Tags: promotion

Dawn Sillett: Seven traps for newly promoted managers – and how to stay out of them

You’ve been promoted – congratulations! I hope you take the time to celebrate your achievement and reflect on what got you this recognition. When you’ve done that, watch out: there are traps awaiting the unwary, especially if you haven’t had responsibilities for managing other people before. I see these 7 traps catch newly promoted managers…

Bosses should promote employees who have done the most volunteering

Bosses should award promotions or pay rises to employees who have done the most volunteering, according to a new Demos report. The think tank argues that in-house volunteering programmes are a ‘triple win’, boosting employees’ skills and job satisfaction, reducing sky-high training costs for businesses and benefiting the local community. The scheme could see employees…

43% of UK staff say they ‘cannot work any harder’

 Social care workers are UK’s most overstretched staff 43% of UK staff say they ‘cannot work any harder’ 22% of employees have the workload of two or more people But hard workers are getting their rewards from the ‘Career Progression Recession’ 47% of people say a heavy workload has benefited their career Spread-thin British staff…

Ethnic minorities face multiple problems in getting promoted

New research published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that promotion possibilities for low paid workers are generally limited, and that ethnic minorities especially face multiple problems in getting promoted. Their difficulties include unequal access to opportunities for development; unclear information about training opportunities; and stereotyping. This is resulting in persistent in-work poverty, and a…

International experience ´greatly improves´ your chances of promotion

Nearly six in 10 (59%) of UK financial services leaders believe an employee’s chance for promotion will ‘improve greatly’ with international experience, according to new research1 from Robert Half Financial Services, a leading recruitment specialist.  This figure rises to 76 per cent and 81 per cent for medium and large-sized companies respectively. Only seven per cent of…

A new poll has indicated that almost half of Britain’s managers would prefer to have their seasonal pay packets augmented by bonuses than receive a promotion to a more senior role. The survey of 3,300 individuals, carried out by the Institute of Management & Leadership (ILM), revealed that financial security remains something of a concern…

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…

Sites such as Twitter and Facebook may offer a significant benefit to UK companies, it has been suggested. According to Tristan Garrick, PR manager at the Direct Marketing Association, social media networks are important to businesses as they allow firms to engage with consumers. In addition, a recent survey by Clearswift suggested that over 90…

Stonewall, the organisation geared towards promotion of equal rights for gay and lesbian and bisexual groups, has launched Gay By Degree – the first ever guide which shows how gay-friendly every university in the UK is – www.gaybydegree.org.uk The online guide is aimed at lesbian, gay and bisexual 16 and 17 year olds who are…