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Who cares for the carers?

Millions of people in the UK (and globally) are facing an incredibly challenging time in their lives. Life expectancy has been growing for decades and the care of our elderly is therefore falling on offspring, who are generally of working age, and lasting for many years. When this is combined with the fact that people are now starting families later in life, the burden of caring for both children and parents is often falling at the same time. Those for whom this is affecting, known as the ‘sandwich generation’ are carrying huge pressures that can threaten to overwhelm them.

Article by: Anthony Sutton - Cream HR | Published: 24 May 2022

Why do good people do bad things?

Doing what needs to be done ends up doing what you don’t want to do and don’t think you should have to do or would ever do.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 24 May 2022

It’s time to prioritise succession planning

When sourcing and welcoming future leaders, it is no longer acceptable to backfill a role or to shoe in candidates based on short-term objectives. With shareholder trust built on a bedrock of evidence that organisations are recruiting talent for longevity, today’s recruitment looks beyond the immediate to plan for challenging progression.

Article by: Linda Mason, HR Director - Harmonic | Published: 23 May 2022

How to use your inner-critic to become a better HR leader

You don’t have be best friends with your inner-critic, while he or she (or however you relate to yours) doesn’t have to be your enemy. Learning to use your inner-critic wisely will help you, and your team be happier, healthier and more effective.

Article by: Janine Chamberlin, UK Country Manager - LinkedIn | Published: 23 May 2022

Don’t forget seasonal workers to fill vacancies

As the days get longer and the weather improves, many industries, particularly those in tourism and hospitality, will be set to welcome more customers and increase their opening hours. As a result, they could be taking on more staff.

Article by: Alan Price, CEO - BrightHR | Published: 23 May 2022

Preventing proximity bias in the return to the office

As offices begin to get back to some normality, it is important for employers to understand proximity bias and the steps they can take to ensure that it is minimised.

Article by: Rena Magdani, Partner and National Head of Employment, Pensions & Immigration - Freeths LLP | Published: 22 May 2022

The humanity that is missing In tech

The humanity missing from tech is the soft skills. Hard technical skills are of course, where they are a necessity, vital. However, soft skills, or “core skills” work in any discipline, any industry and are vital for business improvement: teamwork, communication, and empathy.

Article by: Fay Sears - Information Security Professional | Published: 22 May 2022

What is reasonable adjustments during disciplinary process?

Under the Equality Act 2010, employers are required to consider reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities throughout the employment process, including hiring and firing. This might include having someone to transcribe notes, explain the process thoroughly, translate into sign language, a support worker, or someone else who has knowledge of the person’s disability and its effects.

Article by: James Potts, Director of Legal Services - Peninsula | Published: 21 May 2022

Moral injury and the damage it does

Uncaring senior management, lacking compassion, detached from the reality of the front line, ruthlessly pursuing their career advancement whilst presiding over redundancies , mergers and changes in conditions of employment in the name of efficiency, competitiveness and profit. Indifferent to the impact on employees and their families. Well that one side of the story but there is another.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 21 May 2022

Optimising L&D means understanding employee learning styles

Employment Hero's Chief People Officer Alex Hattingh, breaks down specific learning styles that employees in workforces possess, and how employers and those at senior management level can encourage these styles for the development of their employees.

Article by: Alex Hattingh, Chief People Officer - Employment Hero | Published: 20 May 2022