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The boss of KPMG UK has quit after telling staff to stop moaning about the pandemic. He also added that unconscious bias training was ‘utter c–p’

Bill Michael, KPMG UK boss, resigned Friday after telling staff to quit moaning about the pandemic. He told consultants they were very lucky and that unconscious bias training was “utter c–p.” KPMG will replace Michael with two women – the firm’s first female leaders in its 150-year history. Visit the […]
The boss of KPMG UK has quit after telling staff to stop moaning about the pandemic. He also added that unconscious bias training was ‘utter c–p’
Strategy

5 overlooked ways business leaders can support remote workers

Dr. Scott Dust is an assistant professor of management at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, who writes extensively on business leadership. Months into the pandemic, the advice to overcommunicate or schedule frequent check-ins is old news for employers leading remote teams – and more […]
5 overlooked ways business leaders can support remote workers
Strategy

11 people reveal what they wish their bosses knew about them

When it comes to your job, chances are, there are certain things you wish your employer knew about you. From sharing your long-term goals with your boss to talking about your personal work style, communicating with your manager can lead to positive changes in your work life. We asked 11 […]
11 people reveal what they wish their bosses knew about them
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36 things you should never say to your boss, even if you’re friends

While honest communication is crucial between you and your boss, some things are better left unsaid. We talked to several workplace experts to see what they consider problematic phrases. In addition to some of the obvious answers (such as profanity and insults), some other phrases include “Can I be honest?” […]
36 things you should never say to your boss, even if you’re friends
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How to make your boss happy, in 60 seconds or less

Your working relationship with your boss is important, but there isn’t one single way to keep them happy. Still, there are a few simple things you can do in 60 seconds or less that could keep you in good standing in your supervisor’s mind. Business Insider spoke to career experts […]
How to make your boss happy, in 60 seconds or less
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Companies like Netflix say harsh feedback improves their employees’ work, but experts suggest bosses aren’t always the best judge of performance

Leadership experts say the feedback process at most workplaces is highly flawed. That’s because performance assessment is very subjective, and it doesn’t always resonate with employees. Many bosses are realising this, and relying more on objective data. Giving employees feedback is, supposedly, about telling them what they did wrong and […]
Companies like Netflix say harsh feedback improves their employees’ work, but experts suggest bosses aren’t always the best judge of performance
Strategy

The top 5 things every boss must do to make their employees happy

Since happiness increases productivity, companies are making sure employees are happy in their jobs. Steve Bushnell, certified leadership coach and founder of Charles River Careers, says every boss can take five easy steps to ensure employee happiness. Bosses must prioritise a work-life balance, continual feedback, and fair pay. Whether it’s […]
The top 5 things every boss must do to make their employees happy