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The trends revolutionising HR

There is a revolution taking place in HR – times, roles and society, they’re all changing and HR needs to adapt quickly to the fast-paced modern challenges of today. From Michelle Carson-Williams, founder and CEO - Holmes Noble.

Article by: Michelle Carson-Williams | Published: 22 February 2017

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How to talk about change and get a positive response

Anyone who is leading in an organisation or running their own business is going to need to make some kind of change happen at some point. The beauty of being in charge is that you tend to know what is going on and can influence it. Most of the people you lead aren’t going to feel that way, unless you do something about it. From Jean Gamester from Semaphora.

Article by: Jean Gamester | Published: 17 February 2017

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What does it take to become a CTO? (Chief Technology Officer)

In the tech world, Chief Technology (CTO) is a title that most IT graduates, software engineers and developers as well as programme managers can only dream of holding one day. For techies, it doesn't get any better than being a CTO of a top tech company such as Apple or Microsoft. From David Hicks, Founder of the Agil Alliance and Trainer at Agil8.

Article by: David Hicks | Published: 15 February 2017

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What can a HRD learn from a marketing director?

As a senior marketer in the HR space I’ve long considered this an important topic. Close collaboration is needed between marketing (those traditionally responsible for projecting the voice of a company) and HR (the team closest to the voices themselves). From Paul Sparkes is Marketing Director of Cascade HR.

Article by: Paul Sparkes | Published: 13 February 2017

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When business travel goes wrong

Here are some real stories when business travel goes wrong. By Sophie Harwood, Women Travel Advisor BeTravelwise.

Article by: Sophie Harwood | Published: 8 February 2017

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Avoiding company scandals

Everyone can clearly see a strategic misstep or scandal afterwards. Hindsight often allows the underlying causes of particular board failures of governance or direction to be exactly and expertly identified. A better skill would be able to do so beforehand. But what are some of the warning signs to look for? The Independent Director: The Non-Executive Director's Guide to Effective Board Presence by Gerry Brown.

Article by: Gerry Brown | Published: 21 January 2017

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When Employees Become Amplifiers

In today’s hyper-connected and rapid-fire world, brands can be built and burnt by the way their consumers, and employees, talk about them. Alex Van Gestel is CEO of Verbalisation.

Article by: Alex Van Gestel | Published: 17 January 2017

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Five steps to cleaning toxic work environments

“Toxic” workplaces are jeopardising employee wellbeing, leading to poor productivity, long-term sickness and ultimately impacting staff recruitment and retention, according to AECOM. From Nicola Gillen, Global Practice Lead - Strategy+, AECOM

Article by: Nicola Gillen | Published: 14 January 2017

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The journey to HRD – reflections and suggestions

After spending the last three and a half years as a HR Director in the healthcare industry, theHRDIRECTOR magazine asked me to reflect on my journey to a senior position within Human Resources; what worked for me and what didn’t, the must-dos and the things to absolutely avoid to ensure success.

Article by: Gemma Dale | Published: 9 January 2017

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How should companies handle abuse claims

Following on from the Jimmy Saville scandal, British football has been rocked by allegations of widespread historical child sex abuse at clubs across the country. As the story continues to grow clubs are coming under fire for their handling of the allegations. Article from employment law specialists, ELAS.

Article by: ELAS | Published: 31 December 2016