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More than just a soft machine

Coronavirus has shown People at work are so much more than just another resource like money, equipment, buildings or information.

Article by: Blair McPherson, Former Director author and blogger | Published: 22 May 2020

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Learning & Development and data are key to top talent

In the face of uncertainty, businesses must rethink their approach to training. For a company to be dynamic, agile and robust, so too must its approach to learning and development. Investing in learning may seem counter-intuitive at the moment but, ultimately, it prepares organisations to meet challenges with a skilled workforce.

Article by: Lex Pedersen, UK Country Manager - O'Reilly | Published: 21 May 2020

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Employers of global staff need to adapt to different pandemic recovery strategies

Whilst we are still amidst the pandemic, comparisons are already being drawn between the success rates of how different countries have managed the Covid-19 outbreak. Some are easing lockdown restrictions, others maintain rigid constraints. International organisations must keep abreast of changes globally to ensure that their staff and business reputation are adequately protected.

Article by: Sarah Dennis, Head of International - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 21 May 2020

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COVID-19: The Challenge of Future Re-integration

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many businesses operate, it has temporarily suspended operations for others, and sadly, and perhaps inevitably will cause some to close completely. Employees have had to adapt, show incredible resilience, and deal with uncertainty about their future job security.

Article by: Burak Koyuncu phD, Workforce Solutions Director for the UK and Ireland LHH, | Published: 20 May 2020

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Discourage presenteeism even in challenging economic times

Before the COVID-19 pandemic reducing absenteeism has been an ever-present human resources objective. Not many companies will have seriously considered the effects of presenteeism and how they might impact business productivity in the negative sense.

Article by: James Herbert, CEO and Founder - Hastee | Published: 19 May 2020

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Incredible tale of entrepreneurship to inspire in these tough times

Running a company is a journey of highs and lows, and for many the biggest example of this is a global health pandemic which has seen economies threatened, whole countries locked down, and our way of doing business (and doing life) changed overnight.

Article by: Joel Campbell , CEO - Campbell Group | Published: 19 May 2020

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Cancer doesn’t pause for Covid-19: Employees must be supported to seek attention

With urgent cancer referrals reduced by 72%, businesses must utilise their health and wellbeing benefits and remind employees to seek medical attention if they have a concern. GP and specialist consultations can take place remotely online, urgent diagnostic tests are still available, and some treatments can be provided at home.

Article by: Brett Hill, Distribution Director - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 18 May 2020

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Back to the Office: How to prepare for the return

As Covid-19 begins to ebb in various parts of the world, many companies are starting to prepare for the return to work. The one thing we can be sure of is that there will be no return to the way things were before.

Article by: Ravin Jesuthasan - futurist and author | Published: 18 May 2020

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Why transparent leadership is clearly important now

Employee transparency must be offered and not demanded. Employers should respect that, especially under work-from-home conditions, staff have other roles to fulfil and should not have to sacrifice their privacy or private information.

Article by: Michelle Moss, Director of Assessments - Signium Africa | Published: 17 May 2020

Business leaders’ give their thoughts on managing through COVID-19 crisis

Supporting employees at the moment should be the top priority for any organisation – not only for day-to-day insight, but to help make longer-term strategic decisions. As companies begin to look at how to get people back into stores, offices, and warehouses, they need to understand new concerns and priorities to plan for the future.

Article by: EJ Sieracki, Senior Director - Voice of the Employee, Confirmit and Matthew Wride (JD, PHR), President - DecisionWise | Published: 17 May 2020