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John Varney

Consumerism at work

Consumerism is at work all around us. We find ourselves aiding and abetting what has become a scourge of our times, from the moment we wake until we go back to sleep (and even then, we set things up so our consumption can continue unabated).

Article by 10 March 2020

Leona Barr Jones

A level battlefield – Equal opportunities

We have come a long way since organisations first started discussing equal opportunities and equality. Equal opportunity is the right to be treated without discrimination and equality is the state of being equal, especially in status, rights or opportunity.

Article by 6 March 2020

Sarah Gornall

EVP – Right for Everyone?

Sadly, for some people at work, if hell doesn’t materialise the moment they walk through the door, it may do at some later stage. Practices and policies which seemed a welcome change from their past employment may turn out to be mere words rather than enacted reality; benevolent managers move on elsewhere and untrusting ones take their place; the culture of the organisation changes because of commercial drives or leadership changes.

Article by 20 February 2020

Perry Timms

EVPs: Business as UNusual

Eight years working in the telecommunications industry has left me with an anthology of anecdotes to draw from when exploring and trying to articulate the future of work. Here’s my latest; reimagining an EVP is like walking into a telco store to purchase a new mobile phone contract.

Article by 19 February 2020

Cinthya Quijano

This 2020 be a Role Model

I’ve worked in and outside of HR throughout my career and have at many times defended us to friends and people I meet around what HR is or isn’t. Last year as I saw more and more of my friends and HR colleagues go through difficulties within their careers, the news on organisations closing down and listening to everyone around me, I got thinking we really need to make a point in being the role model for organisations especially when things are tough.

Article by 18 February 2020

Paul Avis

Fostering a happy and productive workplace

With productivity at stake and a reduced talent pool to tap into,[1] employee wellbeing has risen to the top of many businesses’ agendas and is no longer merely an afterthought when addressing sickness absence or talent retention. There is an undeniable correlation between a happy, healthy workforce and enhanced productivity with “improvements in employees’ wellbeing also being conducive to economic growth.”

Article by 14 January 2020