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Effective Knowledge Management

How can you most effectively develop a knowledge sharing culture that supports collaboration and enhances relations and the effective transfer of knowledge? What is the best approach to eradicate siloed working, and build a culture of transparency and the broadest contribution?

Article by: Nick Gold | Published: 18 February 2018


A strategic approach to vendor selection

Selecting and/or changing employee benefit vendors is a daunting task that brings up a lot of questions, e.g. What if something goes wrong; Is a new vendor really going to be any better; How do I keep this from turning into a time-draining headache; etc.? Contributor Sam Salbi - FitLyfe

Article by: Sam Salbi | Published: 17 February 2018


The Secret Behind why Businesses Fail

There is undoubtedly a vast range of reasons why businesses fail, from a lack of funds to insufficient market research, however arguably the most striking reason comes from problems within the business, namely the people. If a business is cofounded, one of the most common reasons for failure stems from differences between the cofounders.

Article by: Jana Nevrlka | Published: 17 February 2018


Five key drivers shaping the world of work

The world of work has undergone massive changes in the last decade. People have gone from having a job for life to frequent industry hopping and freelancing. Jobs that were once manual have been transformed by computers and automation and the way we do both complex and simple tasks has dramatically changed.

Article by: John Marshall | Published: 16 February 2018


Cybersecurity – the weakest link

The quarterly report tracks IT jobs and salaries advertised within five technology disciplines (Big Data, Cloud, IT Security, Mobile, and Web Development), and across 10 UK cities. Permanent IT Security salaries rose by 4 percent this year, indicating that despite the demand drop, businesses are still willing to pay a premium for more specialist security professionals.

Article by: Martin Ewings | Published: 16 February 2018


Utilising employee benefits in cancer support

As cancer diagnoses continue to rise, and survival rates also increase, the breadth of support within employee benefits available to those diagnosed has significantly improved. There needs to be more utilisation of such support in the workplace. Not all employers are aware of what can be included within the health and protection benefits they offer their staff.

Article by: Brett Hill | Published: 15 February 2018


It’s often the little things – energy efficiency tips for businesses

One hundred traditional 60watt bulbs left running for 10 hours a day, based on a typical unit price of 11p, will cost you £6.60 a day. However, 100 energy efficient 6watt bulbs running for the same time would be 1/10th of the cost - only £66p a day. Energy efficient lighting can initially cost more than traditional incandescent lighting, during their lifetime they will save you money because they use less energy.

Article by: Paul Sheffield | Published: 15 February 2018


What will dominate the future of recruitment?

The biggest trends set to change how recruiters hire this year are diversity, reinventing the interview process, data and artificial intelligence. The annual report surveyed over 8,800 recruiters and hiring managers from 39 countries to understand these trends and help recruitment teams prepare for 2018. This is According to LinkedIn’s latest Global Recruiting Trends report.

Article by: Jon Addison | Published: 14 February 2018

The real missing link | Print – Issue 160 | Article of the Week

From our ancient ancestors, we humans have always been hierarchical - that's our natural state - and how we work and live in groups most effectively. But evidence suggests that resistance to being dominated has been a key driver in the evolutionary development of human consciousness - we don't like being told what to do and we tend to disengage if we have no influence in a situation.

Article by: Sam Dods | Published: 14 February 2018

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Detox your bad work habits

Typically, resolutions at this time of year focus on diet and health. But what about making some changes that positively impact your working life? After all, many of us spend the majority of our time at work, and even small changes to the daily routine can have a truly beneficial effect on your general wellbeing.

Article by: Richard Morris | Published: 13 February 2018