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Global Talent Trends for 2020

If this doesn’t happen, reskilled people who go back to their old jobs and culture will create a recipe for failure. Transformation must occur at every level of the organization. Middle managers—and even entry-level employees—are being given more control in how to structure their own work, as well as the work of their teams and colleagues.

Article by: Byrne Mulrooney, Chief Executive Officer - Korn Ferry RPO, Professional Search and Korn Ferry Digital | Published: 16 January 2020

Five legal developments for employees and employers in 2020

Kirsty Thompson, an employment partner at national law firm Devonshires, says: “Nobody is under any illusion that IR35 is being replaced to help people; rather, it is to help the Treasury raise more taxes. The new off-payroll working rules will make engaging consultants more expensive and may cause a shift towards fixed-term employment contracts, resulting in such individuals being employees for the purposes of employment law as well as tax law. Employers need to be assessing any existing arrangements that they have which will still be in place in April 2020 and ensure that they understand the additional steps they will need to go through in relation to those and any new arrangements.”

Article by: Kirsty Thompson, Employment Partner - Devonshires | Published: 13 January 2020

The power of purpose

For those who can’t be in the room, we live stream on Workplace, O2’s employee social media platform. This allows us to bring people who are in different locations right into the heart of the conversation as it happens, taking staff questions from the audience, from online or via the phone app (particularly great for those in stores). It means everyone feels present and included, and as a result they are more likely to engage which is vital. Every one of our people plays a part in achieving success for the business, so everyone should be able to communicate, share knowledge and align during financial results.

Article by: Ann Pickering, CHRO and Chief of Staff - O2 | Published: 11 January 2020

To Stay or To Go: Career Advancement in Saudi Arabia

This conundrum becomes more problematic when switching jobs also involves moving abroad. The thought of settling into a different culture is daunting for some, and there are personal questions to consider in terms of family relationships, friendships and so forth.

Article by: Eddie Finnigan | Published: 10 January 2020

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Make mental health your organisation’s New Year resolution

Creating an environment that encourages open conversation around mental health is another important part of a whole organisation approach. There are a number of useful guides that exist, such as the Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit, to support organisations taking their first steps. This toolkit gives guidance on raising awareness, sensitising an organisation to talking about mental health, as well as advice on embedding Mental Health First Aid England skills. 

Article by: Vicki Cockman, Workplace Lead - Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England. | Published: 8 January 2020

How reward will shape the HR landscape of 2020 Promoted

HR leaders increasingly operate at the intersection of technology and people, needing to be tech-savvy and responsive enough to manage restless and agile workforces. Reward touches upon the very foundations of an effective recruitment strategy, employee engagement, embracing changes in the workplace and supporting lifelong learning. HR professionals’ place at the table is long overdue.

Article by: Tim Kellett, Director - Paydata | Published: 6 January 2020

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The pursuit of promoters – how to improve the employment experience Promoted

Increasing the number and proportion of Promoters can only be achieved by knowing what motivates them and how to get the best out of them. If this requires making improvements that are more innovative and radical than before, then this is a price worth paying.

Article by: Peter Meyler, Associate and Head of Workplace Consultancy - Barnett Waddingham | Published: 6 January 2020

Tips for a successful career change in 2020

There are a lot of circumstances which can lead to someone looking for a new job and so we wanted to provide genuinely useful advice for those looking to switch up their career in 2020.  It’s important to remember that a career change is a big decision for anyone, and doesn’t come without its risks, but hopefully these tips can help steer people in the right direction.”

Article by: Andrew Hunter, Co-Founder - Adzuna | Published: 4 January 2020

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Transitioning to remote working

Almost three-quarters of British workers believe it’s important that their employers allow them to work remotely. Clearly, the demand for workplace flexibility is prevalent, but is the technology available to enable fully flexible working environments?

Article by: Mark Twinning | Published: 3 January 2020