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Brexit and employment – what could it mean for you?

Brexit and employment – what could it mean for you?

Ok so we are going to mention the ‘B’ word, but only because what happens in the coming month or months could have an impact on the career choices we make and potentially employment in general, especially if you are an EU citizen working in the UK. At the moment, we are waiting to find…

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Know thyself…

Know thyself...

It is an Ancient Greek aphorism to know thyself, but what exactly does that mean? In truth, anything you want it to mean, but broadly it is about knowing your limitations and knowing your potential. Leaders of any organisation need to understand their strengths and their weaknesses to be successful, and with effective leadership being…

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The Constant that is Change

The Constant that is Change

Can we come up with a definition of change?  The dictionary gives us a few, but the most relevant for the workplace, perhaps, is ‘an act or process through which something becomes different’. And ironically, change is probably the only constant thing in the modern workplace!  It happens often, sometimes very quickly, and so it’s…

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External or Internal – Which Development Route is Best?

External or Internal – Which Development Route is Best?

                How are managers sourced?  In many organisations, you do well, and so you get promoted, and you become a team manager.  But you often get hardly any training on the skills you need.  In fact, the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) estimates that only 1 in 5 managers…

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GMD People launch new survey at Automotive Management Live

Survey

Following on from last year’s extensive research, which highlighted a demand for support to fill the significant gap in knowledge among the managers interviewed, around change and change management, we are launching the next part of our research study, which will be delving deeper into the need and requirements for change in the automotive industry.

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How we are working with Vauxhall to save them time and money

How we are working with Vauxhall to save them time and money

With staff turnover rates in the automotive sector at up to 40%, it’s no wonder that recruitment is a particularly challenging aspect for many managers. It’s an expensive process too, not just in terms of the bottom line, with agency fees typically costing about 10% of salary, but in the management time it takes up.

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Sorry Dolly, we’re no longer working nine-to-five

Sorry Dolly, we're no longer working 9 to 5

                The nine-to-five jobs of our parents’ generation are no longer the norm.   A recent YouGov survey shows that a tiny 6% of people in the UK now work these traditional hours. Over a relatively short time scale, the notion of having to sit in an office for…

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The work place is changing – and changing fast

The work place is changing - and changing fast

There’s no doubt about it, the rate of change in working practices and cultures is gathering pace. If we could turn back the clock just five years, things would look very different to the home working, the remotely based teams and the agile workplaces, complete with huddle spaces and hot desks, that are increasingly becoming…

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Leader or Manager? Would you know the difference?

Leader or Manager? Would you know the difference?

‘Leader’ and ‘manager’ are sometimes used as interchangeable terms. But in our opinion, they are very different. Let’s see what one of the world’s great leaders, Martin Luther King Jr, had to say about the matter:   “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a moulder of consensus”

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