Preparing to go it alone

Be realistic about your skills and what you want to achieve thats the advice for HR people disenchanted with the corporate jungle and attracted by freelance life. Stefan Stern reports


Leaders put on pedestals are likely to fall off

We shouldnt lionise business leaders thats the lesson to learn from recent company failures, says Richard Donkin


Show them what HR is for

What do you suppose the average CEO thinks of HR as a profession? Be honest now. And what about the average employee? It's grim, isn't it? Steve Smethurst seeks advice


Learn some smart moves negotiating

Prepare and plan, choose your words carefully, be assertive without being aggressive Steve Smethurst discovers the key dos and donts of the skilled negotiator