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The psychology behind our new working world  

In the wake of a global pandemic, profound shifts have transformed the psychological landscape of work, and in turn, the demands placed on our mental health. This article explores the psychological dimensions of the new working world, giving insights and actionable strategies that HR teams can implement to create workplaces that foster optimal performance, growth, and positive mental health.

Article by: Dr Sophie Ward, Deputy Head of the School of Psychology - Arden University, | Published: 19 September 2023

Five steps to fostering collaborative decision-making

Conventional wisdom suggests decision making in today’s business arena is a team sport, rather than a leader taking all the shots at the goalposts. It makes sense that including all stakeholders in a decision can bring diverse and often speedy solutions, improving both agility and innovation.

Article by: Brian Evans, Global Life Sciences Practice Lead - Signium | Published: 18 September 2023

WFH is dead! Long live WFO… again!

As the big blue-chip employers start to flex their muscles and demand staff return to the office at least a few days a week, are we witnessing the end of the world’s biggest failed workplace experiment? Or are there other drivers underpinning this apparent U-turn?

Article by: Adrian Harvey, CEO - Elephants Don’t Forget | Published: 16 September 2023

The Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey 2023

The recent release of findings from The Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey 2023 sheds light on the experiences of disabled employees and managers, with almost 1500 disabled employees and 400 managers participating in the survey. Conducted by the Business Disability Forum, a leading organisation focused on disability inclusion, this survey is among the most extensive investigations into the challenges faced by disabled employees in requesting workplace adjustments. In this article, Myerson Solicitors LLP present a condensed overview of the survey's outcomes, underline the legal responsibilities incumbent upon employers in this context, and conclude with valuable best practices.

Article by: Isobel Till - Myerson Solicitors LLP | Published: 9 August 2023

Half of Gen Z workers would take pay cut to move to a more sustainable role

Employers are being urged to shore up their commitments to meeting sustainability and net zero targets or risk an exodus amongst younger workers. Nearly half (48%) of Gen Z1 workers agree they would consider leaving a job that didn’t walk the talk in its promises on sustainability.

Article by: Rachel Murray, Head of Employee Health and Wellbeing - Bupa Global & UK | Published: 25 July 2023

How to identify a fantastist in work

Is there someone you work with who lives in their own world, a fantasist who inhabits a parallel universe ? Just pray they don’t become the boss.

Article by: Blair McPherson - Former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 3 July 2023

UK Workforce One of The Most Dissatisfied in Europe

2023 Gallup survey reveals 90% of UK workforce is disengaged. Confidence in UK job market plummets, bucking upward trend across Europe. Nearly all UK workers (90%) are not enthused by their work and workplace, according to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace 2023 Report.

Article by: Anna Sawyer, Partner - Gallup | Published: 22 June 2023

What to consider before changing jobs

Many of us have experienced the feeling of being stuck in a job that no longer fulfils us, or perhaps even causes us stress and unhappiness. It's important to identify the aspects of our job that may require change or decide if a career change is right for you. Preventing negative emotions from taking over our lives.

Article by: Suzie Dawes, Head of People & Culture - caba | Published: 20 June 2023

Business etiquette still matters, even virtually

In an increasingly virtual working world, the standards and expectations of business etiquette are constantly shifting. Many refer to the three Rs of business etiquette: recognition, respect, and response. But beyond these broad ideas related to “being professional”, there are also numerous unwritten rules that can make or break a deal or a relationship.

Article by: Jefferson Frank Chairman and CEO James Lloyd-Townshend - Frank Recruitment | Published: 19 June 2023

The death of the office clerk?

The first ever office jobs were office clerks, who were tasked with keeping records on factory stock, staff wages, billing and invoicing, and generally ensuring the factories had a strict eye on documentation and the business’s bottom line.

Article by: Attar Naderi, Associate Director EMEA - Laserfiche | Published: 13 June 2023