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Navigating the new normal: Five easy ways to encourage collaboration

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way the world works, and with some UK workers beginning to return to the office, some anticipating a phased return in the coming weeks and others working at home for the foreseeable future, it can be difficult to connect the workforce together.

Article by: Cal Lee, Global Head - Workthere | Published: 30 June 2020

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Normal 2.0: the world of work post lockdown

So far, 2020 has not gone to plan. For businesses, and the people they employ, the next few months may be just as bumpy, as each country, state and even city, takes its own approach to a phased return to work. For companies with a global workforce, this may be more complicated still.

Article by: Louise Bancroft, HR Director - Airswift | Published: 29 June 2020

Protecting employee health takes on new meaning in this crisis

Some businesses have re-opened, while many more are preparing to get up and running again. The question is, can they operate in a way which is safe and sustainable for both employees and the business? Well-being and healthcare are making the headlines, and there is mounting pressure on businesses to take greater responsibility in caring

Article by: Patrick Samy, CEO - Span | Published: 29 June 2020

Would you recognise the signs of burnout?

2020, then. It’s been a stressful year for everyone—it seemed to start pretty well, but then COVID-19 happened, and we find ourselves hurtling into a summer that might be more of a damp squib than a sunny scorcher.

Article by: David Price, CEO - Health Assured | Published: 28 June 2020

It’s time we got health and wellbeing right

Some businesses have re-opened, while many more are preparing to get up and running again. The question is, can they operate in a way which is safe and sustainable for both employees and the business? Well-being and healthcare are making the headlines, and there is mounting pressure on businesses to take greater responsibility in caring

Article by: Patrick Samy, CEO - Span | Published: 28 June 2020

How HR leaders can move on from the crisis

Australia and New Zealand are now emerging from lockdown. With both nations being closely watched as they get business and society back to (near) normal. There are lessons in their approach for HR and business leaders worldwide. How the respective Governments, citizens and industry heads respond over the coming months will influence other post-lockdown responses.

Article by: Louise Anderson, VP of APAC - Degreed | Published: 27 June 2020

How an organisation closure can open new doors for employees

When an organisation closes, as more and more unfortunately will do given the devastating economic impact of coronavirus, a well-devised transition strategy can provide employees with the opportunity to gain new skills and experience, prepare for a new chapter, and cement a legacy in which they can take pride.

Article by: Dr Ibrahim Khadar, Director, the Technical Centre - Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) | Published: 27 June 2020

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What Next for leadership?

Leadership roles change sometimes because the challenges change and sometimes because people and organisations seek to imitate the successful. However success is a combination of many factors of which leadership is only one.

Article by: Blair McPherson | Published: 26 June 2020

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Unmanaged change is just disruption

The new Director General of the BBC described himself as an accelerant for change. It’s a powerful image conveying a commitment to speeding up change which would be appealing to many chief executive but is there a risk staff will get burned.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 26 June 2020

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Re-engaging the workforce to rebuild our economy

Businesses across the country have been forced to review and adjust their operating models - and make difficult decisions in order to survive. For many, the Government’s Job Retention Scheme has been a lifeline, providing much needed time to navigate the immediate challenges brought on by the crisis.

Article by: Jo Causon, CEO - The Institute of Customer Service | Published: 25 June 2020