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The continuous fighting for talent

Eighty-seven percent of companies recognise the need to focus on their people as they struggle to recruit and retain talent. From Adam Hale, EVP - Sage People.

Article by: Adam Hale | Published: 27 May 2017

Avoid embarrassing recruitment fails

HR experts at law firm Clarke Willmott LLP are advising businesses to consider the benefits of investing in recruitment training for staff after an environmental services company suffered a PR nightmare. Comment from Bex Sinclair, Head of the HR Consultancy team at Clarke Willmott.

Article by: Bex Sinclair | Published: 26 May 2017

How to avoid the 2.22pm wall

2:22pm is the time at which most workers hit the wall, according to a study. But what’s the real science behind the struggle? From Francesca Bennet, health and wellbeing programme manager at AXA PPP healthcare.

Article by: Francesca Bennet | Published: 25 May 2017

Five ways to protect against ransomware attacks

There is a saying that goes “A fish rots from the head down” – get your senior board members up to speed on the threat landscape including cyber. They have invaluable strategic skills, which combined with the next steps will place an organisation on the front foot instead of the back one. From IIRSM Specialist Advisor, Mike Gillespie.

Article by: Mike Gillespie | Published: 24 May 2017

How to maximise millennials and unite a multi-generational workforce

As more baby boomers work past retirement age and tech-savvy millennials enter the workforce, the variety of values, communication styles and work habits amongst employees is vast. This can quickly become a barrier to trust and respect - both vital amongst colleagues for positive workplace cultures and organisational productivity.

Article by: Richard Bridge | Published: 23 May 2017

’Topping’ Safety & Compliance with HF

Don Evans and Chris Mcleod are the Head of Human Factors Practice and Director at Mission Performance Ltd. They explain how Human Factors (HF) are critical to optimising Safety and Compliance and the keys to embedding the behaviours HF training targets. Mission Performance is a Leadership Development Consultancy.

Article by: Don Evans and Chris Mcleod | Published: 22 May 2017

Gender pay gap: under the radar is not an option

By early April next year, private-sector employers (and charities) with 250 or more employees must publish a snapshot of how much they pay male and female staff, what bonuses are paid and the proportion of men and women in each of their pay quartiles. Whilst 2018 may seem a little way off, companies must already be collecting data now to include in next year’s report. From Daniel Puckey, Senior Consultant, Willis Towers Watson.

Article by: Daniel Puckey | Published: 22 May 2017

Have you future proofed your business?

Surprises happen in business, and board level talent loss surprises have the biggest impact on organisational success. There are plenty of examples of abrupt C-Suite firings and resignations, such as the Global Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi in 2016 who made controversial comments in an interview, or Deutsche Bahn’s CEO who resigned unexpectedly earlier this year. Rachel Matthews - Bray Leino Learning.

Article by: Rachel Matthews | Published: 21 May 2017

Why every business needs an adventurer at the helm

History is punctuated by the names of great explorers; we all know Columbus, Amundsen, and Armstrong. But for every Leif Erikson, Marco Polo, Lewis & Clark and David Livingstone who struck out on a journey of discovery, there were many more people who were happy to stay exactly where they were. We don’t know those people’s names.

Article by: Shweta Jhajharia | Published: 20 May 2017

Apprenticeship levy is changing the face of workplace learning

The apprenticeship landscape is shifting and these perceptions are out of date and quite frankly, wrong. Gone are the days of entry-level, trade-based schemes for people just starting their career, apprenticeships have been transformed in a bid to drive highly sought after workforce skills – and astute employers are using apprenticeships to strengthen their business resilience. Article by Steve Hill, External Engagement Director - Open University.

Article by: Steve Hill | Published: 19 May 2017