Tags: Corporate culture

Why People Do What They Do: Demystifying Corporate Culture

A strong organisational culture is a business advantage that helps generate and maintain top-level performance. This is an obvious, intuitive statement that all business leaders understand and discuss. Yet, while many try to create a high-performing culture, few succeed. Why? Is it really that difficult? Not really. The key to culture is understanding that the…

Poor employee engagement costing UK businesses upwards of £17bn

If productivity of the UK workforce went up by just 1%, the nation would be in pocket to the tune of £17bn. The simplest way to boost productivity is by improving employee engagement, as studies have shown that highly engaged employees perform better than their unengaged colleagues[ii]. Key findings of a survey of 1,007 UK…

Three years on, what does the Corporate Manslaughter Act really mean for businesses?

Jim Irving, CEO of Guardian24, a provider of lone worker safety solutions, examines new vulnerabilities within businesses when it comes to the legislation and considers what else can be done to protect staff. Having come into force on 6 April 2008, the Corporate Manslaughter Act is approaching its third anniversary this year, and with recent…

One of the UK’s leading executive search firms, Warren Partners, is bucking the industry trend and gearing up for significant expansion across all sectors, including its recruitment to board level roles. The growth strategy will be led by founder Joëlle Warren, who takes up the role of executive chairman. She will be supported by an…

What is the effect of the shift in values of new graduates entering employment? And what, asks Pauline McDonald, Head of Careers, Swansea University, is the strategic impact of this shift within organisations and for HR professionals?