Research and opinion
Hot Leadership in VUCA Times09 May 2013
The crisis for business today is about survival. In all sectors, the risks are acute. Many organisations have not survived the turmoil of recent times. Many others will not survive the continuing turmoil and many will be changed beyond all recognition. Why then, in so many organisations today, are we failing to respond with our collective eyes fully open and minds fully switched on?
How to get promoted19 Apr 2013
With managers keeping an ever keener eye on budgets, persuading your boss that you’re ready for a more senior role can be a challenge; unfortunately, more so for women. A survey conducted in 2012 found that two-thirds of women have had, or expect to have, multiple barriers to their careers. So what steps can you take to get that promotion?
Keywords: Tips |
What keeps you awake at night?17 Apr 2013
A recent national Penna/PPMA HR director survey highlighted a number of really challenging key priorities which were highlighted as issues that are challenging HR professionals if not keeping them awake – not surprisingly all of them had their roots in the redesign of future public services.
Keywords: HR |
Social Media Infographic12 Apr 2013
Our infographic outlines the top-level findings from our Social Media Audit. Far from being the mysterious - even dangerous - presence we saw two years ago, social media has become an accepted, effective, embedded part of the HR toolkit.
Engagement through austerity08 Apr 2013
Ensuring employees are highly engaged during more challenging economic times may be something some organisations shy away from. However, more than ever the engagement of employees should be high on the agenda if organisations are to thrive through periods of uncertainty.
Keywords: HR |
How to be an Interim Manager02 Apr 2013
Being an Interim Manager offers an interesting career choice in terms of work satisfaction and reward. But what key skills do you need? Simon Drake discusses the top five essential attributes needed to be a successful Interim Manager.
Keywords: Tips |
The Mobile Candidate21 Mar 2013
Graham Weemes discusses the next generation of recruitment technology: "Recruiters must embrace the new technologies and consumer habits or face the consequences of being left behind."
Social Media Audit - HE Cut27 Feb 2013
Universities often use social media to attract students but there’s not much to demonstrate how universities use social media for the recruitment of staff. We thought that it would be a compelling exercise to look at how the HE sector uses social media for recruitment.
Social Media Audit - Graduate Cut06 Dec 2012
In 2010, Penna looked to help clarify what was happening in the market place when it conducted the Social Media Audit. Two years on we have conducted the survey again with a slightly larger sample (96 graduate recruiters participated) and a broader remit in terms of findings. This document presents a summary of our findings.
Penna Perspective, Issue 513 Nov 2012
Welcome to the fifth issue of our newsletter, Penna Perspective. In this issue, we have articles from the Penna team looking at how to form new leadership habits, questioning whether it's right for us to vilify bankers and the banking sector, and discuss whether we should specialise in our careers or remain generalists.