Three years ago, Green Park and the World Retail Congress published the critically-acclaimed DNA of Future Retail CEO. Senior Global retailers interviewed for the report said that most retail CEOs lacked the attributes and skills they needed to prosper - and that the gap would spread within their leadership teams over time.
Published: 16 May 2019
Protect, who advise whistleblowers on how to safely raise whistleblowing concerns, wants the government to keep its promise that workers won’t be affected negatively whatever happens with Brexit, and strengthen the protection of UK whistleblowers especially those currently not protected if they speak out on public interest concerns.
Published: 15 May 2019
Nearly a fifth (19 percent) of UK adults are unhappy in their job. When it comes to general job happiness, 71 percent of Americans are mostly happy, compared to 70 percent of Germans, 65 percent of employees in the UK, and 54 percent of the French.
Published: 14 May 2019
To thrive in the workplace of the future, people need to build their most ‘human’ skills. We don’t know exactly what the next decade’s jobs will look like yet but we know that transferable skills like proactivity, problem solving and creativity will be vital.
Published: 12 May 2019
A third (36 percent) of business owners prefer to have an open plan office with private areas for managers, plus almost two-thirds (63 percent) would also like parking. Alternatively, employees tend to like the idea of a standard open plan office (35 percent) that is closer to home (57 percent).
Published: 11 May 2019
Although very few of us would like to think that we might judge someone by their race or gender, to some degree, we all make decisions that are influenced by bias. This is because the majority of our decisions are the result of often unconscious thought processes, and recruitment is no different.
Published: 9 May 2019
As technology makes it increasingly easy to push beyond the 9-5, Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Offices explores how employees and business owners alike can recognise the difference between committed working habits and work addiction.
Published: 8 May 2019
The research also found that PTSD symptoms were more common among female firefighters, with one in five (20 percent) female firefighters indicating that they had experienced such symptoms, compared to one in eight (12 percent) male firefighters.
Published: 7 May 2019
Researchers analysed national policies governing things like healthy eating in the workplace, the promotion of physical activity and methods to tackle workplace stress. Worryingly, just 29 percent of ‘EU establishments’ - such as regulatory bodies - had guidelines or policies in place to help promote workplace health.
Published: 6 May 2019
In 2011, Macquarie University in Australia debated whether to get rid of exams completely. They argued that exams fail to develop questioning, independent learners and instead promotes a superficial and inauthentic understanding of subjects.
Published: 5 May 2019