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Queen Elizabeth II – 1926 – 2022

In remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II, all of the team at theHRDIRECTOR would like to express our sincere condolences and best wishes to the Royal Family. While we should all rightly mourn her sad passing, we should also celebrate her extraordinary life, her unstinting service of 70 years as Queen of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth and the incredible legacy she leaves behind.

Article by: Jason Spiller - theHRDIRECTOR editor | Published: 17 September 2022

What do employees want now?

Its crucial that there’s no gap between the perception of an organisation and the truth of working there. What’s portrayed must be authentic, otherwise new starters will not stay around once they realise that it’s not the reality.

Article by: Ian Barrow, Senior Employee Experience Consultant - WorkBuzz | Published: 16 September 2022

Dementia myth busters

Putting your keys in the fridge, getting lost on a familiar drive, or losing the thread of conversations is not called getting old. It’s called getting ill.

Article by: Alzheimer’s Society | Published: 15 September 2022

For leaders, yes and no are powerful tools

The HR manager who says no but would like to be more helpful.  The finance manager who doesn’t have a problem saying no but wishes people understood finances better. The operational manager who is risk adverse and alludes to the blame culture and not sticking your head above the parapet.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 15 September 2022

What might the office look like in 2050?

Hybrid work is now accepted, and employees have complete freedom to decide where and when they work. Presenteeism is a thing of the past. Workers have become fulfilled team members who carry on different activities, professional and personal, in parallel. The 4-day working week and the unlimited holidays have become widespread. But workers no longer have to deal with an overwhelming workload Their employers have understood that it is no longer a time for fight for power but for trust, and that they can only hire and retain their employees if they offer them fulfilling working conditions that respect their work-life balance.

Article by: Flore Pradere, Work Dynamics Research Director - JLL | Published: 15 September 2022

The vulnerable leader – an anatomy of leadership In 2022

"Vulnerability promotes authenticity and helps build connections across teams. This is important. If you lack connection with somebody, it makes it difficult to work with them. Therefore, opening up to your team and asking them for help can bond the team together and lead to better decision making."

Article by: Chris Paton, Managing Director - Quirk Solutions | Published: 14 September 2022

Inclusivity is key to keeping staff engaged in the Great Resignation

Lower staff turnover, higher productivity and improved employee morale are some of the well documented business benefits of an inclusive workplace. Perhaps less frequently discussed is that many of these benefits stem from the positive impact of inclusion on employee wellbeing.

Article by: Caoimhe Keogan, Chief People Officer - AVEVA | Published: 13 September 2022

A learning culture is key to effective transformation

A learning culture is a catalyst for transformation. It provides the momentum and right environment to tackle the status quo and most importantly, do it as a collective focussed on improvement.

Article by: Tracey Ezard, Founder - Ferocious Warmth, | Published: 13 September 2022