Tags: Boardroom

Engagement nine times more likely when employees trust the board

Effectory International’s study of 46 European multinational organisations has uncovered that board of directors (including C level) account for a ninefold difference in employee engagement and commitment. Insights gained from employee survey analysis reveal that when employees have confidence in the board, they are nine times more likely to be engaged in their work and…

Remaining 28 all-male FTSE250 boards urged to look again at female talent

Women representation on FTSE 100 boards continues to increase, but Business Secretary Vince Cable has cautioned that companies must not let up in their efforts to deliver 25% gender diversity to their boardrooms by 2015. On 2 October 2014, statistics show that: FTSE 100 – women’s representation on boards has increased to 22.8% – up…

Will Moynahan: The dynamic board – Good governance, better leadership

There is no doubt, the Enron and Worldcom scandals over a decade ago left their mark. In the intervening years, greater attention than ever before has been paid to the regulations, standards and initiatives of corporate governance of which Sarbanes Oxley and the OECD’s ”Principles of Corporate Governance” are amongst the best known. Corporate Governance…

The 2014 Cranfield Female FTSE board report launched today (26 March) reveals that the number of women on the boards of FTSE 100 companies has risen to 20.7% (from 17.3% in 2013) and 15.6% on FTSE 250 boards (from 13.3% in 2013). There are now just two FTSE 100 companies with all male boards, a…

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…

Darren Timmins: Are we really still talking about diversity?

Here at Otravida we believe that diversity helps to breed success. And following the news that Germany is set to implement boardroom gender quotas from 2016, we decided to look at the issue to see if this could provide the solution to the ongoing gender debate. It’s been found that businesses with even one third…