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Don’t let emerging talent turn stale

Even a successful management team needs their talent pool rejuvenated at regular intervals. Move too slowly and inevitably performance declines . Move too fast and the instability and loss of expertise leads inevitably to declining performance.

Article by: Blair Mcpherson Former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 10 May 2020

How to lead in the toughest of times

Simon Walker’s business CV is one many will be envious of. Currently a director of Parajet, the world’s leading manufacturer of paramotors (a fast growing sport which involves paragliding with a motor on your back) he is also a non-executive director for The Adventurists and The Visa Machine. He’s on the board of several other...

Article by: Simon Walker, MD, Parajet | Published: 10 May 2020

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Don’t forget inclusivity as teams go remote

As the UK approaches its one-month anniversary of being in coronavirus lockdown, and with the government having announced an extension until at least 7th May 2020, businesses must continue to support remote workers – and not lose sight of the value of inclusion efforts, even in these strange times.

Article by: Chris Parke, CEO - Talking Talent | Published: 10 May 2020

Leadership is like lettuce … let’s turn over a new leaf

Leadership is not simple arithmetic. The growth of individual leadership skills and development of leadership teams take time. Growth has to be nurtured. So, for leadership insights don’t look at paint by numbers, look at something requiring care, patience and constant attention. A lettuce, for instance.

Article by: Annelize van Rensburg - Director - Signium Africa | Published: 10 May 2020

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How to lead compassionately in a remote working world

Compassion is an integral leadership quality which is needed to support your team through thick and thin. But never has leading compassionately been more important than it is today in light of a rapidly changing world of work, which is operating more remotely than it has before.

Article by: Mark Staniland, Regional Managing Director - Hays | Published: 10 May 2020

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How COVID-19 will impact the future of absence management

Sickness tracking and absence management has become of new critical importance to business. This article has been exclusively developed for HR Directors to consider the implications of the return to work and how to keep staff sickness logged, staff well, as well as reduce business liability.

Article by: Steve Arnold, CEO - e-days | Published: 9 May 2020

Don’t overlook overseas staff during the Coronavirus crisis

For employees working abroad, the Covid-19 pandemic can be an isolating and fearful time. They will be looking to their employer to provide support, whether physically or emotionally. Whilst employers may feel as though their hands are tied, with flight restrictions in place, there is still a lot they can do to support.

Article by: Sarah Dennis, head of international - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 9 May 2020

How technology can help ease the pressure during the Coronavirus pandemic

HR teams are at the forefront of dealing with the workplace changes generated by the Coronavirus crisis. What policies, tools and systems are needed for them to manage additional administration now and in the future.

Article by: Adrian Lewis, Managing Director, Activ Absence | Published: 9 May 2020

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How to apply for job retention scheme in the wake of Coronavirus

It is said that around eleven million people across the UK have already been temporarily given a leave of absence (furlough), as many businesses look to lean on the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced in March 2020.

Article by: Sabby Gill, UK EVP/MD - Sage | Published: 9 May 2020

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How to assess workforce resilience in the face of planetary pandemonium

Basically, anyone who is unable on an existential level to "re-purpose" trauma through new insights after this global crisis risks long-term dissatisfaction or dysfunction, neither of which promises success for a company's chosen mission.

Article by: Constance G. Konold, Career coach & consultant - careercoachingcrossroads | Published: 9 May 2020