmental health
Graham Jukes, CEO, CIEH (10-Mar-2014)
There have been countless unacknowledged, but vital interventions that improved the quality of the nation's life - the importance of environmental health
Howard Kerr, Chief Executive, BSIWhat most threatens business leaders?
Howard Kerr, Chief Executive, BSI (05-Mar-2014)
Some threats are more common among most organizations, while others present themselves to varying degrees between different geographic locations or industry sectors - a need to plan
Stephen Archer, Director, Spring PartnershipsUnconventional ways to grow your business
Stephen Archer, Director, Spring Partnerships (26-Feb-2014)
Staying ahead of the game can be hard, but these 10 tips - from firing customers to reducing what you sell - will help you outdo your business competitors
Marielena Sabatier, CEO, Inspiring PotentialTen commandments for great leadership
Marielena Sabatier, CEO, Inspiring Potential (19-Feb-2014)
Are some people just born great leaders or can you learn and develop the qualities to become an inspirational boss?
Jon Jorgensen, Group Director, Access GroupLearn from your business mistakes
Jon Jorgensen, Group Director, Access Group (18-Feb-2014)
As the economy picks up, businesses will have strong growth plans, but sales and growth alone do not automatically create a financially-sound business
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
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorManaging risk in complex projects
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (11-Feb-2014)
Are complex projects inherently different from other projects? Complexity arises from the structure of the project and the way its elements relate together
Stephen Archer, Director, Spring PartnershipsLeaders - 100 days to make a positive impact
Stephen Archer, Director, Spring Partnerships (07-Feb-2014)
Great leaders are authentic and people see them for that. They are not acting, but behaving naturally and serving - how do they create a positive impact?
Marielena Sabatier, CEO, Inspiring PotentialEnhance your leadership skills with your soft side
Marielena Sabatier, CEO, Inspiring Potential (06-Feb-2014)
Understanding and managing emotions in the workplace is a crucial skill for business leaders if they want to build a high-performing team and ensure a great working culture
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?
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorHow sustainability affects business risk
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (23-Jan-2014)
Sustainability has become increasingly important to organisations across the world in recent years. How should it be included in the risk process?
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
Mark Walker, Business Development Director, UbertasThe silent killers - IT dangers to ruin a business
Mark Walker, Business Development Director, Ubertas (08-Jan-2014)
IT can make or break your business, watch out for these three company killers
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
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
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorWhat matters most to business and how to protect it
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (31-Dec-2013)
How to define 'what matters' most to the business, identify and assess the real risks and prioritise the ones that matter most
Alasdair Scott, Occupational Psychologist, The Chemistry GroManaging multiple personalities in the workplace
Alasdair Scott, Occupational Psychologist, The Chemistry Gro (17-Dec-2013)
A breakdown of some of the most common personality types in the workplace and how to work with them
Darryll Thomas, Associate Solicitor, Wilkes PartnershipMinimising Christmas party carnage
Darryll Thomas, Associate Solicitor, Wilkes Partnership (13-Dec-2013)
The office Christmas party is a highlight of the year, but employers should ensure they have measures in place to avoid inappropriate staff behaviour which could result in claims
Nuala Forsey, Head of Leadership Development, QAA manifesto for better leadership
Nuala Forsey, Head of Leadership Development, QA (10-Dec-2013)
Since the crash, the role of leaders has changed. As the economy turns a corner, what type of boss will lead businesses out of recession?
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
Dr Graham Wylie, CEO, The Medical Research NetworkWhat is the real purpose of a company?
