When employees were asked what makes a good manager they said compassion, fairness and trustworthiness. When organisations seek to appoint managers they look for commitment, loyalty and assertiveness. Can HR bridge the gap?
Published: 22 September 2023
The digital staffing platform, Coople, has provided tips on the benefits of a fast recruitment process for businesses.
Published: 19 September 2023
Dominic Ashley-Timms and Laura Ashley-Timms are the CEO and COO of performance consultancy Notion, the co-creators of the award-winning STAR® Manager programme and the co-authors of The Answer Is A Question.
Published: 12 September 2023
A strong middle manager is 5x more likely to prevent employee burnout than a mediocre one. The problem is that managers are burning out at a faster rate than the teams they lead - and according to research this problem is only getting worse. What needs to change?
Published: 2 July 2023
ABOVE ALL THE TRADITIONAL PARAMETERS OF WORK AND PEOPLE MANAGEMENT THAT WERE WELL PAST THEIR SELL-BY DATE AND IN NEED OF RADICAL REINVENTION BEFORE COVID, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT HAS EMERGED AS THE UNDISPUTED AUNT SALLY. IN THE CONVENTIONAL WORKPLACE SETTING, PM WAS AT BEST DIVISIVE AND LACKING RELEVANCE AND AT WORSE PRECLUSIVE AND DEMOTIVATING. NOW, FACED WITH A FUTURE THAT HAS VERY LITTLE IN COMMON WITH THE WORKFORCE CONVENTIONS OF A PAST FOR WHICH IT WAS DEVISED, PM MUST EVOLVE
Published: 19 June 2023
Keeping workers motivated and engaged during the summer months is typically a challenge for many employers. Companies need to prepare for employee vacation time to ensure continued productivity while eliminating the need to contact the employee while away from work. Dr. Ryne Sherman has identified key areas that contribute towards successful vacation planning and have come up with strategies to properly address them.
Published: 17 June 2023
MANAGEMENT POTENTIAL AND CAPABILITY, FOR GENERATIONS, WAS TOO OFTEN PREDICATED ON INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWHOW, CHARISMA, TOUGHNESS AND AIR OF AUTHORITY. RARELY, IF EVER, WAS EMPATHY, PRAGMATISM, FAIRNESS AND UNDERSTANDING CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES. CONSEQUENTLY, THE OLD CLICHÉ “PEOPLE JOIN A COMPANY BUT LEAVE A MANAGER” CAME INTO HR PARLANCE. NOW, BARELY AN OUTLINE REMAINS FROM THE DEEPLY-DEFINED AND FOREBODING LINES OF COMMAND-AND-CONTROL.
Published: 3 May 2023