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Is a skills gap threatening your digital transformation?

Digital transformation has led to an overhaul of the current workforce, with the Covid-19 pandemic compounding the need for change. But a skills gap in key areas could leave some businesses trailing behind.

Article by: Hannah Gilroy - sdworx | Published: 4 December 2020

How to turn your workspace into an employee experience centre

COVID-19 has a great impact on employees, with mass homeworking as one of the most remarkable outcomes. Many companies are pulling out all the stops to establish viable homeworking policies, implement digital tools and create a renewed organisational culture.

Article by: Hannah Gilroy - sdworx | Published: 3 December 2020

Optimising collaboration in the post-pandemic workplace

The workplace has adapted at an unprecedented pace in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with virtual working becoming the norm. This blog explores the challenges and opportunities of virtual collaboration and how to optimise working methods to keep your people happy and meet business objectives.

Article by: Hannah Gilroy, sdworx | Published: 2 December 2020

Values can fill the office-void

Organisational values steer behaviour, from the top-down, and on every mezzanine. Our word is all we have to offer now and to stay true to company values strengthens trust in your organisation. Peeling promises off the page and into action doesn't require herculean effort either - stories work wonders.

Article by: Gerry Ashison, Director - Auricoe | Published: 1 December 2020

Why you should always be prepared for a payroll audit

It’s advisable to review your payroll efficiency annually, in anticipation of an HMRC check or audit. Adding value to your whole organisation, efficient payroll engages employees and develops standardised processes for future growth.

Article by: Hannah Gilroy - sdworx | Published: 30 November 2020

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ADHERING TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Being under Covid-19 related social restrictions for most of the year, now going back into national lockdown with infection rates spiralling out of control again, the long-term reality of Covid-19 is a frightening and unknown prospect. There is in addition a lot of confusion and restriction fatigue, but putting aside any political frustrations, why do we struggle to adhere to the guidelines and rules and what can we do to help?

Article by: Dr Lynda Shaw, neuroscientist, business psychologist and change specialist. | Published: 30 November 2020

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The Business Case against Bullying

If your organisation’s recovery plan doesn’t include a strategy for stamping out bullying it will fail. Because when the going gets tough poor managers get rough, unable to inspire their staff and under pressure from above they resort to intimidation, humiliation and shouting. This doesn’t get the job done.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 30 November 2020

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Keeping the Buzz Alive with Remote Working

How do you replicate the informal conversations around the water cooler that create real relationships and solutions? How do you create shared meaning and culture when the buzz is wearing off and people are becoming less motivated and engaged?

Article by: Jonathan Sharp, Director - Britannic Technologies | Published: 30 November 2020

The dangers of failing to support mental health cannot be underestimated

Protecting employee mental health in the workplace is more important than ever before, particularly as COVID-19 continues to disrupt ways of working. There are four key reasons that protecting employee mental health should be at the top of the agenda for any responsible business right now, with moral, legal, reputational and economic responsibilities at play.

Article by: James Harvey, partner BLM, Julian Cox, partner and employment law expert BLM and Jacqui Beasley, Head of Partnerships at CBT Clinics | Published: 29 November 2020