Dr Graham Wylie, CEO, The Medical Research Network (21-Nov-2013)
The role of the company - a vehicle to provide forms of specialisation in society that generates positive value to drive social improvements in quality-of-life
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
Neil Pickering, Director, Kronos IncorporatedBetter management needed to restore motivation and productivity
Neil Pickering, Director, Kronos Incorporated (01-Nov-2013)
Forward-thinking businesses are focusing on innovation and growth - better services and maximising quality
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
Ben Dowd, Business Director, O2IT and productivity - boosting our lives
Ben Dowd, Business Director, O2 (23-Oct-2013)
The rapid adoption of key information and communications technology has increased productivity by 480% more than in the 1970
Cathie Sellars, Head of Marketing, workspace.co.ukTips for negotiating your commercial lease
Cathie Sellars, Head of Marketing, workspace.co.uk (16-Oct-2013)
Just because you’ve found a great property and what seems like a good rate doesn’t mean you should sign the dotted line just yet, though
Alex Plavsic, Head of Forensic, KPMGAll organisations need to do robust due diligence
Alex Plavsic, Head of Forensic, KPMG (07-Oct-2013)
In today's increasingly-complex international business world, organisations of all sizes need to carry out robust due diligence to protect themselves
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorAssessing project risks
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (03-Oct-2013)
How risky is your project? We need a different concept to describe the overall risk exposure of a project
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
Thomas Coles, Chief Executive, MSM SoftwareTips to ensure successful supplier relationships
Thomas Coles, Chief Executive, MSM Software (18-Sep-2013)
The recession has underlined the significance of forming strong relationships with key vendors in order to sustain continuity of supply
Simon Smith, Chief Technology Officer, MooD InternationalCyber crime makes business like a military operation
Simon Smith, Chief Technology Officer, MooD International (12-Sep-2013)
Running a business is like running a military operation. It requires measuring hard data with judgement and using understanding to plan the desired outcome
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
Sarah Staines, Consultant Solicitor, Breeze and WylesProtect your IP, protect your business
Sarah Staines, Consultant Solicitor, Breeze and Wyles (26-Aug-2013)
All businesses have Intellectual Property, but most don’t realise its value until it is too late. Identify your IP and learn how to protect it
Paul Burton, Founder, Black WizardsCrime and the management of losses
Paul Burton, Founder, Black Wizards (19-Aug-2013)
It's time for honesty in the area of crime - crooks may not be able to read that well, but they certainly have animal cunning
Danny Cooper, MD, The Insurance ManagerInsurance policy errors - a timebomb
Danny Cooper, MD, The Insurance Manager (15-Aug-2013)
Insurance companies are increasingly using 'the policy says' defence and will not accept any blame - there’s a massive time bomb sitting in the desks of Financial Directors
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
Nik Kinley and Shlomo Ben-Hur, authorsBuild your talent intelligence
Nik Kinley and Shlomo Ben-Hur, authors (08-Aug-2013)
Organisations succeed when they have the right people in the right roles. Firms that are better than their peers at talent management return significantly more value to their shareholders
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
Simon Portman, Managing Associate, Marks and ClerkProtect and benefit from your IP
Simon Portman, Managing Associate, Marks and Clerk (02-Aug-2013)
IP organisation is a complex and expensive business. It is therefore always crucial to ensure that the tax tail doesn’t wag the company dog
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
Mike Brooks, Director, Henley Business SchoolDevelopment of leaders to deliver change is vital
Mike Brooks, Director, Henley Business School (26-Jul-2013)
As the economy starts to recover, organisations are moving from ensuring stability to equipping senior leaders to deliver business growth
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
Dominic Blackburn, Head of Product, 192.comGrowing levels of deception
Dominic Blackburn, Head of Product, 192.com (22-Jul-2013)
Online reports offer protection from deception - from employing a tradesman, to renting a room, or going on a date
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorRisk management and business success
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (18-Jul-2013)
Considerable progress has been made in the field of risk management, but there's still some way to go before it delivers as a major contributor to project and business success
Danny Cooper, MD, The Insurance ManagerBusiness liability - critical insurance changes
Danny Cooper, MD, The Insurance Manager (17-Jul-2013)
Employee Liability and Public Liability insurance are changing. It is now more important than ever that businesses have a robust system of incident reporting, investigation and notification
Mark Paraskeva, CEO SME, IRISMaking payroll pay
Mark Paraskeva, CEO SME, IRIS (15-Jul-2013)
It may not contribute directly to the bottom line, but payroll is an indispensable function. Understanding the challenges will help guarantee success
David Walton, CEO, BestoutcomeFocus on the outcome in change management
David Walton, CEO, Bestoutcome (10-Jul-2013)
Why have we got so used to the idea that major programmes never achieve all their goals? Part of the problem is the way in which change projects are managed
Farzana Rahman, MD, The Desi Doll CompanyResolving Copyright infringement - David and Goliath
Farzana Rahman, MD, The Desi Doll Company (03-Jul-2013)
As more corporate information is available on the web, finding your text or imagery has been used by copied in some way is a likely occurrence. What do you do?
