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REWARD & REMUNERATION – A DELICATE MATTER – Print – Issue 212 – JUNE 2022 | Article of the Week

Too many managers think that they can only motivate people if they have the chance to offer them a bonus. In some cultures, it is considered rude or embarrassing to talk about money at any time. In other cultures, men may talk about money, but not women. Individual attitudes to talking about money vary, even within similar cultures, but as a manager, discussing salaries and bonus schemes is unavoidable, with any of your team, no matter their background.


Best practice for navigating cancer at work

There is rarely a ‘one size fits all’ solution to human resources. This is true for navigating cancer in the workplace as every situation will be unique. Statistically and regrettably, cancer is likely to affect all businesses at some point and so it is wise to be prepared and play a part in supporting employees.

Article by: Deborah Gillespie, Change Recruitment HR Manager | Published: 6 July 2022

Dealing with mental health in a post-lockdown, hybrid workplace

Issues of mental health can be extremely intimidating for managers, especially as they have to deal with them alongside their normal daily responsibilities. The topic is broad, and to make it manageable, industrial psychology breaks it down into three sectors: Individual, Teams and Organisation.

Article by: Michelle Moss - Director: Assessments - Signium Africa | Published: 5 July 2022

Redundancy and restructuring the right way

Individual consultation, collective consultation or both? If employees are at risk of redundancy, you must consult on an individual basis. If 20 or more employees at a single establishment face dismissal on the grounds of redundancy within a rolling 90-day period, you are obliged to carry out collective consultation as well.

Article by: Charlotte Rees-John, Employment Partner - Freeths | Published: 5 July 2022

How to create a successful hybrid workforce

As employees look to find a better work life balance, employers must enable them to work in ways that will produce the best results. Banning internal meetings and emails could be the way to go to create a workplace that suits everyone.

Article by: Patrik Wilkens, VP Operations - TheSoul Publishing | Published: 4 July 2022

How to keep safe from ‘The Great Resignation’

The great resignation is not a myth. However, what is interesting is who is resigning. Whilst staff turnover rates are historically highest among younger staff, this has not been the case during the pandemic. Rather, the great resignation is being driven by mid-career employees in the 30 to 45 age range, with an increase of more than 20% year on year.

Article by: Sirsha Halder - ADP | Published: 4 July 2022

Get Real: How to be your authentic self at work

When you try and change who you are, you risk losing the most important part of your authentic self: your values. If you deny your most important beliefs then you will inevitably limit your potential power and influence. There’s a balance to be struck here – between being able to adapt to circumstances, and remaining true to yourself at your core.

Article by: Rebecca Hourston, Women's Leadership Coach and Managing Director - Talking Talent | Published: 3 July 2022

Redesigning workspace to attract staff back

Over two years ago the world of work shifted almost overnight. The home became the office for many. Whilst it was a novelty at first, it quickly became deeply ingrained in the national psyche. So much so that whilst most aspects of normality returning were celebrated, heading back to the office was not embraced with open arms by many. In fact, our research highlighted that six-in-ten (58%) workers now prefer to work from home to the office.

Article by: Rocio Diez - Steelcase | Published: 3 July 2022

Putting out fires: Three ways to prevent employee burnout

Between the cost-of-living crisis, the ongoing impact of the pandemic, and rising tensions in the office, burnout is more of a risk than ever – and research suggests that most organisations trying to tackle it are having little to no meaningful success. (Deloitte, 2022)

Article by: Molly Bolding, Research Executive - Corporate Research Forum | Published: 2 July 2022

Complexity and specifics of direct search

When hiring a C-Level candidate the cost of error and responsibility for finding the "wrong" employee is too high, and the requirements often exceed the capabilities of the labor market. The search for leaders is a challenging and consisting of a lot of details, but it’s vital to efficient and successfull work of a company.

Article by: Ekaterina Bakhareva - Be-Exec | Published: 2 July 2022