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Game of trust

Trust is built slowly. Trust is destroyed quickly. Trust can make complex things possible. The absence of trust can make simple things impossible. Trust powers relationships and businesses.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 8 October 2021

Breaking the fourth wall – Print – Issue 203 | Article of the Week

The pandemic dragged challenges that were lurking in the wings onto centre stage and waiting was a stark, penetrating spotlight on those leaders who handled the situation badly, whilst those that made the right calls were illuminated in a warm, flattering glow. Now it’s act two of this epic transitional play and performance of the leading roles will either have the critics in raptures, or filling their ink wells with poison. Time to find our purpose for the next big scene.


How employing a diverse workforce can help to address skills shortage crisis

While unemployment overall is falling steadily and employer demand is outstripping supply, the jobless rate for many disadvantaged groups has remained stubbornly high. Thinking differently, engaging with jobseekers who may not be working with your usual recruitment partners, is a win-win.

Article by: James Seton - Maximus UK | Published: 7 October 2021

Why power-play is not a bad thing

For many middle managers the illusion of authority is incredibly frustrating.  Yet they routinely underestimate their own power and because they don’t believe they have it, they miss out on having more impact.

Article by: Rebecca Houghton | Published: 7 October 2021

It’s flu season – all you need to know

Insight from Qured’s Doctor Kishan Vithlani, on how workforces can understand the symptoms the Flu can induce, alongside the importance of protecting empoloyees with a flu vaccination.

Article by: Dr Kishan Vithlani - Qured | Published: 6 October 2021

Neuroplasticity is trending, but what does it mean?

It was once thought that the human brain stopped developing at the end of adolescence, but our brains continue to grow and change all the way through adulthood. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to learn, change and adapt according to life experiences. It is how our brain reorganises itself when we learn or memorise something new, or necessary, existing connections are strengthened, or fade in strength. In addition, cortical remapping, where every part of the body is connected to an area in the brain, is systematically adjusted on a constant basis.

Article by: By Dr Lynda Shaw - neuroscientist, business psychologist and recalibration specialist | Published: 6 October 2021

How to develop sustainable company values

Millennials in particular are more likely to spend money with a company, or consider joining their workforce, if it has clear business ethics that align with their own, or if the business shows corporate social responsibility or clear integrity. These younger consumers are extremely important not least because have also have the loudest voices on social media which they can choose to share at the click of a button. Some companies without a public profile, even if they are extremely large, have felt that lack of profile enables them to behave without a corporate social responsibility conscience, but this is changing.

Article by: By Thom Dennis, CEO - Serenity In Leadership | Published: 6 October 2021

The rise in employee DSARs and the implications for HR Professionals

With the tailing off of the furlough scheme and many employees finding that they no longer have a job to return to, the expectation is that the number of employee DSARs received is likely to increase, creating many headaches for HR departments. 

Article by: Lenitha Bishop, Head of DPOs - The DPO Centre | Published: 5 October 2021