Next year, as we face continued uncertainty with the pandemic and seek to understand our new normal, one thing is certain - organisations must focus on modernising their workforce management technology to set up employees up for success with streamlined communication and clear expectations before they show up for work each day.
Article by 27 December 2021
What can we learn from organisations where engagement and retention are typically higher to their industry peers? In this article we examine the top five factors most highly correlated with good or bad employee engagement.
Article by 24 December 2021
Sabby Gill, CEO at Thomas International, takes a look back at the challenges and trends we've seen in HR the past year, as well as what's next for the industry.
Article by 23 December 2021
In our recent survey on the “State of Workplace Harassment,” we uncovered a number of insights into who’s contending with harassment, how many are reporting issues they see (and if not, why?), how workplaces are doing on resolving reported issues, and more. Here are the top insights that will hopefully give you more context as to how pervasive the issue of harassment is in the workplace, which will help you understand the current state of your workplace, too.
Article by 22 December 2021
MP Stella Creasy has been pulled up for having her 13-week-old baby with her in the House of Commons. She has long advocated for MP’s rights to take maternity leave and argued that by preventing children from attending debates with their parents, the Government is putting up barriers for MP’s who are working parents. Many employers may now be wondering if they should allow this.
Article by 21 December 2021
In a one year period, the cost of conflict to UK organisations was £28.5 billion – the equivalent of more than £1,000 for each employee. Close to 10 million people experienced conflict at work. Of these, over half suffer stress, anxiety or depression as a result; just under 900,000 took time off work; nearly half a million resigned, and more than 300,000 employees were dismissed
Article by 20 December 2021
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 has been a milestone in putting modern slavery on the agenda and provides useful guidance for organisations with a turnover of over £36m. Unfortunately, it hasn’t gone far enough to actually start the eradication of modern slavery, especially within supply chains where companies often fall under the threshold for reporting. To help prevent such instances, businesses can carry out due diligence checks across the entire supply chain and have a comprehensive Modern Slavery Statement that incorporates deliverable actions and outlines the necessary steps that should be taken to address issues of Modern Slavery in supply chains.
Article by 17 December 2021
But if companies that invest in a meaningful lifelong employee journey consistently outperform those that don’t, why are so many alumni engagement programmes limited to ad hoc email communications of company updates, personnel changes, and obituaries? What are the alternatives?
Article by 16 December 2021
Large swathes of the deskless workforce are disconnected, disengaged and disenchanted.
Article by 15 December 2021
Implementing Off-Payroll is not difficult. The hard part is the status determinations, and everything else is admin. Many large firms have in-house expertise, have conducted considerable research and have a very good understanding of IR35 matters. They then choose an automated tool to supplement their own expertise and streamline their processes, having conducted considerable due-diligence.You can implement a process for Off-payroll working yourselves, meet reasonable care, and whilst some consultancy help at the start may be useful, you don’t need to pay ongoing consultancy fees once you’ve got your process in place.
Article by 14 December 2021