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Jacqui Harper
   

What Oscars 2019 teaches us about public speaking

A powerful beginning is the hallmark of great shows and great public speaking. It’s about getting attention and getting the audience excited about what’s to come. In public speaking high impact starts can include a strong story, a question, a quote, a significant number or a powerful picture.

Article by 26 February 2019

Nick Hobden
   

The Government’s Good Work Plan

The Plan signals the Government’s intention to legislate in accordance with numerous recommendations originally made by the Taylor Review, which reviewed and critiqued the UK’s Modern Working Practices in 2017. The intention is that most of these changes will come in April 2020.

Article by 21 February 2019

Kenneth Freeman
   

Office interior design trends to look out for in 2019

Last year, Ambius research revealed that on average British workers spend more time per a day at their desk or workstation (6.8 hours) than they do in bed (6.4 hours). These figures reinforce the importance of making sure offices are happy, agile and comfortable places to work.

Article by 19 February 2019

Brett Hill
   

Can businesses afford not to offer PMI?

In a challenging economic climate, the war for talent rages on and is set to become more complex with changes ahead – such as the impact of Brexit. HR professionals are all too aware of the importance of having the best people, yet don’t always consider all the options available to attract and retain talent due to preconceived ideas they can hold around some employee benefits.

Article by 12 February 2019

Chris Furnell
   

Building Bridges – The Sharing Economy

At the 2018 Peter Drucker Forum, Dave Ulrich posed a question: “how do you help the heroes to succeed?”. He’s referring to what’s known in organisation network analysis as your true influencers. In the same forum, Zhang Ruimin, CEO of Haier, spoke about disrupting the employee experience, and at the same time that of the organisation; shifting from bureaucracy to the ‘three-selves’; self-employed, self-motivated, self-organised.

Article by 7 February 2019

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The New Frontier for Talent Acquisition in the Digital Age

Finding the right talent for the Digital Age has become increasingly critical for competitive organizations as the relevant dynamic demands keep revising the roles/skill sets that are needed to succeed in the future.  The steady influx of AI-enabled entities in the workplace has been a key factor in the respective context as the notion of the ‘right talent mix’ now involves both ‘human’ and ‘non-human’ team members.  Consequently, this has put significant strain on the historically cozy and secure relationship between recruiting firms, especially, in the ‘retained’ category, and their corporate clients as conventional/unconventional recruitment approaches favoring induction of ‘human talent’ are not deemed to be in optimized congruence with the organizational imperatives of higher efficiency, faster productivity, refined timeliness, seamless manufacturing/services, and consistently innovative offerings to remain relevant in the face of disruptive influences/competitors.

Article by 5 February 2019

Jim Lythgow
   

The eyes have it – clear vision on wellbeing

Eye care can have a positive impact not just on an employee’s eyesight and eye health, but can have wider benefits such as boosting morale and productivity. We recently conducted research into this area to assess the extent that HRs value this benefit and how much they believe their staff do too.

Article by 22 January 2019