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Paul Avis


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 Corporate Savviness Barometer
(An Organizational Effectiveness Perspective)

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

Han Son Lee

Workplace happiness – Health & Wellbeing – Why we all need to be a bit more flexible

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

Brett Hill

Poor mental health: understanding the warning signs

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


What Distinguishes Outstanding Employers from Good Employers?
(Inculcating an Invigorating Employee Experience within Total Rewards)

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