Managers

Is HR forcing people into management?

While management is often the logical next step for workers in terms of career progression, not everybody may be cut out for the job.

AI used as a training tool to help improve employee pitches

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used by sales firm Bigtincan as a training tool to help employees improve presentation skills.

Incidental managers could be contributing to the Great Resignation

The saying goes that people don't leave bad jobs, only bad managers, and a lack of proper training could be costing organisations.

UK managers quitting over stress and lack of training rather than pay

Nearly three quarters (72%) of UK managers who have recently quit their job said adequate training and support could have persuaded them to stay.

‘Perfect storm’ responsible for Great Resignation

A majority (61%) of UK and Irish workers are seen to be ‘flight risks’, as a combination of endemic burnout, a rapidly expanding talent pool and lack of provision for flexible working cause workers to...

David Lammy encourages middle managers to embrace diversity at work

Middle managers need to embrace diversity and inclusion before any real change can happen in an organisation, Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy told delegates at day two of the CIPD annual...

What you may have missed from day two at CIPD ACE 2021

The HR magazine team headed to Manchester for the CIPD’s annual conference this week. The hybrid event, which allowed delegates to tune in virtually or attend in person, featured plenty of...

With leadership, do we understand enough about those who follow?

There are over 57,000 books with the word ‘leadership’ in the title on Amazon; it’s a subject widely read, discussed and debated within business theory and beyond. But, more often than not, there...

NHS employee relations during COVID-19 is reaching breaking point

The impact of the COVID-19 on employment relations has been felt across all organisations up and down the country. Many employees have adapted their working patterns and roles to quickly respond to...

The line manager's role in mental wellbeing

Good bosses – who look after their staff instead of just trying to get the most out of them – are apparently in short supply. So HR must ensure line managers are mental wellbeing friendly

Workers turn to technology to help with mental health issues

Employees are using technology to assist with mental health issues, as stigma in the workplace prevails, according to research from Accenture

Line managers need guidance so they can effectively communicate with employees

There were some interesting nuggets in among the expected in the latest CIPD survey on pay. A desire to increase pay and benefits has become the main reason that employees want to change jobs, the...