Headlines: 26 March, 2015

Reward specialists and HR professionals have challenged the received wisdom about performance related pay with an alternative view that could significantly increase staff motivation with a better understanding of the science behind the impact of pay and reward on behaviour. A report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the professional body for HR […]


Headlines: 25 March, 2015

Anti social behavior orders introduced in 1998 have been abolished. The ASBO was a civil order made against a person who had been shown to have engaged in anti-social behaviour. Whilst initially successful, they became, in the eyes of some recipients, a badge of merit and in some cases, the only certificate they had acquired. […]

Feature: 27 March, 2015

Smart technology accounts for a tiny percentage of the Highways Agency’s budget, but without it, flagship schemes such as Smart Motorways, which improve safety and boost road capacity, wouldn’t be possible. Britain’s roads are getting busier. There are now almost 35 million registered vehicles in the country1, and this figure is continuing to rise. These […]

Abstract: 14 January, 2015

Councils are often being given the cold shoulder in Government discussions about community energy policy, a team of Sheffield Hallam academics has claimed. The team from the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research say Government is often switched-off when it comes to how local authorities can support community energy policy – where communities work […]

Review: 25 February, 2015

Gerry Reffo and Valerie Wark explain how Political Intelligence sets successful leaders apart. Business, government and civil society must find new and better ways to work together to crack the calculus for sustainable growth and create a brighter future. Political Intelligence (PQ) is becoming a new leadership requirement that will allow governments and businesses to […]

Review: 8 January, 2015

Mark Gallagher explains how to build teams in a high-pressure, high-stakes environment. Everyone has his or her own personal traits, ambitions, strengths and weaknesses. By investing in our staff and providing equitable support to all we can build a cohesive, motivated team. Motivation is a cocktail, not a straight shot. Money is only one aspect, […]

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