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The Great Resignation Became The Great Reshuffle - Now What?

By Oliver Simpson on Jan 16, 2023 8:00:00 AM

The last few years have seen seismic shifts in employee behaviour due to various social, political and economic influences. For organisations worldwide, it’s meant an increased number of resignations as employees seek new opportunities for growth and development. 

Topics: Leadership & Management
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6 Challenges in Leadership Hiring and How To Solve Them

By Oliver Simpson on Dec 8, 2022 1:00:00 PM

Challenges in leadership are more significant than ever. With 85% of businesses feeling the effects of the ‘great resignation’, filling the leadership skills gap and finding the right candidate for the job can be difficult.

Topics: Leadership & Management
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Employee Retention, Training and Development: How It’s All Connected

By Oliver Simpson on Oct 4, 2022 1:15:00 PM

Employees are at the heart of your business. Without them, you’d be unable to achieve most of your goals. That’s why employee retention is so important.

Topics: Leadership & Management Business Development Learning and Development
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How to Improve Employee Engagement, According to SMEs

By Oliver Simpson on Sep 5, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Employee engagement is an integral part of what makes a successful business. A survey conducted by Harvard Business Review found that 71% of respondents ranked employee engagement as ‘very important’ to achieving overall business success.

Topics: Leadership & Management Business Development training
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The Impact of Effective Leadership on Organisational Performance

By Oliver Simpson on Jul 25, 2022 1:00:00 PM

Today, companies are struggling with a lack of skilled talent in the labour market and high staff turnover rates. Plugging payroll gaps from outside the firm is becoming challenging, which leads to poor organisational performance. Add to that The Great Resignation and the issue grows bigger.

Topics: Leadership & Management
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How to Effectively Manage a Team as a New Manager

By Oliver Simpson on Jul 14, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Becoming a team manager is a great achievement and a significant milestone in your career that’s definitely worth celebrating. But leading a team also comes with its fair share of challenges and pitfalls — which no first-time manager should underestimate.

Topics: Leadership & Management
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Methods for Making Good Business Decisions in Management

By Oliver Simpson on Jun 27, 2022 1:00:00 PM

When defining what makes a good manager, the ability to make tough, strategic decisions is always high on the list. In fact, it’s one of the most important qualities a manager should possess when leading a team.

Topics: Leadership & Management Business Development Communications Line Management Decision making
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Six Essential Line Management Skills to Get the Most From Your Team

By Oliver Simpson on Jun 1, 2022 10:30:00 AM

With more than six million employees in managerial roles across the UK, line managers are an essential aspect of workplace structure. They ensure the daily running of a group or department and they’re also dependable employees who know how to get results for your business.

Topics: Leadership & Management Business Development Communications Line Management
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Why Communications Skills Are Management's Most Important Quality

By Oliver Simpson on May 11, 2022 10:00:00 AM

The requirement of good communication is a given in any workplace. In a managerial position, this is essential for the overall success of a team and, in turn, your business. In 2021, an estimated 86% of employees and executives cited the lack of effective collaboration and communication as the main causes of workplace failures. The importance of effective communication is often overlooked and can leave employees feeling undervalued in their roles.

Topics: Leadership & Management Communications
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How to Train Your New Manager: A Step by Step Guide

By Oliver Simpson on May 3, 2022 3:00:00 PM

As with any role in the workplace, it’s important that any newly hired or recently promoted manager is trained to deal with the pressure of their new senior responsibilities. However, this is often not the case, with an estimated 85% of new managers not getting any training before becoming a manager.

Topics: Leadership & Management Business Development