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7 Top Tips For Increasing Employee Motivation

It is no secret that a motivated workforce produces better results, sustains workplace morale and has a positive overall effect on the company. So, with Employee Motivation Day taking place on 25th February, it is time to consider the best ways to motivate your team and why this should be at the forefront of business thinking. Here are some top tips to increase engagement, motivation and morale in the workplace:

Article by: John McLachlan | Published: 19 February 2017

Fail to mentor new parents and lose out in talent pool

The last five years has seen a dramatic cultural shift in the boardroom with one in four companies now evidencing at least one woman at the heart of senior decision making. From Nicki Seignot is an established coach, mentor and author of Mentoring New Parents at Work.

Article by: Nicki Seignot | Published: 18 February 2017

How to talk about change and get a positive response

Anyone who is leading in an organisation or running their own business is going to need to make some kind of change happen at some point. The beauty of being in charge is that you tend to know what is going on and can influence it. Most of the people you lead aren’t going to feel that way, unless you do something about it. From Jean Gamester from Semaphora.

Article by: Jean Gamester | Published: 17 February 2017

Have fees stopped access to justice?

Donald Mackinnon, director of legal services at Law At Work reflects on the effect of fees on employment tribunal cases.

Article by: Donald Mackinnon | Published: 16 February 2017

What does it take to become a CTO? (Chief Technology Officer)

In the tech world, Chief Technology (CTO) is a title that most IT graduates, software engineers and developers as well as programme managers can only dream of holding one day. For techies, it doesn't get any better than being a CTO of a top tech company such as Apple or Microsoft. From David Hicks, Founder of the Agil Alliance and Trainer at Agil8.

Article by: David Hicks | Published: 15 February 2017

What can a HRD learn from a marketing director?

As a senior marketer in the HR space I’ve long considered this an important topic. Close collaboration is needed between marketing (those traditionally responsible for projecting the voice of a company) and HR (the team closest to the voices themselves). From Paul Sparkes is Marketing Director of Cascade HR.

Article by: Paul Sparkes | Published: 13 February 2017

When conduct is judged not gross

The Court of Appeal recently held that a negligent omission by a senior employee amounted to gross misconduct, warranting dismissal with immediate effect. From Chris Cook, Partner and Head of the employment department at law firm SA Law.

Article by: Chris Cook | Published: 12 February 2017

Thieves of time

“I don’t have the time to do what you do.” The implication is that somehow I have more free time, a less demanding job, or fewer family commitments. I must have heard this comment said to me dozens of times. Article by Dominic Irvine Epiphanies LLP.

Article by: Dominic Irvine | Published: 11 February 2017

Horse power: Ten equestrian lessons that can help develop better managers

Managers who want to help and encourage their teams to achieve high performance can learn a surprising amount from trainers who prepare horses for elite competitions. Article by Rosie Bailey - co-founder and principal consultant at global learning consultancy OnTrack International.

Article by: Rosie Bailey | Published: 10 February 2017

Ready for the Apprenticeship Levy?

In April the government is to introduce a new ‘payroll tax’ in the form of an Apprenticeship Levy. Those businesses with an annual payroll bill in excess of £3 million will see their payroll costs increase next year by 0.5 percent - a substantial extra cost burden for any company affected, across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. By David Lynch Managing Director of Bis Henderson Academy.

Article by: David Lynch | Published: 9 February 2017