Future CEOs can be recognised by their high energy levels, a desire to be in charge, and the ability to cut through complexity, a survey has found. The Pulse on Leaders study of senior executives and CEOs by Personnel Decision International More...28 July 2008 11:23
Most would agree that good relationships in the workplace between and among managers and staff should improve performance and productivity. Sukhwant Bal believes coaching-like conversations are key to this process . Too many managers are much too bu More...22 July 2008 10:00
A report into the future of the UK public sector has called for changes to the make-up of government departments - including the addition of a new director position. The Review of the Public Services Industry by economist DeAnne Julius call More...11 July 2008 10:20
Blame has got a bad name. But if HR wants to demonstrate its value, it really ought to start pointing the finger. As Sir Alan Sugar prepares to point the finger for the last time in the current series of The Apprentice , struggling to make a decisio More...09 June 2008 00:00
Action learning, 360-degree feedback and coaching and mentoring have been cited as the most effective methods of leadership development, according to a survey by Personnel Today's sister publication Employment Review . The IRS Leadership Developm More...09 June 2008 00:00
HR news and analysis including: the Heyday case on the compulsory retirement age will be heard on 2 July - employers are warned to prepare now for its outcome as they could be liable for age discrimination leadership consultancy DDI and HR direct More...06 June 2008 14:13
All RAC staff are encouraged to think like leaders, according to the road services group's HR director.
John Harkness told Personnel Today that the policy was part of a wider drive to improve staff retention and satisfaction.
"We made it clear More...06 June 2008 12:56
Workplace leaders are dazed and confused about their futures as chief executives and HR professionals are failing to provide clear plans for career progression, research has revealed. The Global Leadership Forecast 2008-09 by business leadership c More...06 June 2008 12:43
Nearly a decade of employers trying to develop leaders has been for nothing, according to a new report.
The Global Leadership Forecast 2008/2009 , released by business leadership consultancy DDI and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developm More...04 June 2008 10:24
There will be more jobs available this year than applicants qualified to fill them, according to research. A shrinking workforce and ageing population will leave 2008 as the year of the empty desk, with employers needing to alter recruiting strategie More...21 May 2008 10:37
Local government HR chiefs justify their six-figure reward packages as delivering value for complex organisations. The revelation that at least nine local council HR chiefs took home six-figure salaries last year would have raised a few eyebrows am More...03 April 2008 11:40
Front-line policing is being hampered by serious people management problems at the very agency set up to improve their training and systems, Personnel Today has learned. Just two in five workers at the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) un More...25 March 2008 07:36
The lack of a permanent NHS workforce director could have played a part in the junior doctor jobs fiasco last year, a senior government official has admitted. The Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) recruitment system was widely panned by critics aft More...28 February 2008 14:01
Ex-referee Pierluigi Collina is set to blow the whistle on his top tips for leadership and management. The instantly recognisable figure will be speaking at PricewaterhouseCoopers' international HR conference in Rome next month. Collina was More...11 February 2008 09:50
British employees in the hospitality industry think they work in 'Hell's Kitchen', new research on worker happiness has found.
A Fairness Index survey compiled by business management firm, GoodCorporation, found that over a third (35%) of hospital More...24 January 2008 09:28
Minority groups lose out on training in workplaces that have won the Investors in People (IIP) training award, new research suggests. A study of almost 15,000 people by Nottingham University Business School found that women, ethnic minorities, temps, More...24 January 2008 09:23
The Institute of Leadership and Management’s new boss believes taking an uncompromising approach to leadership will help breed success. More...14 January 2008 10:34
Human resources news and analysis including: the winners of the Personnel Today Awards 2007 why the FA should use psychometric testing, and following the HM Revenue & Customs' "datagate", what possible new powers for the informati More...23 November 2007 16:36
How are utility companies tackling a chronic shortage of specialist skills and attracting more women to the sector? Roger Milne and Karma Ockenden discover how three major companies are rising to the challenge. Yorkshire Water Water company staff More...12 November 2007 12:00
Senior managers are not doing enough to motivate employees or go the extra mile to help them, research has found. Five thousand UK employees were surveyed by professional services firm Towers Perrin, as part of a global workforce study reachi More...02 November 2007 08:27