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FUTURE OF TRADE UNIONS – ONE FOR ALL… – Print – Issue 215 – SEPTEMBER 2022 | Article of the Week

TRADE UNIONS MUST REFLECT THE SEISMIC CHANGES OR WORKERS WILL BE LEFT UNREPRESENTED AND VULNERABLE. AT A TIME OF DISRUPTION. DURING THE PANDEMIC, UNIONS ASSISTED WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES WITH SUPPORT, LEGAL ADVICE AND EMERGENCY FUNDS - INDEED, IT WAS UNION PRESSURE THAT LED TO THE VITAL FURLOUGH SCHEME. SO, A NEW ERA OF WORK WITHOUT UNIONS CANNOT BE CONTEMPLATED. BUT WHAT UNIONS REPRESENT HAS TO MOVE FROM WHAT CRITICS VIEW AS A DEFAULT OF SINGULAR INTRANSIGENCE, TO A POSITION OF AGILE, TRIPARTISANSHIP.

Article by: GRAHAM WHITE - THEHRDIRECTOR EDITORIAL PANELLIST | Published: 28 September 2022

The important departments your business needs

Running a business means juggling a lot of very different tasks at the same time. This means that having the right people in the right teams is paramount. Although every team brings their own unique skills to the table, there are certain departments where it’s most important to have the right people in the right place.

Article by: David Jones - Discover Media | Published: 28 September 2022

Above all else, don’t forget happy

A number of recent studies clearly show the importance employees place on happiness at work. But there’s also benefits for employers too...

Article by: Alan Price, CEO BrightHR | Published: 28 September 2022

What happens when leaders delegate?

The best gift any coach can give to a senior leader is to help them learn to delegate tasks that others on their team have the capacity to do. Most every leader I ask says they keep doing a few things someone else on their team could effectively do. Why? Because they don't want to take the time to hand it off. They assume they can do it better and faster than anyone else. The result is that they become the bottleneck to achieving the productive potential of a high performing team. Delegation is a learned competency answering the what, who, how, when interrogatives. Leaders have three options: (1) not delegating, (2) delegating prematurely, (3) delegating developmentally.

Article by: Dick Daniels - ICF | Published: 28 September 2022

It’s not about IQ, it’s about EI

Emotional Intelligence is much in demand for leadership posts but is it an overused expression referring to a range of soft skills which are ultimately ignored by recruitment panels/boards in favour of charism and experience?

Article by: Blair McPherson - Former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 28 September 2022

Taking inclusion to the next level

An inclusive and diverse workforce is important for building a culture where everyone feels they belong and that they can bring their whole selves to work every day. Bupa Global & UK talk about what they do on inclusion.

Article by: Allison Fox, Inclusion and Leadership Manager - Bupa Global & UK | Published: 27 September 2022

Building resilience through the hardest times

HR professionals in every business need to ensure they are working collaboratively and quickly to support employees during current times of uncertainty, whether that’s help with their finances or wellbeing. This is something HR teams have struggled with – even after the throes of the pandemic, 78% of people in the UK believe that companies should be doing more to listen to their needs.

Article by: Sarah Henry, VP HR Solutions EMEA - Oracle | Published: 27 September 2022

How to empower your people through new technologies

You can only empower your people through technology if you have the right culture. Digital transformation and innovation through technology is inherently a culture change programme.

Article by: Daniel Strode - Author of The Culture Advantage | Published: 26 September 2022

Quiet firing – what businesses need to know

Quiet Firing, another iteration of the 'Quiet Quitting' trend, has seen an uptake in interest in recent weeks as employees wonder if it's happening to them. According to Forbes, this is where an employer slowly stops engaging with an employee in the hope they will eventually quit, and avoid the business having to fire them. We asked Ivan Harding, CEO of Applaud, to share his thoughts on the trend.

Article by: Ivan Harding, CEO and Co-Founder - Applaud | Published: 25 September 2022