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Simple ways to boost your self-confidence

Rebecca Hourston is one of the UK’s leading experts on women’s development, supporting parental transitions at work, and building inclusive workplaces. As a senior, qualified Executive Coach for over 18 years, she’s made a difference to thousands of people from numerous world-leading organisations.

Article by: Rebecca Hourston, Global Head of Coaching - Talking Talent | Published: 23 July 2023

Six stress-busting tips for managing remote teams

What can employers do to help their remote employees adapt to working from home and manage these key stressors? This Stress Awareness Month, Gareth Hoyle – remote work expert and founder of fully-remote marketing agency, Marketing Signals – shares his first-hand tips for creating a positive place to work whilst shifting to a fully remote business model:

Article by: Gareth Hoyle, Managing Director - Marketing Signals | Published: 15 April 2023

How people data can improve business productivity

This productivity gap isn't just a national issue, however. It affects organisations of all sizes, across all industries. And in order to address it, we need to understand exactly where the problem lies. Across the UK, there were nearly 12 million lost days in construction, 11 million in transport, and more than 31 million in healthcare according to ONS 2021 data.

Article by: Chris Moseley, Co-Founder & CTO - edays | Published: 24 March 2023

The UK must act now to avoid losing out to more productive nations

When the world went into lockdown in 2020, organisations across sectors feared how the enforced switch to remote working would affect their staff productivity and in turn their business performance. Yet, the post pandemic era has made one thing clear - businesses had nothing to fear as the UK and Ireland actually saw productivity improve during the pandemic. And paradoxically, since working life has gone back to ‘normal’, productivity in the UK and Ireland has declined. Indeed, new figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), reveal that UK productivity levels are now falling behind other countries in the G7. Unless it regains pandemic-peak levels of productivity, the UK risks losing out to its more productive international counterparts. So why is the UK feeling the strain more than others? and what can be done to improve the situation?

Article by: Stuart Pugh Chief Product Officer - ActiveOps | Published: 7 March 2023

How to activate purpose to increase productivity

An organisation’s purpose must be clear, must be visible and must be available for leaders, employees and customers to connect to. It cannot be simply written on a website, it must be lived. Key to achieving this is to activate awareness.

Article by: Dr Tanya Boyd, Learning and Development - Insights | Published: 12 February 2023

Ways to encourage productivity despite Blue Monday

Whilst there is no simple answer or a one-size fits all solution to help your staff beat the blues this January, organisations and HR leaders can consider small actions to help improve staff wellbeing and positivity which can benefit both employees and organisations alike.

Article by: Sarah Bunker, Senior Solicitor at esphr | Published: 16 January 2023

Revealed: Top factors that drive staff productivity

Pay may have the biggest influence on an employee’s productivity but it’s not the only motivator at work, according to new research. HR and payroll software provider Ciphr surveyed 265 UK-based CEOs and senior managers about what motivates their workforces to be more productive.

Article by: Claire Williams, chief people officer - Ciphr | Published: 20 December 2022

How can employees be helped to manage financial stress?

Workplaces play a key role in financial wellbeing. Not only because mental ill health can impact employee performance, but also because of the sheer amount of time we spend at work

Article by: Ajay Maisuria, Senior Employment Advisor - Vita Health Group | Published: 23 August 2022

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Monday blues or lack of belonging?

With unemployment at its lowest figure since 1974 and more job vacancies than people for the first time in history, businesses need, now more than ever, to be making sure their teams are happy at work and feel connected to the business. 

Article by: Talia King - Head of Product - Connectr | Published: 16 June 2022

The 8 elements of effective working relationships

The teams work together and interact has undergone a monumental change, forcing all involved to reassess how to effectively interact and maintain relationships. High performing teams distinguish themselves on the quality of their working relationships. It all comes down to getting your team to work better together.

Article by: Bernard Desmidt - Leadership Coach and author | Published: 5 May 2022