Hiring and managing young people

This is an increasingly hot topic, and rightly so. According to the CIPD’s recent research, a young person is 3.5 times more likely to be unemployed than an adult. Before you shrug and say, “Too bad, but times are tough”, stop and think about the long-term implications of that. For your current employer, the business… Read more

Appraisals – dump them or definitely keep them?

There’s been a lot of heated discussion on a couple of online threads recently about whether or not to develop and keep appraisals or dump them altogether. To sum up both sides’ views:   Why should we dump appraisals?   They take too darn long to fill in On top of that, other people are… Read more

What’s really important to your boss?

Here at Zoomly HQ, we’ve been road-testing a new workshop about ‘How to manage upwards’. So far, so good: our lovely clients dive right in. One of the Big Insights that participants take away from the session is what really matters to their boss. That’s important for several reasons: Our relationship with our boss is… Read more