Only 5 per cent of employees recognise HR as being fundamental to business survival, a survey by the European Leadership
Programme (ELP) has revealed. The survey
also found more than a quarter of
employees felt HR expertise was the least
important skill for their CEO to possess
when leading their organisation through the
tough economic climate.
57% of people get best ideas in the shower
People get their best ideas when in a relaxed state, according to research by The Thinking Network. The shower is where most people get their best ideas followed by bed (51 per cent), driving (42 per cent), walking (28 per cent) and exercising (25 per cent).
3,000,000 unemployed in UK by Christmas
Unemployment in the UK will reach three
million by Christmas, economists have
warned. Researchers at consultancy firm
Capital Economics have predicted the three
million milestone will be reached earlier than
was expected, with unemployment rates
hitting 3.5 million during 2010 and not falling
again until 2011.
96% improve efficiency in a downturn
A survey of 229 senior executives worldwide
conducted by SAS found that economic
uncertainty helps to improve decision-making.
Survey respondents sought to diversify the
sources of information used to make vital
decisions, with 46 per cent looking for more
insights from middle managers, 57 per cent
citing the importance of customers and 33
per cent mentioning providers of capital.