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Millions of working hours lost each week on software adoption challenges

A third (35%) of UK employees waste at least one hour per week tackling software-related issues, according to a new survey*. The State of Digital Adoption report reveals that the majority of employees (61%) spend at least 30 minutes per week on these challenges, indicating that on a national scale, businesses are losing millions of potentially productive working hours.

Article by: Hartmut Hahn, CEO - Userlane | Published: 11 May 2022

The AI age calls for a new kind of leadership

As companies adopt AI technologies, leaders must embrace uncertainty, recognize our limitations and think differently. Probabilistic decision-making — that is, decisions that consider the possibility of alternative outcomes — is at the heart of this new approach.

Article by: Zoe Hillenmeyer, CCO - Peak | Published: 10 May 2022

Navigate the new era of working and recruiting

Facing the Great Resignation, organisations need to adapt to ensure they not only retain their employees, but are attractive to new hires, remaining current in the face of changing employee expectations and workspace setups. Angela Hughes, EMEA HR and People Leadership Director at Insight, looks at the changes and possibilities the trend could bring organisations.

Article by: Angela Hughes, EMEA HR and People Leadership Director - Insight | Published: 10 May 2022

Latest ICO consultation on subject access requests and the potential conflict for many HR professionals

The ICO states that the role must be free from “conflict of interest and does not take any direct operational decisions about the manner and purposes of processing personal data within your organisation.”   And yet DPOs in many companies find themselves with the dual role of also being directors of human resources. 

Article by: Lenitha Bishop, Chief Operating Officer at The DPO Centre | Published: 10 May 2022

How conscious leaders can stave off the ‘great resignation’

Retaining and attracting talent has never been more challenging. It is a complex situation that has prompted many organisations to rethink their existing, ingrained ways of working. Now, more than ever, culture change and creating workplaces that keep employees engaged is on the HR agenda.

Article by: Natasha Wallace, Founder & CEO - Conscious Leadership Co (TCLC) | Published: 10 May 2022

How to spot and support aspiring leaders

Sometimes I wanted to suggest ideas, but was too scared to contribute. I observed other team members looking nervous about asking for help when they didn’t understand a task. These leaders made swift decisions with little consultation. The leadership style created an atmosphere of distrust, making me anxious and demotivated.

Article by: Pamela Odukoya, Toastmasters International | Published: 9 May 2022

Stop debating it, hybrid is here to stay

Before the pandemic, there was a broad perception across many business sectors that the vast majority of employees would be office-based. The experience of COVID has, however, changed employer attitudes.

Article by: Kate Bishop, Chief HR Officer - IFS | Published: 8 May 2022

When work becomes a religion

Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness encouraged in work time not to make you a better person but a more productive employee. Passion and commitment as an essential requirement. Further evidence of organisations blurring the distinction between work and non work and encouraging the idea that it is work that gives people lives purpose and meaning.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 8 May 2022

Say it like you mean It

Emotions drive our behaviours and give authenticity to our words. When people’s emotions are harnessed in the right way, it leads to healthy behaviours and discourse that helps people to perform their job well. So how do business leaders harness the power of language to encourage healthy emotion in the workplace?

Article by: Claire Scott, Chief People Officer - The Access Group | Published: 7 May 2022