Improving employee engagement and retention

Anthony Haynes writes (or, rather, paraphrases): How to engage employees and how to retain them are major challenges for employers — particularly so when, as in many Western cities today, sectoral unemployment rates are low. There is a battle for talent going on out there. A study by researchers from Babson College and Workday focuses… Read More

The effect of your view on your work

Anthony Haynes writes: When I was planning a series of posts on home- and remote working, I wrote to FJ Wilson Talent Services’ employees and associates to discuss ideas with them. The kind of content I had in mind was tips on making productive time, organising work space, and so on. So I was rather… Read More

Chengwei Liu: how to gain an advantage in talent acquisition

  Chengwei Liu is a business researcher whose work has direct implications for management — especially in the talent sector. He’s already won more than ten teaching awards and is listed by Thinkers50 as a next-generation business guru. This week Chengwei kindly agreed to being interviewed for our blog… Q: Chengwei, what’s your story? A:… Read More

Remote working: the relationship between noise and creativity

Anthony Haynes writes: Where should you to work when you wish to be creative? Many people would answer, ‘Somewhere quiet, where I won’t be distracted’. Though that may work for some people sometimes, there are problems with that answer. First, most people find silence actually unbearable. Orfield Laboratories’s anechoic chamber is the quietist place on… Read More

Making your pitch: the counter-intuitive evidence behind what works

Anthony Haynes writes: Outside my work for FJ Wilson Talent Services (FJWTS), I occasionally work with researchers from Cambridge Judge Business School. Some of the research that I encounter there has direct application to the world of work. An example is the research of Dr Melanie Milovac, now Assistant Professor at INSEAD. Melanie’s research involves… Read More