Leadership

How employers can reconnect with teams

Research from UKG has found a worrying disconnection between employers and their team members. According to the global survey which spoke to recent job leavers and managers, one in four employees...

How to make work a safe place for mistakes

Do low- or high-performing teams make more mistakes at work? The answer may surprise you, and it’s closely linked to employees’ mental wellbeing.

Entrepreneurship education boosts social mobility, and not just for startup founders 

Having a great idea for a product or service is seldom enough to become a successful entrepreneur. It is often a key component, but there are many other skills required.  

What are the warning signs that your team is in conflict?

Conflict is quite normal and to be expected in a team. A team that doesn’t experience any conflict is probably not working as a team at all.  

Fulfilling older workers’ teaching ambitions could boost retention

More over-50s are leaving the workforce than at any time since records began in 1992, according to the latest ONS statistics. New research, however, suggests that helping older employees find purpose...

FTSE 100 disappoints on Parker Review diversity goal

Eleven FTSE 100 companies have failed to meet the Parker Review’s goal to have at least one director from a minority ethnic background by December 2021.

Best of HR books: March 2022

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Will it take another 20 years for career development to improve?

With many employees considering their employment options after the disruption and anxiety of the past couple of years, employers will lose good staff if they don’t listen to what their employees are...

Reflecting on a dedication to serving others: Harbhajan Brar, Imperial College London

Imperial College London HRD Harbhajan Brar tells Beau Jackson how his 30 years in HR have been driven by a determination to build better, fairer, more successful organisations that represent...

Lessons from the C-suite: Brian Trollip, Dishoom

The managing director of Bombay-inspired restaurant group Dishoom offers his leadership tips and his view of HR at the top.

Why has it taken a pandemic to care about people?

“It’s all about our people”, organisations say. But why has it taken a pandemic to make wellbeing or working flexibly a priority? The key is culture, honest leadership, new ways of working, and...

What makes the perfect leader?

Despite the countless business books and advice columns, there is no such thing as a perfect leader.

Leadership