The Amazon fires, extreme weather phenomena and the Extinction Rebellion marches in London, prompted by climate change breakdown, biodiversity loss and ecological collapse, have brought the conversation on sustainability to the forefront of the media and the public’s mind. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have also been a hot
Overtime and productivity are out of step, poll finds Regularly working more than contracted hours is not leading to an increase in productivity accordingly to a poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership. The poll reveals that 72% of company secretaries surveyed work beyond their contracted hours in
What makes a good company secretary? There is a consensus that the role of Company Secretary has evolved considerably over the years, from an administrative and technical focus to an increasingly pivotal position within an organisation. Along with the relevant education, knowledge and values that are required for the role, employers are also looking for soft
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
The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership reveals that just 51% of boards understand the challenges and opportunities that data and technology present to their organisations. Some 29% of the company secretaries who took part in the survey think that their boards do not fully understand and a further 20% could only attest
A recent survey by the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) revealed that employees who are allowed to work flexibly – be it having flexible hours or working from home- felt happier and less stressed. Around three-quarters of the workers surveyed also highlighted that they would be reluctant to leave their current role for one that
Attending interviews can be a daunting experience for anyone, no matter how experienced you are! You want to try and show yourself as professional yet personable, confident but not arrogant, so I’ve put some useful tips together that I believe will help you through the preparation before and during interviews!
The Governance Institute and governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership have considered employee wellbeing and mental health at board level. It was found that just 45% of boards have considered these issues, 34% have not and the remaining 21% of respondents were unsure if their board had or not. Furthermore, when questioned as to whether
For those of you who responded to our Market Survey, we’re pleased to announce the four winners of our prize draw: Winners: Stephen Guile Helen O’Keefe Stacey Arnold Respondent 392 (wishes to remain anonymous).
With less than a week to go before our market survey is released, we’d like to share some of our findings. Some interesting points we’ve found: Salaries have risen well above the national average rate. Most of the market is concentrated in London and the Southeast, and salaries are at the highest within this region.