It’s not just about the money

Retaining your best workers during an economic downturn can make the difference between success and failure for any company. When pay is squeezed and standards of living seem threatened, people naturally focus more on salary and benefits and less on job satisfaction. In a recent survey by the Institute of Administrative Management, more than half (54%) of 2,000 UK workers… Continue reading

You Have to Treat People in Different Ways : Carlos Brito

Anheuser-Busch CEO says a people-friendly company is a successful company. Carlos Brito is the man who engineered the surprise 2008 buyout of Anheuser-Busch and its iconic American brands and brought them under the umbrella of Brazil’s InBev. A Stanford MBA, the Brazilian-born Brito worked for Shell Oil and Daimler-Benz before joining Brahma, a beer and soft drinks company. Over the… Continue reading

Partner or Die

More and more, market leading, profitable companies — with amazing cultures and visible, strong core competencies — are failing to achieve their potential. What’s missing? More often than not, they have neither mastered nor embraced one of the most important skill sets: partnering. Those who develop this expertise will succeed. Those who fail to do so will die. Partnering is… Continue reading

ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES WORKING AFTER HOURS?

Does your company allow employees to work onsite after hours?  If so, there are policies and actions you consider concerning safety and security. Forms of Risk The first thing that needs to be considered when constructing policies is the environment of the workplace. There are certain types of jobs that present greater risk over others. This can refer to jobs… Continue reading

why employers need to talk about dads as well as mums

Here’s the thing – we will never get more women into the C-suite until we talk about dads. But before I explain, let me tell you why engaging dads in the workplace is very difficult for employers to get their collective heads round. Firstly, HR teams are used to talking about the workplace, career paths and glass ceilings. If you… Continue reading