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Employment law changes 1st April

Emma O'Leary, employment law consultant for the ELAS Group, takes a look at the changes in legislation which take effect on 1st April.

Article by: Emma O'Leary | Published: 24 March 2017

‘Pay-for-Pounds’ Contests Prompting Workplace Weight Loss

Four Key Marketing Strategies Helping Business Groups of all Sizes ‘Diet for Dollars’ to Boost Bottom Lines as Innovative Workplace Wellness Approach. Article By Merilee Kern, MBA Executive Editor and Producer of "The Luxe List International News Syndicate.

Article by: Merilee Kern | Published: 23 March 2017

Catching fog

Culture is that thing that makes the organisation what it is; it’s the DNA, the aura, the intangible “something” that makes a business unique. Sounds rather woolly, doesn’t it? Perhaps the Oxford English Dictionary can help: Culture; "the attitudes, the ideas, customs, and behaviour of a particular social group” - a collective of people think, act and interact. So, how do we change the way people think, shape their attitudes?

Article by: Glen Cardinal | Published: 22 March 2017

HR leaders even more crucial to organisational transformation

HR leaders are the crucial drivers of transformation in UK businesses through their roles of promoting devolved decision making, employee engagement and collaboration, finds new research from Ipsos LEAD and Cirrus.

Article by: Dr Simon Hayward | Published: 21 March 2017

The pounds, pence and sense behind self-awareness

HR and training teams are tasked with the role of identifying, cultivating and developing their organisation’s talent. The business value of the work is clear to this group, yet often these talented professionals spend a huge amount of time proving the value of L&D programmes within their own organisations. Article from Andy Lothian, Chief Executive and Head of People - Insights.

Article by: Andy Lothian | Published: 20 March 2017

When candidate assessment is the enemy within

Poor candidate experiences during the recruitment processes can badly damage perceptions of an organisation’s overall brand according to the latest research from talent acquisition and management consultancy. Comment from Jeremy Tipper, Managing Director at Talent Collective Alexander Mann Solutions.

Article by: Jeremy Tipper | Published: 19 March 2017

Why don’t my employees care about their pension?

I was sitting with an employer last week talking through their efforts to get staff to plan for retirement. They had a generous pension scheme where employees contribute 3 percent and the employer will contribute 6 percent all the way up to a potential 6 percent employee and 12 percent employer. Article by Philip Blows, Director.

Article by: Philip Blows | Published: 18 March 2017

Leadership communication must come from the horse’s mouth

In a world where Donald Trump has taken to barring the media and communicating via Twitter, you certainly don’t have to work at a news agency to have your say (and publish it) and information is exchanged, shared and liked at the swipe of finger, the idea of a HR department or internal communication team carefully crafting every CEO communication seems almost ridiculous doesn’t it? Article by Nick Terry Founding Partner and Managing Director of Top Banana.

Article by: Nick Terry | Published: 17 March 2017

Hook me up to a Dopamine Drip: The Neuroscience of Leadership

Why do you do what you do? Seems a simple enough question, but do you really know? If you are self-aware, you may know that you are honouring your personal values, performing tasks that motivate you, working to a higher goal etc. But what about mundane tasks? And what is behind motivation anyway? Article by Noj Hinkins, Director of Iceberg Coaching Ltd and Associate Consultant – LIW.

Article by: Noj Hinkins | Published: 16 March 2017

Wag the dog

Consider the maxim that technology is a great servant but a terrifying master, and HR is so tech-driven that it simply is not an option to fall behind, if we are to avoid the proverbial tail wagging the proverbial dog. Bringing the canine clichés to a crashing conclusion, HR needs to be bright eyed and bushy tailed when it comes to tech. Stephen Pierce, Chief Human Resources Officer - Hitachi Europe.

Article by: Stephen Pierce | Published: 15 March 2017