Getting under the skin of workplace conflict

1 in 4 of us have an ongoing difficult relationship at work. New research from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, highlights that one in three UK employees (38%) have experienced some form of interpersonal conflict at work in the last year – this includes one in four (29%) who have…

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90 days to a stronger salesforce

For sales managers and those in sales development, the close of Q1 offers a critical opportunity to reflect on your team’s performance. Now is the time to make the necessary improvements to get – or keep – your sales reps on track for success throughout the year. As PI Worldwide’s research shows, most organisations lack…

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6 Reasons Why Staff Really Leave Your Company

6 reasons why staff really leave your company

We are all in general agreement that a ‘job for life’ doesn’t exist anymore… even the most optimistic HR professional can accept that. And, as a people manager, you’ll be fully aware when you take on new employees into your organisation that they are probably not going to stick around for the rest of their…

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5 traits managers need during rapid business growth – Part 2

In last week’s blog we gave you the first 2 traits that a manager needs in order to be able to facilitate business growth, and mobilise your staff to get on board with the changes. Here is the Part 2 of the blog, with the final characteristics that we’ve identified in managers who are most successful…

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5 traits managers need during rapid business growth – Part 1

Rapid, exponential business growth. It’s what all business leaders and shareholders ultimately desire. Whether it’s business growth through acquisition, growth through increased revenue, or growth through restructuring. Either way, the numbers need to be moving in the right direction. Yet, it’s not always as simple as that. Because, with growth comes uncertainty, ambiguity, and transition……

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How to motivate staff and set them up for success

How to motivate staff and set them up for success

If there’s one question that is constantly asked by senior executives, managers and business owners, it is the question of how to motivate staff and help them be more successful. After all, when your staff are highly motivated in their roles, they go the extra mile, produce greater results and deliver better customer service. Motivated…

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How HR Big Data Is Reshaping Recruitment (1)

How HR big data is reshaping recruitment

Are you leveraging the huge volume of ‘big data’ that is becoming available to your HR department to help you recruit more effectively? It seems as if the phrase ‘big data’ is buzzing around the human resource industry far more than it has done in recent months, and for very good reason. Of course, we…

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The changing role of HR in managing change

As globalisation, economics and technology continue to transform the business environment, organisations will lean more on their HR leaders to drive successful change management. According to SHRM, one third of HR professionals consider managing change and cultural transformation a critical priority for the HR function in 2015. However, many are still unsure about the best…

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