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12
May
2009
The leaders of tomorrow

Psychological tests can help identify future leadership potential.  But what other activities develop future leaders?

 
03
May
2009
HR skills for survival

The CIPD recently published the results of a website poll of HR professionals to identify the competencies believed to be most important to establishing the effectiveness and crdibility of the HR function in an organisation. 

 
30
Apr
2009
Susan Boyle: A lesson in talent management
It is so easy to make assumptions about people based on their appearance...
 
23
Apr
2009
Five questions every mentor must ask

Establishing clear objectives is one of the 'must dos' for a mentoring relationship to be successful.  A framework of 5 critical questions, originally devised by Deepak Chopra, provides an excellent diagnostic tool in a mentoring relationship focuses on what the mentee wants and what they are doing or not doing to achieve that and what specific support they are looking for from the mentor. 

 
20
Apr
2009
A very unusual company
In Malcolm Gladwell's book The Tipping Point, he mentions Gore Associates (of Gore-Tex fame).
 
19
Apr
2009
Memo to CFOs : Don't Trust HR

A seemingly curious statement from Richard Beatty, Professor of Human Resources at Rutgers University to a conference of CFOs in Florida...

 
15
Apr
2009
The world's most democratic workplaces

Two UK companies feature in the top 40 World's Most Democratic Workplaces 2009.

 
15
Apr
2009
The Speaker
Have you been watching The Speaker on BBC2?  It's a competition to find Britain's best young speaker.
 
10
Apr
2009
Bull, rabbit or eagle?

In business simulations with top executives, CHPD has observed three typical responses in how top executives deal with a crisis.  These are responses they see being enacted in the real business world as the recession affects the way business is being done.

 
08
Apr
2009
HR must raise its game
Another knock at HR, this time from Stefan Stern in the FT.
 
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