Tags: Business leader

Business leaders endorse “back to basics” management as UK drifts into omnishambles

Business leaders last night called for the UK to adopt a ‘back to basics’ approach to management, as they awarded entrepreneur, Richard Newton, top prize at the national final of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management Book of the Year competition for his book: The Management Book: How to Manage Your Team to Deliver Outstanding…

Business leaders and HR are united on short term priorities but different things keep them awake at night

Senior HR and wider business leaders are both clearly focused on the short-term business priority of cost management. The challenge for HR is to balance the tension between responding to short-term cost imperatives and keeping longer-term people issues firmly on the agenda, as these are what will really make the difference to sustainable performance. That’s…

Ten top tips for recruitment growth from Business Brains on Tour

In November the REC took three experts or ‘business brains’ on the road to Birmingham, Manchester and London. These ‘brains’ shared their thinking with packed audiences of recruiters all keen to learn how to grow their recruitment business in the current market. We captured the key messages to act as a refresher to those that…

Armed forces leaders the best in Britain at managing change

Armed Forces leaders the best bosses of any UK profession at managing change 49% of Armed Forces personnel understand why change is positive for their career – the highest of any UK profession Civil service leaders the poorest in Britain at managing change Just 23% of civil servants understand why changes to civil service are…

Study reveals business leaders want more training in less time

In a challenging global economic climate, CEOs increasingly believe in the value of learning, with 93 per cent of business leaders in the UK telling global e-learning provider Skillsoft that they will either maintain or increase their training budget over the next 12 months. The reality of everyday business pressures in a competitive, 24/7 marketplace…

Carbon emissions target advised by business leaders

A number of businesses and organisations have signed a letter urging ministers to set a specific target for restricting carbon emissions from power generation. The plea which was published in an open letter and addressed to Chancellor George Osborne, states that it wants a target for how emissions should be curbed by 2030 because a…

HR professionals are struggling as strategic business partners

Human resource professionals are making slow strides in becoming strategic business partners within their organizations, according to new research Next generation HR from Hay Group, the global management consultancy. Only 34 per cent of those surveyed believe HR is making a significant strategic contribution to their organization; most (60 per cent) positioned themselves somewhere in…