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Dramatic increased in number of charity executives being paid £100k plus

New research has shown that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of charity executives who are being paid more than £100,000 per year. According to telegraph.co.uk, which analysed the pay of staff from eight of the best-known … Continue reading

Have a plan in place when asking for a pay rise, says expert

Body language expert Judi James has claimed that it is important to have a strategic plan in place when asking for a pay rise. Ms James made the recommendation in an interview with uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com this week where she gave a … Continue reading

Executive salaries rise by ten per cent

New research has revealed that executive pay packets increased by ten per cent between 2011 and 2012. According to the Total Remuneration Survey 2013, which was carried out by Manifest and MM&K, bosses of FTSE 100 companies took home an … Continue reading

Top women executives earning more than men

New statistics show that top female executives are earning more than their male counterparts. A survey which was carried out by researchers at Southampton University found that female chief executives at FTSE 350 companies are paid an average of £1.8 … Continue reading

Companies not doing enought to develop leaders, say managers

A new report has found that companies aren’t doing enough to prepare future leaders, according to ashridge.org.uk. The research, published by Ashridge Business School questioned 1,100 managers. It found just under half (48 per cent) of those questioned didn’t think … Continue reading

LinkedIn exec suggests ‘bridging’ as comeback to awkward interview questions

A business expert has recommended ‘bridging’ when faced with unusual questions in job interviews, according to emeraldstreet.com. Danielle Restivo, head of global programmes at social media site LinkedIn, said that the process can help you bring the interview back to … Continue reading

Companies need to prepare for exit of baby boom executives, says study

New research has claimed that businesses need to start preparing for the departure of executives from the baby boom generation, according to guardian.co.uk. The data, which was collected by executive search firm Odgers Berndston, claimed that many companies aren’t prepared … Continue reading

Women executives earning less than male counterparts, says study

New research has found women executives are earning around £1,000 less a week than their male counterparts. The data, which was revealed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows male executives earn an average of £140,000 a year, which … Continue reading

More female directors providing diversity, says study

Results from a new study show that an increase in the number of female directors is bringing more diversity to businesses, according to ft.com. The study, which was carried out by headhunter group Ashton Partnership, shows that female non-executive directors … Continue reading

LinkedIn “one of the most important professional network platforms”, according to expert

A public relations expert has talked about the importance of LinkedIn for professionals, according to huffingtonpost.ca. Parmjit Parmar, from marketing agency Montana Ridge Enterprises, said the site, which allows users to upload their CV details, is “one of the most … Continue reading

Businesses must boost opportunities to women in IT sector, says expert

An industry expert has said that businesses need to increase the amount of opportunities and support they offer women in the IT sector.  Sripriya Kalyanasundaram, vice president of engineering company Cognizant, said that opportunities did increase for women in the … Continue reading

More women are needed in senior positions, says Cameron

David Cameron has stated that there needs to be more women in senior positions, according to guardian.co.uk. The Prime Minister made the claim during a three-day visit to India. During a visit to Unilever’s headquarters in Mumbai, he was asked … Continue reading

Fifth of employees update their CV when they feel underappreciated at work

New research has found that a 20 per cent of employees update their professional CV when they feel underappreciated at work, according to i-l-m.com. The data was found in a study by eVoucher company Avery Awards, which questioned 2,000 UK … Continue reading

Over a third of finance directors said their company “lacks existing internal talent”

New research has revealed that 39 per cent of finance directors think that their company “lacks existing internal talent”, according to accountancyage.com. The study, conducted by recruitment firm Robert Half, suggests that executives may need to start boosting the qualifications … Continue reading

FTSE 100 bonuses will stay stable this year, says survey

New research has found that bonuses for FTSE 100 executives will stay stable this year, peoplemanagement.co.uk reports. The data was collated from a survey undertaken by professional services firm PwC, which was published today (January 28th). It questioned executive board … Continue reading

Private sector management pay will exceed public this year, according to forecast

New research shows that pay for managers in the private sector will exceed that of their compatriots in the public sector, according to employeebenefits.co.uk. The data was revealed in a report by HR research organisation Income Data Services (IDS), which … Continue reading

More interim executives being hired abroad, says survey

More interim executives are being hired abroad, according to new data.  The survey, which questioned 1,000 interims was conducted by firm Alium Partners. It found that a larger majority of interims had completed an assignment abroad in the past year … Continue reading

Finance executives confident about the year ahead, says survey

Finance executives have displaced their worries about a triple-dip recession and are confident about the year ahead, according to new research. The survey, conducted by audit, tax, and consulting company Deloitte, questioned executives at 112 of the UK’s leading finance … Continue reading

Number of female directors now stands at five million, says survey

There are now five million female directors in the UK, according to new research. This number is 700,000 up on 2007 figures, when this number of female directors stood at 4.3 million. The data was collected by credit scoring company Experian, which … Continue reading

