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Never stop training

The knock-on effect of the Government’s £6.2 billion cuts in public spending has been particularly savage for local government agencies.

Article by: | Published: 23 August 2011

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Leaders still falling short

The ability to motivate, and integrity are seen by UK workers as the most important attributes to lead a successful business, according to a new study.

Article by: | Published: 23 August 2011

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Join the social club

It’s a dilemma, social networking in the workplace! Some businesses reluctantly accept it, others ban it completely, there’s even special software to spy on people and even block such activity. But what happens if you openly encourage it?

Article by: | Published: 18 August 2011

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Fear of burnout

The Chinese expect nothing but the best from their children and employees; they encourage them to set and achieve nothing short of the highest standards and hold people accountable for achieving their best.

Article by: | Published: 18 August 2011

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Best of breed

Talent management has become an intrinsic part of the modern corporate ethos. Philip Wilding, Newcastle Business School’s HR expert reveals the key elements of a successful and dynamic talent management strategy.

Article by: | Published: 18 August 2011

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Search for a star

Dr Alex Linley, founder of the Centre of Applied Positive Psychology (Capp), looks at the natural evolution of the interview and how organisations are switching on to strengths-based recruitment.

Article by: | Published: 17 August 2011

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Hire for attitude

When stats reveal 40 percent of new executive and management recruits fail to deliver on the expected results, who needs to ‘up their game’ the person or the organisation that took them on?

Article by: | Published: 17 August 2011