For any SME, the motivation and retention of key talent is vital which means employees need to remain engaged and involved at all times.
Many organisations spend vast amounts of time and money on education and training programmes for their staff and yet there is still a feeling that the employment pool is not up to the job.
The pace of technological change in recent years has meant that we are now able to pick up emails anytime, anywhere. Andrew Christodoulou, author for Wolters Kluwer’s Croner-i Human Resources online product looks at some recent research into emails and stress.
In a digital age, for Generation Y and Z, training must be brought to life, interactively, bit by bit. Generation Y has been shaped by the technological revolution that occurred throughout their youth with smart phones and tablets now the norm and being online and connected 24/7 seen as essential to the vast majority. Five years from now the intake of Generation Z employees will consist of people who have only ever known a wireless, hyper-linked world.
There has been a lot of buzz around developer relations recently and the approach companies should consider when targeting the developer community. As with all hot new opportunities, however, building and successfully executing on a new strategy is never as easy as it may first appear.
CIOs and IT directors may be winning the fight for a seat at the boardroom table but the evidence suggests that most still struggle to exert influence over business strategy. This message emerged clearly from a recent poll we conducted at Calyx, which gauged the views and opinions of 200 CIOs and IT Directors. It highlighted the key issue: senior IT decision-makers are too busy ‘fighting fires’ and trouble-shooting IT problems, to focus on driving the business forward.
A number of the UK’s largest banks recently announced that annual bonuses, totalling billions of pounds, would be awarded to senior staff members. Despite growing concern from the government and the European Union (EU), as well as increasing questions from the public, the ‘bonus culture’ that surrounds the UK’s banks shows no sign of slowing. While many will perceive political and economic problems with these vast financial rewards being given to senior leaders of banks, there are also a number of missed opportunities at a more immediate organisational level — namely, what about the rest of the staff?
Storytelling can be a powerful tool for building and promoting your business – but only if you get it right. Here are five common mistakes that businesses make when using storytelling.
Companies spend millions of pounds a year relocating staff. From junior to senior management, moving from one country to another is a huge task that involves not just packing clothes and booking a flight.