The Importance Of Having Friends At Work

Matthew Finch | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Finch

A friend in the workplace doesn't necessarily have to be your very closest friend, but if you do share your working day with someone you can trust and rely on, both of you will find the working day much more palatable. Of course, making friends at work isn't always easy, but by following a few simple tips, you could find you have new friends in no time at all.

Partial Sightedness And The Multi-Generational Workforce

Adam Hale | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Adam Hale

There are some statistics that are so big they can be hard to comprehend. In the 20th century, the global population doubled... and then doubled again...

The Shifting Paradigm Of Younger Workforce In Choosing Employer Of Their Choice

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

One may say that having superior and talented human resources is what it takes for a business to succeed. And it is undeniably true. Employing superior workforce is vital in delivering company's missions to bring about the best performance. Not only the highly educated, any leading firm in the market will need people who are talented, creative, and passionate about what they do.

How To Be More 'Emotionally Intelligent' At Work And Earn More Money: 9 Practical Tips

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Jackman

Who wants to feel angry or upset at work?! Life is hard enough without added stress at work. So, what if you could control your emotions and enjoy y...

Time To Embrace The Wisdom Of The Crowd?

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

Dare I mention how many weeks there are left to the end of 2016? For many this triggers a small panic attack about preparing for the holiday season - for others it signals a countdown to the trauma of end of year performance appraisals.

Ladies and Gentlemen Please Show Your Appreciation for Diversity

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 15.07.2017 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

You could get depressed reading this - we are inherently discriminatory and there's limited ways to tackle it! And given some of the news headlines right now should we lurch for the panic button? I would not dare enter the fray on our societal challenges, but any organisation that is not elevating the question of inclusivity is not thinking as strategically as it needs to, not simply for today but absolutely for the future.

Has 'The Apprentice' Shaped Corporate Culture?

Mark Hillary | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Mark Hillary

I met a friend in London recently for a few drinks and a chat about what he has been up to recently. He is a professional working in sales and said th...

Why Employers Shouldn't Worry About Equal Pay Litigation

Ben Black | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Black

There's a new report out from Eversheds to the effect that employers are terrified that new requirements for gender pay gap reporting will lead to lit...

If You Want to Support Social Mobility, Measure It

Donna Miller | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK
Donna Miller

Government, not for profits and think tanks are starting to bring evidence to light that businesses need to be involved in providing opportunities to people from all backgrounds. We are now seen as part of the solution to financial inequality.

Freedom. "We Try to Get Rid of Rules When We Can." - Netflix

Colin Hunter | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Tech
Colin Hunter

Chances are you've heard about Netflix's much hyped and dubiously titled 'culture document'. With over five million hits, it's been described by Sheryl Sandberg as one of the most important documents to come out of Silicon Valley - ever. Those are fighting words. Or at least they would be, if anyone disagreed.

What Does Neuroscience Say is Wrong With HR?

Amy Brann | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Brann

When you look at some organisations you see core principles cascading through everything they do. This tends to be more likely in a small or an entrepreneurial company but it doesn't have to be limited to here. It is undesirable from a brain perspective to have conflicting messages coming you from every direction.

Bridging the Soft Skills Gap

Jo Manton | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Jo Manton

Now, more than ever, leadership is not; a job description, a set of duties or a checklist of tasks, nor is it a set of theories or processes that individuals can simply implement. Leadership may incorporate these things, but it is also a set of behaviours - including: encouraging, challenging, inspiring and communicating (both in the sense of speaking and of listening).

What the World Cup Can Teach You About Being a Great Boss

Beth Burgess | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Beth Burgess

England are out. Lessons will be learned. It's the same old World Cup story for England fans, who'll be leaving Brazil with sunburn, tacky souvenirs and a familiar sense of disappointment. What Hodgson will do to improve the team's performance for the European qualifiers remains to be seen.

The Increasing Importance of Social Media in HR

Mark Braund | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

In a recent article I discussed how with 75% of companies either using or planning to use social media sites for recruiting, sites like Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ are becoming increasingly important in job searching.

HR - Be the Innovation Catalyst

Prithvi Shergill | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
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Prithvi Shergill

Innovation is what can differentiate organisations in this competitive world and innovation and creativity produced by a workforce is dependent on how well individuals are managed, empowered and encouraged.

The Madness of Forced Ranking

Dominic Irvine | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Forced-ranking of employees means that all the employees within an organisation are compared or ranked against one another in order of performance. Then, using the statistical bell-curve specific numbers of employees are placed in categories ranging from: exceeds all expectations; exceeds expectations; meets expectations; partly meets expectations; fails to meet expectations.

Open All Hours - How Technology Has Led Us to 24-hour Recruitment

Adrian Thirkill | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Tech
Adrian Thirkill

The importance of your digital profile can't be overlooked. It can propel you into the stratosphere of cyberfame within minutes, as the two chaps above know well. More realistically, a complete, professional, grammatically-correct digital profile can give you a huge advantage when it comes to recruitment.

Sailing the Shores of Success With Integrated Recruitment Strategies

Prithvi Shergill | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Prithvi Shergill

Recruiters are the invaluable team that build the capability - capacity and ability, for organisational leaders to work with. If you want your organisation to safely navigate through competition and difficult economic situations, you need to engage, enable and empower your recruiters.

10 Tell Tale Signs You Are Ready to Leave the Rat Race

Maite Baron | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Have you had enough of the nine-to-five (or should they call it the seven-to-seven?), the pointless rounds of meetings, and wondering if this is what life's really about? Then here are ten tell-tale signs that it's almost certainly time to make a break.

Can Ryanair's New Culture Take Off?

Jane Sparrow | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK
Jane Sparrow

Michael O' Leary's decision to tackle Ryanair's reputation for poor customer service is a powerful reminder that culture is king when it comes to driving growth. The impact of the company's 'abrupt' culture has resulted in an intense battle to secure loyalty from both recreational and business travellers who expect great service as standard.

Nursing Broken Cultures in the NHS and Beyond

Peter Cheese | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK
Peter Cheese

The well-publicised scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and the subsequent Keogh Mortality Review have put the topics of patient care and NHS culture firmly in the public domain. Almost every day we open the papers or switch on the news to yet another report on what's going wrong in the NHS.

Flexible Working's Not Just for Females

Donna Miller | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Miller

It is not just women who might need flexibility in how they work. This applies equally to both genders. It's about giving people the ability to cope with the changing and often unpredictable demands that are placed upon them.

The Art of Engagement

Ken M Allen | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Ken M Allen

Technology, management studies, financial analysis, research and "big data" have all contributed to an environment today where just about every aspect of performance can be measured to the nth squared degree.

The Way the World Works

Peter Cheese | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK
Peter Cheese

This week, the leaders of the G8 countries - the UK, the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Russia and Japan - are meeting in Northern Ireland for their annual summit. As host nation, the UK has set the priorities for the discussion: the assembled leaders will focus on Tax, Trade and Transparency.

How to Get Promoted

Gareth Johnson | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

Whether the economy is booming or stumbling along, taking charge of your career and planning your next step should always be a priority. You can't wait for your genius to be benevolently discovered - the bottom line is that no one is as interested in your career, your talents, your aspirations as you are.