HR Leaders Crucial to Organisational Transformation
New research considers the role of HR leaders in driving business transformation. HR leaders are the crucial drivers of transformation in UK businesses through their roles of promoting devolved decision making, employee engagement and collaboration, finds new research from Ipsos and Cirrus.
2017 French Presidential Elections: Le Pen, Macron and Fillon take to the podium (March 28)
With only four weeks until the French Presidential election, Marine Le Pen leads the field in the latest Ipsos/Sopra Steria poll conducted on behalf of our media partners France Télévisions and Radio France. One in four likely voters say they support the National Front Party candidate, followed closely by Emmanuel Macron with 24% of likely voters, and François Fillon (18%.) Jean-Luc Mélenchon trails with 14% of likely voters, followed by Benoît Hamon (12%) and Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (3.5%.) None of the other candidates received more than 1% voting support.
2017 US Politics - Healthcare Reform May Be Negatively Impacting President Trump’s Approval Rating (March 15)
It’s unclear whether striking the word “affordable” from the Republican healthcare reform act was the cause for the lackluster public response – but the numbers, contrary to some of our polling peers, show little confidence in Speaker Ryan’s plan for the repeal and replace of Obamacare. Reuters will be releasing the exact numbers on this in the next 24 hours, so we encourage everyone to look out for that.
Captains of Industry are Committed to Championing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, but Women Remain Scarce on Executive Boards
Captains of Industry say that despite nearly all board members on the FTSE 500 saying they are actively promoting and championing diversity and inclusion in their company (86%), a very large proportion say they have no female board members at all (71%).
2017 US Politics - President Trump’s Approval Rating Remains a Statistical Tie (March 8)
Pocketbook issues continue to dominate the public’s primary concerns this week by rating the economy as the number one issue of concern. For the first time in a number of weeks, healthcare has overtaken terrorism as a key issue of concern for the general public.
Three in Four Women Around the World Believe There Are Unequal Rights in Their Country
On the eve of International Women’s Day, new data from Ipsos Global @dvisor shows that although the vast majority in 24 countries around the world say they believe men and women should be treated equally (88% on average), most still think the current situation is one of inequality in terms of social, political and/or economic rights (72% on average).
Europe’s Most Wealthy Are Skeptical About the Economic Situation in Europe
Most European Affluents are satisfied with their own financial situation, but they are less content with the current economic situation in Europe and in their own country in general. When asked how the situation will develop within in 6 months, the wealthier Europeans remain skeptical: the economic situation in their own country and their own financial position are expected to be ‘about the same’.