Employee recognition should be considered a key ingredient in your business mix. Singling out exceptional employees for excellent work isn?t just a nice gesture: It boosts morale, increases productivity and innovation and helps retain top performers.
Finance is renowned for having some of the most stressed workers. But with increasing pressure and a lack of effective wellbeing measures, FDs and CFOs across the globe predict fatigue will soon dominate their lives.
When it comes to running a business, working capital is crucial, but how does one set out to find out the true wellbeing of the finances?
At the FD Surgery on 17 May, Real Business took a look at how Trump, Brexit and extreme politics are impacting the direction of British businesses.
As a self-described man of words, not numbers, Simon Whitehead is not a fan of managing business cash flow ? but knows how key it is at the start of a year.
Real Business took a look at the science behind the impact of pay and reward on employee behaviour, as well as what role the FD has in the incentivising process.
An experienced finance director, Paul Turner is also a passionate cyclist. Some seven years ago, he became a portfolio FD to accommodate in his life the things he truly enjoyed.
To narrow the losses it incurred in previous months, French Connection overhauled its clothing ranges and created a quirky new advertising campaign. However, after it had to warn investors that profits would be below expectations, the company has lost its FD.
With Glassdoor research suggesting that employee confidence could lead to the expectation of increased salaries, FD Recruit argued that alternative options such as equity shares could attract workers more than cash rewards – especially when it comes to FDs.
Having bought plastic model kit business Airfix in 2006, Hornby has announced plans to provide customers with a way to select which historic models they’d like re-introduced today.
The FDs' Excellence Awards, held in association with ICAEW and supported by the CBI, saw outstanding FDs and financial service providers take to the stage in a stunning black-tie event to honour their endeavours.
British Gas FD is set to take the top finance role in Heathrow, following José Leo's departure in March.