How much time do we spend in meetings? Is it time well-spent? Meetings are an essential part of our working lives, yet they can easily lack direction and lose focus. Nathan Matthews explores how to keep meetings on track and productive.
Leading from the Top – Directors’ Duties
Implementation of SM&CR is fast approaching. There needs to be leadership and commitment at the highest level within firms to reasonably ensure compliance with the new regime. Nathan Matthews looks at the key role directors play in shaping a positive organisational culture.
The Benefits of an Age-Diverse Workplace
Having an age-diverse workforce can bring many benefits to an organisation. By making assumptions about individuals on the basis of their age, employers are on dangerous territory – and potentially losing out on skills and experience that could be an asset to their organisation.
Delegating Tasks, Not Accountability
SM&CR aims to make clear where responsibilities lie within an organisation. Nathan Matthews looks at how to delegate effectively, whilst retaining accountability.
Recruitment – What does your firm’s culture say about you?
It’s worth remembering that recruitment is not just about getting the best people for the job, it’s also about demonstrating that you’re an employer who people will want to work for. Lisa Powell explains why recruitment is as much a reflection on the employer as it is on the candidate.
Regulatory References and SM&CR
Under SM&CR, ‘regulatory references’ will be required for new appointments to Senior Manager positions and for new recruits who will hold a Certification Function – but what will these look like? Kate Foreman explains…
How to Manage Email and Increase Productivity
Is your inbox having a negative impact on your productivity? Nathan Matthews looks at the benefits of ‘working offline’.
'For the Record' - Taking Effective Minutes
Minutes form a crucial part of the 'memory' of an organisation and there is a legal requirement for them to be taken in some circumstances. Here is a useful guide on effective minute taking...
How to Write a Report
Report writing is a much-needed skill in the workplace, but it can be hard to know where to begin. Nathan Matthews explains the key stages of putting together a well-written report.