Ultimately, your return-to-office strategy will be unique to your business and its needs. By and large, employers are losing the war to get their employees back to the office, or are not seeing the expected increase in collaboration and creativity. But this needn’t be the case with the right approach. It’s imperative HR Directors work with their business leaders to identify the business goals behind their return-to-work policy, ensure IT is providing the right digital workplace technology and services to support hybrid work, educate employees about the goals and options, and strike a balance which benefits all. The above considerations should go a long way to helping you have the right conversations and make employees happy, regardless of the strategy you choose. After all, you don’t want to hit the headlines for having your staff petitioning against your decision.
Published: 17 September 2023
The recent UK air traffic control failure on 28th August affected an estimated 250,000 passengers, with many having to wait several days for alternative flights
Published: 13 September 2023
The Ministry of Peace in George Orwell’s 1984 is responsible for the War effort and the Ministry of Truth is responsible for propaganda whilst Ministry of Love is responsible for ensuring loyalty to Big Brother. So should HR be the department of Peace Love and Harmony ?
Published: 18 August 2023
The landscape of work is constantly evolving, which presents some significant challenges for both employers and employees. In a post-pandemic context, managing staff wellbeing, as well as reducing sickness and absence is becoming ever more difficult, especially for those working in a hybrid environment.
Published: 14 August 2023
Having worked with organisations who take different approaches as to whether they opt to develop from within – ‘build’ – or hire externally – ‘buy’ – and as much as I want to give you a definitive answer as to which is best, it really does depend on the company and role in question. In this article, I want to explore the merits of each while highlighting some of the mistakes I see companies making.
Published: 9 August 2023
It’s well-documented that organisations that prioritise the right EDI initiatives are better performers – financially, and in terms of employee performance. Organisations need to continue to drive these efforts forward. So how can leaders create meaningful change when it comes to EDI initiatives?
Published: 7 August 2023
Survey of over 1,000 SME employees investigates the rate at which SMEs are laying off their staff.
Published: 6 August 2023
Is kindness the superpower your organisation is missing? Trust does not come for free. It’s earned, and it takes time and an emotional investment to build it. It’s hard won and easily lost, so building trust is a constant and time-consuming task. The rewards, however, will far outstrip the effort.
Published: 9 July 2023
The team at Coople have put together 4 HR trends that businesses need to be aware of at the current moment, based on what they have observed so far in 2023.
Published: 6 July 2023
HR'S TRADITIONAL TOOLS WILL NO LONGER CUT IT, AUTOMATION IS THE MACHINE OF THE FUTURE. ENABLING TEAMS TO FOCUS ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS AND CONCENTRATE ON STRATEGY AND VALUEADDED. BUT IN TRANSITION TO HYBRID AND REMOTE WORKING, MANY HAVE FAILED TO ADAPT SUFFICIENTLY TO ALIGN WITH THE UNPRECEDENTED CHANGES IN WORK. WHAT REALLY MARKS THIS NEW ERA OF WORK AS DIFFERENT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING EMPLOYEE VOICE, GREATER MERITOCRACY AND AUTONOMY - ACROSS THE FLATTER AND DISPERSED WORKFORCE - AS WELL AS ACCESS TO BENEFITS, PROVISIONS AND SUPPORT ATTUNED TO REMOTE AND DESKLESS WORKING.
Published: 21 June 2023