You’re probably familiar with the term matrixed organisation. You may even work in one now. But do you understand why an organisation will choose to adopt a matrix. And, more importantly, do you understand the key ingredient you need to ... View Article
Article by 18 December 2019
Many workplace tensions that escalate and are not dealt with at an early stage result in the individuals involved feeling mentally unwell. This should not be a surprise as conflict can trigger many symptoms that result in mental ill health. ... View Article
Article by 17 December 2019
Feeling your age? You’re not alone – the world’s population is steadily getting older. Last year, for the first time in history, people aged 65 and over outnumbered children under five years of age globally.[i] And as the population ages, so does the workforce: in the UK, there are now more than 10.5 million workers aged 50 and above, representing a third of the total workforce aged 16 and over.
Article by 12 December 2019
The traditional HR department is undergoing a transition – not only is the process of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new employees becoming increasingly digitized, but recruiters are also being assigned brand new roles and responsibilities. Apparently, employee engagement, satisfaction, and ... View Article
Article by 10 December 2019
Ever since HR adopted mediation 30 years' ago, there's been a sacred principle that it should always be a voluntary offer. If it’s not voluntary then somehow it’s a breach of employee rights.
Article by 5 December 2019
Corporate Savviness is an organizational characteristic that refers to the enterprising use of a collection of core organizational competencies, i.e., Key Savviness Aspects (KSAs) that are needed by dynamic businesses to attain/maintain/sustain formidable competitiveness. It is a proactive trait that buffers progressiveness against paralyzing hindrances from precarious situations and enables a desired pace to business excellence. This article provides a brief explanation of the 15 KSAs and subsequently depicts the Corporate Savviness Barometer (CSB), against which, an organization can be assessed, for appropriate corrective/preventive actions or, in case of being on target, indulge in a ‘moment to savor’ with renewed affirmation.
Article by 3 December 2019
For many decades, workplace mental health has quite literally been shrouded in secrecy, hidden away from teams, and the corporate objectives that follow them.
Thankfully things have slowly started to shift as HR leaders have been brave enough to firstly open the debate, and secondly put real action into solving this important issue. After all, this doesn’t just affect our performance at work, but the wider lives of our families too.
But as we enter a new more open way of dealing with health and wellbeing in the workplace, it’s worth asking whether the industry is doing enough for groups who may still be vastly under- represented.
Article by 28 November 2019
The most successful businesses prioritise in this order: people, process, technology. This is because the key to success in business is strong, meaningful relationships that put people at the centre. Without valued and motivated people, any business, no matter how great its process and technology, will be heading for failure.
Article by 27 November 2019
With the cost of poor mental health in the workplace ranging between £33-42bn each year, businesses need to get better at spotting the indicators and supporting the mental wellbeing concerns of their teams. Employers can then be in a position to decide if they deem it necessary to signpost staff to support.
Article by 26 November 2019
The dreaded prospect of becoming irrelevant and marginalized in the Digital Age is increasingly incentivising organizations to look for ways to attract and retain desired talent who can sustain and enhance their competitiveness with a synergistic infusion of technology. However, gone are the days when professionals depended upon the paternalistic instincts of their employers to provide them with a viable career path embellished by a progressive and fair remuneration. The capable professional of today is more informed, incisively skilled and comes with a baggage of knowledge that enables leveraged negotiating targeted to achieve maximum gains within a mutually agreed frame of reference.
Article by 22 November 2019