Tag Archives: board development

Do you know to what your employees are unwittingly exposing your company?

  Today,  in all companies who are “positively embracing social media” there is a big ticking time bomb for corporate legislature to defuse.   Informal email chitchat  carried out on company issues  and then held on file forever, can  be … Continue reading »

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Is it an oversight to have no oversight?

  With the exponential growth of the internet, the workplace is blending inexorably with our personal lives.   The excuse of being “at work” to shield one’s self from the rigours of immediate family matters, simply does not wash anymore. … Continue reading »

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why do struggling companies get pushed into the biggest risk of all, a restructure?

  Risk and risk management has long been on the board agenda.   Assessing and quantifying risk is a major part of the role of a board. Very large businesses have now established risk teams who identify and measure the … Continue reading »

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Is your bank a supplier, a customer or an employee?

  The answer to the question is that your bank can be all three…..    A company’s relationship with its bank (s) is a complex multi-level arrangement. Having an agreed plan as to how the relationship with its financiers will … Continue reading »

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Is there a case for C – apital investment?

The time is right for HR practitioners to start to talk the language of the C-suite.  It is the only way that we will finally be able to reach the aspiration of being at the top table.  For those of … Continue reading »

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

When is a profession NOT a profession?

For many working in the field of HR the need to be defined as a “professional” has overridden the reality that it is insufficient to merely call yourself a professional.  It is necessary to demonstrate both an understanding of the … Continue reading »

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

When did we become “touchy feely”?

Following the demise of old-fashioned Industrial Relations, psychology took over from negotiation skills as the key to successful “human resource management”. No-one lays claim to inventing the title, and some claim it was used as far back as the 1960’s, … Continue reading »

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Do men die for medals?

It could be argued that successful management is about getting a group of people to achieve a task that as individuals they would be unable to do. The ultimate expression of this might well be considered to be in the … Continue reading »

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off