New report by 4000+ company directors shares insights into boardroom diversity

New report by 4000+ company directors shares insights into boardroom strengths & weaknesses

4,000+ corporate directors offered their opinions in a new report recently regarding risk, the economy, boardroom diversity, as well as strengths and weaknesses within the boardroom. A brand new report by professor Boris Groysbergand and Yo-Jud of the Harvard Business School, along with Spencer Stuart, the Women Corporate Directors and researcher Deborah Bell has stated…

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Are organisations doing enough to nurture key business leaders

Are organisations doing enough to nurture key leaders?

New research reveals that a large number of business leaders believe their organisation could be doing more to support them in their quest to reach targets and ultimately achieve their career goals. So the real question is, what are you doing to help such individuals reach the top? As we all know, an effective human…

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Improved self-awareness needed for performance management

Managers’ view of own performance reveals gap in self-awareness

A recent survey from Penna revealed that managers rate their own performance far higher than their team members do. In fact, over 50% of those employees questioned believed that they could in fact achieve more impressive results if given the opportunity. With a seemingly high 80% of managers stating that they are more often than…

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New report reveals leadership development and employee engagement as key business challenges

New report reveals leadership development & employee engagement as key business challenges

There are many obstacles facing businesses today and surprisingly, or not, many of those challenges come from within.  Creating leadership development structures that nurture effective leaders from within a given organisation is one of the biggest challenges businesses will face. In their 19th annual report, the Roffey Park leadership institute suggests that almost 80% of Human…

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Leaders’ flexible thinking takes on new importance

Leaders’ flexible thinking takes on new importance

Report reveals greater emphasis on “cognitive readiness”, continuing importance of critical reasoning, and important skills gap among potential leaders. The results emerged from a survey of 466 leaders from some of the world’s most prominent organisations. The biennial review ‘Trends in Executive Development’ was published by Pearson. In 2014 the report showed that the most…

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War for talent trumps pursuit of low costs

War for talent trumps pursuit for low costs

Global companies are more focussed on finding top talent than on setting up operations where they could be paying lower salaries. That was one of the conclusions from ADP’s third annual HR Question Time this month. On the six-strong panel to discuss ‘Borderless HR’ were representatives from Barclays, Sunrise Senior Living and ADP, as well as Anthony Hesketh,…

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Is improving productivity the key to balancing pension costs?

Is improving productivity the key to balancing pension costs?

Two-thirds of UK workers are now saving through a workplace pension scheme, thanks to automatic pension enrolment, but seven in ten employers are feeling the impact in cost terms. While the focus must remain on encouraging employees to save into a workplace pension, the pressure is on for employers to focus on improving productivity before…

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Shifting Business Priorities Move To HR Analytics

Shifting business priorities create significant opportunities for HR

As innovation officially becomes a top business strategy, HR needs to think creatively and adapt its ways of working. Cost management, talent management and boosting productivity remain top current priorities for HR and non-HR business leaders in 2015, unchanged from 2013. But for the first time, innovation is now a leading business priority for a…

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