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Embracing Gucci’s Creative Restlessness

For the House Gucci, the corona crisis has amplified the need for a “Creative Restlessness”, a concept worth embracing. Here are five steps how:

Article by: Marc Stigter and Sir Cary Cooper | Published: 20 June 2020

Covid-19 has highlighted the gender imbalance in workplaces

Over the last few years, there have been on-going discussions in HR circles about diversity and inclusion, and while some progress has been seen, women are still significantly underrepresented in leadership roles and the gender pay gap is still a huge issue which must be tackled.

Article by: Ann Swain, CEO - APSCo | Published: 19 June 2020

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Businesses must be prepared for future pandemics

With MERS, SARS, HIV/ AIDS and Covid-19 occurring in the last 50 years alone, and more pandemics predicted in the future, international businesses must be prepared for further health scares.

Article by: Sarah Dennis, head of international - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 18 June 2020

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Guide to adapting a workplace environment to alleviate returning workers’ fears

After the lockdown restrictions pass, many businesses will be looking for solutions to improve protection for employees. The rapid spread of Covid-19 has revealed many weaknesses in the set-up and safety of workplaces, but Mark Picken, CEO at Shire Leasing, is optimistic that UK businesses can adapt.

Article by: Mark Picken, CEO - Shire Leasing | Published: 18 June 2020

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Welcoming new employees in a socially distanced way

Many organisations are working out how to normalise the working from home arrangements that were initially thought to be temporary.  Some employers have indicated that they will be expecting staff to carry on working from home for the rest of the year at least.  But one big question remains for those businesses and those on

Article by: Helen Astill, MD - Cherington HR Ltd. | Published: 16 June 2020

Managing employees’ feelings of loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic

When we think about loneliness, we often think about isolation from family and loved ones, but employees often spend more time with their colleagues than anyone else and as such, changes to the working environment can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of individuals.

Article by: Naomi Thompson | Published: 16 June 2020

Top tips for managing successful transition back into the workplace 

The biggest mistake will be for employers to treat the return to work as ‘business as usual’. The fact is that we are about to enter a new world, not re-enter the old one. Looking after the whole person – including their physical, mental, financial and social wellbeing – will be critically important to support employees through this process. Companies which provide the right care through this transition will be rewarded with a team ready to take on the post-lockdown world.    

Article by: Rebekah Tapping, group HR director - Personal Group  | Published: 15 June 2020