white paper: post-heroic leadership

What type of leader are you? Today’s organisations need a new model of leadership which no longer reveres heroes, says Val Sedounik, associate consultant at Hemsley Fraser. Post-heroic leadership is the model! post-heroic leadership For most people, a leader is the person ‘in charge’. The buck stops with them to be charismatic, powerful and influential people…

white paper: positive psychology

Do you find it challenging to encourage positivity in your teams, in addition to yourself? This white paper written by Alexandra Hatfield, learning and development consultant says positive psychology can improve well-being at work. She explains that there are five measurable elements that can enhance employee well-being and bring competitive advantage. positive psychology Structural changes…

white paper: is your organisation fit for the future?

Organisations need to ensure that they’re ‘fit for the future’ by reviewing their leadership practice, their culture and their structure and by creating a better way of working, according to Hemsley Fraser, the learning and organisational development specialist. Read our fit for the future white paper from Hemsley Fraser’s Director of Business Solutions, Dr Val Sedounik on…

White Paper: Transitioning Into Your New Role

You have just been selected for your first or next managerial or supervisory role!  Excitement, elation, followed by a surge of questions… sound familiar? Whether you are moving up in your current organisation or moving to a new organisation, there are key points to remember and follow that will help ensure your success in your…

White Paper: Surfing the Waves of Change

In the second of two articles on Change, Hemsley Fraser’s Valerie Nichols explains how HR practitioners can support managers in helping their teams to surf the waves of change and avoid a wipe out! Any manager who is trying to implement change will probably have access to a great deal of information, detailing the steps they need to…

White Paper: A Recipe for Successful Onboarding

Smart managers know that onboarding is a crucial part of building employee engagement, satisfaction and success. A review of current research shows a clear correlation between effective onboarding efforts and improvements in employee performance and reductions in turnover. Key onboarding activities, such as clearly communicating performance expectations, providing explicit linkages to organisational mission and values, giving…

White Paper: Unconscious bias: are you guilty of blocking the talent pipeline?

Your unconscious preferences can prevent you seeing the talent that is right in front of you. Becoming aware of your biases – and those of others – takes you one step closer to managing the predicament. Are you turning away or discounting potential talent in your industry or company because of their appearance, their accent…