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Insolvency, Employees and what HR needs to know

In recent months, a number of high profile insolvencies have hit the headlines, and there seems no sign of these abating.  In each case, news coverage has often focused on the job losses that are likely to follow the insolvency. However, the actual effect of insolvency on jobs is complex.

Article by: Keely Rushmore and Nathanael Young | Published: 26 May 2018

The naysayers and jobsworths dragging the business anchor

“I’m just being practical, but I don’t see how we can make this work,” he said. The team had come up with an idea built on their workplace skills and interests outside of work. It was a novel idea that on the face of it sounded exciting, but took little effort to find flaws in the concept.

Article by: Dominic Irvine | Published: 25 May 2018

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Promoting innovation and creativity in your business

The trend for inducing creativity and innovation has, in the last few years, been focused on office design and creating a unique environment which employees find stimulating: optimising the space which employees work in to improve engagement, happiness at work and productivity.

Article by: Conor McArdle | Published: 30 April 2018

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Why your business can not ignore evolving customer personas

In order for businesses to stay ahead of the game and continue their success, they have to keep up with customer habits, behaviours and trends. This is especially relevant online, where businesses do have the luxury to track what is working and what is not for their customers and crucially, make positive changes quickly! That’s where customer personas come in.

Article by: Matt Berry | Published: 28 April 2018

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How HR Skills and Competencies Affect Business Development

Let me boldly state this; Business Development works best in well-functioning business organisations and companies, in all departments and functions, with highly skilled and motivated staff and employees, working as a team. HR Human Resources is critical in the success of this.

Article by: Michael Marshall | Published: 14 April 2018

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The blame of the game
Print – Issue 162 | Article of the Week

Pam never expected to become the Chief Human Resources Officer of Exalted Industries. With a meteoric sales career, she had been recruited to Trajectory Systems, an Exalted subsidiary in Silicon Valley, as its Chief Sales Officer. Weak revenues had threatened the company’s survival, and Trajectory CEO David Craig had brought her in to turn things around.

Article by: Jenny Dearborn | Published: 12 April 2018

A tale of sound and fury signifying nothing*
Print – Issue 161 | Article of the Week

The corporate world is scandal-strewn, and every time a new calamity arrives, as they do with predictable regularity, the press and public are angry, and politicians seize the mood music and call for "decisive action". But nothing ever really happens and, over the years, there have been many more proposals than actions to put right corporate governance scandals at board level.

Article by: Gerry Brown | Published: 4 April 2018

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Top 10 HR Challenges to Tackle This Spring

Spring is a great time for taking a fresh look at any HR issues, deciding on your workforce priorities and ensuring solutions to enable your school or business to flourish. In this post we share our thoughts on the burning HR challenges that you should put at the top of your To Do List and suggestions for ways to tackle them.

Article by: Stella Broster | Published: 20 March 2018

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Planning for disruption: An A,B,C

While innovation is often seen as a positive, (r)evolutionary force driving competitive advantage and growth, disruption tends to be associated with risk and cost. By framing your current and future context differently, and viewing disruption through the same lens as innovation, organisations can harness the creative influence of disruption and take advantage of the opportunity it offers.

Article by: Claire King | Published: 26 February 2018

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Mind the gap: Are you really as good as you think you are?

The research revealed the existence of a cognitive bias of illusory superiority, where people judge themselves as better than others in all manner of areas, e.g. leadership, skills, performance. Sequel studies tested and validated the hypothesis "that people, at all performance levels, are equally poor at estimating their relative performance".

Article by: Ally Yates | Published: 20 February 2018