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How to retain talent through enhanced learning and development

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sense of widespread uncertainty for businesses, with many forced to shut down overnight when the government announced lockdown. This period compelled employers to reflect on the way their business operates and consider what they expect from their employees – and what employees have come to expect from them. Although many businesses will be highly appreciative of the hard work of their team during this difficult time, bonuses and other financial rewards may not be a viable form of recognition in the current climate.

Article by 29 October 2020


Building Culture Today

In the past few months the world we live and work in has completely changed. We used to refer to the phrase ‘the future of work’ and the catch phrase seems to be, ‘the new normal’. This phrase is being met with mixed feelings - personally I hate it! Regardless of what we call it, this is our world today. As we adapt to our new circumstances and get ready for what comes next, we know, from experience that things can change very quickly. So, as leaders, what do we need to do to be prepared? Before we look at what is next, I believe it's important to outline what we know for certain.

Article by 27 October 2020


Maintaining a great company culture

As your business grows, you must make sure you don’t lose your wellbeing focus. Managing wellbeing is seemingly much easier when you’re dealing with a smaller team. You can keep a close eye on an individual’s temperament, productivity and output. It’s easier to analyse employee retention rates and absenteeism. Your business’s management structure is much simpler.

Article by 22 October 2020


Balanced working must be a priority in the ‘new normal’

The UK has been celebrating National Work Life Week for over ten years now; while the US designates the whole of October as work-family month. It’s fair to say that for most people work-life balance has taken an enormous hit this year. Which is why employers must make it a key priority as we figure out ‘new normal’ ways of working.

Article by 14 October 2020


Why raising the standard of workplace investigations has become urgent

Workplaces are fraught with new sensitivities and complexities. The number of employment rights under which an employee could make a tribunal claim has more than trebled since the 1980s - and now, the muddle of Covid-19, the pressures from movements such as Black Lives Matter and #metoo have brought yet further potential for disputes, activism and disruption.

Article by 13 October 2020