The following brief articles will illustrate the value of using the Career HORIZONS products and services:
A Woman's Place
Why do so few woman achieve a seat on the main board? Does it Matter? Read more ...
The 4 V's of Leadership
Recommended leadership reading includes the most important management writers of our time: Peter Drucker, Ken Blanchard, Charles Handy, Peter Senge, John Maxwell and John Adair. Peter Shaw's name should now be added to our list. This is his latest book on leadership. Read more ...
Employer of Choice - the bottom line
How do you ensure that your organisation is a 'place where people want to do great work'?
In a study of employees at work, the Sunday Times newspaper asked the opinions of 58,000 employees to comment on their feelings about employment and their employer. Their report was a revealing guide to 'The 100 Best Companies to Work for.' Read more ...
Understanding the link between people and performance
Extensive and powerful research at the 'Work and Employment Research Centre', School of Management, University of Bath completed in 2003 examined the impact of people management on organisational performance.
Much past research has shown there to be a positive relationship, but none has explained the nature of this connection - in other words, how and why HR practices impact on performance. This is commonly referred to as the 'black box' problem. Read more ...
Business case for supporting career discussions
An interesting statistic was revealed by MORI conducted surveys of 250 blue chip organizations in the UK in 2005.
In response to the question "How satisfied are you with career development in your organization?", only 42% of employees replied positively. Read more ...
Case study - Vision, Values and the Psychological Contract
The Stuart Mitchell Group of Companies has been supporting a European-wide organisation dealing with mutual co-operation issues throughout the original 15 and now 25 member states of Europe since 2002.
Initially addressing the quality of their performance appraisal system, a request for organisational development consultancy revealed the need to communicate the vision and values of the organisation more clearly to all members of staff. Read more ...