Peter Ryding, CEO, DOIT Success SystemLeadership - the right person at the right time
Peter Ryding, CEO, DOIT Success System (02-Jul-2013)
Leadership and leadership style are situational - successful leaders have a natural style that is suited to the particular circumstances
Reed SmithInternational business risks - contracts, payments and IP
Reed Smith (27-Jun-2013)
Contract breaches and payment defaults are the biggest causes of commercial disputes when operating overseas, but IP disputes are expected to increase
Martin Crook, Partner, Adams MooreGetting the most out of your accountant
Martin Crook, Partner, Adams Moore (21-Jun-2013)
Your accountant should be the best friend of your business - an accountant's tips for how to get the most out of yours!
Charles Bligh, MD, TalkTalk BusinessLack of IT training costs businesses
Charles Bligh, MD, TalkTalk Business (19-Jun-2013)
Businesses able to invest in reducing the skills gap will benefit from improved efficiency and productivity – as well as the positive and engaged attitude staff
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
Andrew Brewerton, Regional Director, EVaultAvoiding business disaster from data loss
Andrew Brewerton, Regional Director, EVault (11-Jun-2013)
It’s shocking how few businesses have a backup strategy in place - it’s not just big organisations that need to back their data up
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorManaging business risk across borders
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (05-Jun-2013)
Many organisations conduct business internationally in our connected world and we need to consider the particular risks that might arise from operating or trading across borders
Damien McGarrigle, Head of Business Insurance, Lloyds TSBTips for safeguarding your business
Damien McGarrigle, Head of Business Insurance, Lloyds TSB (29-May-2013)
1.7 million micro businesses were affected by significant incidents such as theft, vandalism or damage in the last year alone - tips to help protect yours
Stephen Vinall, Managing Director, MoorhouseStrategies for high-growth organisations
Stephen Vinall, Managing Director, Moorhouse (16-May-2013)
Organisations are placing too much emphasis on cost reduction and not enough importance on initiatives to fuel growth
Peter Ryding, CEO, DOIT Success SystemSelf-belief in the balance
Peter Ryding, CEO, DOIT Success System (14-May-2013)
Self-belief is an essential asset for both business leaders and the businesses they run, but it can also be dangerous. Using a step-by-step approach, business leaders can learn to balance self-belief.
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
Adrian Chamberlain, CEO of AchillesSupply chains and horse burgers
Adrian Chamberlain, CEO of Achilles (10-May-2013)
The recent meat scandal highlighted the complexity of supply chains and the reliance on multiple tiers of suppliers all over the world yet businesses are complacent about the potential risks
Jo-Ellen Grzyb, Director, Impact FactoryAchieve your ambitions without alienating colleagues
Jo-Ellen Grzyb, Director, Impact Factory (29-Apr-2013)
Ambition not only distinguishes us, but also makes us work hard to achieve our goals, without which society could not survive
Carol Rosati co-founder of InspireMale-dominated culture - the barrier to women's success?
Carol Rosati co-founder of Inspire (26-Apr-2013)
Organisations are failing to recognise that employees of all genders want different ways of working - a more enlightened approach to managing is needed
Jo-Ellen Grzyb, Director, Impact FactoryGood leadership is about being yourself
Jo-Ellen Grzyb, Director, Impact Factory (18-Apr-2013)
The tough economic conditions have hit women particularly hard. Women trying to be men in the workplace is a huge mistake - they should embrace their female traits
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?
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorOpportunities are the same as threats
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (08-Apr-2013)
The process for managing opportunities and threats is similar. The secret is to recognise that an opportunity is the same as a threat, apart from the sign of the impact
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
SPQL - in the City of LondonBusiness finance fit for the future
SPQL - in the City of London (18-Mar-2013)
Traditional bank finance just isn't working. Is crowd finance, Islamic Finance or non-bank finance the answer to help kick-start business and the economy
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
Mike Fleming, Tax Director, StraughansPension? Invest in gold instead?
