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Talent Management Strategy for Workforce Nationalisation

One of the most important initiatives undertaken by governments across the world is to ensure that the unemployment percentage of their working-age citizens remains low to ensure domestic harmony and a respectable international standing among the galaxy of nations.

Article by: Murad S. Mirza | Published: 8 August 2018

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Life’s ups and downs

Did you know more than 7 billion elevator journeys take place every day? However, according to a recent survey by thyssenkrupp Elevator and YouGov, there is not much conversation taking place in them as more than two-thirds (66 percent) of people won’t speak a word during their journey.

Article by: Luis Ramos | Published: 27 July 2018

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Pakistan – Bridging the divide between the academic and corporate ladders

What creates such a divide? This article explores the respective question by highlighting some of the existing gaps between the Academic Institutions in the Private Sector and the Corporate Sector of Pakistan that are confronted by budding professionals. The conclusion sums up the key thoughts reflected in the respective article and leaves the reader with an optimistic note.

Article by: Murad Salman Mirza | Published: 18 July 2018

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Employees, Employers and an Ageing Workforce

The issue of an ageing workforce driven by delayed retirement is a hotly debated topic. Recent research, conducted by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) and Wealth Wizards, throws a new light on the implications of working over the age of 65 for both employees and employers.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 18 July 2018

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Meet the Needs of the 21st Century Workplace and Workforce

The 21st century workforce and workplace are changing significantly, and many HR directors are evolving their approaches accordingly. It’s important for HR directors to understand these significant shifts – such as the need for increased leadership diversity and a focus on social responsibility – to attract and retain talent in this new world order.

Article by: Katie Bouton | Published: 11 June 2018

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Is part-time work the answer to happiness?

Inspired Villages Group, an operator and developer of later living accommodation, is among businesses across the country who are aware of the benefits of empowering their staff to have a better work-life balance. Research has revealed that one in four full-time workers in the UK would prefer to work part-time, provided it didn’t affect their hourly pay or career progression.

Article by: Jamie Bunce | Published: 9 June 2018

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‘Optimal office’ productivity gains could unlock UK productivity

The United Kingdom could reshape its economic future and unlock its share of £39.8 billion in untapped GDP if organisations were to optimise their workplaces, according to a new study by Ricoh and Oxford Economics, titled ‘The Economy of People’. Contributor Phil Keoghan, CEO - Ricoh UK and Ireland. The UK could achieve a 1.8 percent increase in GDP, equal to £36.8 billion, which could pay for the cost of Brexit twice with change to spare.[i]Similarly, the Irish economy could expand by 1.0 percent, or £3 billion, if businesses commit to creating the optimal office.

Article by: Phil Keoghan | Published: 15 May 2018

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Will self-directed training shape the future workforce?

Emerging technologies and trends are making it far easier for businesses to maintain agile workforces. From smartphone-based training apps to virtual classrooms and distance learning solutions, all have brought the opportunity to strengthen workforces with consistent, effective training within even the most dispersed global organisations.

Article by: Samantha Caine | Published: 22 April 2018

The perils of a Superiority complex

Whether we choose to admit it out loud or not, many of us experience that little flutter of delight when we think we’re better at something than our colleagues. That’ll be the superiority then. But before you go and hang your head in shame, we want to delve a little deeper into what makes us think we’re superior to others, and whether it’s always as bad as it sounds.

Article by: Paul Russell | Published: 13 March 2018

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Why the workforce is changing

Successfully onboarding and retaining employees can be a challenge for HR departments. With such a high departure rate, HR departments are investing more time and effort into onboarding and retention strategies. When someone leaves, it costs the firm money.  Investment in retention can return dividends over a relatively short period of time. 

Article by: Steve Wainwright | Published: 7 March 2018