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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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How are the Best Companies delivering a ‘Fair Deal’ to their employees?

  Fair Deal is one of eight criteria for organisations to ‘get right’ to feature in the Sunday Times/Best Companies Top 100.  So what have those who have won a coveted award been up to to make sure their employees

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Is Cambridge a location of choice for employees?

Cambridge was recently identified by the Centre for Cities as the most innovative, skilled and equal city in the UK.  Their Cities Outlook 2014 report, the authoritative economic index of the 64 largest cities and towns in the UK, and predicts

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Legal firm standing out from the crowd

A number of legal firms continue to battle it out in the Best Companies League tables this year.  However, the front runner is Penninsula Business Services and is a new entrant into the league table – landing in 3rd place

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Tech clusters in Best Companies 2014 league tables

A number of new Technology entrants have made it into this year’s Best Companies to Work For 2014 league tables.  These businesses are from across the technology industry including comparison website Skyscanner, mobile app developer Swiftkey, web design services such

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New business faces amongst Best Small Companies to Work For 2014

Best UK small companies emerging from innovation in a range of industry sectors from hospitality & leisure to a range of specialist consultancies. AThere is a significant presence of resourcing agencies.  A range of new business faces are appearing in

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Housing Associations dominate the Not-for-Profit Best Companies awards for 2014

Congratulations to South Liverpool Homes Group for topping the Best Not for Profits table for 2014.  They are topping a list heavy with housing associations.  Organisations from all over the UK are represented in the table.

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If Santa didn’t have an annualised hours contract…

With an annual hours contract, an employee works a certain number of hours over the year but with flexibility about when those hours are worked. The way this works for many people is that some regular shifts are arranged with

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CBI’s EU debate – great news for UK workers

The CBI published research today which showed that British households are £3,000 better off by the UK being a member of the EU.  Its business case for staying a member has the support of eight in ten CBI members and

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Our research around organisational capability


We conduct regular research around developing different organisational capabilities. We have published research on behalf of the CMI and The Work Foundation. See more about our research in our Organisational Capabilities research pages.

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