The ‘New Normal’ needs ‘New Leaders’

Running a business using legacy systems and traditional, siloed workflows may have been viable in the past, but in today’s challenging market (one which is heavily digitised and characterised by increased globalisation and accelerated ‘tech connectivity’), businesses are painfully aware of the leading tenet of...

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Covid: A Game of Two Halves

Here we go again … Having eaten-out-to-help-out, caught up with friends and family, popped back into the office, and looked forward to the restoration of some kind of normality, we now face another six months of uncertainty and the consequences that brings. With winter looming, a...

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Talent BAU in times of crisis

Over the past 7 months, the Covid-19 outbreak has heavily impacted the talent landscape. At Norman Broadbent, we help clients maintain as much business continuity as possible when it comes to recruitment and staffing, emphasising the long-term talent agenda, whilst at the same time maintaining...

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Alan Howarth appointed Norman Broadbent Group Chair

Following a positive First Half 2020 Trading Update, Norman Broadbent Group has announced the appointment of Alan Howarth as Group Non-Executive Chair with effect from 1 August 2020. Alan will also Chair the Remuneration Committee, the Audit Committee, and the AIM Compliance Committee. Alan has extensive...

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AGM Statement and Trading Update

Positive EBITDA for 6 months to 30th June 2020 Revenues down by less than 10% Ahead of its annual general meeting ("AGM") later today, Norman Broadbent (AIM: NBB) ‐ a leading London listed Professional Services firm offering a diversified portfolio of integrated Leadership Acquisition & Advisory Services ‐...

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Risk Management: Critical roles and people

In every organisation there are critical roles and individuals with specific expertise or attributes that make them fundamental to its success. In normal times there is an acceptance of churn, even with Talent programmes etc designed to mitigate the risk of departure, but that risk...

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“It’s all in the mind (set)…”

“There are two types of people in this world…” is a common opening line for many jokes and internet memes. However, it was over 30 years ago that Carol Dweck identified a stark difference in resilience between groups of her students. Some were unable to...

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Tokenism: is it such a bad thing?

Board Diversity Box-ticking tokenism (and is it such a bad thing)? Public naming and shaming, investors revolting, and media outrage … yet we’re still no further forward when it comes to gender diversity at the highest levels of business … Recent research from The Pipeline, an organisation that...

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