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Creating leaders through leadership

Jamil Rashid, founder and director of JARA, explains why spending time understanding the real behaviours that drive your business and helping leaders to develop other leaders, are key to ensuring long term competitiveness.

Article by: | Published: 10 March 2010

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Employee Engagement – It’s not rocket science

With the MacLeod Review putting employee engagement on organisations' agendas and with a deadline of the end of March 2010 for the ‘Engaging for Success' recommendations to be implemented, organisations need to be taking employee engagement seriously.

Article by: | Published: 4 March 2010

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A world without HR

Hay Group's Russell Hobby asks "imagine a world without HR"? Where would we be without HR, can you imagine such a thing?

Article by: | Published: 26 February 2010

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Employers fear abolition of default retirement

The UK Government's review of the UK's default retirement age (DRA) is now anticipated to result in its abolition rather than an increase. Harriet Harman has voiced her support for abolition and yesterday the Equality Commission backed Ms Harman.

Article by: | Published: 8 February 2010

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Brand, Business & Leadership

An excellent developmental guide for associates with or without partner aspirations, tackling the key skills and attributes so often ignored at this stage in a lawyer's career.

Article by: | Published: 20 November 2009

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The worms are turning

Employees are expected to pull together, with two thirds working unpaid overtime. But half say that this work level is unsustainable, and UK organisations risk brain drain as disgruntled staff plot upturn escape

Article by: | Published: 13 November 2009

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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