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Survey reveals the six factors fundamental to trust

Based on recent research from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) into levels of trust in senior management teams. This research identifies a clear roadmap for individuals to build trust in themselves and their organisations.

Article by: | Published: 28 October 2009

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Leadership, the fine balance

The balance between Andrew Strauss and Andrew Flintoff seemed to work well, with Strauss the cool and steady decision maker, and Flintoff the one with moments of brilliance and times of underperformance. Christian Hasenoehrl, Partner at Gallup, steps up to the crease.

Article by: | Published: 6 October 2009

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Skills testing essential if Jobcentre Plus is to succeed

With the UK unemployment rate reaching a 14-year high at 2.5 million and over 1.5 million people claiming Jobseekers Allowance, more candidates than ever are relying on government initiatives such as the Jobcentre Plus to help them find work.

Article by: | Published: 6 October 2009

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Changing times

If there was one thing you could change about your life what would it be? Dr Stephen Covey, author of best-seller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is giving a rare and exclusive talk at Westminster Hall, London, on 14 October.

Article by: | Published: 7 September 2009

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Musculoskeletal disorders and disability discrimination

It has been reported that MSDs are the second most common cause of sickness absence in this country and are, therefore, a potentially huge problem for employers and employees alike. Alexa Dunkley, Employment Team, Eversheds and Philip Davies, Associate, Eversheds give their legal views on the subject.

Article by: | Published: 3 September 2009

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The world’s biggest coffee morning

Simple, inclusive and enjoyable, holding a coffee morning in the workplace on the 25 September is an excellent opportunity to get staff together and engage them in a common cause.

Article by: | Published: 26 August 2009

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“You’ve been here how long?”

Retention is often an issue in catering and hospitality, but key staff at the Novotel London West have clocked up more than 500 years between them.

Article by: | Published: 7 August 2009

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Ross and Brand – not living the brand

A case of individual or corporate responsibility? Whatever you think of Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross, when they made that phone call to Andrew Sachs, it did indeed seem like they omitted to stop and consider how some people may well view what they were doing and, crucially, so did their bosses.

Article by: | Published: 29 June 2009