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19
Jan
2010
A pressing problem

One of most important issues for organisations is ensuring they have the right people with the right skills in place to do what needs to be done.  And businesses will be facing a timebomb unless they recruit more young people.

 
17
Jan
2010
80% of HR practitioners want to change jobs in 2010
In a poll on the People Management website before Christmas 80% of respondents indicated they wish to change jobs in 2010.
 
15
Jan
2010
We don't need this culture of overwork
An initiative in the State of Utah in the US aimed at reducing costs has improved employee morale and productivity and is environmentally friendly to boot.
 
06
Jan
2010
Recruiting in your own image

I enjoy watching Gordon Ramsay's The F Word - not for the man himself, but this series has been particularly interesting for me because of the search for the best local restaurant.

 
30
Dec
2009
Women CEOs: why so few?
A study by the Harvard Business Review of the leadership of the world's top performing companies found that only 29 (1.5%) were women and only 1 woman made it to the top 100.
 
24
Dec
2009
What matters now

I've noticed from blogs I visit and emails from colleagues that there seems to be movement to change the way we think about and act in the world.  I received one yesterday which, amongst other things, encouraged readers to exercise their right to vote in the election next year and reminding us that people gave up their lives to secure the right to vote.

 
24
Nov
2009
Eight ways to kill an idea

Which of these are the favourite way of stifling creativity in your organisation?

 
23
Nov
2009
The fine line between managers and HR
Here is an excellent article highlighting the issues about the division of people management responsibility between the line manager and HR.
 
17
Nov
2009
Would you pass the leadership test?

Continuing the theme of my latest newsletter of raising your own self awareness, here are a few questions to ask yourself about your own leadership style.

 
13
Nov
2009
Creative writing for accountants?
I have to admit to having all my prejudices challenged when I saw a creative writing course advertised which is only open to employees of a firm of accountants...
 
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