It’s not an exaggeration to say that the role of the Company Secretary has never been in greater demand. Vacancy levels have increased month on month since March, but now ‘fill rates’ have slowed somewhat due to the shortage of candidates that is becoming apparent at all levels. With the conclusion of the Department
According to a poll by The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership, 82% of company secretaries have seen their workloads increase since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with 49% stating that their workloads have increased significantly. Despite this, the permanent headcount in secretariat teams has only increased
The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership reveals that 92% of organisations surveyed offer flexible working arrangements with staff retention considered as the greatest upside. The majority (76%) of respondents stated that their organisations offer a combination of remote working, flexi-time, part-time working and job sharing. Just 12% offer remote working only and
A third of organisations are looking to address their gender pay balance after preparing for pay gap reporting requirements that come into force later this month and early April, according to our survey of governance professionals in conjunction with the ICSA: The Governance Institute.
Our poll out today in conjunction with the ICSA: The Governance Institute finds that only 36% of companies surveyed consider that the current system of annual general meetings (AGMs) is still valuable for companies. Almost a third (30%) feel that it is no longer valuable, while a further 34% of respondents are undecided.