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Do you have a ‘corporate psychopath’ in your midst?

Like 100 other people, I attended a talk yesterday evening by Prof Clive Boddy from Middlesex University.  He shared his research into who can be considered a ‘corporate psychopath’ (CP) and why they can do serious damage to an organisation

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Are you a tiger or meerkat? How the changing economy has affected your career prospects

The changing economy has created winners and losers when it comes to current career prospects.  Some workers have had access to great opportunities emerging from organisational change. Others have faced a very different world with unstable career prospects. Over the

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The value of plants in your office

Our recent research around workplace wellbeing looked at a variety of factors that influence whether people feel they can maintain their wellbeing.  These included individual, job, environmental and cultural factors.  One aspect of our study looked at the impact of

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Wellbeing creates 40% improvement in engagement

Workers who feel they can maintain their wellbeing at work are a whooping 40% more likely to feel engaged than other workers.  Our recent workplace wellbeing research found that 66% of people who felt they could maintain their wellbeing were

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Does your work environment affect your wellbeing?

For anyone tasked with improving wellbeing at their workplace, it can be difficult to know where to invest time and money. They can find themselves looking at a wide range of issues from mental health support, ergonomic desks, employee safety

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Genius new way of offering careers advice

Perhaps this will change the way we attract children into different careers – Kidzania above the Westfield Centre in London’s Shepherds Bush. In a mini-world, children up to 14 years old get the chance to pretend they are working in

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To attract the best candidates – try employee referrals?

From his seat as a founder at at Top-consultant.com and social-hire.com, Tony Restell tells me he has seen first hand the impact of social technology on the changing hire market for companies trying to hire as well as the recruitment industry. To

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Google voted best for worklife balance

New research by Indeed has found that Google is the best employer for worklife balance in the UK.  The top ten list provided by Indeed is as follows: 1) Google 2) SAP 3) British Heart Foundation 4) Vale 5) Johnson

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10 ways to develop managers with a ‘geek interface’

In many technical businesses, the biggest talent management challenge isn’t recruiting people with the right technical skills but having the managers with the right knowhow and who fit the culture of the organisation. Not just any managers, but managers with

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Workplace design and employee wellbeing

Don’t know if you’ve noticed it too but there seems to be a lot of chatter currently around desk design.  Denmark has just made it mandatory for employers to offer their staff sit-stand desks. In the UK, Grove House Primary

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