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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.
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.