Mike Fleming, Tax Director, Straughans (12-Mar-2013)
Is public faith in pensions decreasing? Some might think that it would be worthwhile investing in gold instead
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
Faye Chua, Head of Future Research, ACCAFuel prices and cyber crime are main concerns
Faye Chua, Head of Future Research, ACCA (06-Mar-2013)
Fuel price rise fears and cyber security pose the greatest challenges for business in the short term
Lawrence Maynard, Director, Pitney BowesMulti-tasking business owners not prioritising
Lawrence Maynard, Director, Pitney Bowes (05-Mar-2013)
SME owners spend more time buying stationery than doing marketing; while one in six prioritises cleaning
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
Jason Manning, Managing Director, SuperdreamHow to lead a winning team
Jason Manning, Managing Director, Superdream (13-Feb-2013)
A business is only as good as the team within in it - leadership starts at the top - a six step plan to follow
Michael Jenkins, Chief Executive, Roffey ParkThe art of management is being lost
Michael Jenkins, Chief Executive, Roffey Park (12-Feb-2013)
Business leaders are struggling with basic management skills - leaders must develop and communicate clear strategy and vision and also encourage the management skills of managers
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorWhy you need to manage risk
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (07-Feb-2013)
Every organization faces risk - it is critical to put measures in place to manage it, regardless of the size of your organization
Mel Brooks, Director, Mel Brooks AssociatesA business plan to attract funding
Mel Brooks, Director, Mel Brooks Associates (05-Feb-2013)
Starting a business can be exciting, but at the same time very challenging - be sure to prepare a plan that attracts funding and for your own benefit
Sarah Coulson. Bureau Manager, Rawlinsons Payroll and HRReal Time Information: are you ready?
Sarah Coulson. Bureau Manager, Rawlinsons Payroll and HR (04-Feb-2013)
From April, businesses will be required to submit information to HMRC on or before the date they pay employees - are you ready?
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?
Frankie Tierney, CEO, Herrington & Carmichael LLPDon't underestimate standard Terms and Conditions
Frankie Tierney, CEO, Herrington & Carmichael LLP (29-Jan-2013)
Remember to check those pesky standard Terms and Conditions - if things go wrong it might be too late
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorWhy do we still let projects fail?
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (10-Jan-2013)
We know why projects fail; we know how to prevent their failure – so why do they still fail? We need to make our risk processes fully effective to minimise the chances of failure
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
Martin Crook, Partner, Adams MooreCash is king - how to crown your business
Martin Crook, Partner, Adams Moore (20-Dec-2012)
Lack of cash is the main cause of business failure, not lack of profits. Generating cash flow is possible - here are a few simple, very effective guidelines
Nick Marsden, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, DorsetWhat is trust in the workplace?
Nick Marsden, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Dorset (19-Dec-2012)
Managers who say they trust staff but don’t, pose one of the biggest challenges to organisations hoping to flourish. So what is workplace trust?
Pontus Noren, co-founder, CloudreachWill failure to embrace the Cloud leave you lost in the fog?
Pontus Noren, co-founder, Cloudreach (18-Dec-2012)
Is all the IT hype about the Cloud just another bandwagon or should your business be taking it seriously?
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
Frederick Tsang, Owner, PosteritaTop tips to become a balanced business leader
Frederick Tsang, Owner, Posterita (14-Dec-2012)
Leadership is not just about providing direction, but also about allowing the talent that works for you to develop and become great in its own right
Paul Hannam, Fast Growth ClubTo go faster, slow down
Paul Hannam, Fast Growth Club (12-Dec-2012)
If you want to achieve fast growth for your business in this complex, ever-changing and chaotic economy you need to slow down first
Mike Fleming, Tax Director, StraughansThe morality of tax
Mike Fleming, Tax Director, Straughans (11-Dec-2012)
Moral judgements about tax are currently flying around the media - we look at the morality and common sense
Mark Hodgson, Practice Leader, Right ManagementOrganisations unaware of risks of losing key people
Mark Hodgson, Practice Leader, Right Management (06-Dec-2012)
Less than half of senior managers in UK organisations are confident of retaining the high value individuals who are critical to their success
Rob Greenslade, Director, CentralisThe workplace of the future is wherever you are
Rob Greenslade, Director, Centralis (03-Dec-2012)
The workspace of the future can be wherever the employee is, provided they have access to the applications and data they need, with security and control
Karen Gill, co-founder of everywomanWasted female talent costing business billions
Karen Gill, co-founder of everywoman (30-Nov-2012)
There is a wealth of valuable experience and expertise that businesses are losing, often to competitors, by failing to use their female talent
Jim Hayward, Senior Partner, Baringa PartnersWinning the business culture wars
Jim Hayward, Senior Partner, Baringa Partners (29-Nov-2012)
Regardless of how hard a company works at developing a distinctive and valuable corporate culture, times of change will inevitably present a challenge
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
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
David Walton, CEO, BestoutcomeChange projects and preserving shareholder value
David Walton, CEO, Bestoutcome (14-Nov-2012)
Every major change management programme puts shareholder value at risk and hence the CEO's future
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
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
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorProject risk - how to assess and scale to fit
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (31-Oct-2012)
Projects are not equally risky and the risk process must be scaleable to match the level of risk challenge faced by each project
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
Carmen Carey, CEO, ControlCircleCyber security for the non-technical
Carmen Carey, CEO, ControlCircle (29-Oct-2012)
Understand the cyber risks to your business (whatever its size) and how to fight the threats, both now and in the future
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
Professor Ashraf Labib, University of PortsmouthFailure can be the best thing to happen
Professor Ashraf Labib, University of Portsmouth (19-Oct-2012)
Organisations can learn more effectively from failures than from successes - 10 tools to use to avoid major failure
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
Clive Taylor, Director, Quiss TechnologyRemote IT access - profit versus peril?
Clive Taylor, Director, Quiss Technology (12-Oct-2012)
Can remote IT access turn mobility into profitability? If so, at what cost and with what risks?
Sarah Coulson, Rawlinsons Payroll and HRNew HMRC Real Time Information - be prepared
Sarah Coulson, Rawlinsons Payroll and HR (10-Oct-2012)
HMRC's new Real Time Information system will make it easier for employers, pension providers and HMRC to administer PAYE, but organisations must be prepared
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
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
Thomas Coles, MD, MSM SoftwarePrevent IT skills shortage stalling growth
Thomas Coles, MD, MSM Software (02-Oct-2012)
As competition increases daily, organisations cannot afford to be burdened with technology skills shortages that prevent them from keeping up with the pace of change
Jonathan Chevallier, Director, CognitoCustomer service: customer and business views
Jonathan Chevallier, Director, Cognito (01-Oct-2012)
Businesses can make immediate improvements to impact the bottom line, improve competitiveness and learn about customer perceptions
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
Jeremy Starling, MD, INVOLVEInternal communications programmes - top tips
Jeremy Starling, MD, INVOLVE (26-Sep-2012)
Internal Comms leaders have an opportunity to be really creative in the way they inspire their entire organisation to keep their brand promise
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
James Keenan, LOC ConsultingInto the breach: managing risk in the era of compliance
James Keenan, LOC Consulting (21-Sep-2012)
Ensuring regulatory or contractual compliance can be costly, but the cost of a breach can be far higher, risking an organisation’s reputation and long-term future
Hannah Warren, Senior Consultant, MoorhouseChange projects require a more effective approach
Hannah Warren, Senior Consultant, Moorhouse (20-Sep-2012)
Change projects are becoming more complex, require specialist skills and require a new, more effective approach
Paul Crowe, Director, LOC ConsultancyMaking a success of mergers and acquisitions
Paul Crowe, Director, LOC Consultancy (12-Sep-2012)
Two thirds of M&A deals fail to achieve the expected returns, but if successful provide a way of building competitive strength, diversifying and ensuring financial stability
BWMotivation - so you think you've got problems?
BW (11-Sep-2012)
Motivation - how do Paralympic athletes do it and what can we learn from their inspiration, dedication and perseverance
Simon Carter, Director of Touch FinancialThe small business finance challenge
Simon Carter, Director of Touch Financial (07-Sep-2012)
Much is being made of the lengths some small businesses are having to go to in order to secure further funding so SMEs are increasingly looking at other sources of lending
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
Adi Gaskell, Management CorrespondentHow does your organisation judge reputation?
Adi Gaskell, Management Correspondent (28-Aug-2012)
Organisations increasingly survive based upon their ability to get the absolute most out of every employee - does yours have too many HIPPOs?
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
Dilys Robinson, Principal Research Fellow, IESHighly-engaged employees have great team spirit
Dilys Robinson, Principal Research Fellow, IES (09-Aug-2012)
Teams that score highly on engagement attribute their success to team spirit, with the line manager as an important part of its creation
Sharon Glancy, Director, People 1stLeaders - out of sight, out of mind?
Sharon Glancy, Director, People 1st (08-Aug-2012)
Connecting with staff is an important part of creating a strong and positive company culture helping to create a strong vision
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
Adi Gaskell, Management CorrespondentIs talent more important than ambition for success?
