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Importance of EI varies by job type

Adrienne Davitt says:

Great piece of research by Dr. Martyn Newman, affirming and validating what all practitioners and professionals working with others have come to recognize and be able to quantify, thanks to the advent of emotional intelligence. Over the past decade, all of our clients have come onboard with this critical awareness and skill and the momentum is only gathering more strength with sound research to back it up. Pity we can't get our politicians and world leaders to commit to this! Great job so far, Martyn.

Importance of EI varies by job type

Jo Daley says:

Having worked as a coach using the Emotional Capital tool with clients I have witnessed HR and other professionals developing their EI competencies. In many instances this has resulted in tangible improvements for them at work linked directly back to their Emotional Capital.

Importance of EI varies by job type

Martyn Newman says:

If you want to read the full study in Education and Society Journal you can here:,+martyn&pageSize=10&index=1

Osborne proposes two-year freeze on benefits

Angela baron says:

As they are also in the pay of the state can he please freeze MPs pay and the pay of those running the bailed out banks who caused the crisis which now the low paid and public sector workers are expected to pay for? At least those on benefits spend their money and put it back I to the economy and not off shore tax havens of does Mr. Osbourne failed to gasp the basic facts of GCSE economics. Of but of course when you got to Eton you pay for your GSCEs you don't actually have to earn them More...

Behaviour, not technology, must be primary driver of change

Pedro Correa says:

I like this content a lot. With 30+ years of technology-related living, I knew people/behavior are key. So I went after new knowledge regarding decision making, cognitive biases and such. Worked on a pos-grad on the topic and found exponents such as Dan Ariely, Daniel Kahneman (BE), Richard Thaler (Nudging), to name the top/most prolific ones. So, for the "how's" I wholeheartedly suggest Behavior Economics and Nutching.

Connected leadership: The CEO and the HRD

Simon Hayward says:

Campbell, you're right to highlight the importance of trust in the context of the healthy organisation. When we can develop a depth of trust among colleagues, with leaders and with customers we are truly connected. Leaders hold the key to unlocking this asset for their organisations.

A crash course in coding

Andrew Marritt says:

There are lots of great opportunities to learn to code for free from to Coursera. Furthermore, understanding how to code also teaches you how to solve complex problems in a structured and complete manner. There's a good reason it's taught at schools new. For the HR person the most useful area is the one I work in - HR Analytics. To do anything apart from the most basic work in a reproducible manner you need to code.

How Kraft Foods is inspiring employees through the opportunity of London 2012

zora stella says:

Well done for contributing to such a large event with much media coverage. I'm a sprat asking for sponsorship- book which features a vintage ad from one of the now-taken-over-by-Krafts products. A 10.000 pounds for history & to mention that you now own this product.

Importance of EI varies by job type

Simon Hayward says:

Great research, thank you. This makes sense and aligns well with our experience of working with HR and the ECR. In fact all business partner roles also need this emotional competence to work effectively with internal client groups. An interesting development and a really helpful tool to support partner development.

The six types of CEO

Hanna Hasl-Kelchner, Esq. says:

Super article with valuable insights for other executives who interact with a CEO. In my experience as former in-house counsel, I've seen the different priorities you've outlined reflected in legal risk tolerance too.

Access to Work has ‘marketing problem’ with mental health

Barbara Exton says:

I agree with the concerns raised however,Acces to Work need to gettheir systems sorted first.,

Employees to drive 'social purpose agenda', says Cranfield professor

Simon Hayward says:

Agreed - the importance of having a strong and shared sense of purpose as well as direction across the organisation has also come out of our research into Connected Leadership. Good to see Pentland Brands win top award in the CIPD People Management awards last night, as they are big on shared purpose!

Should HR do more to attract talent?

Juhi King says:

Hi Kevin, I agree with you so much so that I have just written a 3 part series about the HR profession and why it is exciting as a career. NewtoHR is going to publish them in the upcoming months!!!

Behaviour, not technology, must be primary driver of change

Alex Bailey says:

Ok, so tech on it's own doesn't work. Any pointers on how you CAN create the right behaviours for engagement? It's got to be about honesty and transparency from the top down:

Learning to speak like a digital native

Cheryll Agsaoay says:

More and more leaders need to begin realizing the need to engage the younger generation in mutual coaching relationships and reverse mentoring especially when it comes to digital learning. This is one of the coaching scenarios we've started to champion in our organization.

Learning to speak like a digital native

Jon Ingham, Strategic HCM says:

Brilliant - all HR people should be able to code (actually just make that all people). We need some skill in this area to give us greater insights into our HR technologies, and also, particularly with the new coding syllabus in schools, into our future candidates and employees. There are some great coding mooc's around these days too - Coursera, EDX and particularly Udacity (though mainly paid for) or via itunes U.

Britain's 'talent mismatch' among worst in Europe, says Hays report

Bernard Peek says:

There are plenty of people with strong IT skills. The unemployment rate among senior IT people is more than 50%. If you go to any west-country seaside town every other taxi-driver was once an IT project-manager. The problem isn't a shortage of skilled people. It's a shortage of people willing to put up with the working conditions at the salaries on offer.

The UK's top employer: interview with KFC's James Watts

M Bowen says:

What action should be taken by a parent if a 30yr old Manager Steals and is trying to manipulate and worry your 17yr old daughter?

Monarch staff vote for pay cuts to save company

Caroline Whittaker says:

How sad I was to hear Monarch airlines not doing so well as they are an excellent airline. I admire all the staff who have offered to take a pay cut to save their jobs. Contrast this to the public sector who would be calling for a pay rise

The changing tools of leadership

Piers Bishop says:

I would worry about following your personal intent unless you can be sure aligns with the needs of the customers and the staff!

In this issue: October 2014
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Grow influence: Who has made the HR Most Influential 2014 lists? We reveal all inside

Looking good: Beautiful HR at Estee Lauder

Back to the drawing board: Is HR more art than science?

Forward thinking: Futureproof your technology strategy



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