Learning To Say Sorry

Laura Morrissey | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Morrissey

Sorry is a simple 5 letter word, but don't you think that for some people, it is the hardest word to say. I would argue that it is one of the most powerful words in the language of communication, however it is rarely used correctly and if misused can cause great distress.

Delivering A Winning Performance Amidst Britain's Falling Productivity Challenge

Andrew Moore | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Andrew Moore

After all, the only thing worse than demotivated staff leaving, is demotivated staff staying and the cumulative impact of this is bad news for the UK economy and our future prosperity.

Making The Most Of Your Business Mentor

James Caan CBE | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK
James Caan CBE

They say you never stop learning, and I couldn't agree more. Learning is a constant journey and our understanding is always evolving. Just as teachers...

What To Expect When Your Business Is (Triple) Expecting

Rachel Deacon | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK
Rachel Deacon

It's by no means a finite process. But adapting an approach to suit each mum - as far as is possible - can pay dividends for the business too. No doubt, with the joy of the next pregnancy announcement will come another new mum, with a new set of expectations, fears, challenges; and another opportunity to find an even better way.

Can Digital Doctors Improve Company Productivity?

Mary O'Brien | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mary O'Brien

Essentially, technology is allowing for the provision of remote clinical services, via real-time two-way communication between the patient and the healthcare provider - but there's still some caution about its ability to replace the human touch.

Screw The Time Suckers - How To Juggle Everything And Still Achieve What's Important To You....

Lucy Griffiths | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffiths

When I was growing up, we had a timetable of classes that we had to stick to, now we have a schedule that we supposedly create, but really are often at the mercy of our children and partner's plans. How can we put the things that we really want to do in the schedule and make sure that we have time for us?

Challenges Of Running A Business In Multiple Timezones

Raj Dhonota | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Raj Dhonota

Running an international business doesn't mean you need to stay up all night waiting for people to reply to emails and you shouldn't expect your team to do the same. You simply need an effective communication strategy in place, the right management and the ability to stick to plan.

How To Assess The Value Of Your Creative Work

Leila Johnston | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

We'd all like to get paid more for what we do. But we have a habit of feeling our stuff is impossible to value because we develop an emotional, personal relationship with it. Doing business with our creative outputs can feel like selling off a section of our very soul.

Authentic Leadership For The Post-Trump Post-Brexit Age

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Politics
Robert Hutchinson

A shift from celebrity leadership to servant leadership will position politics and organisations to face into the future not into the past; to tackle the known and as yet unknown challenges that lie ahead in the 21st Century.

Extrapreneurship Is The Future Of Entrepreneurship

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

There are only a limited number of colleges in the world that have embraced this educational challenge, yet this is likely to be the biggest requirement for our prosperity. Even more importantly, being able to develop entrepreneurialism at an early stage of life might very well be one of the most useful contributions that colleges can make to the future of their graduates

Time To Embrace The Wisdom Of The Crowd?

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

Dare I mention how many weeks there are left to the end of 2016? For many this triggers a small panic attack about preparing for the holiday season - for others it signals a countdown to the trauma of end of year performance appraisals.

Should You Tell Your Boss If You Have Cancer?

Professor Gordon Wishart | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Gordon Wishart

Under the current legislation you don't have to tell your boss if you have cancer. The worry for many people is what it means for their career - will they be written off, never again seen as an effective, 'can-do' employee?

Social Advocacy - The New Grapevine on Steroids

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

So why is it we are happy to work with peer to peer reviews now in every other aspect of our lives but we still see the content of sites like Glassdoor as somehow "different"? I believe the answer lies in the complexity of how we think about the world of work.

Would You Reply to Your LinkedIn Inmail?

Ben Slater | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Tech
Ben Slater

It's a nice idea. In theory, it democratizes networking. Anyone can talk to anyone. In practice, it's led to the temptation to spam large groups of candidates in the hope that a few will be interested.

Filling the 'Generational Gap' in the Boardroom

Victoria Fox | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK
Victoria Fox

In order to maintain a strong and competitive position in your market; gain the valued points of view of the younger generation and to ensure your board is representative of your business and society, it's dangerous to ignore the advantages of a younger boardroom. We, at least, feel that in identifying the bright young sparks and giving them a voice, not because of their age but in spite of it, is how to redress the balance.

Productivity Do's and Don'ts for 2016

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Ah, productivity. It's both the watch-word and the nemesis of every business person. Finding ways to make the most of every day can be a productivity drain in and of itself, so to save you the time, we've pulled together some of the top tips from the PeoplePerHour office.

5 Ways To Keep Great People Away From Your Business - Bureaucracy Rules OK?

Pam Warren | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK
Pam Warren

I often get asked - How do I motivate employees? Well, that's my talent as a public speaker- to deliver motivational and inspirational business talks. What I don't always tell these corporate clients is that they should take a look at their company culture if employees are leaving.

The Three Problems Facing the Charity Sector

Robbie Crow | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Robbie Crow

One of the most common questions that charitable organisations are asking future employees at interview is "what do you think are the biggest challenges facing the sector at the moment?". Yes, there are the answers that everyone gives, such as "we're just coming out of a recession. There is no money", but I like to think out of the box. Here are the answers I like to give.

Would Unlimited Staff Holidays Boost Your Bottom Line?

Stephen Canning | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK
Stephen Canning

Ubiquitous connectivity means that staff actually tends to work for an incalculable amount of time, answering phone calls and emails, checking their work and continuing on unfinished projects at odd hours.

Women in Business Q&A: Kristina Lengyel, VP Global Professional Services, Kronos

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

As vice president of global professional services, Kristina Lengyel is responsible for driving the strategy to deliver exceptional services to the gro...

Who wants to be best practice? Not me!

Dominic Irvine | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK
Dominic Irvine

So ask yourself - Are you the sheep or the shepherd? Are you following best practice or leading it?

Getting Women on Board

Mandy Garner | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents
Mandy Garner

There has been a lot of fanfare this week around the reaching of the 25% target for women on boards. Lord Davies set this voluntary target for FTSE 100 companies back in 2011. It's clearly a good thing that boardrooms are getting more diverse and having a target has meant the whole issue has been in the news for the last few years.

Fear and Respect- Different Management Styles

Paul Bailey | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK
Paul Bailey

Allowing your employees to have input in the business is also a sign that you respect them. You also need to accept the fact that there are some things where your employees are better than you. Giving people credit for their skills is one of the ways you can earn respect.

Ageism at Work Is Widening the Leadership Skills Gap

Charles Elvin | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Charles Elvin

The benefit of diverse teams is that it encourages innovation through different skills sets, and people working longer contribute to the success of the economy. Essentially over 50s are still the leaders of tomorrow.

Are Leaders Born or Trained?

James Caan CBE | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK
James Caan CBE

I am often asked whether leaders are born or trained and personally, I believe that a healthy dose of both is what truly defines our best leaders... My thirty years in business has taught me that as employers it's up to us to identify employees with potential and develop them to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Paige.