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Why is quiet quitting a rising problem for early talent cohort?

Gen-Z entered businesses during a time of changing mindsets around what work is and how it can be carried out sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic. They also are regular users of social media. Both the covid-19 impact and the social media tie to quiet quitting mean that Gen-Z workers are the most likely to embrace the trend.

Article by 23 September 2022

How can we prepare for the incoming recession?

Economists believe there’s a 50-50 chance of a recession hitting the UK in the next 18 months. Past financial crises proved that acting fast and preparation is key, but what steps can chief operating officers take today to protect their businesses tomorrow?

Article by 22 September 2022

How to confront poor performance

This article discusses the importance of a performance review, the qualities of a successful one, and tips for ensuring that the performance review goes well.

Article by 21 September 2022

A focus on sustainability in packaging

Whether they are retailers, manufacturers or service providers, businesses are now expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship across all aspects of their operations.

Article by 18 September 2022

Defining the leadership competency framework

A leadership competency framework paves the way for a successful development programme. Laying out the relevant knowledge, skills and abilities that are important for leaders in the organisation to develop provides the basis for creating valuable and effective leadership development training programmes.

Article by 15 September 2022

Effective reference checking: A definitive ‘why’ and ‘how-to’ guide

“A mixture of art and science, a forensic and rigorous examination of a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses is a vital risk management process: not just for the organization undertaking the hire (and the executive search or recruiting firm working with that organization), but for the candidate as well.”

Article by 14 September 2022

The power of a great onboarding process

Providing high quality onboarding has never been more essential, this stage in the employee lifecycle provides the perfect opportunity to engage your new hires. Connection, development and a seamless approach in your onboarding go a long way in helping you retain and engage your employees so make sure to consider each when building out your processes. 

Article by 13 September 2022

What’s to be done about the surge in ‘quiet quitting’?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and against the background of the Great Resignation, businesses have had to adopt a more efficient way of working. The conventional office-based routine is becoming a thing of the past, and hybrid working is the new norm. People are walking away from jobs they either do not find rewarding or don't align with their own values. Furthermore, 'quiet quitting’ is the latest trend sweeping the country, where employees work the bare minimum to their job demands, not going beyond what is expected of them. The emergence of this trend coincides with an increasingly difficult time for organisations to engage and retain employees. A recent Gallup Global Workplace Report for 2022 found that only 9% of UK workers were engaged or enthusiastic about their work, putting it in 33rd place out of 38 European countries. There is a pressing need for HR leaders to bring solutions before it’s too late. According to a Randstad UK study, 69% of employees are confident about changing jobs in the next few months, with 24% planning a move within three to six months. In this scenario, emerging technologies can mitigate the issues that caused this situation to begin with.

Article by 10 September 2022

Impact sourcing makes so much sense

Scott Evans, Director of HR at business process outsourcing firm Sigma Connected, discusses how businesses, and the communities they are part of, can benefit from Impact Sourcing – a recruitment model which sees job opportunities given to people from economically disadvantaged areas.

Article by 8 September 2022

Guide to supporting employees with cost of living

Employee benefits can help employers support staff with the cost of living in many important ways. Employee benefits can support employees with the cost of motoring, commuting and even the food shop. Here’s how.

Article by 8 September 2022