April, 2012

April 2012 Newsletter

In this issue… Welcome to our Newsletter Top Tips for Growing Out of Recession The Missing Middle Integrate Key Projects into Personal Development and Drive Business Improvement Team Focus Receiving the Francis Christie Newsletter Welcome to our Newsletter! In this edition, we examine the challenge of growing your business in a time of recession and making sure the investment you make in...

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Growing Out of Recession

  “We’ve done the ‘cost-cutting’. Our biggest challenge now is to grow the business” is a recurring theme in recent conversations with CEOs and directors. Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) shows a dip in job satisfaction across the UK. Staff reported fewer opportunities to progress. Only 36% of employees said that their boss has discussed their needs for...

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Sue Johnson: Hard Working Scuba Diver!

  Starting with this interview with Sue Johnson, we will be taking a more personal look each month at the Francis Christie Associate Team. We hope you enjoy finding out a little more about Sue than in the Team Profiles pages! What has been the highlight of your career so far? I think probably my first proper role in HR: I never had a career plan at college so when I finally figured out what I...

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Chartered Manager Award for Richard

  We are delighted to announce that FCL Director, Richard Procter, has been awarded the presigious Chartered Manager designation by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The CMI describe the Chartered Manager award as the ‘hallmark of a professional manager’, recognised by the UK’s leading brands. For more information about the award, read about it on the CMI...

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Be Focused, Effective and Healthy!

  Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work? This is a question posed by Tony Schwartz (on the Harvard Business Review [HBR] blog) in a good pragmatic guide to any manager on how to ensure you are fittest you can be for work. It is certainly our observation that the managers who look after themselves and their staff, and keep healthy are the...

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