People Management

Gender or Talent Gap? The Example of the Working Mum

“Mums are formidable in the workplace, we need to hire more.”
As a working Mum, the title of Melissa Jun Rowley’s blog published in the Women in Leadership section of the Guardian caught my eye.

Even a cursory glance at the media confirms that gender related issues in the workplace [...]

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    Positive and Negative: The Power of Mindset in the Workplace

Positive and Negative: The Power of Mindset in the Workplace

Have you ever considered the incredible effects of mindsets on the ways in which our brains operate? Recent research is quite fascinating; in short, we can apparently change the way our brains work on a physical level, simply by altering the things that we think and talk about! On [...]

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    Diversity + Personality: The Formula for High Performing Teams?

Diversity + Personality: The Formula for High Performing Teams?

We live in a global and multifaceted society. A fact that is not only mirrored, but often actively encouraged in a business environment. Undoubtedly, your teams will be made up of people from different racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Managers generally strive to gain a team with individual thinking, [...]

People Management Lessons From The Ski Slope

Whilst recovering from my own first nerve-wrecking ski lesson, I was watching a ski instructor expertly guide his nervous new charges to the bottom of the short gentle slope. This scene made me ponder the question whether there are any similarities with leading – and being part of – [...]

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    Disregard Notions of Millennials: It’s Time to Stop Generalising Generations in the Workforce

Disregard Notions of Millennials: It’s Time to Stop Generalising Generations in the Workforce

Let me begin with a disclaimer: I am a Millennial. My views may or may not be representative of those of my peer group. Now we’ve got that out of the way, I would like to discuss the incredibly problematic generalisation of generations in the workplace.
People love to [...]

Do you hire based on instinct or impulse?

Hiring new employees is hard. Finding the most suitable employees for an organisation is even harder. The American Management Consultant Peter Drucker famously said that “33% of staffing decisions are bad, 33% are acceptable, and 33% are ok”.
So, why is hiring new employees so difficult?

You may be the [...]

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Does Your Talent Pipeline Have a Leak that Needs Fixing?

Like an increasing number of managers or HR professionals, you might be discovering the growing importance of developing a truly watertight talent pipeline, and how this can positively impact on the long-term future of your company and your workforce.
Developing a talent pipeline involves a company creating a flow [...]

The Top 9 Qualities of a Great Boss

There are a lot of points to consider if you want to be a great boss. The fact that you’re looking into the subject probably means you’re on the right track, but it can be a little overwhelming once you start trying to implement all of the tips out [...]

Unhappy Employees? 3 Questions To Ask Yourself

Are you wondering what you can do about disengaged and unhappy employees? Good news! You’re not alone: 87 percent of organisations across the world cite company culture and employee engagement as their top challenges. The bad news is, with more than 71% of employees across the world not fully [...]

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    Can you find any positives when managing after layoffs & redundancies?

Can you find any positives when managing after layoffs & redundancies?

As some sectors of the global economy are recovering from the financial crises that erupted in 2007, others continue to struggle. Recently the British steel industry issued a hard-hitting reminder and announced that more than one in six workers will lose their jobs. Companies of all sizes continue to [...]