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Practical steps to wellbeing in your team

Health and wellbeing play a hugely important role in the success of any organisation. It is often the line manager that has the biggest impact on employee wellbeing. Yet many …

Supporting returning employees

If an employee has been absent for an extended period of time, they can be very anxious and apprehensive about returning to the workplace. It is in the organisation’s best …

Top tips for performance management

What is performance management? At the CIPD we define performance management as the set of processes that aim to maintain and improve employee performance. The aim is to ensure that …

Coaching for managers

As a manager, coaching may be the main tool you will use to develop the skills of the employees in your team. Every time you talk to one of your …

How to write effective job descriptions

What is a job description? When you’re looking for the best candidate to join your team, one of the most important things you can do is create a clear job …

The global labour market

The business landscape is in constant change. Many different factors affect the way in which our companies do business. These include political and economic events, social and technological trends, and …

Why do people skills matter?

In business, it is often said that people are the most important asset. It should follow, then, that people management skills are an integral part of the success of any …

Different styles of leadership

In the previous article we looked at some of the fundamental aspects of management. Now let’s take a closer look at some different styles of leadership and how you can …

Fundamental aspects of management

When you first become a manager there are many sources of learning to help you develop your leadership style. In this article we will explore some of the fundamental aspects …