Business performance

CBI: ‘Hundreds of thousands’ of jobs will be lost

Business group the CBI has told MPs that “hundreds of thousands” of jobs could be at risk due to the...

IR35: Surely blanket bans are not the answer?

3 Mar 2020

Rather than run the risk of being caught out by the extension of off-payroll working rules to the private sector,...

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Discover how technology drives performance at Connect 2020

14 Feb 2020

Justine Woolf, director of consulting at Innecto, part of the Personal Group Family, will discuss how embracing technology and taking...

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Probation officers overstretched and under-resourced, says Inspectorate

14 Jan 2020

The National Probation Service, the organisation that supervises high-risk offenders in the community, is hampered by staff shortages...

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Why performance management and engagement should be linked

20 Dec 2019

Employee engagement and performance management have traditionally been two separate facets of HR’s role. But both need to be better aligned for organisations to get the most from their people.

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How to stop your workforce going under when business is close to collapse

31 Oct 2019

With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook and other established companies in financial difficulty, such as Pizza Express and Links...

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Manufacturing headcount falls at fastest rate since 2010

22 Oct 2019

The CBI’s quarterly industrial trends survey has seen the fastest fall in headcount since April 2010, with firms anticipating an...

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Fresh concern over jobs as UK service sector slumps

4 Oct 2019

The UK's service sector, which makes up 80% of the country's economy, contracted in September prompting fears of a recession.

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What the Rugby World Cup teaches us about honesty in business

24 Sep 2019

As the Rugby World Cup gets under way in Japan, Dr Austin Swain examines the brutal honesty that exists in...

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Talk to the money: Why finance and HR must collaborate more

30 May 2019

This HR-finance partnership is hugely valuable to organisations if they can get it right. But new research has revealed collaboration is proving difficult to instigate.

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NHS culture is ‘dysfunctional’ says chairman

15 Feb 2019

In a stinging attack on 25 years of healthcare policy, Lord David Prior, chairman of NHS England, has described the inherent dysfunctionality of the NHS, saying that it needs to “recapture its vocational engaged spirit”.

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High-growth firms crowd out competition for talent

22 Jan 2019

The UK’s efforts to boost productivity while ironing out regional inequalities in job creation may be fundamentally at odds, according...

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‘Total talent management’ could solve the productivity puzzle

3 Dec 2018

Faced with uncertain access to labour and the need to reskill workers in the coming years, how can organisations take...

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Half of FTSE 350 board appointments need to be women to meet targets

13 Nov 2018

A quarter of FTSE 350 companies have only one woman on their board, and there remain five all-male boards, according...

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Too much collaboration kills creativity

14 Aug 2018

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

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