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Paul Avis
   

The case for workplace diversity

The UK is facing a skills shortage, with almost a quarter of all vacancies considered skills-shortage vacancies, according to a recent Government Employer Skills Survey.[1] Meanwhile, the prospect of a no-deal Brexit means a shrinking talent pool might shrink further in the near future.

Article by 17 October 2019

Jenny Campbell
   

The Truth About Resilience

Do you experience stress, frustration or a sense of stuckness in your organisation? This may be nothing to do with resistance from staff, but rather a normalisation of a low resilience level.

Article by 3 October 2019

Rebecca Minton
   

How HR can help support employees with cancer

I chose to work in my career as a Cancer Nurse Specialist because people with cancer need much more than treatment alone. There is a much wider picture which is crucial in caring for people with cancer and this is acutely important in the workplace.

Article by 1 October 2019

Seb O'Connell
   

Talent Pipeline: Sourcing & Strategic Workforce Planning

Working in HR and recruitment, wouldn’t it be great to have a crystal ball? We could use it to predict the jobs our firms will need to fill in two years’ time and therefore start a recruitment campaign well in advance. We could anticipate the parts of our organisation that will shrink in the next six months, freeze hiring in those areas and begin reskilling and retraining staff to work in the functions that drive business growth.

Article by 19 September 2019

Jackie Cooper
   

There’s nothing artificial about the benefits of plants

As wonderful as live plants are, they’re not always suitable for every environment. For example, office plants in large buildings without enough natural light may not always look their best, and having fresh flowers delivered each week may not be the most appropriate or cost effective option for some businesses.

Article by 20 August 2019

Rob Purfield
   

Why your team needs both ‘hunters’ and ‘farmers’

Contrasting skills, personalities and attitudes are vital for the essential mix that healthy organisations need. Thinking about the requirements of the roles within your team or organisation in somewhat simple terms can help you arrange and marshal your resources in the numbers needed, where needed – just as a general organises their forces for the campaign ahead.

Article by 8 August 2019