Tags: strategy

David Coleman: Engagement – Fake it and it will run away

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.

Paul Russell: So you want to be…influential?

When dealing with the complexities of myriad personalities from ground to board level, attempting to implement strategy and policies, championing initiatives, managing conflict and motivating employees, influence is surely the crème de la crème of skills; if people are HR’s resource then influence is the resource of HR’s. But achieving influence is a delicate tightrope walk of precision and accuracy, lean too much one way and you veer to coercion and manipulation, veer to the opposite side and weakness and inefficiency await.

How can HR professionals demonstrate the strategic value they provide to a company? A Q&A with Annabel Jones – HR Director at ADP UK

HR plays a key role in enabling organisations to meet their strategic goals. It helps the wider business understand what its employees value, and what makes them productive, and keeps them engaged. How can HR professionals demonstrate the strategic value they provide to the company?

Service launched to help schools manage HR and employment needs

School teachers are not renowned for their spare time, so HR considerations are probably placed quite low on many teacher’s priority lists. Now, in an attempt to remedy this, solicitors SAS Daniels LLP has launched Education 360, a legal and HR employment advisory and administration service to help schools manage staff more effectively