Professional employees come out winners in economic downturn, says report

A new report has claimed that those with a professional CV have been the winners throughout the recession, in terms of annual pay rises. The research, titled ‘The Global 50 Remuneration Planning Report’ was published by professional services firm, Towers Watson. … Continue reading

Business Secretary hopes to diversify top executive boards

Business Secretary Vince Cable has urged business top be more open about the men to women ratio on their executive boards. He suggests that businesses should publish the numbers, so it is known how many ladies have executive positions on … Continue reading

Executive bonuses need to be given for the right reason, says expert

An industry expert has said stated that executive bonuses should only be given to those who deserve them. Sylvia Doyle, founder and managing consultant at Reward First People, which specialises in compensation and benefits, said bonuses given regardless of performance … Continue reading

Executive remuneration ‘good practice’ trend has emerged, says experts

Experts have praised a trend of ‘good practice’ emerging among businesses under FTSE-100 level. Deborah Rees, director of consulting at Innecto Reward Consulting, told employeebenefits.co.uk: “There is some very long and hard thinking going on about the things that make … Continue reading

EU backs 40 per cent targets for women on boards

The European Commission has backed targets to have 40 per cent of women on company boards by 2020. Discussions were made as to whether the EU would impose a legally-binding quota, which would have seen employers forced to increase the … Continue reading

House of Lords to debate Women On Boards quota

The House of Lords will today (Tuesday 13th November) debate whether there should be a quota for Women on Boards. The debate comes after a report was published last week by the Lords Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment EU Sub-Committee. … Continue reading

FTSE 100 executives see 27 per cent pay rise

FTSE 100 business executives have seen a 27 per cent pay rise in the past year, according to guardian.co.uk.  According to research from the Income Data Services, executives now earn an average of £4 million each in pay and benefits per year. The … Continue reading

More qualified managers needed, says expert

A leading expert has called for managers to be more qualified. Ann Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), said that UK workforces are being damaged by managers who aren’t trained correctly. Ms Francke referred to recent CMI research … Continue reading

Businesses aiming to become more social

A new report has found that businesses are trying to become more social. The research, carried out by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and marketing company LBi, questioned 600 senior managers across UK businesses in sectors such as finance, travel, … Continue reading

Delegation problems can cripple productivity, notes consultant

An expert has reminded managers to make sure they get their delegation right. John Beeson, principal of Beeson Consulting, pointed out that poor management in the workplace can be hugely debilitating. He wrote on blogs.hbr.org: “Chronic problems with delegation can … Continue reading

Dramatic increased in number of charity executives being paid £100k plus

New research has shown that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of charity executives who are being paid more than £100,000 per year. According to telegraph.co.uk, which analysed the pay of staff from eight of the best-known … Continue reading

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Have a plan in place when asking for a pay rise, says expert

Body language expert Judi James has claimed that it is important to have a strategic plan in place when asking for a pay rise. Ms James made the recommendation in an interview with uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com this week where she gave a … Continue reading

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Executive salaries rise by ten per cent

New research has revealed that executive pay packets increased by ten per cent between 2011 and 2012. According to the Total Remuneration Survey 2013, which was carried out by Manifest and MM&K, bosses of FTSE 100 companies took home an … Continue reading

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Top women executives earning more than men

New statistics show that top female executives are earning more than their male counterparts. A survey which was carried out by researchers at Southampton University found that female chief executives at FTSE 350 companies are paid an average of £1.8 … Continue reading

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Companies not doing enought to develop leaders, say managers

A new report has found that companies aren’t doing enough to prepare future leaders, according to ashridge.org.uk. The research, published by Ashridge Business School questioned 1,100 managers. It found just under half (48 per cent) of those questioned didn’t think … Continue reading

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LinkedIn exec suggests ‘bridging’ as comeback to awkward interview questions

A business expert has recommended ‘bridging’ when faced with unusual questions in job interviews, according to emeraldstreet.com. Danielle Restivo, head of global programmes at social media site LinkedIn, said that the process can help you bring the interview back to … Continue reading

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Companies need to prepare for exit of baby boom executives, says study

New research has claimed that businesses need to start preparing for the departure of executives from the baby boom generation, according to guardian.co.uk. The data, which was collected by executive search firm Odgers Berndston, claimed that many companies aren’t prepared … Continue reading

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Women executives earning less than male counterparts, says study

New research has found women executives are earning around £1,000 less a week than their male counterparts. The data, which was revealed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows male executives earn an average of £140,000 a year, which … Continue reading

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More female directors providing diversity, says study

Results from a new study show that an increase in the number of female directors is bringing more diversity to businesses, according to ft.com. The study, which was carried out by headhunter group Ashton Partnership, shows that female non-executive directors … Continue reading

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LinkedIn “one of the most important professional network platforms”, according to expert

A public relations expert has talked about the importance of LinkedIn for professionals, according to huffingtonpost.ca. Parmjit Parmar, from marketing agency Montana Ridge Enterprises, said the site, which allows users to upload their CV details, is “one of the most … Continue reading

