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COOs – new stars of the boardroom

The role of COO is currently undergoing change, with over three quarters reporting that it now involves greater emphasis on driving business and digital transformation, creating new business opportunities and overseeing the allocation and prioritisation of corporate resources.

Article by: Graham Oates | Published: 4 March 2019


Four key tips to manage through Brexit

Successful leaders don’t waste time blaming others, that may win you sympathy but is a waste of energy. Uncertainty creates opportunity so start by owning the situation and making a plan you can try to use the situation to your advantage.

Article by: Jeremy Snape | Published: 3 March 2019


Time to kick-start your disability and ethnicity pay gap preparations?

What classifies someone as disabled?  Is there a need to categorise disability/ethnicity for improved reporting?  In order to accurately report on disability and ethnicity it is important that key personnel receive guidance on how best to organise and manage your data.

Article by: Rachel Mapleston | Published: 3 March 2019


Top tips for spotting confident candidates in job interviews

As part of the campaign, Grosvenor Casinos wanted to reveal what micro‐expressions people use to lie and display confidence when playing games such as poker and blackjack. These micro expressions, however, also often appear outside the casino doors and have been seen to happen in job interviews.

Article by: Robert Phipps | Published: 1 March 2019

Top 10 Countries for Women to Work Abroad

For International Women’s Day, InterNations, the world’s largest expat community, took a look at the women that do work abroad and the countries in which they are happiest with their career. The findings are based on the insights of 8,855 female expats that took part in the Expat Insider 2018 survey, one of the most extensive surveys about working and living abroad, annually conducted by InterNations. For the survey’s Working Abroad Index, several topics such as career prospects, work-life balance, and job security are factored in.

Article by: Malte Zeeck | Published: 28 February 2019


Employee Onboarding – Let’s Focus on What Matters Most 

New employees want to know what they should do and how they should behave to fit into the culture. As every company has its own norms, traditions and values, it is essential to help new hires navigate the culture. It is critical to address both the formal and informal norms in your culture. 

Article by: Indrek Lepner | Published: 28 February 2019


“I-Robot…? No.. I-Sid James!”
Print – Issue 172 | Article of the Week

Obviously, AI technology has advanced a long way in thirty years, but it would be foolish to assume that bias is no longer a problem. For example, the journal Science, reported on a study of an advanced AI language tool, which exhibited racial and gender bias.

Article by: Charles Hipps | Published: 27 February 2019

Is the office lounge the new boardroom? 

Regardless of what happens during the meeting, viewing the space itself as a core piece of the meeting experience is an important consideration. Effective meeting room design can impact and change your entire meeting; putting attendees at ease, encouraging conversation and engineering creativity. 

Article by: Zoe Humphries | Published: 26 February 2019


Your Attitude: Shifting cultures and driving performance

The leadership team or executive group are responsible for setting the attitude tone - whatever has been ‘normalised’ by them has led to the narrow range of attitudes found across the organisation – attitudes and behaviours outside of this ‘normal range’ when surfaced, meet resistance from the ‘accepted norm’.

Article by: Simon Tyler | Published: 25 February 2019


Culture Fit: A Definition

For as long as people have collaborated, some have worked better together than others. It goes above and beyond the skills they bring, there’s some magic that happens when the right people work together. Being able to predict that magic is the dark art of recruitment. 

Article by: Mark Hla | Published: 24 February 2019