Ask Innergy — your questions answered
“James, I am finding it increasingly difficult to find good quality salespeople. I use a blend of recruitment agencies as well as advertising myself, but continuously find that the quality just isn’t there? What am I doing wrong?” — Mark H, Manchester
James, what is the best way to get one of my staff to believe in herself and what she can do? Her confidence seems really low at the moment and I’m afraid she may soon leave. She is a great asset to the business and I don’t…
Posted on 10th July 2007 in HR.
As Tony Blair steps down as the UK’s ultimate Chief Executive and Gordon Brown takes over, I began thinking about some of the issues involved in taking on the role of Chief Executive in a new business, or, as is the case with Brown, stepping up from another senior role in the same business.
“You have to dye your hair and wear wacky clothes to be creative.”
“Creative people just sit around playing on their ipods all day.”
“You are creative if you work in the creative industry.”
“Creative people are difficult to control.”
Best-Selling Author Dr. Stephen Covey Gives Small-Business Owners Tips on Empowering Workers. Starting and maintaining a small business is not easy. All good entrepreneurs know they are only as strong as their team. The author of “The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness,” Dr. Stephen Covey, recently offered small-business owners advice…
By Brian Chernett Last week, I wrote about health and how it pays to have processes and policies in place to cope with the illness of a key staff member, maybe even the Chief Executive. In this article, I want to examine the idea that keeping fit is about both body and mind and how […]
By Lilach Bullock Small and start-up businesses are increasingly looking to outsource work to ensure they can deliver for clients as well as support growth of the business. It’s not unusual to do this for niche areas but many businesses are now seeking to use Virtual Assistants more and more to provide ‘hands-on’ support for […]
Trailblazing employers are using new ways of working to generate profit, benefit staff and respond to customer needs. But old-fashioned thinking means the majority of Britain’s workforce are missing out, says a new report from the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC). Despite the growth in flexible working, the UK is lagging behind its European competitors. Only […]
Jeremy Thorn, Non-Executive Director of a wide range of organisations and frequent writer and speaker on management topics, looks at the important and challenging work of any organisation’s Remuneration Committee and specifically looks at how Directors are to be rewarded? Introduction Most Boards find that agreeing the remuneration packages of their…
By Brian Chernett We all get ill sometimes. It is a fact of life and one that, for most of us, may mean a day or two on reduced power or off work altogether. Sometimes, though, illness is longer lasting and may disrupt a business significantly. It may affect the Chief Executive, too. There are […]
Today’s graduates may have the same employment rights as their 50-year old peers but is age discrimination being taken too far and are we denying youngsters the rites of passage that are essential to success? Jonathan Fitchew, joint managing director of Graduate Recruitment and Sales Training Company Pareto…
By James Osborne I don’t know what it is, and it was exactly the same last year, but we have delivered more team building workshops in May than by far than any other month in the year. Perhaps energy levels are at an all time low following the chocolate hit of Easter? Or maybe businesses […]
Posted on 5th June 2007 in HR.