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Gove: ‘My banker friends have it easy compared to social workers’

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Gove: ‘My banker friends have it easy compared to social workers’

“Frontline had its official launch last week and many familiar faces were in attendance, from education secretary Michael Gove to Labour peer Lord Adonis, chief social worker Isabelle Trowler, College of Social Work chief Annie Hudson, Cafcass chief Anthony Douglas and Professor Julian Le Grand” To read the full article, please click here

Is there a leadership deficit? CEO of Harvard Business Publishing discusses global survey results on CNBC Europe

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Is there a leadership deficit? CEO of Harvard Business Publishing discusses global survey results on CNBC Europe

  David Wan, CEO of Harvard Business Publishing, comments on a survey which shows that global business leaders are suffering from a crisis of confidence, and discusses what that implies. See the full video, here

NHS care crisis: smarter use of people management data could provide early warning system

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NHS care crisis: smarter use of people management data could provide early warning system

Smarter use of information on front line NHS employees could help prevent more scandals over poor patient care by highlighting early warning signs before problems escalate to crisis point. That’s according to new research by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, in collaboration with the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA), which [...]

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The More Things Change, the More Our Objections to Change Stay the Same

“One of the very first articles in the very first issue of Fast Company, a magazine I started 20 years ago with Alan Webber, is a smart and entertaining list compiled by E.F. Borisch, product manager at a long-established outfit called Milwaukee Gear Company. Borisch’s article was titled, “50 Reasons Why We Cannot Change,” and it [...]

Turning Talent Data into Real Information

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Turning Talent Data into Real Information

“Big data is all the rage in HR recently. But more immediately promising is the talk of small data — of more effectively managing the data we already have before we start thinking about analyzing more complex datasets. And nowhere is this more pertinent than with talent assessment data. For here, sitting right under organisations’ [...]

Is Innovation in Your Business DNA?

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Is Innovation in Your Business DNA?

“Every business has its own unique definition of what innovation means. At its simplest, innovation is about translating an idea into a process, product or service that creates value and answers a need in a way not seen before. What innovation is not, is simply a buzzword for the cool things that startups get to [...]

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Innovation – What are universities for?

Cardiff University want to create a an innovation system that drives economic growth in Wales “What are universities for? Everybody knows that universities exist to educate students and help to create a highly educated workforce. Most people know they’re also the place where research is done that ends up in technologies like smartphones, fuel-efficient cars [...]

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Ofsted chief admits ‘paradox’ in its findings

Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has acknowledged it is a “paradox” that the watchdog is finding growing numbers of councils to be inadequate at child protection despite international evidence that shows children in the UK are among the safest in the world. Read the full article here

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Support the achievement of Investors in People accreditation

“The solutions and assistance that McLaren provides for us are efficient and cost-effective. We have achieved significant culture change, built a capability framework and implemented consistent performance management, all without the need for internal HR-resource and associated costs. Additionally, the Management Information that came from the process has helped us to stand back from the [...]

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Working within an agreed Culture

“As part of the World Class Financial Management programme, we turned to McLaren Solutions for a fair and rapid way of assessing our workforce. We needed to ensure that we had capable, well-trained staff in the right roles, working within an agreed culture and engaged with us on the multi-year change journey. As a result, [...]