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Louisa Weinstein
   

Three steps to mitigate the damaging impact of low-level conflict on engagement

There are several insidious but potent triggers for disengagement within an organisation that start with low level conflicts. When we start to analyse the link between these triggers and disengagement, we can begin to create opportunities to re-engage members of the workforce. We can also uncover some quick wins to pre-empt or even avoid similar conflicts and/or disengagement in the first place.

Article by 30 April 2019

Brian Medd-Sygrove
   

Why Are Businesses Outsourcing Their Global Payroll?

For those with limited in-house resources and thus knowledge base, it is extremely important that when obtaining support from an external expert source, the providers being considered are very aware of the importance of compliant payroll. Not correctly following local legislation risks non-compliance, which can be costly in terms of corporate fines. Not least the impact of errors in salaries and wages on employees, especially with the increase in focus on employee satisfaction - minimising errors in salaries and wages, in turn minimises the potential for disgruntled employees.

Article by 23 April 2019

Andrew Waring
   

Why an industry wide pension scheme is a good idea

The face of pensions is changing as the world of work undergoes seismic upheavals and mounting uncertainty. Final salary schemes with their promise of retirement certainty are now all but closed, but not before the mistrust created by a number of high profile negligent and criminal mismanagement cases rocked the reputation of pensions as a whole. The move away from “a job for life” and an increasing emphasis on agile working has brought about more fluid, flexible staffing models. With people far more commonly advancing their careers - and even gaining continuity of employment - by moving from role to role, it makes sense to gear pension delivery to increased staff mobility.

Article by 18 April 2019

James Tamm
   

Tribunals – trials and tribulations

The government has released the latest set of Tribunal statistics for the period October to December 2018 – and they make for stark reading for HR Directors. It’s been more than 18 months since Tribunal fees were abolished, but there ... View Article

Article by 17 April 2019

Jack Curzon
   

Is workplace culture keeping up with technology?

Last year, it was reported that 595,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety, costing the UK 15.4 million working days. Not only does this diminish workplace productivity, but employees who feel this way are less likely to feel loyal to their company or motivated to give their best performance.

Article by 16 April 2019

Jim Lythgow
   

Eyecare: communication and awareness

Eye care enables the early detection and monitoring of serious health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, and also helps with more minor ailments like headaches and migraine. It can, therefore, help towards improved health and wellbeing in the workplace, which in turns supports productivity and morale, but for businesses to benefit, the employees need to understand the offering and its advantages.

Article by 11 April 2019

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Perceptions of wellbeing – looking to the future

What if this was coping strategy for managing stress or anxiety? Would it then become acceptable? Fifty years ago if you saw someone running down the street you’d likely think “what have they nicked or who are they chasing?” Today when we see someone running down the street we know it's someone investing in their physical fitness. So, 50 years form now, will taking a minute to practice mindfulness in work become acceptable? I really hope so!

Article by 9 April 2019