Why City firms struggle to challenge elitism

Previous studies have shown that elite professional services firms are still failing to employ bright working-class applicants in significant numbers. This new research paper looks at the reasons behind this and their implications for social inclusion.

Updated: 22/04/2016
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When hard work only goes so far - examining the career experience of BME leaders

Working hard and following procedure will only get so far in a career path to leadership, particularly for BME employees. As this research shows, a grasp of informal processes and relationships is key to success.

Updated: 15/12/2015
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How to pull off a successful merger - tips and insights from experts

Author(s):

Anna Faelten

 et al.

Research by the M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School advises on how companies can execute successful M&A transactions, ensuring full value and the successful integration of the target.

Updated: 15/12/2015
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What characterises leading companies within Business Excellence Models?

This research looks at what makes a leading company within the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model, focusing on those organisations that have been "Recognised for Excellence" status in Spain.

Updated: 10/09/2015
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Helping, not hindering productivity - Workplace union representation in the British public sector

New research suggests that reforms set out in the UK's Trade Union Bill 2015-16 will prove counterproductive to the government's aspirations for improved business productivity

Updated: 14/08/2015
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Quality Management, Job-related Contentment and Performance: an empirical analysis of British workplaces

Author(s):

Lilian M. de Menezes

 et al.

This study adds economy-wide evidence to an ongoing debate on the relationship between operations and human resource management practices that underlie quality management and performance.

Updated: 20/07/2015
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Business Models and People Management in the Indian IT Industry

The Indian IT industry has sustained high levels of growth in revenues and employment since the late 1980s. This study examines how managers and entrepreneurs in the Indian IT industry have explored and exploited human capital opportunities at various stages of the industry's evolution to create both innovative human resources (HR) practices and new business models.

Updated: 16/06/2015
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The secret to job satisfaction? Work for a competent boss.

Author(s):

Benjamin Artz

 et al.

This research, conducted by academics from Warwick University, the University of Wisconsin and Cass Business School, documents formal evidence finding that the technical competence of a boss is the single strongest predictor of an employee's well-being.

Updated: 09/04/2015
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Sifting to efficiently select the right service employees

This research suggests turning the standard recruitment process for service employees on its head; by using web-based psychometric sifting tests at the start of the process rather than at the end, potentially saving time and money.

Updated: 02/12/2014
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