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The UK must learn the lessons of 2020 to drive innovation

There is an urgent need for British business and government to capitalise on what we have learned, to harness the innovation of the last twelve months.

Article by: Debbie Forster, CEO - The Tech Talent Charter | Published: 31 March 2021

Lockdown Legacy – 12 Positive Changes for Workplaces

“Despite many challenges, the last year has cultivated a fresh, progressive and resilient culture of change for businesses throughout the country, which we can all take forward and grow. "

Article by: Frank Creighton, Director of Business Development - Appreciate Group | Published: 31 March 2021

Meaning-making and the language of leadership

Covid-19 has thrown many leaders into positions they simply were not prepared for, managing teams through an evolving obstacle course of both professional and personal challenges. As we become more reliant on technology, personal communication has become increasingly important. The way leaders communicate with teams, and the words they choose, are vital.

Article by: Jenny Perkins, head of engagement - Cirrus | Published: 31 March 2021

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How to clear your brain fog

Many of us have been talking about brain fog of late, whether that is because of ageing, feeling burnout, recovering from illness, or juggling too many balls in the air during this incredibly difficult last year. So what is brain fog and how does it relate to memory and what exactly can we do about it?

Article by: By Dr Lynda Shaw, Neuroscientist, Business Psychologist and Change Specialist. | Published: 31 March 2021

Transition to Teach – outplacement support for exiting staff

With redundancies in the UK rising, Transition to Teach has been working with employers in England that have staff at risk of redundancy. The service, funded by the Department for Education and delivered by Cognition Education, works closely with organisations to support exiting employees to successfully transition into a teaching career.

Article by: Joanne Holland, Employer Engagement Manager - Transition to Teach | Published: 30 March 2021

Organisations in Denial

 “ If staff are unhappy then I am probably doing something right. “ A quote from a chief executive. “Well they would say that wouldn’t they”. The reaction of a senior manager to the organisation’s staff survey. “ I’m surprised your surprised “ The chief inspectors response to the boards reaction to a highly critical report. 3 examples of an organisation in denial.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 30 March 2021

Putting the art of servant leadership into practice

The key characteristics of servant leadership model, when carried out correctly, can present an effective leadership. These characteristics represent how an effective leader working in today’s changing situations can successfully manage and develop companies. This leadership model is about shifting away from the old paradigm of a hierarchical pyramid-shaped organization. The key for executives is that all leaders should serve their organization to provide the customer and shareholder with the best possible service.

Article by: Mostafa Sayyadi - Management Consultant and Business & Technology journalist | Published: 30 March 2021

What businesses can learn from Meghan and Harry splitting from the Royal family

The very-public Royal Family breakdown in relationships is mirrored in the workplace. The problems underlying the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s spectacular rift with the British Monarchy are also the problems which can be found among our work families in commerce and industry and provide six major lessons for Leadership.

Article by: Jenny Rossiter Founder - Feel Good Leadership | Published: 29 March 2021

HR digital transformation: It’s time to rewrite the rules

According to a recent survey, more than 90% of employees want to return to the office at least one day a week. Is your business ready for life after lockdown? 

Article by: Mike Kiersey, Principal Technologist - Dell Boomi | Published: 29 March 2021

The big questions IT contractors have around IR35 answered

The changes to off-payroll working rules in the private sector, AKA IR35, which are set to go ahead next week (6th April) are prompting many questions from IT contractors, so Leeds-based IT transformation consultancy, Iridium, has teamed-up with insurance-backed IR35 status assessment provider, Qdos Contractor, to answer the most frequently asked questions from IT consultants.

Article by: Claire Anderson - Iridium | Published: 29 March 2021