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 Bettering the workplace transition

The transition from a full-time mother to both a full-time mother and an employee is challenging. The emotional impact this can have on a new parent has the tendency to raise internal dilemmas as to whether or not to return to work at all.

Article by: Rachel King | Published: 19 September 2019

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The impact of technology on talent management

HR must consider the implications of new technology for talent development and also embrace the possibilities of new HR-related technologies. For a field focused historically on people, HR’s journey towards a world increasingly underpinned by technology and data is proving at times to be slow and complex.

Article by: Carly Lund | Published: 18 September 2019

The contingent army: Employers failing to up-skill vital workforce

Though the flexibility afforded by these types of roles is attractive, the research suggests contingent workers are missing out on the training benefits available to permanent employees. One in five (20 percent) UK employers doesn’t carry out any training with contingent workers

Article by: John Yates | Published: 17 September 2019

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Recruitment: How to avoid the bias minefield

Use certain words in your job descriptions and you immediately imply a preferred gender for the role. So, revving up a job specification with words like ‘guru’, ‘hacker’, and ‘rock star’, could actually reduce the number of applications you receive.

Article by: Kate Glazebrook | Published: 15 September 2019

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Why the EAP is an important Brexit safety net for employees

61% of employees have experienced mental health issues as result of work; only 54% felt comfortable talking in the workplace about mental health. 38% of employees wouldn’t be open about a mental health issue because of concerns about how it would affect their career

Article by: Eugene Farrell | Published: 14 September 2019

Advice on flexible working for employers

The simple truth is, that some people are suited to working from home and others are not. Working from home allows people to set their own work hours and find peace and quiet. Others need structure and could find more distractions at home than in the workplace. 

Article by: Kush Shukla | Published: 13 September 2019

INTERNATIONAL
Talent Development – Preparing for a world of difference

I’ll start with a cringe moment. As a young, confident business person I was dispatched to Shanghai by a consulting firm to set up an operation out there. I did no homework; didn’t understand the culture and did myself no favours wearing a spectacularly ill fitted suit I’d had sewn by a tailor upon arrival. I returned a week later to be informed by my CEO that my expensive trip had achieved very little. I’m glad to say my intercultural competence advanced rapidly after this early foray but I wish I’d been thrown into unfamiliar territory much closer to home at the start of my HR career in international business. Too much executive development happens in-house or in the classroom and this can fail to prepare future talent to operate as agile and sensitive leaders.

Article by: Steve Bright | Published: 12 September 2019

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 Creating a harmonious organisation – the role of teamwork and shared purpose

The traditional employer-employee relationship was quite fixed, with people generally working nine-to-five, remaining in jobs for a long time and teams being made up of whoever worked in the same building as you. In recent years, however, this working environment has fundamentally changed.

Article by: Paul Barwick-Copeland | Published: 11 September 2019

Sure fire ways of losing your talent and how to avoid the pitfalls

Leaders who consistently ignore the subtle and explicit signals of unhappy employees are almost certain to face talent retention issues. Research shows that leaders have the biggest impact on whether their employees stay or leave.

Article by: Greg Smith | Published: 10 September 2019