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Accessing mental health support in an unequal world

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘Mental Health in an unequal world’. It's a chance to bring attention to the fact that not every employee has the same access to the mental health tools that they many need. It’s important to show compassion, be kind and recognise the world isn’t equal.

Article by 21 October 2021

Are empty nesters a flight risk?

The transition could also trigger the exit of experienced employees from organisations – potentially a disaster for HR teams who are already facing talent management and succession planning challenges. Yet there are few initiatives directly supporting this demographic, begging the question, how can businesses keep empty nesters engaged?

Article by 19 October 2021

Training the trainers – how to build an effective coach

Learning by rote is still a method that I see being used frequently by trainers in many walks of life. Teachers, military officers, sports coaches and managers in all kinds of workplaces have all been guilty of using this outdated technique. It might help people to learn facts by heart but it rarely, if ever, teaches them any skill that could be usefully applied elsewhere.

Article by 15 October 2021

Three reasons why an automated tool doesn’t guarantee IR35 compliance

Nearly six months on from the introduction of IR35 into the private sector, many businesses are still early in their IR35 journey and yet to embed their practices and processes into business as usual. But with many high-profile government bodies hit with IR35 tax bills this year, now is the time to question if your IR35 approach is compliant, particularly if an automated tool was used. Here we explore three reasons why an automated tool doesn’t guarantee IR35 compliance.

Article by 12 October 2021

The great return: How UK workplaces can adapt to hybrid working

There is a clear movement for returning to work and some organisations are already witnessing a massive influx of employees. For some others, on the other hand, employees still aren’t being obligated to come in. Either way, we’re entering another new phase in the way we work.

Article by 11 October 2021

How to manage crises in an organization?

Organizations are faced with a dynamic environment now and then. This brings changes I the market structures, and other vital areas. These changes are becoming a norm everywhere. Everyone is making efforts to ensure they are not affected by these unavoidable circumstances. Adaptability is the key to bypassing any challenge facing the organization. The duties fall on the management team mostly. But is the duty of all parties involved to make things right, to prevent the situations to worsen.

Article by 7 October 2021

Mapping employee experience journeys: 5 practical expert tips

According to Gallup's State of the Global Workplace, only 1 in 5 employees in the USA says their performance is managed the way that motivates them to do outstanding work. What is even more surprising, just 1 in 3 employees is committed to their work and workplace. In terms of productivity and company profit, that sounds like a pretty unfortunate oversight.

Article by 6 October 2021

Break Time in the Office: What’s the law?

When it comes to breaks in the office, the law is a minimum standard rather than a target. What’s more, the law can be a lot more nuanced than it might, at first, appear.

Article by 5 October 2021