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HR managers are facing a challenge on a global scale. In a recent study conducted by CEMS, a leading authority in management education, it was discovered that nearly half of HR managers struggle to recruit international talent.
Whistleblowing legislation was introduced in the UK under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 and whilst it’s a term many of us have seen discussed in various newspaper headlines – most recently with an increase in the number of disclosures to the UK’s Pension Regulator – are we really aware of how the whistleblowing legislation […]
Employees are the number one asset for any business, and we know that taking proper care of them makes a tangible difference to engagement scores, productivity and service delivery. We are starting to notice that wellbeing is a topic being taken seriously by organisations of all shapes and sizes; whether it’s “get fit” initiatives such as […]
As a head of HR, I oversee HR strategy and also work with SMEs in an HR consulting role. One of the current challenges in both scenarios is a shortage of talent. Post Brexit pundits predict that when the UK triggers article 50 the shortage of good staff may be further exacerbated. This is good news […]
If your network is a mile wide and an inch deep, it will never be very powerful. You need a strong and stable network that is both wide and deep. Like the supporting roots of a huge oak tree, some of your referral relationships need to go deeper. You create deeper relationships by learning as […]
Establishing a company culture is critical to maintaining team cohesiveness and business outcomes. Yet, today’s workplace is in constant transition, increasing divided by location and mobility.
The impact of creating more diverse and inclusive work environments on a company’s performance has been a hotly debated topic for over two decades. Changing workforce demographics, globalisation, government policy and increasing employee expectations all play a part. But is creating inclusive cultures really coming of age? Or does it continue to be the poor […]
Posted on 12th September 2016 in HR & Management.
The recent fiasco with Philip Green around the BHS collapse and the pension’s debacle has yet again fuelled the argument about the rewards of top executives. Given the frequency of such occurrences, you could be forgiven for thinking that some – if not many – are actually being rewarded for failure.
The importance of financial education in the workplace is usually understood best by HR departments, but this importance needs to be defended better from a business point of view so it is translated into investment.
Cast your mind back a couple of decades when searching for the next top talent to join the company meant small business owners had to sift through piles of CVs and narrow down candidates via face-to-face interviews. Local paper advertising was another go-to technique many used to successfully land new candidates.
By 2020 millennials will make up half of the workforce – that’s no small feat. And while businesses are currently reaping the benefits of a fresh, young workforce, full to the brim with ideas and new ways of thinking, they’re also struggling to keep them happy and retain them in some instances.
This year’s GCSE results for England, Wales and Northern Ireland have shown a significant fall which may lead employers to question whether they should take such academic qualifications into consideration when recruiting.