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Gen Z

Introducing Gen Z – “Millennials on Steroids”

The worldwide director of J Walter Thompson’s Innovation Group, Lucie Greene, famously referred to Gen Z or Gen Zers as “millennials on steroids”(i). Born in the late 1990s to the 2010s, this Snapchat, Smartphone generation are the first true digital natives (having never known a world without the Internet) and they are about to enter the workforce.

Article by: Daniel Mayer | Published: 26 April 2018

recruitment

How to manage large volumes of recruitment

Many businesses in the UK experience large volumes of recruitment, you may need to hire or recruit large teams, graduate programmes, seasonal demands or regular recruiting, and so making sure you have the best recruitment processes in place to reach, manage and secure the right candidates quickly could easily mean the difference between success and failure.

Article by: Richard Clarke | Published: 26 April 2018

Eye candour
Print – Issue 162 | Article of the Week

I was talking with an MD, a month into the job, contemplating his inaugural ‘talk to the troops’: “I’m going to set out a new strategy - it’ll be visionary!” I burst his bubble: “What they want to know is, ‘who is this guy? What does he stand for… do I trust him'? Answer those questions first, "the vision" can wait.

Article by: Jennifer Holloway | Published: 25 April 2018

breaks

Why work breaks are so important

No matter how fantastic your work equipment is, it is still important to take breaks. It’s simple: if you sit in any chair all day, regardless of how ‘high-tech’ and ‘ergonomic’ it is, you are very likely to develop aches and pains. The reasons it is important to break are: To avoid postural fatigue; To avoid visual fatigue; To refresh yourself mentally and To improve productivity.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 25 April 2018

brexit

Brexit – the latest position on EU workers’ rights

Latest position on future status of EU nationals - EU citizens who arrive in the UK before 29 March 2019 - On 8 December 2017, the UK Government reached an agreement with Europe on EU citizens’ rights, which related specifically to EU nationals who arrive (or who are already) in the UK prior to the Brexit date (ie 29 March 2019).

Article by: Alan Kennedy | Published: 24 April 2018

stress

Ten steps to tackle workplace stress in the workplace

The Health and Safety Executive[ii] says that 12.5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17. Some of the causes include workload pressures, including tight deadlines and too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support.

Article by: Adrian Lewis | Published: 24 April 2018

gap

How can companies improve equality and close gender pay gaps?

The deadline for gender pay gap reporting has come and gone, but what is next for UK companies? More than 10,000 large firms provided details of their gender pay gap, with three-quarters of them paying men more than women, so how can they address the imbalance?

Article by: Freddie Alves | Published: 23 April 2018

shareholders

Boards cannot ignore shareholder activism

The phenomenon of shareholder activism has been building extensively for years and with an increasing impact. As UK, European & US shareholder voices continue to get louder and as activists exert more influence, reluctant boards can no longer ignore them but often search for new ways to stymie, deny or deliberately & directly resist such critical comments.

Article by: Marc Stigter and Cary Cooper | Published: 23 April 2018

leaders

Why do leaders pick a fight?

A provocative stance taken by the organisation leaders presents HR with a number of challenges. The first being to understand why. Why would a chief executive or leader of a council pick a fight with their staff?  Why would the leader claim that there was not enough support for the changes when there had been few moans or complaints?

Article by: Blair McPherson | Published: 22 April 2018

workforce

Will self-directed training shape the future workforce?

Emerging technologies and trends are making it far easier for businesses to maintain agile workforces. From smartphone-based training apps to virtual classrooms and distance learning solutions, all have brought the opportunity to strengthen workforces with consistent, effective training within even the most dispersed global organisations.

Article by: Samantha Caine | Published: 22 April 2018