Balancing Short and Long-Term Strategies
Whether you can see it or not, there’s a cheaper, faster and more innovative company around the corner – and it’s sharpening its knives ready to eat your profits for breakfast. The question is, how much attention can your long-term strategy afford to give it? (read more)
Can You Measure Corporate Culture?
Culture is easy to define when things go wrong. It’s during the more mundane periods, when employees can camouflage in the day-to-day, that it’s harder to determine whether their behaviour is right. (read more)
Developing Future Leaders
It’s the responsibility of the Human Resources Director to push a CEO into thinking about leadership capability within an organisation. While there may be operational fires to fight and short-term targets to hit, a chief executive must set aside time to reflect on whether the mix of skills in a business is right for the strategy. (read more)
The Apprenticeship Levy – Are You Ready?
Apprenticeship schemes are in the spotlight. Not only are UK businesses grappling with the Government target to have three million people in traineeships by 2020, but they’re about to be hit with the Apprenticeship Levy. It may seem daunting, but there are huge advantages. (read more)
Workforce Planning in the Digital Age
Digital is plunging HRDs into numerous quandaries. How can they predict what new roles will arise and which will disappear? How can they train staff accordingly, and where will they find talent to plug the gaps? These questions are putting greater emphasis on data analytics and the role of strategic workforce planning. (read more)