More than 35 per cent of business owners in the UK fear that their management team will cause them to hit a growth ceiling.
Corporate Social Responsibility is not about a one-off, one-way donation. In fact, it’s becoming an increasingly important way to cultivate an engaged and loyal workforce, as studies show more and more employees want to be part of companies that make a positive impact and give back to society.
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GRiD, the industry body for group risk, is highlighting that SMEs, advisers and insurers should not ‘assume knowledge’ on each other’s behalf, and that a truly open conversation will be significantly advantageous for both employers and their staff.
Fiona Miller discusses IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future careers initiative, which brings food and grocery industry professionals into schools to inspire and educate students about the world of work.
Instantprint are a SME with around 260 staff. Here company director Bryan Shirley discusses the engagement measures taken within the company as a case study.
No man is an island’, the old saying goes, no one can stand alone in an increasingly interconnected world. Businesses opting to operate in different locations means that communication has to be perfected to a fine art, in order to ensure a national success doesn’t become an international failure.
Communication is key to business success, but this can prove problematic when firms operate across borders. For Global Mobility schemes to become more successful HR professionals have to set about tackling the language skills gap.
Over the years I have been involved in a number of corporate restructurings and I know how difficult and challenging a process it is.
Staff engagement has become a popular boardroom topic, particularly as its influence on performance improvement and competitive advantage are now so clear. It is well known, through studies such as the McLeod report, that highly engaged teams significantly outperform their less engaged counterparts. Some of the numbers are more than eye-opening, especially as they pertain to core metrics that determine any business’s success.
Most organisations (60 percent) have a performance management process, yet these are widely perceived to be unfair, according to the CIPD and Halogen Autumn outlook survey 20151. Fewer than half of employees (46 percent) believe that the performance management process is very or somewhat fair, while a fifth believe that it is somewhat or very unfair. So what is going wrong? The performance management process in many organisations is a single annual event between supervisor and employee that fails to drive employee engagement, address development needs or improve future productivity.
When it comes to the hot button issue of employment engagement, communication has a critical part to play. Effective internal communication is, of course, key when it comes to achieving anything of note in business. Eloquent top down communication allows employees to believe in management, to believe that management is approachable and interested in addressing their problems.
Jeremy Corbyn has made impressive headway in turning the heads of the electorate, but he still has some way to go to get the Labour party onside if he wants to be a truly effective leader, says Darren Timmins
How can HR be expected to help develop talent when line managers don’t even know their employees’ ambitions?
Face-to-face communication for learning and training has been found to be highly valued and has a long-term place in the commercial world, according to research by Loughborough University and imago.