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“I want my VOE….!”

Vision Critical research found that 50% of executives believe employees are more effective working from home vs. only 9% of employees who feel the same. Voice of the Employee (VoE) bridges the gap and any misalignment between management and employees to create a healthy company culture that listens, understands, and acts to support its employees.

Article by: Nicole Kealey, Chief Strategy Officer - Vision Critical | Published: 11 July 2020

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How to give your best performance in your next online presentation

Coronavirus has transformed online from a communication choice to our personal and business salvation – our life raft. We’re all learning to be more effective online, but acing your webinar requires specific and different skills from ‘being in the room’.

Article by: Lyn Roseaman, DTM - Toastmasters International | Published: 6 July 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

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How to transition teams back to the office from flexible working

 In two decades, LifeSearch has picked up hundreds of awards for its culture, expertise and customer service. Boasting a Trustpilot score of 4.9, the company is ranked number #3 in the Sunday Times' 2019 list of Best Places to Work.

Article by: Andrew Parker, Head of People and Culture - LifeSearch | Published: 23 June 2020

Managing employees’ feelings of loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic

When we think about loneliness, we often think about isolation from family and loved ones, but employees often spend more time with their colleagues than anyone else and as such, changes to the working environment can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of individuals.

Article by: Naomi Thompson | Published: 16 June 2020

Don’t forget HR teams need looking after too in these turbulent times

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, stress and mental health issues have been on the rise. Qualtrics research shows that 49% of UK workers have admitted they’ve seen a decline in their mental health since working from home.

Article by: Catherine Thurtle, Content Strategist - Qualtrics | Published: 13 June 2020

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Top tips for generating camaraderie while staff work apart

Now is not the time to get complacent about your staff’s mental wellbeing. Indeed, you should be revisiting the concerns you had initially about keeping your team in touch and connected and, most importantly, retaining the sense of camaraderie that can be lost when people are working apart.

Article by: Craig Bulow, Founder - Corporate Away Days | Published: 7 June 2020

Top tips for preventing presenteeism in the ‘virtual’ workplace during Covid-19 crisis

Absenteeism has long been regarded as a key focus for employers when it comes to ensuring the smooth running of their businesses. But with COVID-19 now seeing many employers unable to check on the physical and mental wellbeing of their staff as easily, how can they make sure that their teams are well?

Article by: Kevin Rogers, CEO - Paycare | Published: 24 May 2020

Returning to the workplace: Why listening to employees is key

A recent Peakon analysis, comprising the survey responses of over 49,000 UK employees, revealed that understanding around productivity has been one of the biggest concerns for employees during this pandemic. Many believe that their managers do not understand how hard they are working – or feel under pressure to work even harder than usual to

Article by: Rick Kershaw, Chief People Officer - Peakon | Published: 23 May 2020

Business leaders’ give their thoughts on managing through COVID-19 crisis

Supporting employees at the moment should be the top priority for any organisation – not only for day-to-day insight, but to help make longer-term strategic decisions. As companies begin to look at how to get people back into stores, offices, and warehouses, they need to understand new concerns and priorities to plan for the future.

Article by: EJ Sieracki, Senior Director - Voice of the Employee, Confirmit and Matthew Wride (JD, PHR), President - DecisionWise | Published: 17 May 2020