The Importance of Hiring the Right People to Promote Innovation

There’s no doubt about it: the global marketplace is more fiercely competitive than ever before and most successful entrepreneurs and business owners agree that the old adage has never been more poignant: “Innovate or die”.

Innovation is crucial if you’re aiming to grow your market share or you’re focused on staying at the pinnacle of your industry in terms of new products or forward-thinking business models. …

From Reactive Recluse To Proactive Powerhouse: A 4-Step Journey For Line-Managers

We can all appreciate that managers can become a little self-absorbed at times, with all the pressure from the top and the time constraints that plague most people in a management position.

The thing is, while success in their own jobs is key to the smooth running of the company, the wellbeing and morale levels of their employees is just as vital, if not more, to the overall contribution that a manager can make to an organisation. …

Here’s How To Take Messy Guesswork Out Of Recruitment And Selection Forever

American hotels have always excelled when it comes to customer service with friendly, helpful employees and a seemingly happy atmosphere. So, how can one become the best, the most helpful, the friendliest, the most efficient, the most productive and the most profitable?

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Can You Establish Your Leadership Legacy And Still Stay Popular With Your People?

Sure you can, but how?

The notion of building a leadership legacy has always been a driving factor for business leaders and owners, who naturally strive to influence the way in which they will be remembered after they have gone. Whether you’re a leader ready to retire, or a new manager itching to make your mark on your organisation; you are now writing history for your employees, but how will it read?


Calling All Line Managers: Time To Move Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Take Your Teams With You!

With so much talk and chatter across the online networks lately about the merits of developing great leadership within organisations, it occurred to me recently that it wouldn’t hurt to put the subject of management under the microscope.

In fact, whilst we’ve generally been pre-occupied with exploring the secrets of great leadership amongst ourselves, we may have been neglecting those line managers along the way, who don’t want to be leaders, but really want to be good managers. …

Stupidly Simple HR Strategies To Get Your Firm On Next Year’s Great Place To Work List

There’s something about walking into a workplace where you know people are happy to be there, don’t you think?

The air smells cleaner, the coffee tastes smoother and the people seem to smile at anything and everything. Right? The photocopier works every time, the computers never go down, and the CEO hands out cash bonuses every Friday evening from his own wallet. …

The Modern Rules of Being Successful

One of the key reasons why people don’t succeed in reaching their goals is their fear of failure.

The fear of failure is such a strong and overwhelming force for certain people that many don’t even want to admit its existence. Life is so much easier, if we stay in our comfort zones and play it safe, isn’t it?

Nonetheless, if you are the kind of person who often allows your fear of failure to get in the way of achieving the level of success that you desire, you might want to think about changing tack.

Try something new, do something different, and most importantly, if you do feel the fear, do it anyway!

Here are some of the modern rules of being successful. It doesn’t matter if you fail initially. Almost every successful person has experienced failures to some degree. Take a look at how many rejections these well-known people received before they became successful.

This infographic was created by Jo Conybear, the founder of Awesome Brands.

Are You Making These 5 Major People Management Mistakes?

If there’s one thing that all successful business leaders and entrepreneurs know, it’s that making mistakes can be a hugely positive learning experience. error Why? Well, a wise man once said that our mistakes guide us towards perfection, as we get opportunities to learn from our mistakes and do things better next time. The thing is, if you’re a manager or leader responsible for motivating and mobilising a team of employees or executives, you may not actually be able to afford to keep making management mistakes – especially when never-ending staff turnover and disillusioned employees are the result. …

5 Ways That The Unhappy Worker Destroys Your Bottom Line

A month or so ago I wrote about some of the results of keeping your employees happy and motivated.

In this post I want to explore why it’s just as important for you as a manager to do everything in your power to keep your people from slipping into the abyss of workplace disengagement and demotivation.

Are We Witnessing The Death of the CV for Recruiting Top Talent?

As the economy bites harder, and as the job market experiences the full effects right across the UK and Europe, the competition for vacant positions has inevitably increased dramatically.

This also means that your hiring managers have to trawl through many more CVs to find the finest talent in your industry!