General Blog Posts

Helping employees to engage with change

There are many keys to health business relationships. Recent CIPD studies have shown that new approaches to organisational change could be extremely beneficial for companies returning to growth after struggling in the recession. When making […] Read more »

Restrictions on EU migrant labour would be counter-productive for youth employment

The news has been full of discussion of EU migrant workers and the state of the job market in our economy.  But is it really a problem? On the contrary, new research from the CIPD […] Read more »

Business Ethics

The ethical stance of your business is one of the most important factors for your company’s image. If your business has done something that causes your ethics to be called into question it can seriously […] Read more »

Flexible Working Hours

The latest piece of legislation change that’s got everyone talking is the revision of the rules on applying for flexible working hours. From 30 June 2014, every employee that has been employed by a company […] Read more »

Performance Management and 1:1s

CIPD survey shows managers do not effectively communicate objectives and expectations – more 1:1s needed, says Michael Baker, Managing Director of the TBC Ltd. A recent survey conducted by the CIPD of over 2,500 employees […] Read more »

CIPD Calls For Reviews of Office Hierarchy

CIPD calls for review of office hierarchy New CIPD research has found that rigid organisational hierarchies are a formidable barrier to improving management and leadership skills in the workplace. It is important to review the positions of staff […] Read more »

Learning and Development Has Become More Business Focused

Learning and development has become more business focused Recent statistics have shown that many businesses are incorporating learning and development initiatives into business strategy. This is a step in the right direction, however, more still […] Read more »

Straight-talking Leaders And Good Communication

Straight-talking leaders and good communication can solve trust issues You can find with most situations that good honest communication is the key to solving problems and conflicts. It may seem like an obvious point, but […] Read more »

Our Future Holds A Workforce Of Diverse Ages

Our future holds a workforce of diverse ages In the current climate people are planning to work longer. Very few employees (4%) are expecting to retire before the age of 55. As the retirement age […] Read more »

Exclusivity Clauses In Zero Hours Contracts Should Be Banned

Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts should be banned Many people believe that zero hour contracts as a whole are a problem, however this is not the case. In certain circumstances zero hour contracts can […] Read more »