Business performance

Too much collaboration kills creativity

Researchers in the US have found that collaboration among teams is welcome but that it should be limited to achieve...

House of Fraser to close half its stores

7 Jun 2018

One of the UK's leading department stores, House of Fraser, is to close in 31 of its 59 locations including its flagship shop on London’s Oxford Street...

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Why applying for business awards is worth the effort

2 Feb 2018

PROMOTED|If only there were 25 hours in a day. Faced with competing priorities and with resources often stretched, applying for an award is rarely at the top of any business owner’s agenda – too often we simply don’t have enough time.

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Should HR own customer experience?

27 Jul 2017

Is it time for organisations to face up to the difficult question of who owns customer experience? Where should HR...

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Finance and HR: It’s time to collaborate

17 Jul 2017

HR and finance are used to operating in silos, but marrying the two functions can bring major benefits to businesses....

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Employer insolvency: What lessons can be learned from Jaeger’s woes?

5 Jul 2017

Jaeger’s problems are the latest warning for employers to know their duties to staff in cases of employer insolvency. Chris...

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Should every weekend be a long weekend?

12 Apr 2017

With spring’s four bank holidays fast approaching, it’s easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. Roisin...

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Is legislation the answer to fat cat bonuses and poor corporate governance?

27 Jan 2017

With employee representation off the agenda, should the Government bring in new corporate governance regulations to make executive pay fairer...

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Theresa May promises worker representatives on boards

11 Jul 2016

The UK’s next prime minister Theresa May has vowed to put worker representatives on boards of major companies and to...

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National living wage will affect half of employers

18 Nov 2015

More than half (54%) of UK employers say the national living wage will have an effect on the paybill, with the retail sector most severely affected.

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Calculating the ROI for e-learning programmes can be difficult

ROI for e-learning: Six tactics for success

23 Oct 2015

Understanding how to measure and communicate the return on investment (ROI) of an e-learning is key to ensuring a robust...

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Is too much focus on employee engagement becoming a burden?

10 Jul 2015

Employee engagement is a key performance metric for thousands of organisations. But could too high a focus on whether or...

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Rita Gunther McGrath speaking at the CIPD conference last week

CIPD Manchester 2014: changing perspectives

10 Nov 2014

Key lessons for employers to take away from last week's CIPD annual conference in Manchester highlighted by Martin Couzins...

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Closer collaboration between HR and finance gets results

13 May 2014

The relationship between HR and finance has become a lot closer and more collaborative over the past three years, according...

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Lucy Adams, former BBC HR director

“Appraisals don’t work,” says former BBC HR director Lucy Adams

15 Apr 2014

Lucy Adams, the former HR director of the BBC, has slammed the annual appraisal process, claiming they don’t work and...

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