Leadership

Former Brewdog employees claim staff aren’t treated like human beings

A group of ex-employees from craft beer brewing company Brewdog have started a campaign to bring to light their negative experiences working for the brand.

A trust expert's advice on building a resilient culture

Rachel Botsman, trust expert, author and lecturer at Oxford University, thinks organisations that create cultures driven by humility and trust are the most successful.

Absentee leadership is rife – but how can HR detect it?

There is no shortage of news about business leaders whose destructive behaviour led to epic business collapse. These stories are consistent with the scientific evidence that leaders who are erratic,...

Employees want more empathetic leaders, new Facebook research finds

Empathetic leadership is now needed to retain top talent in UK organisations, according to new research by Facebook.

Do boards need people people?

People issues are the central challenge of our time. As the 2021 AGM season comes to a close, some of the same issues continue to dominate, such as boardroom pay and lack of diversity, but this year...

HR in the boardroom: four tips for maximising HR’s business impact

While the power of HR has undoubtedly been pushed to the fore over the past year, many HR professionals often fall short in delivering the effective support and competitive advantages needed to drive...

Essex IT manager pleads guilty to £800,000 NHS fraud

A former NHS employee has pleaded guilty for defrauding the health service of over £800,000 by claiming he was procuring non-existent services from companies he controlled.

Fund launched to boost leadership diversity in the arts

Arts Council England has announced funding for leadership programmes but more support is needed to help underrepresented groups reach board level

HR better placed than ever for board positions

Boards can no longer afford to ignore culture meaning HR's knowledge is sorely needed, according to chair of Advanced Boardroom Excellence Helen Pitcher

FTSE companies urged to appoint more women on boards

The Hampton-Alexander Review finds that, while progress has been made by some, five FTSE 350 firms still have all-male boards

Don't ignore the power of relationships at work

Our emotional worlds have a far bigger impact on our working lives than we realise, according to author and psychotherapist Esther Perel

Green: HR failing to keep pace with external change

The world of work is changing beyond recognition but people strategy hasn't kept up, according to Kevin Green, founder and CEO of What's Next Consultancy and former CEO of the REC