Chris Forde

284 Flips | 26 Magazines | 287 Followers | @chrisforde123 | Professor of Employment Studies, Leeds University Business School. I teach HRM, Employment Relations, Labour Economics, Research Methods, Internal Comms and Business Ethics. Main research interests are: work, temporary employment, job quality, restructuring, migration.

Blacklisting: Posing as a joiner Metropolitan police officer infiltrated trade union to spy on workers.

Political and societal blog, analysing the world from a left socialist, internationalist, and a working class perspective.

Unions

Blacklist data could be tip of the iceberg | Letters

Trade unions,Undercover police and policing,Police,Surveillance,UK news,World news,Politics,Construction industry,Business<p>There are two other aspects of the blacklisting scandal that may well, at the very least, touch other readers (Digging the dirt, 28 February). First, although the Information …

BBC’s former HR Director: “We need a completely new approach for internal communications”

Lucy Adams<p>From March 23-25, BOC organizes its third Internal Communications Conference in London. During the event, MD of Firehouse and the BBC’s …

Direct employment in construction key to stamping out blacklisting

The Scottish Affairs Committee has published a further interim report on blacklisting, with the UK, Welsh and Scottish Government responses to its …

Construction Industry

Labour Party Conference: Chuka Umunna demands inquiry into…

Labour Party Conference: Chuka Umunna demands inquiry into construction blacklists<p>A Labour government would hold a full inquiry into the “disgraceful” blacklisting of construction workers, Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna has told Labour’s annual conference in Manchester. He pledged to fight for justice for the 91 West Midland workers named as “troublemakers” who should not be employed on a secret blacklist run by construction firms. The scheme came to light in 2009 when officials from …

The 20 Most Socially Responsible Companies In California

At CSRHub, we have enough sustainability data to rate the corporate social responsibility behavior of 202 companies headquartered in California — and partial data on another 362 companies who are located there.<p>Our data shows that California companies exhibit a wide range of behavior — with some …

Advanced Micro Devices

8 Revolutionary Socially Responsible Companies (PHOTOS)

There is no shortage of examples of excess, risk taking and abysmal leadership in today's corporate ranks. But the success stories of socially-minded capitalism, while decidedly less common, are still out there.<p>The uneasy state of the American middle class and the excesses of corporate America are …

10 Characteristics of Socially Responsible Employers

• Sustain a work environment founded on dignity and respect for all employees<br>• Make employees feel their jobs are important<br>• Cultivate the full potential …

Witnessing (but not reporting) Unethical Workplace Behaviour

A new study of ethics in Canadian workplaces suggests that 42% of workers have witnessed ethical breaches in the workplace, and nearly half of them …

Why HR Management is Always Ethically Relevant

Ethics should be thought of as the heart of your organization’s HR function. Likewise, HR is likely to be the heart of attempts to manage ethics …

The No-Boss Workplace: Can Great Leadership Be Crowdsourced? - Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

There’s an interesting leadership experiment going on right now here in Portland. Last summer, the local startup Treehouse, a producer of online …

Leadership: the top five stories of 2013

The launch of B Team in 2013, co-founded by Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz, marked a new attempt to drive transformational change in the business world. It remains to be seen what impact the global team will have, but it's existence shows an increased emphasis on leadership.<p>And we need pioneering …

Three key qualities of real leadership and how to get them

The term "leadership" is widely discussed and frequently used. Ironically, if I did a survey of 100 chief executives and asked them to define the word leadership, I would typically get a wide variety of definitions.<p>Some would say leadership is about inspiring others.<p>Some might say it's about …

8 Tips For Collaborative Leadership

Today’s corporation exists in an increasingly complex and ever-shifting ocean of change. As a result, leaders need to rely more than ever on the intelligence and resourcefulness of their staff. Collaboration is not a “nice to have” organizational philosophy. It is an essential ingredient for …

Authentic Leadership Is The Key To Innovation

<i>The transformation will come from leadership.</i><p>W. Edwards Deming<p>If your organization is struggling with innovation, or if you are slow in your development of a transformative culture, or if you just can’t seem to get momentum, energy and commitment from your teams . . . there may be a simple reason: …

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers

Discussions about story and storytelling are pretty fashionable in marketing circles. I have ambivalent feelings about this. On the one hand, as a lifelong advocate for the power of story in business, I find this very encouraging. For all companies, having a story and knowing that story are crucial …

Why You're Not A Leader

Everybody thinks they’re a leader – most are far from it. The harsh reality is that we live in a world awash with wannabe leaders. As much as some don’t want to admit it, not everyone can or should become a leader (my take on the born vs. made argument). Simply desiring to be a leader doesn’t mean …

Visual Leadership: a tremendous advantage for your Communication

David Sibbet is a world-reknowned visualization expert and author of various books about Visual Thinking.His latest book, <i>Visual Leaders: New Tools</i> …

Successful Brand-Building Requires an Army of Advocates

When you ask a CMO what it takes to build a successful brand, you'll likely hear it goes far beyond frontline commitment. When asked in a recent …

How to Get Employees Excited About Your Business Vision | Inc.com

<b>It's no secret</b> that, as a business owner, your venture is your baby. It's needy, it's frightening, and you're completely devoted to it. If only you could make your employees feel the same way. Well, at least the devotion part.<p>The first step to getting employees pumped about the company's direction …

Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Change is key in business for remaining relevant and ahead of the curve. But, while managers love change, employees often fear it or fight it. You always can fire an employee if she doesn't get with the program, but that's not good …

Employment

Corporate, Internal, and Employee Communications

What Really Sets Leaders Apart

A five-year-old's astute observation gets right to the point of what separates true leaders from mere managers.<p>Coach and consultant Bill Treasurer has been teaching leadership development and studying leadership models for 20 years. But he says he learned a valuable lesson when his five-year-old …

New Study Explores Why Change Management Fails - And How To (Perhaps) Succeed

A new study by Towers Watson has found that only 25% of change management initiatives are successful over the long term. While this may come as no shock – substantive change in organizations with entrenched cultures is always difficult – the study adds new data to an ongoing discussion.<p>Some …