Are you an ethical business?


In the past, this blog has examined ethical decision-making and how managers might embed appropriate business ethics in their approach to work. But that’s just the beginning… Assuming you see the business benefits in being an ethical organisation – for example, an enhanced reputation with clients and customers, a stronger employer brand with the workforce, and according to the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), outperforming ‘less ethical’ peers and competitors – then really you want your whole workforce to be thinking
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Are you a purposeful leader?


Not long ago, we included a potted history of leadership styles on this blog. A style that could be added to the list, and one that’s enjoying some recent attention, is the idea of Purposeful Leadership. The concept of a ‘purposeful organisation’ has been around for a few years, indicating the kind of business that takes its values and ethics, and social responsibilities seriously. In fact, it’s possible to see the idea of purposeful organisations/leadership as the latest iteration
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How safe is your HR information?


Cyber-attacks are in the news lately, from the NHS system shutdown to countless news stories about foreign influence on Western politics (fake news or not, there’s certainly a lot of smoke that suggests a fire!). But what about businesses? It’s a rare company that doesn’t find itself the custodian of large amounts of customer and employee data, stored electronically. How safe is it? Leaving aside customer information, your employee data is certainly sensitive and worth protecting: names, addresses, national insurance and other identifying numbers, and of course, bank account and payroll
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The Logical Approach to Non-Performance


Not so long ago, this blog featured a post entitled, 10 Reasons for Non-Performance, looking at why employees sometimes don’t do something and what a good manager or supervisor can do about that. To continue the theme… this post looks at the manager’s decision-making process when faced with an under-performing employee – how exactly do you decide what the best course of action is? Choose your approach Naturally, there are many ways to analyse a situation
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Will job seekers have the upper hand post-Brexit?


While the country takes a timeout from Brexit to decide who will govern the UK through the process of leaving the EU, the impact of last June’s referendum result on employers apparently continues. As we continue to see newspaper articles about European businesses and citizens getting ready to leave the country, new research has been published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the professional
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Look out for burnout


A new survey from salary benchmarking site Emolument has found that employees earning the least are the most likely to suffer from ‘burnout’ at work. In fact, a whopping 92% of those earning under £20,000 per year said they had actually experienced burnout. And although there are undoubtedly stresses in higher management and leadership roles (as they say, it’s tough at the top) the further up the salary scale respondents were, the less likely they were to feel burntout. What do
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