Month: August 2017

More than 75% of FDs rate HR challenges as amongst their biggest headaches

Over half of finance directors in small and medium-sized businesses have ultimate responsibility for HR in their company, according to FD Surgery’s survey of over 250. Furthermore, more than 75 per cent of those FDs rated challenges around recruitment, retention and employment law as amongst their biggest headaches. Our new HR for Finance Directors event,… Read more »

What can and did go wrong

The former CFO of Superdry charts the journey from a small clothing company to an international super brand. Chas Howe served as CFO of Superdry during the period it grew from a small clothing and retail business into a global player in the fashion industry. During his tenure the number of Superdry stores grew from… Read more »

International hostage negotiator Richard Mullender on what FDs can learn about the art of listening

There are very few good listeners, according to Richard Mullender, a former international hostage negotiator whose work has seen him negotiate the release of UN workers held in Afghanistan, help free Norman Kember in Iraq and talk countless suicidal individuals back from the ledge. Most people focus on active listening skills – nodding or appearing… Read more »