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Michael Brown
   

How do YOU prefer to deal with bullying?

Do you know anyone who has been bullied at work? Chances are that you do. That person might even be you. Have you also noticed that some people deal with it a lot better than others? Why might that be?

Article by 18 July 2019

Louisa Weinstein
   

Finding our way through the uncomfortable truths – whistleblowing, bullying and harassment

When we encounter whistleblowing, bullying and harassment, we are confronted by the need to discuss the thorny issue of the “truth” and our perception of it. The investigation of and search for an objective truth is often driven by a need to establish right and wrong. This is followed, in some form or other, by the identification of a perpetrator and a victim, of a “crime” and punishment. This can cause us to be very cautious with our words and the truths we affiliate ourselves with. It can also cause us to oversimplify the issues, avoid the grey areas and curtail discussions that are difficult. This leads to a breakdown of trust and, with that, an unwillingness to be truthful for fear of unfair incrimination.

Article by 17 July 2019

Sarah Gornall
   

Change – the Constant

One thing is sure between birth and death – and that is change. True on the organisational level, as well as the individual one. Every organisation, every business, goes through transformation as it grows, with evolving structure, leadership, personnel, aims, stresses and successes – and will go through different transformations as it downsizes, merges or winds up its business.

Article by 16 July 2019

James Tamm
   

Workplace Harassment: What does the future hold?

It is now nearly two years since the #MeToo movement gained global recognition, but barely a week goes by without a new study being released or a high-profile news story breaking about the issue of workplace harassment. Indeed, on 26 June, 'This Is Not Working’- an alliance of more than 20 trade unions, charities and women’s rights organisations – launched a petition calling for a new law to force employers to prevent sexual harassment in their workplaces.

Article by 12 July 2019

Sally Hunter
   

Skills Gap, the Greatest Recruitment Challenge

Cielo’s recent research found that nearly 50%[1] of Talent Acquisition leaders state that addressing the skills gap is their greatest challenge. There are many reasons why a skills gap can exist, with the most prevalent being diminishing availability of qualified skills.

Article by 4 July 2019

Alison Hallett
   

How to increase diversity in the workplace

Diversity in the workplace matters. Although organisations have different drivers and methods for improving inclusion, it makes sense that diversity should not simply be a measure of different characteristics such as race, gender, and disability, but also a drive to ... View Article

Article by 25 June 2019