The fixed, office-centric worker of yesteryear is being shunted in favour of 'anywhere workers' - staff that can work on the move, at home, in the office or elsewhere. That's according to a survey by Siemens Enterprise Communications, who asked for the opinions of 1,000 staff working in the UK. Around 85 per cent said that communication devices, such as smartphones and laptops, t….
Managers need to take 'a long look in the mirror', according to an expert at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). That strongly worded advice has been dispensed by Ben Willmott, head of public policy at the CIPD, in regard to the results of its management skills survey - which revealed that managers do not know 'how bad they are at handling people', telegr….
One of the reasons people often give for joining Vistage is to improve their management skills. One of the difficult first steps towards improvement is being able to assess objectively how good or bad your management skills actually are. It is not an easy task. According to a new report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), there can be a large gap between ….
If a CEO wants to bring more clarity to their organisation, they should think about narrowing their business focus, an expert has noted. This advice comes from Greg McKeown, head of leadership and strategic design agency THIS Inc, who wrote on hbr.org that many CEOs choose to keep their options open by pursuing several goals. He revealed that this can be counter-productive. He ….
Possessing adequate business intelligence (bi) about staff is key for a successful employee assessment, trainingzone.co.uk writes. That's the opinion of industry expert Mary Clarke of appraisal solution firm Cognisco. She asserts that employee appraisals can be used to improve both performance and productivity while contributing to an increase in a business's overall competitive….
A new survey has emphasised the need for recruiting managers to be more inventive with the wording in their job advertisements, managementtoday.co.uk writes. Adzuna, the online job search website, has conducted a survey of the most common - or overused - behavioural buzzwords that employers include in their ads. The site analysed 500,000 adverts and found that the number one c….
Employers in London are being urged to extend flexible working arrangements to September, to prevent disruption while the Paralymipc Games takes place, lbc.co.uk reports. Most businesses that are situated close to the Games venues will hopefully by now have put in place a contingency plan, allowing employees to work from remote locations or at more flexible times. Certainly t….
Employers are being urged to improve their processes for verifying new employees' rights to work in the UK, recruiter.co.uk reports. The request follows news that the UK Border Agency has continued to issue thousands of fines to employers for failing to carry out the right checks - initially and ongoing - which has lead them to employ an individual that does not have the legal rig….
The culture of whistle blowing should be institutionally changed to reward those who disclose corporate wrong-doing, askgrapevine.com reports. That's the opinion of Middlesex University employment law professor, David Lewis. He believes that businesses should create a culture that not only supports whistle blowing but is seen to reward it. Currently, the majority of employees bel….
Executives are spending an increasing amount of time dealing with work related issues and decisions outside of the typical 9-to-5 working hours. That's according to the "@Work State of Mind Project", a new report from advertising agency Gyro and Forbes Insights, the strategic research practice arm of Forbes Media. The report suggests that 63 per cent of business executives che….