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Thinking without the box instead of inside the box 

Becoming a great leader is a skill that most individuals find difficult to master. Whether you’re running a team big or small, or have many years’ of experience in this field, a key component of being a leader is knowing how to inspire your team to be creative and innovative.

Article by: Chris Griffiths and Melina Costi | Published: 26 April 2019

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COOs – new stars of the boardroom

The role of COO is currently undergoing change, with over three quarters reporting that it now involves greater emphasis on driving business and digital transformation, creating new business opportunities and overseeing the allocation and prioritisation of corporate resources.

Article by: Graham Oates | Published: 4 March 2019

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The Good Work Plan – Still Just Words?

There will be a statutory right to a written statement of employment particulars for all workers from day one of employment. It will need to set out more information than the current requirements such as any probationary period, the expected duration of work, notice period and eligibility for leave.

Article by: Beverley Sunderland | Published: 14 February 2019

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Guide to parent-friendly, agile working practices

By helping the first wave of agile workers, working parents, to find ways of adapting to working outside of ‘normal’ working conditions, environments and patterns, parent-friendly employers have already learned much about how best to help all workers better manage their emotional health.

Article by: Helen Letchfield | Published: 31 January 2019

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Team Tactics: How to Maximise Team Potential in 2019

Productivity and engagement are frequently discussed topics in the world of HR, with everyone eagerly searching for ways to get teams and departments to ‘click’ and work together effectively. The results that can be achieved when this takes place are truly spectacular, I’ve seen it first hand many times.

Article by: Maximillian Newton | Published: 26 January 2019

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Can well-being packages protect against ‘Blue Monday’? 

Mental health problems account for as many as 70 million lost work days each year, at a cost of £2.4billion to UK employers, and at Jelf, we have seen a greater uptake in employee assistance programmes that support the emotional health of employees. 

Article by: Claire Sharman | Published: 20 January 2019

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SMART Objective-Setting Isn’t Working!

In our work on performance appraisals and objective-setting one statistic above all others has been most surprising: 86 percent of objectives are not SMART. It is one of the hardest things to get right and managers need more help and guidance than the textbooks are giving.

Article by: Paul Marsh | Published: 16 January 2019

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How Much Does Your Local Business Need A Content Strategy

A unique plan for every social media platform. Most older social media users above 55 years are on Facebook, most younger users between 25 and 40 are on Instagram, while the teenagers are mostly found on Snapchat. When planning for your content, therefore, you need to package it differently for each set of audience.

Article by: Laura Moore | Published: 14 January 2019

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Success of NHS ten-year-plan pivots on smart talent planning

The report outlines measures to tackle the current staffing crisis including: an increase in nurse undergraduate places, job guarantees for nurse and midwife graduates and the introduction of new online nursing degrees. Other suggestions to improve staff numbers include a focus on clinical apprenticeships

Article by: Michael Johnson-Ellis | Published: 9 January 2019

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The importance of content strategy

Content marketing strategy is the all-important ingredient that adds sense to content marketing. Without it, content marketing is like the wind which bows aimlessly in all directions, completely unaware of the immense power that it would possess had it focused on blowing only towards the direction that matters.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 5 January 2019