Leadership

Why soft skills are becoming ever more important to businesses

Interpersonal skills, empathy and resilience are strongly desired by employers as they look towards business recovery. Riccarda Zezza discusses how...

Firms’ £1.2bn temporary staff bill ‘expensive and unsustainable’

16 Sep 2020

Organisations have spent £1.2 billion on temporary staff to plug skills gaps over the past year, prompting the Open University...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Is it time to rip up the learning and development rulebook?

8 Sep 2020

Leaders have a unique opportunity to question how things have been done in the past and create new organisational norms....

Continue Reading Comments { 2 }
WeWork

Why we are not identifying the right leaders

21 Aug 2020

Talent risks being wasted through poor decision-making that is based on uninformed, inconsistent and biased information, writes Roger Philby.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Out of sight: how to manage remote teams

31 Jul 2020

Managing people remotely for any length of time puts the onus on leaders to learn a new set of tools.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
empty office

HR priorities switch as pandemic heralds a new future

25 Jun 2020

The advent of Covid-19 has seen a major switch in HR priorities, a new survey has found, with the ‘future...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

‘Urgent action’ needed on lack of black people in senior roles

22 Jun 2020

New research reveals almost no movement since 2014 on number of black people who hold leadership positions in the UK.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

‘Purposeful’ work essential to attracting talent post-Covid

11 Jun 2020

CIPD’s virtual Festival of Work hears from financier and campaigner Dame Helena Morrissey, Phoenix Group's Andy Briggs and QA's Charlie Mayfield.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Lloyds Banking Group makes best of lockdown to develop leaders

28 May 2020

Lloyds launched a leadership learning programme for new-to-role line managers just days before lockdown measures were announced.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Is coronavirus the ultimate test in ethical leadership for HR?

27 May 2020

Whether it’s furlough or free healthcare, companies’ actions during the coronavirus have come under greater scrutiny than ever. Will the...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

How will your star teams perform now they’re working alone?

14 May 2020

Your star performers, or ‘superchickens’, work better together. So how can organisations build social cohesion when everyone is working virtually,...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Coronavirus: How can we prepare for a leader falling ill?

9 Apr 2020

With the Prime Minister in intensive care, the Cabinet is finding a new ‘business as usual’ while its leader recuperates....

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

Is ‘good’ leadership different during a crisis?

2 Apr 2020

The qualities of good leadership often seem more explicit during a crisis. But by understanding these qualities, employers can nurture...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

What will shape the managers of the future?

26 Mar 2020

Whether it’s having to manage unprecedented levels of remote working or the fact that increasing numbers of tasks are being...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

How banks can balance stability and innovation

11 Mar 2020

As coronavirus affects stock markets and the Bank of England cuts interest rates, Dr Simon Hayward looks at the challenges...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }