By Carl Rodrigues, founder and CEO of SOTI As a CEO, my most important responsibility is to know myself. I’m far from perfectly self-aware (who is?), but there are a few things I know for certain. I know that I’m a software geek at heart and that I am deeply interested in detail at a level […]
By Toyah Marshall, principal employment law adviser, and Charles Spencer, principal health & safety consultant at Ellis Whittam Despite previous negative perceptions, the ability to work remotely has proven to be a blessing for many employers who would otherwise have had to put operations on pause during the current pandemic. Although initially borne out of necessity, happier […]
Posted on 3rd July 2020 in People.
By Johnathan Ransom, co-founder of Square Mile Farms Even before the coronavirus swept around the world, employers were beginning to take a role in employees’ health and wellbeing. It started with big tech employers, like Google and Facebook, which transformed their offices into fun campuses filled with table tennis tables, yoga studios and candy […]
Posted on 2nd July 2020 in People.
By Paul Holcroft, Associate Director at Croner In just 48 hours, a raft of UK firms announced that at least 11,000 people in the UK are set to lose their jobs. The cuts are mainly being made by High Street retailers and the aviation organisations – two of the areas hardest hit by the coronavirus […]
Posted on 2nd July 2020 in People.
Businesses across the UK who are making efforts to get back to business are facing a new uphill struggle – employees claiming stress and anxiety or are simply requesting outright to be furloughed for another 3 months. Workers who were furloughed back in April are being gradually invited back to work, although some are being […]
By Amrit Sandhar, founder of The Engagement Coach The suddenness with which working from home came about left many organisations with very little time to prepare. Just as we hesitate when we hear a fire alarm, validating whether it’s real or just a drill, the same human trait presented itself as we went into lockdown. […]
By Andy Salkeld I’ve been saying this a lot lately and here is no different. We’re all feeling this! We’re all struggling with lockdown and how it has changed our lives. It doesn’t matter if we’re an employee or an employer, our lives have changed, and that change is scary. But that’s okay. It’s okay […]
By John Beattie, Principal Consultant, Sungard AS Organisations across the world have been entrenched in dealing with the business challenges and changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This has included transitioning staff to remote working and the rapid closure of workplaces for the first time in the history of many companies. While most have been […]
By Elliot Maher, co-founder, Rising Tyde Once we emerge from this unprecedented time, what will resonate with customers who are facing so much uncertainty and life changing factors? What will be the new form of business connection? We might just about remember how we used to do things. In the good old days of early […]
By Rebekah Wallis The working environment your business fosters is fundamental to employee happiness and productivity. In a time where physical workplace environments have moved from the office to the living room, enabling a positive work culture is more complicated and yet more vital than ever before. Managers and leaders are facing a very new […]
Posted on 12th May 2020 in People.
By Sophie Harkness, Operations Director at Incubeta Home working has become our new normal, and the benefits are set to outlast the lockdown. Whilst geographically we’re further apart, new technologies and different ways of working have brought us closer together as a company. We are, literally, inviting each other into our homes and lives – […]
By Jo Sutherland, managing director of Magenta Associates Within the next few weeks and months, corporate offices will start opening their doors again. This reoccupation will be gradual – there’s not going to be the sudden influx of people in the same way that there was the sudden exodus in mid-March. But just as people […]