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Tips for returning to the office after annual leave

As we know all too well, work doesn’t stop whilst we’re away, and it’s now even harder to ‘unplug’ with many of us having work email apps on our mobile phones. The blog gives some tips for returning to the office after annual leave.

Article by Ian Smith, Finance Director and GM 27 January 2022


Employment is up, but so are vacancies – what does this mean for business leaders?

UK businesses are being warned to brace themselves for an exodus of talent in the first six months of 2022, as the impact of the ‘Great Resignation’ continues to hit hard. According to new research from specialist talent solutions agency Robert Half, nearly a third (32%) of employees will search for a new role between January and June this year – the equivalent to 9.4 million workers across the UK. Matt Weston, UK Managing Director of Robert Half shares his thoughts.

Article by Matt Weston, UK Managing Director - Robert Half 26 January 2022


Immigration rethink and employing older workers are key

As job shortages continue in the UK, recruiters are turning to Artificial Intelligence platforms capable of matching the wealth of job offers available with the demands from job seekers, with unprecedented matching speed and accuracy in a fair, inclusive and non-discriminatory way.

Article by Steven Kirkpatrick 25 January 2022


Rules of the Game shines a spotlight on HR failings

Rules of the Game on BBC One came to its gritty conclusion last night. Although fictional, the show has shone a much-needed spotlight on several real-life HR issues that employers need to take seriously.

Article by Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director 24 January 2022


Supporting whole health through an internal culture transformation

What are the key HR challenges you’re facing at the moment? Is it the ever changing workplace dynamic? Or is it the need to create flexible and hybrid working models? Perhaps its workplace stress and employee well-being – or maybe it’s all of the above? Let’s take a closer look.

Article by Robin Lewis 20 January 2022


The employee experience mandate for your distributed team

The employee experience affects everything from recruiting and retention, to productivity and the bottom line. So much so that when Willis Towers Watson studied the 30 highest-performing companies in the world, they found all of them invest a great deal in creating a great employee experience. 

Article by Brent Chudoba 17 January 2022


Pros and cons of pre-employment tests in the recruiting process

Pre-employment tests are a great way of gathering data on candidates, you can challenge your candidates and gather vital intel that can influence the right decision being made when filling the role or roles required.

Article by Arianna Lupi - Digital Marketer 13 January 2022


Why people will be heading back to the office, eventually

While the benefits of working from home are good for the individual – I’m not refuting the extra time spent at home and healthier work-balance – the benefits of working in an office are equally as great, for both employee and business. And businesses and their staff need visible leaders, and you can’t be quite as visible from your kitchen table.

Article by Dominic Wade 6 January 2022


Driving change

The world is facing a major talent shortage and one of the industries feeling it most profoundly is logistics. This article explores how DHL Supply Chain is tackling the challenge with a broad range of solutions from collaboration to reputation change.

Article by Rob Rosenberg, Global Head of HR and Alastair Shooter, Global Head of Transport - DHL Supply Chain 5 January 2022