Back to basics with Direct Line CPO Vicky Wallis

After a challenging few years, Direct Line Group’s CPO is focused on developing core skills to build confidence and capability in an uncertain world, finds Jo Gallacher.

Four insights into the skills-based future of talent management

As employers navigate a changing world of work, there has been an increasing focus on agility and creating an adaptable workforce. Putting skills rather than jobs at the centre of the labour market is...

The 'power partnership': why CPOs and CMOs have a common cause

A large proportion (40%) of CEOs don’t think their company will be viable in a decade if they continue to operate as they currently do.

National Living Wage to hit £11: what HR needs to do now

A new National Living Wage of £11 per hour is to be launched in April 2024, giving HR and payroll professionals a number of tasks to complete before the new financial year.

Met police scandal underlines risks of work group chats

Former Metropolitan Police officers have been charged with sending racist messages on a WhatsApp group under the Communications Act 2003.

The power of clean language in the workplace

Clean language coaching is seeing an increase in business with many organisations now looking to clean language and systemic modelling facilitators to help teams work more collaboratively and...

Navigating communications in a hybrid workspace

The modern working environment has seen an explosion of different communication tools, as organisations look to facilitate remote working, while taking advantage of new digital developments.

Line managers stop employees speaking up, study finds

When employees see something not right or not working, one in six (17%) think their line manager stops them from speaking up, according to a new study.

How to ensure day-one success when completing public to private deals

Being told a company is being taken private can be a stressful and unsettling experience for impacted employees, who will have a lot of questions: ‘Will I be made redundant? What if I don’t like the...

Remote working causes communication gap between managers and employees

A lack of communication is impacting remote workers' progression and managers’ understanding of their team's challenges, a new study has found.

Why the internal communications function is essential to retaining talent

Business priorities have evolved frequently and rapidly over the past few decades. However, this has proved even more tangible in the last five years, with the Covid-19 pandemic acting as a...

How reducing meetings increases employee autonomy

Meetings are hindering, not helping, your employees.