Senior management development

Personnel Today Awards 2018 shortlist: Excellence in Learning and Development

Skills are high on the agenda as employers fight for talent and plan ahead for their future workforce. In our...

Sadiq Khan launches ‘Our Time’ female talent development scheme

15 May 2018

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a “landmark” initiative to get more women into senior roles and help...

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Managers ‘unwilling’ to be seen as apprentices

6 Mar 2018

Most employers feel that middle and senior managers would be unwilling to be seen as an apprentice, meaning that businesses...

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Skills gap will worsen after Brexit, say employers

6 Feb 2018

Half of employers believe Brexit will exacerbate the shortage of skilled professionals in the UK, according to new research.
Two...

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Five ways men feel alienated by gender diversity debate

20 Jan 2017

As the requirement for gender pay gap reporting approaches, more men are engaging in gender issues – some better than...

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Finance firms commit to 50/50 gender split in senior roles by 2021

11 Oct 2016

Thirteen finance companies, including Legal & General and Virgin Money, are aiming to have complete gender parity in senior roles...

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“If you don’t like it here… f*** off”, and other management traits

24 Nov 2015

It might sound aggressive, but an “in-your-face” management style can work in certain environments. But which management traits help to...

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Learning to be assertive: Finding the balance between aggressive and submissive behaviour

23 Jun 2015

Assertiveness can make or break social situations, whether we are dealing with people one-to-one or in groups. Chris Croft discusses...

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Dealing with conflict in the matrix

20 Sep 2013

As “matrix” management replaces more traditional top-down organisational structures, it can create new people-management issues. Chief executive of Global Integration Kevan Hall explains...

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A slice of HR at Pizza Express

19 Aug 2013

As HR director for one of the UK’s most-loved brands, Amanda Underwood is helping to create a recipe for high...

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The state of leadership today: improving leaders to boost the bottom line (webinar)

6 May 2013

Available on demand
In this Personnel Today webinar, in association with Hay Group, consultant Melody Moore shares research on the...

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Businesses held back by lack of management skills

7 Aug 2012

Almost one employer in five (18%) expects staff to receive training prior to promotion to management positions, despite the majority of...

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Turning branch managers into leaders at Rentokil Initial

28 May 2012

Brigid Hodges, director of talent at hygiene and pest control firm Rentokil Initial, winners of the 2011 Personnel Today award...

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Three in four workers report managers’ lack of leadership and skills

3 May 2012

Three-quarters of employees report a lack of leadership and management skills, and believe that too many managers have an inflated...

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Management skills training provided to school pupils

15 Sep 2011

Students from secondary schools and colleges are being provided with management training in order to address the lack of basic...

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