Adi Gaskell, Management Correspondent (31-Jul-2012)
Ambition isn't about a single strong aspiration: it's a general orientation towards getting ahead - remember that when hiring
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?
Danny Cooper, MD, The Insurance ManagerHow good is your insurance policy?
Danny Cooper, MD, The Insurance Manager (26-Jul-2012)
Insurance companies are increasingly using 'the policy says' defence and will not accept any blame if the policy was issued incorrectly. How 'right' is yours?
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
Dr Penny Tamkin, Institute for Employment StudiesPoor management is holding back UK recovery
Dr Penny Tamkin, Institute for Employment Studies (19-Jul-2012)
The UK is lagging behind international competitors with deficits in leadership and management skills
David Saul, MD, Business EnvironmentWinning teams
David Saul, MD, Business Environment (16-Jul-2012)
Fostering team spirit and a sense of togetherness through creating a positive working environment can make a real difference to business success
Simon Barker, Bartercard UK CEOManaging cash flow - particularly for SMEs
Simon Barker, Bartercard UK CEO (12-Jul-2012)
Managing cash flow for any business is always critical, but today more than ever - bartering is an interesting option to help
Alex Gowar, Marketing Director, RateSetter.comThe changing face of the personal finance sector
Alex Gowar, Marketing Director, RateSetter.com (10-Jul-2012)
The UK personal finance sector has witnessed seismic changes over the last decade and peer-to-peer finance is an innovation
Adi Gaskell of PEXWhen trying to motivate, carrot beats stick
Adi Gaskell of PEX (09-Jul-2012)
Is it best to incentivise the behaviours you want to see, or punish the behaviours you don’t?
Armen Zildjan, VP LogMeIn EMEABeat the Olympics - avoid business disruption
Armen Zildjan, VP LogMeIn EMEA (06-Jul-2012)
With close to five million visitors expected for the Olympics, don't expect business as usual in London - plan ahead to avoid disruptions
Lord Sainsbury of the Sainsbury Management FellowsEngineers bring skills to FTSE boards
Lord Sainsbury of the Sainsbury Management Fellows (05-Jul-2012)
Engineers with management and business qualifications offer businesses an invaluable blend of skills and make a real difference to company performance and the economy
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorRisks in recession or recovery: react or respond?
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (04-Jul-2012)
Every business faces the same emerging risks and how we choose to respond will make the difference competitively
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
Phil Birbeck, MD of EquanetBusinesses caught off-guard by influx of personal devices
Phil Birbeck, MD of Equanet (22-Jun-2012)
Should employees use their own devices in the workplace? Opinion is split - what do you think?
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
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
Adi Gaskell of PEXWhy perfectionists find it so hard to take a break
Adi Gaskell of PEX (30-May-2012)
So, how can we avoid this stress? With holidays coming up, while away you want to literally fill your brain with plenty of things that are nothing to do with work
Brandon Helderop of Proverbs and BusinessBe a diamond: take the road less travelled
Brandon Helderop of Proverbs and Business (11-May-2012)
Life has forks in the road. Don't be overcome by life - be one that overcomes life and take the road less travelled
Adi Gaskell of PEXFive ways to improve your leadership self-awareness
Adi Gaskell of PEX (09-May-2012)
How do you do in the 'big 5' personality traits as a leader or manager? Here are some tips to help
Jeremy Starling, MD at InvolveGreat front line people are critical to retaining customers
Jeremy Starling, MD at Involve (07-May-2012)
Top tips to help businesses get customer service staff in the right frame of mind to keep and win new customers
Liz Saunders, Mind Gym Head of SolutionsTime to wake up and smell the Apple juice
Liz Saunders, Mind Gym Head of Solutions (04-May-2012)
The business case for a customer-centric culture is unequivocal - it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee or Apple juice
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
Phil Mercer, Head of Euler Hermes Collections UKMind your Ts and Cs - protect your business
Phil Mercer, Head of Euler Hermes Collections UK (20-Apr-2012)
Whether you are bringing a new customer on board, or starting to deal with a new supplier, accuracy in terms and conditions is absolutely critical
Adi Gaskell of PEXThe myth of failure
Adi Gaskell of PEX (18-Apr-2012)
Failure, contrasted with success, in itself generally only teaches you what not to do, very rarely what you should be doing to be a success
