Category: Capability development

This month, the CIPD have been reporting on some latest research with 7,500 L&D professionals and how many feel overwhelmed by a disruptive tsunami of change in the way people engage with learning.  Their internal customers were also surveyed and felt L&D were maximising potential opportunities that …

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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 …

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

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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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  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 …

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

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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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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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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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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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.

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 …

If Santa didn’t have an annualised hours contract… Read More »

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