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gender pay gap

Understanding the gender pay gap in the UK

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has adopted an experimental statistical analysis to gain an insight into the reasons for the national gender pay gap, currently 18.4 percent for all employees and 9.1 percent for full time employees (calculated on a median basis).

Article by: Lorraine Heard | Published: 31 January 2018

sexual harassment

The year of sexual harassment? The impact of 2017’s revelations

Sexual Harassment has always been and continues to be an issue in many workplaces around the world. Whilst laws are in place to protect employees from unwanted advances, abuse and assault, the last 12 months have revealed that many individuals and businesses still experience an unhealthy and sometimes unlawful culture.

Article by: Donna Martin | Published: 30 January 2018


How to tell your brand’s story

Stories are the lifeblood of communication. From cave paintings to corporate conferences, no message sinks in like a brilliantly-told story. So, you need to tell your business’s story – to connect with customers, to tell them why they need to feel the same thing you feel; to engage on a level beyond, “buy me".

Article by: Sarah Musgrove | Published: 30 January 2018


How to delegate

By sharing tasks with your workforce, you can use the best people for each and every job, developing employees in the process. Delegating to your employees is an excellent motivator. Delegating shows you trust your people, and employees will feel engaged in their roles and more committed to wider company values and objectives.

Article by: Phil Foster | Published: 29 January 2018


The steak holder experience

Restaurant chain Cattle Grid began in and around London, and is now expanding across the UK. The company decided that HR needed to prioritise employee experience, in order to build on that all-important customer experience and to meet growing expectations and competition and to drive this ambitious business forwards.

Article by: Matt Haworth | Published: 29 January 2018

worst excuses

What can you do if you suffer sexual harassment in the workplace

Many women - and men - have chosen to speak out about their experiences and some serious cases have even led to legal proceedings being brought against high profile individuals. However, some have expressed concern about taking action over fears that it may harm their careers.

Article by: Maria Chadwick | Published: 28 January 2018


Why the workplace is changing

Areas such as onboarding, retention and employee nurturing need to change to appeal to the modern worker, a term that encompasses all of these generations. Rather than focusing on specific age groups, those organisations focusing on the needs of the modern learner will be best positioned to meet the challenges of the future.

Article by: Steve Wainwright | Published: 28 January 2018

hr mistakes

Five HR Mistakes to avoid as the business grows

The priority for new business owners is almost always maintaining and expanding the fledgling SME, and whilst building a trusted team is usually an integral part of this undertaking, the finer points of hiring, firing, and otherwise dealing with staff members are sometimes viewed as issues that can be dealt with as they present themselves.

Article by: Jenny Farnfield | Published: 27 January 2018


Encourage mothers back to work or lose a wealth of experience

A recent poll of over 3,000 senior HR professionals carried out by Alexander Mann Solutions, found that businesses are more concerned about retaining and developing staff in the next six months than they are after the potential impact of Brexit. Encouraging mothers back to work after maternity leave is becoming an important way to retain talent within an organisation.

Article by: Yuliana Topazly | Published: 27 January 2018