Stephen Vinall, MD of MoorhouseBarriers to effective change
Stephen Vinall, MD of Moorhouse (17-Apr-2012)
Many change programmes fail to respond to market changes, have poor foundations, don't secure key stakeholder buy-in and don't have expected benefits measured or tracked
John Sprecht, VP UK, Spearmint RhinoRescuing a failing business - with a slight difference
John Sprecht, VP UK, Spearmint Rhino (16-Apr-2012)
John Sprecht of Spearmint Rhino took a failing business in hand and made it successful - a business with a difference
Dion Smith, GM, Samsung UK Print DivisionEfficient technology for business
Dion Smith, GM, Samsung UK Print Division (13-Apr-2012)
Technology is an essential component in nearly every business - here are five top tips for implementing efficient technology solutions
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
Paul Stephenson, MD, Results InternationalPeople Development - Why bother? And how
Paul Stephenson, MD, Results International (30-Mar-2012)
For some, the idea of developing people conjures up visions time sapping and high cost, but investment in people provides significant commercial benefits
Matthew Howse and Celia Kendrick of Morgan LewisTips for preventing online harassment
Matthew Howse and Celia Kendrick of Morgan Lewis (29-Mar-2012)
With the explosion of Social Media, here are some practical steps that employers can take to help prevent online harassment and minimise the risks of legal liability
Philip King of ICMNew online portal to help companies recover debts
Philip King of ICM (27-Mar-2012)
The online platform allows businesses to compare debt collection agencies, gain instant quotes and seek immediate action on the recovery of overdue invoices
Simon Mitchell, Director at DDI UKHow bosses can unlock productivity
Simon Mitchell, Director at DDI UK (23-Mar-2012)
Areas in which managers and leaders need to improve to win over the hearts and minds of employees and improve productivity
Jon Cowell, Director, Edgecumbe ConsultingOnly a third of UK managers think their business is in safe hands
Jon Cowell, Director, Edgecumbe Consulting (16-Mar-2012)
Senior management teams are failing to inspire confidence in their organisation’s managers - urgent need for leaders to take responsibility
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
Simon Plant, Group Partner, SFPEarly intervention can prevent insolvency
Simon Plant, Group Partner, SFP (14-Mar-2012)
Directors need to recognise the warning signs of financial difficulties and be proactive in seeking support
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorWhat causes emerging risks?
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (12-Mar-2012)
Very often our existing risk responses are inadequate to deal with emerging risks - the factors
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
Chas Moloney, Director, Ricoh UKBusiness processes to enable organisations to be more agile
Chas Moloney, Director, Ricoh UK (01-Mar-2012)
By 2020, effective business processes will empower workers and enable organisations to be more agile in an uncertain economic climate
Adi Gaskell of PEX5 ways you can avoid BPM failure
Adi Gaskell of PEX (29-Feb-2012)
In today's Knowledge and Service based economy, business processes are key assets of companies - overcome the 5 pitfalls
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorDealing with business uncertainty - 10 top tips
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (27-Feb-2012)
Faced with an increasingly uncertain world, there are some things every organisation needs to know if it is to survive and succeed
Karl Heiselman, CEO of Wolff OlinsCompanies are not investing in key factors for growth
Karl Heiselman, CEO of Wolff Olins (21-Feb-2012)
Although companies recognise the important factors required for long-term growth, many are not investing in them
David Falzani, President SMF SocietyUK Boards need more engineers
David Falzani, President SMF Society (20-Feb-2012)
To increase UK competitiveness, we need more directors in our boardrooms who have both the knowledge of how things are made and first-class management skills
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
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorManaging future danger
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (08-Feb-2012)
Expecting the immediate future to be a continuation from the immediate past is a dangerous mistake - there might be DANGER ahead
Karsten Horn of INFORMSource the crowd in 2012 to improve business processes
Karsten Horn of INFORM (03-Feb-2012)
Crowd sourcing is a treasure trove of influence and insight and it will shake up business processes in 2012
Adi Gaskell of PEXIs your business making marginal gains?
