HR Most Influential Podcast 3.5: How to work with your CEO

Kerry Smith, chief people officer for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and five-time HR Most Influential practitioner joins the podcast to explore the vital relationship between a CPO and their CEO.

What can managers learn from the downfall of WeWork?

WeWork became the poster child for a shared office industry riding two waves: excess capital and surging demand. The pandemic brought further disruption to the office model, with significantly more...

Five considerations when debating an interim or full-time executive hire

If the past couple of years have taught us anything, then surely it’s to prepare for the unexpected.

Why the NHS's 'fit and proper person test' should be an industry standard

On 30 September the NHS rolled out its 'fit and proper person test' (FPPT) framework for vetting top-level executive and non-executive directors.

How to coach a royal CEO

For some senior leaders, this could be the role of a lifetime. The Prince and Princess of Wales are advertising for a CEO to join the team at Kensington Palace, symbolising an era of change for the...

Half of C-suite execs don’t know how to use HR effectively

Half (50%) of C-suite executives admit they don’t know how to use their HR team as effectively and strategically as they would like to, according to research from HR software provider Personio.

UBS-Credit Suisse: Selecting the right executive team after an acquisition

UBS’s acquisition of Credit Suisse has made headlines in the past few weeks.

Business leaders need to get back to basics and focus on their people strategies

The HR profession has certainly taken huge strides forward over the past few decades, shifting from what was once referred to as ‘personnel’ and perceived as simply processing sickness absence and...

Reflection – the difference between leaders and managers

The APA Dictionary of Psychology defines reflection as the "examination, contemplation, and analysis of one’s thoughts, feelings, and actions". It is a creative process that enables people to get to...

How to be a reviver rather than a survivor with leadership

The determining factor of an organisation’s success in response to each and every disruptive opportunity is leadership – whether that be recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the threat of recession,...

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.

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.