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Leaders beware, there’s a mole coming…

In 2014 I had a new lawn laid. Not just some grass. A proper lawn. No expense was spared in preparing the ground and laying top grade turf. The sort of stuff they use for bowling and putting greens. It looked amazing. To keep it that way I embarked on a lawn care strategy. One Read more about Leaders beware, there’s a mole coming…[…]

How the 24/7/365 consumer is driving the new world of work

I read an interesting article recently that I think opens up a big debate about the new world of work. The article is based on research that suggests many UK workers are working many hours for free. What I think we need to recognise is that we’ve moved away from a world where we are paid largely for Read more about How the 24/7/365 consumer is driving the new world of work[…]

Wake up to the new world of work

The post-recession economy has spawned a new world of work. The roots of this revolution go back several decades but it took the catalyst of a serious downturn to really accelerate the changes. In the past fortnight I’ve seen a whole range of articles and white papers that have touched on the issues involved. What’s Read more about Wake up to the new world of work[…]

The frightening statistics around retirement

Retirement, and particularly pensions, have been in the news a lot in recent times. As someone who can see 60 looming it is a topic of growing personal interest. The plain truth of the matter is we have a huge crisis looming and somebody, sometime soon, is going have to do something about it. Quite Read more about The frightening statistics around retirement[…]

Culture, values and reward strategy – our next IiP Champion Series Event

Our next Investors in People Champion Series event on May 10 will look at why an employer’s reward strategy needs to reflect the culture and values they wish to establish. Thanks to the generous support of IiP South and Grant Thornton, tickets for the event are free of charge. In a wide ranging session we will Read more about Culture, values and reward strategy – our next IiP Champion Series Event[…]

Critical conversations – why do we regularly avoid them?

Critical conversations were the central topic of our latest Investors in People (IiP) Champion Series Event. Aimed primarily at CEOs and MDs, these events explore key aspects of leadership and management and are made possible by the generous help of IiP South and Grant Thornton. As we quickly established, thinking about critical conversations as bruising, Read more about Critical conversations – why do we regularly avoid them?[…]

Life on the bench: the threat of underutilised talent

Wow. I seem to have stirred up a hornet’s nest. I’ve had quite a few recruiters contact me challenging my closing comments in a recent Pulse article. As a reminder what I said was:- “Having too much talent can be as problematic as not having enough. You only have to look to some sports to Read more about Life on the bench: the threat of underutilised talent[…]