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It’s National Stress Awareness Day today (Wednesday 2nd November) and whilst there has been lots of press attention on rising stress-related absences in UK businesses, managing stress in the workplace remains a massive challenge for many UK employers.
Posted on 2nd November 2016 in HR & Management.
What can we apply in business from the things that happen around us every day? Are there important lessons we can use as metaphors for our own behaviour? We’re constantly exposed to examples that we can copy, avoid or save, to use now or at some point in the future.
Low engagement is a strategic risk Improving employee engagement is an enduring topic within the business world. When people flourish, so do the organisations they work for, making an effective employee engagement strategy essential. Conversely, demotivated employees can hold businesses back. When people lack motivation, they are unlikely to do their best work, are less […]
Posted on 18th October 2016 in HR & Management.
There used to be a time when people came out of school, got a job and stayed with the company for the next 40-odd years, getting a cake and a gold watch before hanging up their hats and enjoying their (in many cases) meager pension.
Posted on 12th October 2016 in HR & Management.
Just the mention of the word “appraisal” can fill managers and staff alike with dread. Once likened to “root canal dental work on our list of things we look forward to” by a Harvard Business School Professor, it seems appraisals are universally unpopular.
Posted on 4th October 2016 in HR & Management.
Forming a quality-driven culture at work should be a priority for all business leaders, not only those working in the service sector. Employing a workforce that is motivated and empowered to deliver high-quality customer service is critical for any business looking to achieve long-term goals and secure a position of lasting value in its chosen […]
Posted on 3rd October 2016 in HR & Management.
Imagine a business where you were actively encouraged to sleep on the job, where there really was such thing as a free lunch and where you were required to spend a portion of your week doing whatever non-work related activity tickled your fancy. Employees would be delighted. But as a business owner you’re more likely […]
How do you go about hiring the right people for your business? I don’t believe there is anything more crucial than employing the correct calibre of people to make your business successful. You need to decipher what skills you should be looking for in these people, and how you go about measuring them. What is […]
Human Resources or HR as it’s commonly referred to, has always been of critical importance to organisations of all sizes. The HR department plays a key role in the company’s bottom line because HR doesn’t just issue contracts or the dreaded P45s; it actually has a pivotal role to play within the business.
We’ve all experienced the little voice inside our head that convinces us that work can wait. Procrastination strikes everyone, and it’s particularly bad at this time of year. As summer has drawn to a close, the days are starting to get shorter, and temperatures are dropping, it’s very tempting to put off tasks that might […]
Leaders and their senior teams set the tone of a business – which is why they need to be equipped with emotional resilience when things get tough – and avoid their anxieties impacting on the performance and morale of their teams.