7th October 2016
Are Europe’s business leaders taking Brexit seriously? Many outside the UK believe that Britain will reverse its position and find a way to remain within the EU, a conceit that should be dismissed as wishful thinking or pure denial. But even those who accept that Brexit will be carried through, seem unaware or unconcerned about its potential impact on Europe’s business environment. Fernando Fernández considers the issues.
28th September 2016
As business leaders are under more pressure to reach their goals, understanding the potential of corporate learning to contribute to business outcomes is more important than ever. As business leaders are under more pressure to reach their goals, understanding the potential of corporate learning to contribute to business outcomes is more important than ever.
To uncover European business attitudes toward investment in people – and to better understand the opinions of senior executives on the ways learning can have an impact in their businesses – we created the Corporate Learning Pulse survey.
23rd September 2016
Gareth Jones, visiting IE Business School Professor and member of the FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance Global Educator Network, as been named among the top 20 most influential HR thinkers by HR magazine.
22nd August 2016
Risk analysts continue to struggle with the business implications of Brexit. Given that the outlook will remain hazy over the near future, how should company strategists try to assess the risks today? A good starting point would be to consider several possible scenarios. In this article, the FT has helpfully provided four: a hostile divorce, a clean break, an amicable transition or a change of heart.
It’s a simple but effective framework that could assist executives in developing a strategic view on such areas as international expansion plans, hiring EU expats or just resourcing the compliance department. Bear in mind that the probability of each scenario will shift as EU negotiations evolve.
11th August 2016
The financial crisis of 2008, allied to the continuing upheaval in politics that most recently culminated in the UK’s Brexit vote, seem to be pointing to a collapse of trust in institutions and corporations. What can companies and their leaders do to restore faith in their business, not least among their own employees? What kind of investments in people do they believe will have the greatest impact on their companies’ business performance and on the development of their staff?
A report in CEOWORLD Magazine considers the implications of a European study into attitudes among the C-Suite and senior managers.