MyPeople Meets … Mark Ackers

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we met Mark Ackers, Head of New Business Development at Refract.ai – Mark’s mission in life is to…

Measuring ROI on Training and development

Measuring ROI on Training and Development Each year, businesses spend millions on training, with the aim of developing their people, and ultimately their organisation. Whether it is skills training, on the job training, coaching, or leadership development programs, the question remains: How much of the training spend is effective? Furthermore, could the return on investment…

Getting recruitment right, more often.

Getting recruitment right, more often. Getting recruitment right is extraordinarily hard and getting it wrong is expensive. When recruiting for a role or building a team, there are many assessment tools that help in the recruitment process. Tools that enable us to measure the skills and capabilities of a prospective new teammate – after all,…

MyPeople Meets … Cam Spencer

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we meet Cam Spencer, with a strong belief in the connection and transference of lessons from the sporting…

Hiring for Team Fit

Have you read ‘Alchemy: The surprising power of ideas that don’t make sense’ by Rory Sutherland? There is an abbreviated extract around recruitment that I want to share. ‘Imagine you have ten roles to fill, and you ask ten colleagues to each hire one person. They will all try to recruit the best person they…

MyPeople Meets … Manley Hopkinson

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we meet Manley Hopkinson, explorer, author, accomplished keynote speaker, director, senior advisor and the leading voice in the…

Working life after Covid…

The pandemic has hit many people hard and heading back to work involves a huge mental shift. With so many unprecedented challenges, organisations around the world have had to act swiftly to safeguard employees and move to new ways of working. Working life after the pandemic was never expected to fully go back to what…

Parallels between Sport and Business

Sports and business have a lot in common in terms of motivation, values and vision. This might explain why so many great athletes become great businesspeople. Just look at how sport captures the attention of the world and you’ll quickly understand its power. Sport has the ability to bring culture, people and passion together. Sport shows…

MyPeople Meets … Reg Agyeman

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we meet Reg Agyeman, Chief Revenue Officer at StoryShare Learn. After an unusual personalised remote onboarding, having started his…