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How to mark National Stress Awareness Day

Workplaces can be fast-paced, target driven and physically demanding. This combination of factors can cause stress which can be detrimental to overall health, cause moods to plummet and turn anxiety levels up a notch. National Stress Awareness Day is just around the corner. So, we wanted to provide employers with practical advice to tackle this pressing workplace issue.

Article by Kayleigh Frost, Head of Clinical Support - Health Assured 8 November 2021


What’s at the Root of the Great Resignation 2021?

“Resignations peaked in April [2021] and have remained abnormally high for the last several months, with a record-breaking 10.9 million open jobs at the end of July” particularly for those within the 30- to 45-year-old age range (Cook 2021).

Article by Kendra Guidolin 1 November 2021


How to Recognize Incapable Leaders Hiding in Plain Sight

Management literature is generally dedicated to defining/describing/devising/deliberating leadership in terms of the ‘desirable’ traits that are necessary for incumbents and future aspirants to successfully steer their organizations through the challenging dynamics of an evolving market, especially, in the Digital Age. However, such a ‘positively-skewed’ approach often fails to adequately capture the various warning signs that are flashed by the corporate leaders to indicate their lack of ability to hold the top position within the organizational hierarchy. Consequently, the focus of the ‘corporate stewards’, e.g., Board of Directors/Trustees, HR/Talent Management Heads, Regulatory/Monitoring Bodies, etc., remains ‘tilted’ towards the propounding/preaching of the ingraining/inculcation of the ‘desired’ traits within the current and future corporate leadership, rather than, assuring and ensuring a balanced approach that also advocates the elimination of the ‘undesirable traits’ in a systematic and concurrent fashion.

Article by Murad S. Mirza 1 November 2021


HR-Analytics: 10 Metrics That You Just Can’t Ignore

Lately, HR departments have regained their strategic role, as well as the trust of employees and management. Thus, more and more organizations are starting to adopt HR metrics as a crucial standpoint of their business strategy. Here are the top 10 predominant HR metrics in 2021!

Article by Arthur Rowley 30 October 2021


Off-Payroll working: Are you taking reasonable care?

It has been six months since the Off-Payroll legislation took effect in the private sector. One unfortunate observation is seeing some companies seeking to cross-sell their wares by leveraging the naivety of medium and large firms who have been tasked with the challenge of getting to grips with IR35 compliance. The reality is that in the complex world of IR35, someone who knows a little can come across as credible to someone who knows absolutely nothing – and this is where the cross-sellers have sought to enter the play to cross-sell their main game - be it insurance, a payroll service, or consultancy based billable hours.

Article by Dave Chaplin 29 October 2021


Links between healthy eating and work performance cannot be ignored

How can healthy eating improve the workplace? A healthy workforce is generally a happier and more productive one, with reduced sick days and greater efficiency. This has huge business benefits and boosts how staff feel about their role.

Article by Emma Preece 29 October 2021


Going Over and Beyond: Why Fringe Benefits Is Important for Your Employees

The role of the human resource professional has evolved significantly, with the HR department having more responsibilities than ever in 2021. Despite these many functions, refocusing attention on the human aspect of human relations is arguably the top priority, with innovative fringe benefits being one of the most powerful ways to reach your staff.

Article by Andrew Nelson 28 October 2021


How to Build Corporate Culture Remotely

Remote work is here to stay, which is why it’s imperative that businesses do an analysis of company culture to ensure that the shared values, goals, attitudes, and practices that characterize an organization are translated into remote or hybrid work environments. Smart companies are adapting to this new way of work by moving the corporate culture from the cubicle to the employee’s home office. Remote work gives the option for employees to enhance their productivity and efficiency while offering the great flexibility that people want.

Article by Eileen Lee 28 October 2021