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 Bettering the workplace transition

The transition from a full-time mother to both a full-time mother and an employee is challenging. The emotional impact this can have on a new parent has the tendency to raise internal dilemmas as to whether or not to return to work at all.

Article by: Rachel King | Published: 19 September 2019

How to attract big talent out of the cities

Don’t micro-manage! We can’t stress this enough. Not only is it ineffective but it also encourages a culture of mistrust. Instead work on employee autonomy and allow people to do their job and manage their own responsibilities

Article by: DBI Furniture Solutions | Published: 3 September 2019

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Rethinking rewards for the workplace of the future

As well as working for longer, employment styles are also changing. There will still be a place for full-time employees, but more and more will choose more flexible ways of working, with many opting for short or long-term contracts and self-employment. 

Article by: Hazel Rees | Published: 3 May 2019

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Transitioning to remote working

Almost three-quarters of British workers believe it’s important that their employers allow them to work remotely. Clearly, the demand for workplace flexibility is prevalent, but is the technology available to enable fully flexible working environments?

Article by: Mark Twinning | Published: 2 January 2019

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Workplace bullying is not going away

City & Guilds Group research into the role of psychological safety in the workplace discovered half of the workforce have felt unsafe, and half have encountered workplace bullying. A very significant 94 percent of businesses consider mental safety as “important” to overall employee wellbeing.

Article by: John Yates | Published: 25 December 2018

Corporate ethics brought into question in France

One-in-five French employees say they have felt under pressure to compromise their organisation’s ethical standards, reveals Institute of Business Ethics’ survey. More French employees have witnessed misconduct, but there is an improvement in the number who are willing to speak up about it.

Article by: Philippa Foster Back | Published: 13 December 2018

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How to encourage and support innovation

Brilliant ideas can only be cultivated within an environment that creates the conditions for creativity and innovation. A professor in my undergraduate program used to say that a sound idea had its own form of energy. It would attract attention, capture resources and create momentum.

Article by: Tracy Brower | Published: 6 December 2018

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Ten Tips For Christmas Networking

In the face of social media saturation, face-to-face is still the best way to start a sustainable business relationship. In fact any type of relationship that is not a bit weird. In the maelstrom that is festive networking, here are ten tips that are not necking three vodkas and Red Bull before engaging with another human you don’t yet know but might want to.

Article by: Russell Wardrop | Published: 4 December 2018

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Don’t let bullying control your life: managing difficult relationships in the workplace

When a mix of people from different backgrounds, with varying personalities, attitudes, values and beliefs come together in a workplace context, working together isn’t always easy. After all, we choose our friends but not our colleagues. Some people are naturally brash, or assertive, while others are introvert and more sensitive.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 24 November 2018