Adi Gaskell of PEX (01-Feb-2012)
If we can do lots of little things a bit better, then they'll add up to a huge improvement in performance and productivity
Thomas Coles, MD of MSM SoftwareThe majority of IT projects fail unnecessarily
Thomas Coles, MD of MSM Software (20-Jan-2012)
Two thirds of IT projects fail unnecessarily due to changes during the execution
Adi GaskellMake your staff feel ten feet tall
Adi Gaskell (17-Jan-2012)
We often tell people to stand tall, but if you are in a position of power, you might want to think again
Kevin Nolin, Quest SoftwareOver half of SMEs have no disaster recovery plan
Kevin Nolin, Quest Software (16-Jan-2012)
Events over the past year, including cyber-attacks and natural disasters, have highlighted the importance of having a robust disaster recovery process in place
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
David Hillson, the Risk DoctorDealing with business uncertainty
David Hillson, the Risk Doctor (03-Jan-2012)
Faced with an increasingly uncertain world, there are some things every organisation needs to know if it is to survive and succeed
Adi GaskellLeaders should remember to be human beings
Adi Gaskell (16-Dec-2011)
Leaders who want to grow can signal to followers that learning, growth, mistakes, uncertainty and false starts are normal and expected in the workplace
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
Adi GaskellAdvice for senior managers
Adi Gaskell (18-Nov-2011)
How can you encourage senior managers to listen to the advice of others? The value is huge
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
Adi Gaskell of CMIOnly listen if you will do something
Adi Gaskell of CMI (20-Oct-2011)
What happens if you give people a voice only then to ignore what they are telling you?
Adi Gaskell of CMISupporting CEOs
Adi Gaskell of CMI (29-Sep-2011)
Senior managers are increasingly called upon to mentor and coach those in their teams but who supports them?
Peter Rees, Principal City Digital Mkt AcademyDoing digital - what you need to know
Peter Rees, Principal City Digital Mkt Academy (09-Sep-2011)
It is critical that all executives and managers understand this new field, develop winning strategies and use appropriate resources to manage their tactical implementation
Patrick Jelly, MD, Pitney BowesProtect your business - plan ahead
Patrick Jelly, MD, Pitney Bowes (05-Sep-2011)
How planning for the worst can be the best thing for your business
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
Garrett O'Keefe of First1007 deadly sins for new boss
Garrett O'Keefe of First100 (19-Jul-2011)
Get off to a good start and a boss can set the tone for the rest of their time at an organisation - but there are sins to avoid
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
Coutts & CoFamily business - competitive advantages
Coutts & Co (12-Jul-2011)
The strengths and qualities that characterise a family business and give it a competitive advantage
Phil Hutchinson of Pitney BowesIgnoring customers - high cost!
Phil Hutchinson of Pitney Bowes (30-Jun-2011)
A third (33%) of UK business managers will sack service providers who they feel neglect or ignore them
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!
Roxanne PersaudTo succeed, fail
Roxanne Persaud (30-May-2011)
Failure is a frightening word, but we can use failure to learn and succeed
Tom Doran of CMILone worker or lone ranger?
Tom Doran of CMI (20-May-2011)
What special measures should you take to make sure your lone workers are safe?
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
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?
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
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
BIS£20m management training fund for SMEs
BIS (11-Apr-2011)
A match funded grant of up to £1000 for leadership training and coaching to help grow the business, improving productivity and competitiveness
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
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.
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!
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

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
Paul HopkinRisk - a new way of thinking
Paul Hopkin
Effective risk management can be used to encourage enterprise - a well as reducing insurance costs
Charles ElwinThought leadership
Charles Elwin
How to make the most of your human resources and ensure success in the future - after the recession
Sir William SargentIn the frame
Sir William Sargent
Sir William Sargent talks about Motivating people and creating a positive and exciting environment in which to work
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
Mark DeansEffective FX management
Mark Deans
Any company exposed to foreign exchange should have a strategy to avoid unexpected losses or benefit from advantageous market movements
Andy BerrowSurviving the downturn: a Director’s toolkit
Andy Berrow
It’s true: times are tough says Andy Berrow of Business Link. But believe it or not, it isn’t all doom and gloom - some things you can do to help
Dev BarotFailing to plan?
Dev Barot
Businesses depend on information technology more than ever before - can your organisation afford to suffer a disaster or system failure?
David FrostAction, investment and planning – how to beat the recession
David Frost
Interview of the issue: David Frost talks to the Editor about the need for immediate action and investment to get the UK out of the recession.
British Standard InstitutitionA new risk
British Standard Institutition
With the global and UK economies headed for uncertain times, the need for risk management is at an all time high.
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?
Paul HopkinRisk management works – but what exactly is it?
Paul Hopkin
Paul Hopkin of AIRMIC (the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers) discusses the need to educate senior executives about ERM and how it can make any organisation more competitive.


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