Tags: Boardroom

Directors out of touch with middle managers, research shows

Company bosses have ‘distorted’ view of own abilities and are unduly positive Company directors have a “distorted” view of their success and reputation compared to less senior managers in their organisation, according to new research from Roffey Park. Board members are also “out of touch” with lower ranks in their perception of how effectively change…

UK pension fund could vote against chairmen who fail to promote boardroom diversity

Major UK pension fund Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has warned it may vote against directors responsible for boardroom appointments if they do not take steps to increase gender and cultural diversity. Sacha Sadan, director of corporate governance at the fund, one of the biggest investors in bluechip UK firms, said a vote against…

Lord Davies’ report ‘Women on Boards’ 6 months on

The six months monitoring report has been published it reviews the progress since Lord Davies’ report ‘Women on Boards’ set out a series of recommendations to increase the number of women on company boards. The study suggested that companies should publish the number of women sitting on their boards and working in their organisations and…

Boards will need to recruit more from key management functions with existing gender diversity

Hedley May, the leading independent search firm, notes the publication of today’s interim progress report on the recommendations laid down by the Davies Review which aim to increase gender diversity at the board level of Britain’s biggest companies. It is encouraging to note that 25 of the 83 FTSE 100 board-level appointments made since February…

Moving the HR agenda from the back office to the boardroom remains the biggest hurdle

Moving the HR agenda from the back office to the boardroom remains the biggest professional hurdle facing the discipline, according to new research commissioned by Hyland Software, a leading specialist in transactional electronic content management (ECM). The comprehensive study included the results of a global survey which questioned over 200 professionals working across a range…

ABI calls for greater boardroom diversity

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has called on UK enterprises to increase diversity and inclusion through board appointments. A new report from the organisation, which claims to be the UK’s leading shareholder group, has been designed to help companies to better understand the views of institutional investors on effective boardroom performance. The Board Effectiveness…

Malcom Scovil: selling employee engagement to the board – the fifth element?

We may be in one of the worst recessions in recent decades, yet this isn’t a justification for businesses to demand more work, for less pay. Companies should be seriously concerned that a disengaged employee now, may well walk the moment the job market in their sector starts to recover. The government has recognised the…