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Digital acceleration prompting interest in data and technology careers

In a very short period of time, the UK has had to drastically change the way we work, live and play. But while we are all doing our bit to help stop the spread of the Covid-19, the pandemic has brought into sharp focus the vital role that the STEM industry can play in tackling the big challenges we face as a society.

Article by 24 November 2020


The Emerging Art of Distributed Professionalism

Feeling truly understood and accepted by others is one of life’s most beautiful gifts. And yet, it is a consolation made all the more luxurious by its rarity. Friendships and familial relationships where we feel others really ‘get us’ can be like gold dust. And it may be even harder to achieve depth of connection in the professional context – especially when we and our teams are physically distributed.

Article by 12 November 2020


The changing role of line management

Over recent decades, the role of line management has largely changed due to the shift from manufacturing to services – with this change leaves the term line manager now somewhat outdated. While this phrase conjures up images of the production line, reporting lines and ‘tow-the-line’, businesses today are moving away from this kind of hierarchal structure towards more collaborative working, and focusing instead on creating a networked organisation that prioritises relationships, teams, groups and communities rather than reporting lines.

Article by 10 November 2020


Hiring local nationals is on the rise, so how can HR support employees?

As Covid-19 travel restrictions continue to impact businesses, many are turning to recruiting local nationals to fill vacancies where hiring a globally mobile workforce may have previously been the norm. The pandemic has added another layer of complexity to managing an international workforce, and HR professionals need to ensure that their recruitment and retention strategy is fit for purpose to remain competitive and attract the best talent.

Article by 5 November 2020