- Emotional Intelligence: a bright idea or bogus fad?
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is hotly debated in academic literature. It has won some great fans in the corporate world, as well as attracting its fair share of sceptics. Teresa Russell looks at the practical application of EI and exposes some of the common pitfalls
- Grow your own leaders
Recent research confirms what many HR professionals have known for years. Employees with strong leaders are significantly more productive than those with weak leaders. Teresa Russell talks to three companies that have invested heavily in leadership development programs and discovers some of the benefits and problems associated with growing your own leaders
- Standing up against spam
Junk email isn’t just a problem for individual users – the sheer volume of spam now poses a challenge for businesses that extends far beyond the IT department. Angus Kidman looks at how spam can impact upon productivity and business performance, and what HR can do to fight back
- How many turkeys do you hire? Part 2
While much attention has been given to the importance of hiring talented employees, issues around the cost of bad hires are of increasing importance to both HR professionals and their organisations. In this second of a two-part series, US recruitment expert Dr John Sullivan looks at strategies for improving the performance of new hires and how to reduce the likelihood of their premature departure
- How many turkeys do you hire?
While much attention has been given to the importance of hiring talented employees, issues around the cost of bad hires is of increasing importance to both HR professionals and their organisations. In this first of a two-part series, US recruitment expert Dr John Sullivan looks at strategies for reducing the number of bad hires and improving candidate assessment
- The role of leadership during downsizing
Downsizing has become a popular tool for many CEOs over recent decades, however it comes with a heavy price. Franco Gandolfi examines the critical role that leaders are likely to play during the process of downsizing, and looks at the impacts upon organisational health