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Deloitte CFO Survey reveals economic fears surrounding Brexit

The latest Deloitte CFO Survey reveals fears and concerns surrounding Brexit. According to the survey, 83% of those CFOs canvassed expect the long-term business environment to deteriorate once the UK leaves the EU – a reading not seen since the June 2016 referendum. Deloitte’s Chief Economist, Ian Stewart, said that …

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CBI President leads call for business rates system overhaul

The President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) believes changes in the business rates system are long overdue. In a speech addressing business leaders in central London, John Allen argued that the current system is exacerbating regional inequalities, saying the business rates system is “uneconomical, unsustainable, and frankly, unintelligible.” …

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Many businesses not GDPR-compliant one year on

Many businesses not GDPR-compliant one year on

More than two thirds of businesses are not considered GDPR-compliant one year on. This is according a poll from Europe’s number one information security event, Infosecurity Europe 2019, which revealed a lack of confidence in the application of GDPR. The poll reveals that 68% of respondents believe businesses have not …

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High Performance Leadership: promoting executive leadership

Cranfield’s High Performance Leadership programme

For almost two decades, Cranfield’s High Performance Leadership programme has revolutionised the way leaders achieve results within their organisations. It fits neatly in with the values of the Praxis Centre for Personal Leadership Development; all programmes here work differently than their industry contemporaries. A crucial element of the High Performance …

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Deloitte’s European CFO Survey for spring is released

Deloitte's European CFO Survey for spring is released

Deloitte has released its European CFO Survey for spring, which revealed the mood and concerns shared by CFOs across the continent. More than 1,000 CFOs were canvassed for the survey across Europe, who gave their view on hiring and investment intentions, current strategic priorities they deem vital to success, as …

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Mind launch mental health training toolkit for small businesses

The mental health charity, Mind, has launched a Mental Health for Small Workplaces toolkit. A new training toolkit, it will help organisations make a significant step change in its mental health training provision. Research shows that much more needs to be done, as many organisations do not have any mental health training …

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Talent pool in UK financial services is ‘narrowing’

Talent pool in UK financial services is 'narrowing'

The UK financial services talent pool is narrowing, according to KPMG UK. Reputation and lack of social mobility have been given as reasons for narrowing of talent in financial services, according to research from the auditor. KPMG say the sector has an image problem that needs to be addressed. Tim …

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Process Bliss research reveals need for greater HR and leadership

Process Bliss research reveals need for greater HR and leadership

New research from Process Bliss has underlined the need for good HR practices in SMEs. This is because the research from the process management firm revealed that almost half of SME employees have quit a job because they felt management professionals did not treat them properly. Approximately 40% have also …

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