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Businesses must boost opportunities to women in IT sector, says expert

An industry expert has said that businesses need to increase the amount of opportunities and support they offer women in the IT sector.  Sripriya Kalyanasundaram, vice president of engineering company Cognizant, said that opportunities did increase for women in the … Continue reading

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More women are needed in senior positions, says Cameron

David Cameron has stated that there needs to be more women in senior positions, according to guardian.co.uk. The Prime Minister made the claim during a three-day visit to India. During a visit to Unilever’s headquarters in Mumbai, he was asked … Continue reading

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Fifth of employees update their CV when they feel underappreciated at work

New research has found that a 20 per cent of employees update their professional CV when they feel underappreciated at work, according to i-l-m.com. The data was found in a study by eVoucher company Avery Awards, which questioned 2,000 UK … Continue reading

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Over a third of finance directors said their company “lacks existing internal talent”

New research has revealed that 39 per cent of finance directors think that their company “lacks existing internal talent”, according to accountancyage.com. The study, conducted by recruitment firm Robert Half, suggests that executives may need to start boosting the qualifications … Continue reading

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FTSE 100 bonuses will stay stable this year, says survey

New research has found that bonuses for FTSE 100 executives will stay stable this year, peoplemanagement.co.uk reports. The data was collated from a survey undertaken by professional services firm PwC, which was published today (January 28th). It questioned executive board … Continue reading

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Private sector management pay will exceed public this year, according to forecast

New research shows that pay for managers in the private sector will exceed that of their compatriots in the public sector, according to employeebenefits.co.uk. The data was revealed in a report by HR research organisation Income Data Services (IDS), which … Continue reading

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More interim executives being hired abroad, says survey

More interim executives are being hired abroad, according to new data.  The survey, which questioned 1,000 interims was conducted by firm Alium Partners. It found that a larger majority of interims had completed an assignment abroad in the past year … Continue reading

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Finance executives confident about the year ahead, says survey

Finance executives have displaced their worries about a triple-dip recession and are confident about the year ahead, according to new research. The survey, conducted by audit, tax, and consulting company Deloitte, questioned executives at 112 of the UK’s leading finance … Continue reading

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Number of female directors now stands at five million, says survey

There are now five million female directors in the UK, according to new research. This number is 700,000 up on 2007 figures, when this number of female directors stood at 4.3 million. The data was collected by credit scoring company Experian, which … Continue reading

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Professional employees come out winners in economic downturn, says report

A new report has claimed that those with a professional CV have been the winners throughout the recession, in terms of annual pay rises. The research, titled ‘The Global 50 Remuneration Planning Report’ was published by professional services firm, Towers Watson. … Continue reading

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Business Secretary hopes to diversify top executive boards

Business Secretary Vince Cable has urged business top be more open about the men to women ratio on their executive boards. He suggests that businesses should publish the numbers, so it is known how many ladies have executive positions on … Continue reading

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Executive bonuses need to be given for the right reason, says expert

An industry expert has said stated that executive bonuses should only be given to those who deserve them. Sylvia Doyle, founder and managing consultant at Reward First People, which specialises in compensation and benefits, said bonuses given regardless of performance … Continue reading

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Executive remuneration ‘good practice’ trend has emerged, says experts

Experts have praised a trend of ‘good practice’ emerging among businesses under FTSE-100 level. Deborah Rees, director of consulting at Innecto Reward Consulting, told employeebenefits.co.uk: “There is some very long and hard thinking going on about the things that make … Continue reading

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EU backs 40 per cent targets for women on boards

The European Commission has backed targets to have 40 per cent of women on company boards by 2020. Discussions were made as to whether the EU would impose a legally-binding quota, which would have seen employers forced to increase the … Continue reading

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House of Lords to debate Women On Boards quota

The House of Lords will today (Tuesday 13th November) debate whether there should be a quota for Women on Boards. The debate comes after a report was published last week by the Lords Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment EU Sub-Committee. … Continue reading

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FTSE 100 executives see 27 per cent pay rise

FTSE 100 business executives have seen a 27 per cent pay rise in the past year, according to guardian.co.uk.  According to research from the Income Data Services, executives now earn an average of £4 million each in pay and benefits per year. The … Continue reading

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More qualified managers needed, says expert

A leading expert has called for managers to be more qualified. Ann Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), said that UK workforces are being damaged by managers who aren’t trained correctly. Ms Francke referred to recent CMI research … Continue reading

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Businesses aiming to become more social

A new report has found that businesses are trying to become more social. The research, carried out by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and marketing company LBi, questioned 600 senior managers across UK businesses in sectors such as finance, travel, … Continue reading

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Delegation problems can cripple productivity, notes consultant

An expert has reminded managers to make sure they get their delegation right. John Beeson, principal of Beeson Consulting, pointed out that poor management in the workplace can be hugely debilitating. He wrote on blogs.hbr.org: “Chronic problems with delegation can … Continue reading

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