Leadership and Management

How to Avoid Talent Shortages and Retain Staff

retain staffAlthough talent shortages seem to be an issue throughout many industries, it is a particular challenge the creative, digital and media sectors. The areas of , especially have many opportunities for the talented candidates, which makes retaining your best employees all the more important.

You only need to undertake a bit of headhunting to realise that most people are willing to hear about new opportunities, very few will say they are completely happy where they are; the grass is always greener…

If you want to hold onto your key talent, you need to be prepared to put in the work.… Read more

The Key To Overcoming Workplace Negativity

The key To Overcoming Workplace NegativityWorkplace negativity can spread like wildfire; it is contagious and needs to be dealt with quickly to avoid disastrous results.
A performing team needs a manager who isn’t afraid to tackle negativity and use all their power to create a positive working environment.

No matter how strong a leader you are, with a team of differing abilities, roles, and personalities below you, at some point you will face workplace negativity. Negativity is always a barrier to getting things done, slows productivity and heavily impacts morale.… Read more

Have You Got What It Takes To Be A ‘Manager’?

Management skills for people without experienceWhen you climb up the career ladder, it is inevitable that at some stage you will reach a role that involves managing other people. Unlike for those who go directly into a management role, it can be difficult to take on this challenge without any formal training: especially when people management comes as a side effect of gaining a more senior media role.

However, if you want that promotion you will not only have to acknowledge that management comes with the title, you will also have to embrace it.… Read more