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What is mental toughness? Time to man/woman up!

The deluge from the cloud burst meant the streets had become streams. As I ground my way slowly up the steep hill 150 miles in with 50 to go on a long training bike ride, a driver overtook me. Article by Dominic Irvine, founder of Epiphanies LLP, a boutique consultancy.

Article by: | Published: 26 August 2014

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Evaluating the role of the Union rep

The place and participation of union representatives in modern business and the private sector needs to be re-evaluated to ensure survival. Article by Stephanie Wilkinson above, director at Solve HR.

Article by: | Published: 26 August 2014

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The importance of personal presence

Following a turbulent recession small businesses are finally getting back on their feet, but HR leaders in the UK must focus on building dynamic teams full of personal presence to truly survive this unsteady economic climate according to Business Improvement Strategist Sylvia Baldock Business Improvement Strategist.

Article by: | Published: 21 August 2014

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When disaster strikes

The shocking news of recent airline disasters and infectious disease outbreaks brings into sharp focus for employers the sometimes unforeseeable risks facing employees who frequently travel for work. Article by Joel Davis, Senior Associate; Brett Feltham, Partner and Ute Krudewagen, Partner., at DLA Piper UK Plc.

Article by: | Published: 31 July 2014

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Six subtle signals that could be damaging your business

Are you giving off subtle signals that are putting off your potential customers? Are your subtle signals building confidence or wariness? William Buist, CEO of Abelard and Founder of xTEN Club believes we need to pay careful attention to the subtle signals as they are often more powerful than the overt ones.

Article by: | Published: 31 July 2014

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High Tech HR – Workplace technologies of the future

According to a survey of UK employees released today, more than half of respondents expect that within the next decade their employers will have made the following innovations readily available to them: The ability to perform all tasks by voice recognition (60 percent); Augmented reality glasses (56 percent); Touch-based interactive devices (69 percent).

Article by: | Published: 11 July 2014

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Growing old with HR – We’re not getting any younger

WORKPLACE equipment supplier Slingsby has seen demand increasing for health and safety products that specifically appeal to an aging workforce in recent years and it’s an area that’s set to continue growing with recent figures revealing the number of pensioners with jobs has smashed through the one million barrier.

Article by: | Published: 30 June 2014

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Evolutionary HR – What’s next, not what’s best

Tomorrow’s industrial and commercial landscape is being reshaped in radical ways. The opportunity for senior business leaders is to rethink the chemistry of organisational competitiveness, going beyond standard models of organisational effectiveness, says Professor Gordon Hewitt, CBE, FRSE and co-founder of The New Game Academy (NGA).

Article by: | Published: 23 June 2014

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High flying HR – Real-life pilot programme

Vector Aerospace UK had to implement significant changes to stay competitive and react to the markets in which it operates. Here, Claire Silvester, Vice President of Human Resources, explains how this transformational shift was achieved so effectively in such a short space of time.

Article by: | Published: 16 June 2014