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Cost of knee-jerk reaction and snap decisions revealed

Big businesses are making snap decisions that lead to outcomes they later regret, according to new research. 93% of business leaders say they’ve made decisions with cost cutting in mind, of which 38% regretted those decisions. The main reasons for this are the loss of talent they later realized they needed (24%), loss of employee engagement (24%), and the negative impact on operational efficiency and productivity (21%).

Contributor: Oliver Shaw, Chief Executive Officer - Orgvue | Published: 14 March 2023

Why is mistrust in leadership so high right now?

A new survey of over 3,000 UK workers has found that only 25% have ‘full trust’ in their company leadership. The survey, conducted by leading employee experience platform LumApps, found that distrust among employees towards leaders is rife

Contributor: Sean Winter, VP Strategy - LumApps | Published: 31 January 2023

How to hit refresh on employee mindset in 2023

Employment Hero's Alex Hattingh shares insights on the importance of changing working styles, alongside supporting employee wellbeing through various facets as businesses head into the new year with prospects and goals to achieve

Contributor: Alex Hattingh, Chief People Officer at Employment Hero | Published: 7 January 2023

Ten leadership trends for 2023

As we are met with the beginning of another new year, it is fair to say that the pressure of a looming recession is still evident. Thom Dennis, CEO of Serenity in Leadership believes that the best way to navigate such times is with good, healthy leadership. He presents 10 key leadership trends that are likely to be seen as helping businesses to not only survive, but also thrive in the year ahead.

Contributor: Thom Dennis, CEO at Serenity in Leadership | Published: 5 January 2023

Is mental health the next pandemic?

With increasingly worrying figures surrounding mental health in the UK, is practicing empathy in the workplace the answer to combatting an evolving issue?

Contributor: Thom Dennis, CEO - Serenity in Leadership | Published: 17 October 2022

Queen Elizabeth II – 1926 – 2022

In remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II, all of the team at theHRDIRECTOR would like to express our sincere condolences and best wishes to the Royal Family. While we should all rightly mourn her sad passing, we should also celebrate her extraordinary life, her unstinting service of 70 years as Queen of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth and the incredible legacy she leaves behind.

Contributor: Jason Spiller - theHRDIRECTOR editor | Published: 17 September 2022

C-suite doesn’t understand that attraction and retention has changed

“Business leaders have to come to terms with what HR professionals already know: organisations must adapt to the new world of work if they want to attract, engage, and retain top talent,” says Dr. Baumgartner. “In a dispersed workforce, technology is a critical tool for building connection and belonging. Investing in the right technology at the right time is key to success in this new era of work.”

Contributor: Dr. Natalie Baumgartner - Chief Workforce Scientist | Published: 7 September 2022

Employees are losing confidence in business leaders

“Employees are having to fill resourcing gaps, often working much harder and for longer hours, and yet they aren’t feeling appreciated either in thanks nor in remuneration.”

Contributor: John Backhouse, Head of People Science - WorkBuzz | Published: 30 July 2022

‘Cost of doing business crisis’ will impact profitability

55% of senior UK business executives cite growth as their top priority over the next 12 months, but the tough economic climate and challenges in attracting and retaining key personnel are thwarting that growth.

Contributor: Gordon Wilson - Advanced | Published: 25 June 2022