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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
Tobias Andersson, COO, ProjectplaceTen tips for project success
Tobias Andersson, COO, Projectplace (15-Dec-2014)
The world of business and project management is becoming fundamentally more complex - you need technology to be working for you, not against you
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
Theo Hoppen, Head of Family law, MLP LawCompany shares - to have and to hold?
Theo Hoppen, Head of Family law, MLP Law (10-Nov-2014)
The division of a shareholding can have important legal implications after a divorce, not just for the couple, but also for other directors, shareholders and employees
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
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
Ruth Stuart, Research Adviser Learning and Development, CIPDCommunications - the route to success in organisational change
Ruth Stuart, Research Adviser Learning and Development, CIPD (21-Oct-2014)
The importance of upward communication on the success of change and the ability of senior leaders to listen to and honour that upward communication is critical
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 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
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
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?
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
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?
Kevin Young, MD, Skillsoft EMEABig data - a bigger business opportunity
Kevin Young, MD, Skillsoft EMEA (03-Jun-2014)
Big data is a big business opportunity and ignoring its potential insight can only result in businesses falling behind their competitors in the market
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
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?
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
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
Alex Smith, Director, IntermediaFive simple steps to a truly secure password
Alex Smith, Director, Intermedia (02-May-2014)
It is time for organisations to create strong passwords that will have the best chance of protecting their information
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Craig Massey, CEO, Sanlam Private InvestmentsThe ultimate fitness guide for office workers
Craig Massey, CEO, Sanlam Private Investments (05-Feb-2014)
Office workers are not compensating for their sedentary life with worries about their health, weight and stress. Here is an office fitness guide
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
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?
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
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
Dr Mark Winwood, Director of Psychological Services, AXA PPPTips to avoid Festive Burnout stress
Dr Mark Winwood, Director of Psychological Services, AXA PPP (18-Dec-2013)
The countdown to Christmas should come with a health warning as stress, exhaustion and illness threaten businesses – tips to help avoid them
Kevin Uphill, MD, AvondaleMaximising the value of your business
Kevin Uphill, MD, Avondale (28-Nov-2013)
Growing a company to sell is one of the most guaranteed ways to wealth, but how do you maximise the value and know when to sell?
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?
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
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
Jeff Fisher, VP Strategy and Co-Head RES Research BostonEnterprise IT - the App Store model is not enough
Jeff Fisher, VP Strategy and Co-Head RES Research Boston (05-Nov-2013)
IT complexity continues to grow and users have increasing expectations raising the challenges for the IT department
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
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
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
Richard McIntosh, UK Managing Director, InvertoBetter buying, better profits
Richard McIntosh, UK Managing Director, Inverto (24-Sep-2013)
In the current economic climate, growing top-line sales is hard, so an examination of the purchasing process is critical
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
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
Patricia Langrand, Executive VP, SteriaBig Data – looking beyond the hype
Patricia Langrand, Executive VP, Steria (06-Sep-2013)
In today’s tough economic climate, being able to handle Big Data will become crucial for the organisation’s competitiveness, innovation and growth
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
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
Daniel Mitchell, Director, Lifeline ITCyber crime - you are at serious risk - tips
Daniel Mitchell, Director, Lifeline IT (16-Aug-2013)
Britain is losing the fight against cyber-crime, now considered a bigger threat to the nation than nuclear war. Tips to protect your business
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Daniel Mitchell, founder and Director, Lifeline ITIs password your password?
Daniel Mitchell, founder and Director, Lifeline IT (08-Feb-2013)
Most businesses are now reliant on IT and security breaches could be disastrous, but most people are still careless with passwords
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
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?
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
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
Graham Sutherland, MD, BT BusinessTop ten business tips
Graham Sutherland, MD, BT Business (28-Dec-2012)
Top ten new years resolutions to help small businesses gain a competitive edge in current tough economic times
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
Ryan Rubin, Director, ProtivitiPoor IT security training leaves business at risk
Ryan Rubin, Director, Protiviti (21-Dec-2012)
Ineffective security awareness training is leaving businesses dangerously exposed to the significant consequences of an information security breach
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nicole Williams, LinkedIn Connection DirectorEndangered species and office wish lists
Nicole Williams, LinkedIn Connection Director (16-Oct-2012)
Tech Dinosaurs: tape recorders and fax machines and on the wish list ‘having a clone’ and ‘a place in the office that provides natural sunlight’
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?
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
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
David Hunt, Director, Eco EnvironmentsEnergy saving - business and environmental no-brainer
David Hunt, Director, Eco Environments (06-Sep-2012)
The return on investment for environmentally effective energy saving schemes is eye-watering - a no-brainer
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
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
Doug Stewart, CEO, Green Energy UKFrom car salesman to sustainable energy
Doug Stewart, CEO, Green Energy UK (17-Aug-2012)
Pig poo to power your PC? Being green isn’t alternative and doesn’t involve a huge commitment, but it helps the planet and is good for CSR
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
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
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
Frances Darton, AchillesCarbon reduction, SMEs and mandatory reporting
Frances Darton, Achilles (06-Aug-2012)
SMEs account for 45% of UK business energy consumption and could quite easily cut £400m annually from bills
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
Wayne Mitchell, Director, nPowerEnergy cost savings for medium-sized businesses
Wayne Mitchell, Director, nPower (30-Jul-2012)
Many medium-sized businesses (MSBs) are missing out on significant energy savings each year by overlooking the importance of energy procurement
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?
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!
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Liz Love, MD Z-Card LtdMaking an international success of your business
Liz Love, MD Z-Card Ltd (05-Mar-2012)
Establishing a good business and people fit as well as being aware of the business and cultural differences in the various markets is critical
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
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
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

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