What do HR in High-Growth Companies do? Meet more

What do HR in High-Growth Companies do? Meet more, and Schmooze (with IT!)

New research may well have just confirmed HR’s deepest fears – more meetings with line managers lead to greater success. Sounds crazy, right? Well apparently it’s not. Recent figures show that high-growth organisations actually have more frequent interactions between HR and line managers. This may well suggest that more regular communication equals faster and better…

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5 Ways To Fix The UK’s Productivity Gap

5 Ways To Fix The UK’s Productivity Gap

While the UK can be proud of many world-leading businesses, it also has a long history of poorly managed and unproductive organisations. In fact, the results of a decade-long worldwide study carried out by academics at Stanford in 2012/2013, Harvard and the LSE found the UK had more badly managed companies than better-performing competitors. In…

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What’s Really Holding Your Talent Management Strategy Back-

What’s Really Holding Your Talent Management Strategy Back?

Can your HR strategy keep up with the rapid changes that your workforce is experiencing? A collaborative survey between Fowey Group and SumTotal has revealed that less than half of organisations are confident they have the right talent management approach, and showed HR teams feel unprepared for modern workforce demands. Advancing technology and evolving employee…

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Seismic Shift In The Use Of People Analytics

Seismic Shift In The Use of People Analytics

It was Charles Kettering, US entrepreneur and associate of Henry Ford who once famously said, “the world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” This is especially true in the ever-changing world of HR and Talent Management. In fact, according to a new report from Deloitte Consulting, recruitment, talent analytics…

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HR professionals as ‘stage directors’ of change management

New report shows HR providing increasingly sophisticated support behind the scenes of transformational change. A new report from the CIPD and the University of Bath highlights that, just as CEOs and business leaders have demonstrated a greater understanding of what is necessary to implement deep and sustainable change in recent years, senior HR professionals have…

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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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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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