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Grey Resignation could hurt businesses as much as Great Resignation

First, it’s important to understand the drivers behind the grey resignation. Some are similar to those driving the Great Resignation: a pandemic-prompted realisation that the old ways of working do not fit with modern life, or what they, as individuals, want to get out of work.

Article by: Nick Gallimore, director of innovation - Advanced | Published: 26 May 2022

How to move from reactive to proactive ethics and compliance

One thing is certain: there is no returning to normal. Going forward requires leaders to reexamine the rule book and evolve their compliance and ethics programs to meet the needs of a hybrid playing field and higher employee expectations. For some, this creates a clean slate—an opportunity to build healthy cultures through more proactive and preventive compliance and ethics measures.

Article by: Sarah Stadler, VP of Marketing - Fairwords | Published: 26 May 2022

Implementing no-meeting days improves productivity

Making at least one day meeting-free every week is enough to improve autonomy, communication, engagement and satisfaction in the workforce.

Article by: Professor Vijay Pereira - NEOMA Business School | Published: 26 May 2022

The role of coaching in building a culture of trust

I remember when I heard for the first time about the catastrophic event at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. I was a child, trying to understand the connection between the explosion somewhere far away in the Soviet Union, and my parents’ debate about whether my elder sisters should go on an upcoming school trip. I only later understood my parents worry and the impact this accident had on the planet and human lives.

Article by: Marina Jankovic - Transformational Coach and DE&I Consultant | Published: 25 May 2022

When candidate experience destroys reputations

The Great Resignation and ongoing talent shortages have given candidates the upper hand throughout hiring processes. As all industries continue to experience staff shortages, organisations can no longer afford to neglect their candidate experience. The first interactions with a potential employer should be positive and empowering for applicants as it sets the tone for how the business treats its staff. 

Article by: Rob Symons - Smart Recruiters | Published: 25 May 2022

Why work-life balance is all about being assertive

Ensuring work-life balance is the responsibility of every employee. Companies today encourage employees to strike a work-life balance. And they know that being assertive can help promote this balance. Thus, they look for assertiveness in every potential candidate for a position.

Article by: Daniel Martin Editor - Acuitytraining | Published: 25 May 2022

Who cares for the carers?

Millions of people in the UK (and globally) are facing an incredibly challenging time in their lives. Life expectancy has been growing for decades and the care of our elderly is therefore falling on offspring, who are generally of working age, and lasting for many years. When this is combined with the fact that people are now starting families later in life, the burden of caring for both children and parents is often falling at the same time. Those for whom this is affecting, known as the ‘sandwich generation’ are carrying huge pressures that can threaten to overwhelm them.

Article by: Anthony Sutton - Cream HR | Published: 24 May 2022

Why do good people do bad things?

Doing what needs to be done ends up doing what you don’t want to do and don’t think you should have to do or would ever do.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 24 May 2022

It’s time to prioritise succession planning

When sourcing and welcoming future leaders, it is no longer acceptable to backfill a role or to shoe in candidates based on short-term objectives. With shareholder trust built on a bedrock of evidence that organisations are recruiting talent for longevity, today’s recruitment looks beyond the immediate to plan for challenging progression.

Article by: Linda Mason, HR Director - Harmonic | Published: 23 May 2022