It can be an uncomfortable and frightening experience to fall ill overseas, during an assignment or business trip, where you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable accessing local healthcare. Issues associated with healthcare may even cause an overseas assignment to fail. It ... View Article
Article by 17 July 2018
Let’s think about the bigger picture that is the context in which HR operates. We are readily bewitched by our technology. People rush to buy the latest gadget even when it is beyond their means. Never mind that it might ... View Article
Article by 13 July 2018
Employer brand seems to be the new buzz word going around business. What is employer brand? According to the CIPD factsheet online it is: ‘…a set of attributes and qualities, often intangible, that makes an organisation distinctive, promises a particular ... View Article
Article by 11 July 2018
How do you create the perfect job? Well, you don’t… let them. That’s the appeal in the interim contract world, right? You’re selected because you already have the skills to make a difference. Short to mid-term value, come and help ... View Article
Article by 9 July 2018
Cultural diversity is becoming an increasingly pressing topic for HR as many companies become more global. At the same time, it is something that has to be approached with sensitivity, avoiding judgemental stereotyping. Yet, to talk or write about culture ... View Article
Article by 6 July 2018
Mental ill health covers a very diverse range of conditions with symptoms which fluctuate in frequency, severity and can easily reoccur. It is also often hidden and can affect the ability of the individual to make rational choices .Treatment pathways and patient responses to treatment are often not as predictable as they are for physical conditions. These factors make it very difficult for employers to deal with.
Article by 4 July 2018
Workplaces are undergoing profound transformations to accommodate the varying expectations of a multigenerational workforce and the increasing influx of AI-enabled entities. The inevitable need to maintain robust talent pipelines for assuring a healthy supply of capable leaders has galvanized progressive organizations to place greater emphasis on effective talent development and employee engagement activities.
Article by 2 July 2018
A routine eye examination will of course check any visual issues an individual may have and provide a prescription for corrective glasses or contact lenses. More than this, it will also enable the optometrist to consider the health of the eye itself – checking for signs of conditions like glaucoma and cataracts. What may be less obvious, however, is that an eye examination can tell the optometrist a great deal about the overall health of the individual and about systemic conditions, not even related to eyesight.
Article by 29 June 2018
Has the cost of your international private medical insurance (IPMI) ballooned? If so you are not alone. There have been significant increases in the cost of international policies for many employers, with prices up by as much as 50% in some cases.
Article by 27 June 2018
The games kicked off on 14 June 2018 with the final whistle set for 15 July 2018. As is now customary, ACAS have produced an updated guide to employers (and employees) on surviving the World Cup. Ultimately, the goal is to strike the right balance between keeping employees happy but not getting caught offside.
Article by 26 June 2018