Tags: Managers

Anna Shields: Surely HR is tough enough already? How to transfer conflict management responsibility back to managers

The life of a HR director has never been harder. The abundance of employment legislation and tendency to cut to formal process straight away has placed even greater strain on HR departments. The need for HR to be seen to deliver value to the organisation, not just transactional processes, has made HR a tough place to be. Dealing with conflict within the organisation adds to the burden.

Nearly 80 percent of UK managers think over politeness could be costing their business money

Research released today reveals that over politeness in the workplace could be detrimental to UK businesses. The research conducted by online expenses management provider, webexpenses, found that a staggering 78 percent of office-based business managers claim that being too polite could be costing their organisation money.