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EMPLOYEES LET DOWN BY POOR PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

According to CIPD’s Latest Employee Outlook survey, employers fail to set clear objectives for their staff. The CIPD/Halogen Spring 2015 Employee Outlook survey found that only 44 per cent of the 2,226 employees polled were set clear objectives, while just 19 per cent said their performance was explained in the wider context of contribution to […]

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KPMG RECOGNISES ‘UNSUNG HEROES’ WITH LAUNCH OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR SUPPORT STAFF

KPMG launched its first internal awards in April this year to reward and recognise excellence among the firm’s 2,500 strong Central Services team. Around a fifth of KPMG’s total headcount are support staff, and include secretarial, IT, security, finance, legal, marketing, communications, facilities and other non-fee-earning personnel. The Bravo Awards are designed to reward those […]

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Changing the Way We See Engagement in the Workplace

Research shows that we may need to change the way we manage people (end appraisals?), change the work environment (open offices? nap rooms? ping pong tables?), and change who we hire (are we hiring the right people for our mission, culture and values? are we assessing well?). All these things tend to go well beyond the typical engagement […]

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ALEKSANDRA JETS OFF TO SEYCHELLES AS COLOPLAST’S PETERBOROUGH EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Aleksandra Wilczynska, a deputy team leader at Peterborough-based medical devices company Coloplast (www.coloplast.com), will be jetting off to the Seychelles this month for an all-expenses-paid holiday with her boyfriend after being named as the company’s Peterborough Employee of the Year. Coloplast provides products and services that make life easier for people with very personal and […]

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Juggling the Work-Life Balance

For most people, juggling the demands of a career and a personal life is an ongoing challenge. Achieving the elusive “work-life balance” can often feel like an impossible goal, especially for people who strive to give everything 100%. In today’s “do more with less” competitive reality, how can we manage careers and families, and feel […]