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How different leaders are developed: view from Andy Logan

How different leaders are developed: view from Andy Logan

Andy Logan explains how Cranfield’s High Performance Leadership programme develops different types of leaders.  The leader finally reaches the summit of the hill. All their years of business experience, all that time on management and leadership development has finally got them there. Now they’re on the hilltop, the leader is …

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Companies falling into administration increased by almost 5% in 2019

Companies falling into administration increased by almost 5% in 2019

Data from KPMG has found that there has been an increase in the number of companies falling into administration. The multinational professional services business found that, in 2019, insolvencies increased by almost 5%. It isn’t surprising that companies found the climate a tricky one to navigate given what Bill Nimmo, …

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Less rigid academic requirements can address STEM skill shortage

Less rigid academic requirements can address STEM skill shortage

Being less rigid with academic requirements can “drastically” increase employers’ visibility amongst science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent. It is a solution given in a new whitepaper from Alexander Mann Solutions, Early careers recruitment: what are the opportunities from digitalisation, STEM and Diversity & Inclusion?” As has been widely reported …

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ONS release regional labour productivity data for the UK

ONS release regional labour productivity data for the UK

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released research that has studied regional labour productivity in the UK. It looks at output during 2018 in the workplace, which varied significantly depending on the region of the UK. London was 31.6% above the UK average, while Wales was 17.2% below; all …

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ICAEW’s BCM for Q1 2020 reveals increased business confidence

ICAEW's BCM for Q1 2020 reveals increased business confidence

The Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) for Q1 2020 has revealed a huge increase in business confidence. Undertaken by the chartered accountancy body ICAEW, the BCM for Q1 2020 has undergone a dramatic swing from the final quarter of 2019, when the confidence measure was -20.6 – its lowest result in …

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Complexities of evolving European VAT landscape revealed

Complexities of evolving European VAT landscape revealed

A new whitepaper has revealed information about the evolving European VAT landscape, with the situation in the UK, Germany and Sweden. Respondents, who work in finance and tax, provided details about the challenges faced by those on the frontline of tax, with findings published in the ‘meeting the challenges of …

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Recruitment market analysis reveals trends impacting skills

Recruitment market analysis reveals trends impacting skills

An analysis of the recruitment market for 2020 has revealed the major factors that will impact skills and hiring patterns over the next year. Guidant Global’s findings show that the major factors that will make a difference to the recruitment market include the rise of millennials and Gen Z workers, …

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Shortage of mental health professionals must be addressed

Shortage of mental health professionals must be addressed

The lack of mental health professionals is leaving staff at ‘near breaking point’. A study has highlighted what has been described as a ‘dire shortage’ of mental health professionals, leading to a call for hospitals and other organisations in the healthcare sector to assess their staffing solutions if the current …

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HR professionals lack understanding of impact of Brexit

HR professionals lack understanding of impact of Brexit

Very few HR professionals are satisfied with their understanding of the impact that Brexit will have on their workforce. This has been discovered in a webinar by Sterling, called Background Screening, Brexit and Best Practice Considerations for Employers, with findings that just 5% of HR professionals are ‘very comfortable’ with their own …

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