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Strong leadership exhibited by company bosses can make the difference between success and failure, particularly in the tough economic conditions affecting the UK. This is according to business development firm SFL, which suggested that managers need to keep workers engaged and drive the performance of their organisations in order to navigate the financial downturn. Such…

Business leaders in the UK have been advised to keep their nerve despite the ongoing economic problems being seen across the globe. A new report produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests that firms that seize opportunities to recruit, train and reward staff – despite the more difficult circumstances – are…

The majority of workers in Britain are unhappy about the level of pay they receive, a new study has revealed. Produced by Jobsite.co.uk, the research found that 70 per cent of employees questioned believe they will never earn their ideal salary in their current job, while 41 per cent stated they will keep moving roles…

Managers in the UK need to strike the correct balance in terms of the freedom they permit staff over internet use, an expert has advised. According to Toby Thompson, a networked learning executive at the Cranfield School of Management, it is "crucial" for bosses to give employees enough autonomy to keep them motivated, while also…

Employers in the UK are becoming more flexible when it comes to allowing staff to take extended periods of time off, according to one expert. Vanessa Robinson, a research adviser with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), stated that enabling workers to take gap years for travelling can be of benefit to employers…

The world’s best-performing firms pay their staff less than other companies do, it has been suggested. According to research conducted by Hay Group, businesses in the 2008 Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list paid their staff an average of five per cent less than other organisations. However, such companies were also found to reward their workers…

Although the demand for staff in the UK has weakened since the end of 2007, there is no sign of a dramatic deterioration in the jobs market, it has been suggested. According to the latest Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)/ KPMG Labour Market Outlook survey, the hiring expectations of firms changed little between…

Millions of pounds may be wasted if human resources (HR) staff do not effectively check employees’ contracts, it has been claimed. Legal experts in the UK have revealed that up to £100 million was spent last year on payments to failed executives or those who did not impact positively on the company. Tom Flanagan, employment…