Business performance


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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Pay awards remain stuck at 2%

26 Jul 2013

Pay awards in the UK remained at 2% in the second quarter of the year, according to pay analysis from...

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Leadership development must be part of ‘skills for growth’ strategy, says report

28 Feb 2012

The Government should make leadership development a key part of its “skills for growth” strategy in order to improve the UK’s...

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Bad management costing business billions

10 Nov 2011

Bad management could be costing UK businesses more than £19 billion in lost working hours every year, according to a...

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International Labour Organisation warns of new, deeper jobs recession

1 Nov 2011

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said that the global economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession...

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More small firms laying off staff due to low business confidence

18 Oct 2011

Small firms are in firing rather than hiring mode as business confidence plummets, according to the Federation of Small Businesses...

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CBI calls for ‘all-action’ budget to stimulate growth and jobs

7 Mar 2011

The CBI has called on George Osborne to boost exports, investment and jobs with an “all-action” budget on 23 March.In...

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Absence increase has negative impact across businesses

31 Jan 2011

This winter’s heavy flu outbreak cost firms as much as £181 million a week in January, according to one absence...

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Swine flu: guidance and advice for employers and HR

5 Jan 2011

Another outbreak of Swine flu has hit the UK, and is expected to hit employees and employers severely.  With significant rise in the...

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Snow: A guide for employers on pay, leave, safety and employee rights during severe weather

1 Dec 2010

Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related...

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Doctors’ bonus scheme to be reviewed

20 Aug 2010

Employers’ groups and unions have cautiously welcomed a review of an NHS scheme that could see the bonuses of top...

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UK employers lag behind US in maximising profit from their people

26 Jul 2010

UK businesses are lagging behind their US counterparts at maximising profit from their investment in people, according to research by...

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