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.

Half of workers unsure how to change their career

Nearly half (49%) of UK workers reported that they want to change their career but don’t know how, a report by the HR consultancy LHH revealed yesterday.

Don't be seduced by the heroic leader fallacy

Heroic leadership still holds us in its – mostly hairy and ever-so-masculine – vice-like grip, and attempts to encourage more reflective and reflexive practices frequently run up against the need to...

How HR can help burnt-out leaders become visionaries

In Stress Awareness Month, here are two key concepts that can help HR teams support reactive, burnt-out leaders and move them towards visionary leadership.

Help 'accidental managers' develop key people skills

How can HR help accidental managers develop the skills to become effective 'people' people, and handle the human side of the role?

Adaptability and empathy as strategy – crafting future leaders 

The boardroom of the future is one where leaders' decisions aren't just driven by numbers, but are made with a deep understanding of human emotions, human adaptability and leveraging how we respond to...

Two tricks to ensure middle managers are empowered, not endangered

Middle managers are on the precipice of peril. Glassdoor's Employee Confidence Index shows a crisis in confidence among mid-level managers – the greatest decline in confidence among all employees this...

Quarter of employees do not trust their CEO

Over a quarter (26%) of employees do not trust their CEO to be honest and transparent, according to HR software company Personio.

Why happy teams start with happy managers

How do you deliver happy managers? By putting in place the right technological support to let them thrive .

Does the future depend on re-learning how to lead?

When only 10% of UK employees thrive in the workplace, does this mean leaders are failing in their duty to lead? Or is it time to re-evaluate what leadership is all about?

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...

Impression management: the silent culprit in our mental health crisis

Data speaks volumes, and it all points to the significant mental health crisis that looms over our workplaces and society at large.