• 1 Mar 2016

    This Mother's Day let's celebrate better work

    The next few days will mark a celebration of Mothers (6 March) and the International Women’s Day (8 March). As a working woman and a mum-to-be, this week I remind myself of the rights, career opportunities, and life choices that I would not hav...
    • 11 Jul 2013

    New old methods in recruitment

    This morning an article by Dr Douglas Board in the FT Executive Appointments advocated that topgrading should be revisited by the organisations willing to select candidates with the desired ethics and values. Topgrading is a highly structured and meticulous assessment of candidates against dozens of predefined competencies necessary for the job. The method, originally described by Brad Smart, intends to help organisations...
    • 12 Jun 2013

    Time for HR to redefine leadership development

    This week two articles in The Economist warn leaders against hubris, which tempts them to play to their strengths and discourages from admitting mistakes. More so, one of the pieces argues , hubris clouds leaders’ judgment, and they stop noticing their mistakes before they know it. The CIPD’s own survey has shown that eight out of ten managers say they think their staff are satisfied or very satisfied with...
    • 16 May 2013

    New old values for corporate governance

    Yesterday (15 May) Dominic Barton’s keynote speech at the Tomorrow’s Value lecture series addressed an important issue of short-termism in Western capitalism setup. In his article in the Harvard Business Review he considers the antecedents of this trend – which he assigns mainly to companies’ boards – and challenges our conception of ‘business as usual’. Several other trends were...