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Businesses face two-year race to create a fully agile workforce

The majority (86 percent) of UK businesses believe they need to develop a fully agile workforce* within two years in order to stay competitive in the marketplace according to a new white paper, The Race to an Agile Workforce, by Capita Resourcing. Contributor Geoff Smith, Executive Director - Capita Resourcing.

Article by: Geoff Smith | Published: 10 November 2018

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Six techniques to master to become an active listener

Have you ever had to tell the same person, the same exact thing, more than once? Annoying isn’t it? And a waste of everyone’s time. Effective communication is a two-sided coin. What good is cheese without crackers? What is bread without butter? What is the good of explaining something to someone who is not listening? The answer is not much!

Article by: Bob Hayward | Published: 31 October 2018

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The age of the portfolio career

With portfolio careers being hailed as ‘the future of work’, businesses must look to training and development to retain an agile and dynamic workforce. Portfolio careers were once seen as a means to get by for students and academics balancing multiple part-time jobs with their studies.

Article by: Samantha Caine | Published: 8 September 2018

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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