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Management Development

manage work related stress

How to manage work related stress

April is ‘Stress Awareness Month’, which has been promoted by the Stress Management Society since 1992. In that time, wellbeing movements have become more visible, and mental health awareness has increased. The discussion is moving in the right direction, but we still have a long way to go to improve our relationship with stress, and reduce […]

Unconscious Bias in Recruitment

Is unconscious bias damaging your recruitment process?

If you’ve experienced an unsuccessful recruitment process in the past, you may be overlooking how unconscious bias could be preventing you from finding the right candidate for your role. To reduce the impact of unconscious bias, it’s important to first understand how it occurs, and then consider what you can do to overcome it. What […]

improve employee engagement

The Four Stages of Employee Engagement

You’ve hired a great team with the right skills and experience; your products and services proposition is focused and effective; but how do you maintain and guide the level of energy and commitment required from your employees to achieve your business goals? To do this, you need your workforce to be prepared to deliver the […]

Coaching

How coaching benefits employees and your organisation

Coaching is the lever that drives ‘step-change’ performance improvement. There isn’t a single top-level sports person or team that doesn’t have a coach, so why isn’t this the case for business professionals? All industries can benefit from coaching in order to improve performance. Where experience and direction play a greater role, generally this is referred […]

How do we prepare millennials for leadership roles?

Generation Y employees, or ‘millennials’ (those born between the early 1980s and 2000), are now starting to move into leadership positions and will eventually outnumber the managers from earlier generations (Generation X, born between 1965 and 1980, and the Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964). This transition will inevitably lead to a change in […]

Fit for Work – further information

With Fit for Work currently being rolled out across the country, we’ve prepared some detailed information that you may find useful to help understand the new service. Fit for Work is a government service that aims to help employees get back in to work sooner and reduce the chance of them falling out of work […]

Professional bodies create “valuing your talent” programme

The Chartered Management Institute has announced that it will be working with the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Investors in People and the Royal Society for the Arts to help organisations measure staff impact upon business performance and devise techniques that […]

The Art of Managing Older Workers

Managers are increasingly finding that they have to manage workers that are older than them, according to a Business Insider article, and deal with the challenges that this presents. For example, some younger managers may be asked to ‘prove’ that they have what it takes to lead more experienced employees. One manager quoted in the […]

Parliamentary commission to combat bad management

A new cross-party Parliamentary Commission has been established to find out why UK managers perform so poorly, according to a Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development article. Led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Management and the Chartered Management Institute, the project’s objectives include discovering why management favours cost cutting over development and making recommendations […]

How technology is changing business decision making and performance management

A recent Information Age article has highlighted the effect that software developments and new algorithms can have on business decision making – and therefore their performance. According to the article’s author, managers make decisions based as much as on assumptions and hunches as they do on evidence. And the odds are that the information they […]