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The silent performance killers affecting us all every day 

Not many people (especially not high performers) arrive at work to do anything less than their best work. Yet, completely unintentionally, that’s exactly what many of us do. We talk about ‘silent performance killers’ because many of the things that slow down our productivity go unnoticed.

Article by: Chris Preston | Published: 10 June 2019

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Is hugging completely off-limits in the workplace?

That means, quite simply, that if a boss or someone in a position of power forces you into a bear-hug that makes you feel uncomfortable or even violated, then you have every right to talk to a legal representative, your HR department, or your union representative.

Article by: Jane Crosby | Published: 14 April 2019

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Top tips to tackle workplace stress

With Stress Awareness Month placing stress in the spotlight, here is a guide to identifying and tackling the biggest causes of stress in the workplace and outlines the measures both employees and organisations can introduce to ease the strain and support their wellbeing

Article by: Jeanette Wheeler | Published: 5 April 2019

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Your Attitude: Shifting cultures and driving performance

The leadership team or executive group are responsible for setting the attitude tone - whatever has been ‘normalised’ by them has led to the narrow range of attitudes found across the organisation – attitudes and behaviours outside of this ‘normal range’ when surfaced, meet resistance from the ‘accepted norm’.

Article by: Simon Tyler | Published: 25 February 2019

Five ways to boost culture and governance change in 2019 

As it looks ahead at rolling out the SM&CR to the wider financial services industry this year – including organisations whose main business offering is not financial services– Jonathan Davidson discusses how the new regulation can benefit them and suggests five key ways HR directors can help achieve culture change.

Article by: Jonathan Davidson | Published: 15 February 2019

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HR’s key challenges for 2019

Workplaces will finally wake up to the importance of being more environmentally friendly, while establishing a culture of psychological safety will also become key as we try to combat the rise of imposter syndrome that affected 62 percent of UK adults only in 2018.

Article by: Chieu Cao | Published: 8 January 2019

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Portugal – Why Portugal is Europe’s Most Exciting New Tech Hub

Few countries have bounced back from the financial crisis as robustly as Portugal. In 2012, the Iberian nation’s economy fell by 3.2 percent while its unemployment rate soared to 18 percent. But just six years later, Portugal is tracking growth of 2.3 percent and jobless figures are dramatically reduced.

Article by: Matt Pitt | Published: 9 November 2018

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Agile Culture and why it matters

Organisational culture is what drives the behaviours that make an organisation successful. In a recent international study of more than 500 business leaders, 53 percent said that cultural fit sets great employees apart, more than employees’ skills at 39 percent.

Article by: Philip Alexander | Published: 1 August 2018

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Popular culture is ahead of office culture

People like Laverne Cox who plays Sophia Burset in the Netflix prison drama Orange is the New Black have become global symbols and pushed transgender awareness into the mainstream but it is not surprising if office culture lags behind popular culture.

Article by: Blair McPherson former Director of Community services | Published: 28 December 2017