The atmosphere in the boardroom is tense and laden with an overwhelming burden of uncertainty. Silence reigns with impunity across the assembled group of impassive faces. Wearily, the Chairman’s voice takes the courageous route to an evocative conversation, ‘Time to take the vote. Let’s see a show of hands’. The decision is taken with an inevitable sense of forlorn resignation. It’s time to find a new CEO…
Article by Murad S. Mirza 24 April 2018
Mental health is clearly high on the agenda for employers, not surprising due to awareness campaigns by people such as the royal family, high profile reports of recommendation such as the recent independent review into workplace mental health; Thriving at work report and the government’s response (Improving Lives).
Article by Christine Husbands 23 April 2018
HR organisations are changing. What are some of the trends we are sensing?
Article by Tom Haak 20 April 2018
I like to read two books concurrently. I choose two unrelated books and find myself discovering connections – or rather the contrasting contents stimulate new ideas. So in a sense I get the content of each book and a third content which my mind discovers or produces from the relationships and dissonance between the two narratives.
Article by John Varney 18 April 2018
I recently read two interesting articles on the struggles of holding onto top industry talent. The first described how, in his first year of Presidency, Donald Trump had recorded the highest level of turnover in senior staff in the history of the White House. The second commented on a new report which found that two thirds of UK SMEs experience recruitment and retention difficulties.
Article by Guest 16 April 2018
As April is stress awareness month it is a great opportunity for employers to look at how they are nurturing good mental health in the office by reducing stress. There is a human and an economic cost attached to stress. By following these top tips organisations can make their workplaces better places to work.
Article by Brett Hill 13 April 2018
Shared Parental Leave (SPL) was introduced to the UK in 2015 and allows mothers going on maternity leave to split up the 52 weeks of maternity leave and 39 weeks of statutory pay with their partners. 33 of those weeks are paid at the Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) of £140.98 with the leave being split in blocks of time.
Article by Nick Hobden 11 April 2018
Increasingly, the wellbeing remit focuses on supporting the mental health of employees and not just their physical health.
Article by Brett Hill 4 April 2018
Ronseal: it does exactly what it says on the tin. Familiar with the phrase? Well it has remarkably close resemblance to the role of a Leader in 2022.
Article by Chris Furnell 28 March 2018
Investing in the health and wellbeing of a workforce can be a leap of faith but perhaps it helps to view it as an investment in the performance of the business akin to (say) the training budget or an investment in new equipment. Only then will the business view it as essential rather than an airy-fairy nice to have.
Article by Katharine Moxham 26 March 2018