Tags: Corporate culture

Rita Trehan: How have Amazon damaged employer brand and capacity?

One of the greatest challenges businesses face now is the rapid flow of information and resulting public opinion. I need only point to the recent article in The New York Times on Amazon’s company culture and the resulting groundswell of negative opinion. Although the article doesn’t feel intended as a takedown piece, it’s a very…

Better corporate reporting to put brighter spotlight on gender pay gap, says NAFP

  The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has today published its submission to the Government’s consultation on closing the gender pay gap. The consultation seeks views on the Government’s manifesto commitment to require larger employers to publish gender pay information. The regulations would cover private and voluntary sector employers in England, Scotland and Wales…

Joakim Ahlstöm: The true leadership challenge in a world that changes faster every day

Joakim Ahlstöm, author of ‘How to succeed with continuous improvement: A primer for becoming the best in the world’, shares his thoughts with us on why organisations are failing to create the cultures they strive for… To secure long-term survival in a complex and volatile world you need to develop an organisation with the ability…

Social responsibility is key to winning war for talent

The majority of people are looking to work for companies that empower their employees through social responsibility, according to new research from SharedImpact – the world’s first global donor-advised impact investment forum. The SharedImpact Corporate Purpose survey conducted by YouGov and published online at www.sharedimpact.org has revealed that 95% of people would be encouraged to work for a company…

One third of companies would replace their C-suite execs

Almost one third of companies would replace their C-suite execs if given the opportunity, according to the latest report among 23,000 senior leaders from member-based advisory firm CEB. Boards currently do not have confidence that incumbent leaders are competent to deal with new working practices. On top of the traditional skills of organising and directing employees and…

High-cost cancer claims impacting on corporate healthcare schemes

Following the release of the updated cancer survival rates from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), employers should be looking to update their current stance on cancer care and delivery by giving consideration to developing bespoke treatment pathways, according to Towers Watson, a leading global professional services company. The consultancy, which advises companies on health and risk…

Hay Group, the global management consulting firm, released its eighth annual Best Companies for Leadership Study and Top 20 list. The study ranks the best companies for leadership around the globe and examines how those companies nurture talent and foster innovation in their ranks. This year, Procter & Gamble topped the list, followed by Microsoft, General Electric and Coca-Cola. According to…

Workers display signs of a ‘not bothered’ attitude to their work.

More than 50 per cent of workers are displaying signs of having adopted a ‘not bothered’ attitude to their work. That’s according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s latest quarterly Employee Outlook survey of more than 2,000 employees across the UK, which asks a number of questions to gauge their level of engagement…

Voucher schemes prove popular with corporates in 2012, new report reveals

The corporate sector has continued to drive solid growth for the UK’s gift card and voucher industry in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2011, continuing into 2012, according to the latest statistics from The UK Gift Card & Voucher Association (UKGCVA), the trade body representing the key players in the £4 billion gift voucher, cards…