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Turning HR from ditch diggers to bridge builders

If I had to describe the role of HR I would say it is about building bridges. If I was asked about my observations on managers I would say too many have a fondness for digging trenches.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 7 May 2021

What if an employee refuses to have a vaccine?

With offices reopening as the Covid vaccine appears to be reducing case numbers, HR teams face the challenge of compliantly bringing staff back.

Article by: Ann Swain, CEO - the Association of Professional Staffing Companies | Published: 7 May 2021

What to do when a team just aren’t getting on

Imagine this scenario. You’re new in your role as an HR Manager. You can see from the get-go that there is an obvious discord within the sales team. Resentment and complaints about the manager are rife, and there’s a clear impact on motivation and wellbeing. Tasked with the role of improving relations within this group, how can you, from an HR perspective, mitigate these conflicts in attitude? Geoff Trickey explores.

Article by: Geoff Trickey, CEO, Psychological Consultancy Ltd. and Founder - The Risk Type Compass | Published: 6 May 2021

Unconscious Bias: The baby and the bath water

To those who say unconscious bias and diversity training is a wast of money and time I say don’t just read the research headlines there is some very useful material that Organisations can use to be far more effective.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 4 May 2021

The rise of individual employee experience

Since forever employee engagement providers have said surveys need to be anonymous to get honest results. But how can this be truly effective when everyone has a different work ‘experience’ – especially now when the global workforce has literally upped and left the office

Article by: Andrew Heath, CEO - WeThrive | Published: 3 May 2021

Ten ways to navigate passive aggressive ‘put downs’ in the office

When a person is indirectly aggressive, their behaviour may fall under the umbrella of passive aggressive. According to UK Google trend data, the search term passive aggressive behaviour has received a 227.27% uplift within the last year alone (May 20 – April 21). Such an uplift reflects the nations uncertainty with regards to how to navigate falling victim to such conduct. Here, HR Director Hayley Cross at Improb presents how to spot 10 common passive aggressive ‘put downs’ in the workplace and how to navigate them.

Article by: Hayley Cross - @ Improb | Published: 3 May 2021