Organisations with strong and transparent cultures perform better

Having clearly-defined and communicated values helps companies attract and develop key talent Companies with strong cultures perform better, a study from Mercer has revealed. In research seen exclusively by HR magazine, Mercer analysed Glassdoor feedback from 75,000 current and former employees who were asked to rate their employer’s culture from one to five. Businesses that scored highly tended to be team-orientated and stand by their values. Firms with a ‘great’ culture had a total shareholder return (TSR) outperformance median of 3%; companies rated ‘bad’ for culture had a TSR outperformance of -11%. The research found that while company culture can create [...]

2018-04-10T11:05:52+00:00 April 10th, 2018|

Business leaders failing to drive change

This article originally appeared in HR Magazine - Business leaders failing to drive change Leaders are reluctant to make changes in their organisations, research from Purple Cubed has revealed The research found that, while employers recognise challenges within their businesses, few felt they were able to take action through investing in new ideas, instead choosing cost-cutting, risk-averse approaches. In its qualitative research Purple Cubed found that of the 60 leaders interviewed, few saw managing change as a priority. The majority saw the economy and political climate as the biggest risk to their organisations. Furthermore, many leaders felt too overwhelmed by [...]

2018-04-12T10:11:08+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

Women of the year 2017 – Jane Sunley

Business author and Purple Cubed Founder, Jane Sunley will join over 400 women from all walks of life at the Women of the Year Lunch today as a ‘2017 Woman of Achievement’. Each guest is regarded as a ‘Woman of the Year’ and represents not only herself, but the millions of women who make a difference every day This year’s event will take place on Monday 16 October 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London. Previous attendees of the Women of the Year Lunch have included: Eimear McBride, Ellen MacArthur, Fern Britton, Dame Harriet Walter, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, [...]

2017-11-09T11:34:17+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Best Places To Work In Hospitality 2017 – The Outcomes

The best of the best in hospitality are identified via our unique employee led survey. This allows people to rate the aspects of their employment they consider important, providing valuable insights towards driving business improvements. We've put together the results of this years' survey, with the latest on what really makes a great place to work.

2018-01-31T14:52:47+00:00 July 19th, 2017|

Leader or manager?

Making Money: Is leadership and management the same thing? Are they mutually exclusive or two halves of a successful owner/manager? Many small business owners would say they manage their enterprises more than they lead them, but what is clear is that the traits of both are needed to ensure a business is sustainable and profitable.

2017-06-30T09:17:03+00:00 June 30th, 2017|

Manager or leader?

Making Money: Is leadership and management the same thing? Are they mutually exclusive or two halves of a successful owner/manager? Many small business owners would say that they manage their enterprises more than they lead them, but what is clear is that the traits of both are needed to ensure a business is sustainable and profitable...

2018-01-31T14:57:23+00:00 April 21st, 2017|