Leadership

Why Boris is dangerously similar to Trump and what CEOs can learn from this

They both possess striking blond mops of hair, have easy smiles, buckets of self-confidence, oodles of charisma and a flair for inspirational public speaking. These are all qualities that every CEO...

Lessons from the C-suite: Ian Wilson, DHL Express UK

The UK CEO of DHL Express UK offers his leadership tips and his view of HR at the top.

Building HR with a can-do attitude: Joe Dent, Princes

HR hadn’t always had a seat on Princes’ board but when COVID hit, all that changed. As a result, a business that was “difficult to love” has become an employer of the year, with HR at its heart, finds...

It's time for HR to challenge the status quo

Over a 24 months like no other, HR practitioners have become a sought-after resource for panicked business leaders on the hunt for clarity and alignment. And partly as a result of this, HR has evolved...

How employee experience could be failing your people

With resignations at the highest they’ve been in 20 years HR’s focus, now more than ever, is on retention. Central to this struggle is HR’s battle to build an employee experience that pleases...

Can HR prevent employees from taking up a second job?

Despite the ongoing row over whether MPs should be allowed to hold second jobs, the activity is actually not as unusual across the wider economy as many people think.

Preparing for the impact of acquisition

Successful fast-growing startups are often targeted for acquisition by larger, more established companies. In fact, the number of businesses being acquired by or merged into bigger entities is...

Hybrid team leadership – a chance to up our game

Since COVID, we have learned that leaders typically need significant support to be able to adapt to leading hybrid teams, compared with in-person, which they are normally more used to.

Twitter's Jack Dorsey slams founder’s syndrome: how would HR deal with it?

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced he would be leaving the company this week after nearly 16 years.

How to get employees to speak up

Employee and organisational silence are well-documented pain points. How are leaders supposed to know what’s really going on if no one is really candid? How is HR supposed to support individuals and...

How valuable are sabbaticals?

The current talent shortage means boards, management and HR departments need to come up with new policies, benefits and employment packages that are relevant for the post-COVID era – particularly for...

How workers can manage both health and productivity

Within the space of a few short weeks, the gloomy forecasts of rising joblessness after the furlough scheme ended have morphed into stories of labour shortages and the ‘great resignation’. What is...

Leadership