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 is managed by succession plans...

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De-risking Succession

Most if not all businesses have at some point considered succession planning … after all it is critical when attempting to establish business sustainability. Yet, many fail to implement their plans fully or just lose interest. This surprises me considering it should be one of the most important agenda items...

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‘Future-Fit?

Despite the decline in British manufacturing since the 1970’s, when manufacturing contributed 25% of UK GDP, the UK is still the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world.  On average, the UK’s industrial sector has increased by 1.4% Y-o-Y since 1948, according to a recent report from the Office for...

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Market Update: Accounting & Finance

The market for finance professionals has changed noticeably in recent months. In an economy short on confidence, one would expect limited demand for finance professionals. Political uncertainty, the combination of slowing growth, rising inflation, and underwhelming economic forecasts, have all contributed to an environment of uncertainty. Despite this, the real...

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