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A strategic approach to crisis management

Given the dreadful state of the world at the moment, from geopolitical ructions to exposure to cybercrime, Harald Axelsen of EcoOnline explains how best to manage a crisis if your business finds itself at the heart of one.

Article by: Harald Axelsen - EcoOnline | Published: 12 June 2022

How to resolve conflict through the Art of deep listening

A lack of effective listening between colleagues is one of the main causes of workplace conflicts, a problem that has been on the increase during the pandemic. Before we have even stepped into the room, we are likely to have our own agenda which disrupts our ability to truly listen and resolve issues. But what can be done about it to improve communication and resolve conflict, and why does it matter?

Article by: Jane Gunn - Mediator and Conflict Specialist | Published: 12 January 2022

Conflict resolution – strategies that work

Conflict resolution at work is a process used by two or more parties in dispute to help them find a peaceful solution. A 2020 CIPD survey* found that 26% of employees found conflict a common occurrence at work so why does it happen and what are the solutions?

Article by: Thom Dennis and Edward Nelson - Serenity in Leadership | Published: 10 August 2021

How to accept, guide and implement change

As an HR professional, wanting to do what you can to look after your organisation’s human capital, finding and holding the line between what you can do to help your people and what’s out of your hands can be very difficult – especially when you want to go above and beyond to support your workforce.

Article by: Shandel McAuliffe, Head of Content - Cezanne HR | Published: 19 February 2021

Data Loss Prevention: Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Insight

Where can AI play an effective part in a cyber defence strategy and where can it present challenges to the user? Oliver Paterson, Product Expert VIPRE Security Awareness Training and SafeSend, explains.

Article by: Senior Business Development Manager - VIPRE Security | Published: 8 February 2021

Business turnaround guru’s guide to a business comeback post COVID-19

The upside is that, when the virus no longer exits, businesses can already be well-positioned for a fairly quick recovery. Maybe not v-shaped sans a vaccine, but quick relatively speaking due to the downturn having been so specific to one singular causing factor.

Article by: Merilee Kern, MBA | Published: 9 September 2020

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Beirut: A sobering reminder to look after international employees

Events in Beirut this month have served as a reminder of the importance of being prepared to support an international workforce quickly, calmly and efficiently, should disaster strike. During a time of chaos, employees can look to their organisation for support, and being prepared for such events can make a significant difference to how they

Article by: Sarah Dennis, head of international - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 27 August 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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The Challenges of Managing a Workforce during a Pandemic

An interview with Sandra Hannon, Global Head of Human Resources, Solve.Care who talks about the challenges of managing the workforce through the covid-19 crisis, her concerns for her employees, how to manage a staged return and what her organization has learnt from the pandemic.

Article by: Sandra Hannon, Global Head of Human Resources, Solve.Care | Published: 11 June 2020

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Coronavirus: The challenge of re-focusing and re-skilling employees at speed

For businesses such as retailers who are temporarily shutting up shop and expanding their online operations, there may be a need to re-skill workers to support with processing online orders or fulfilling deliveries. In some cases, employers may have the difficult task of choosing which workers to keep on and re-deploy, and who to furlough.

Article by: Ed Hussey, Pirector of people Solutions - Menzies LLP. | Published: 11 May 2020