Ideas & Insights

We would like to share some of our latest thinking about the big issues in HR. Please let us know what you think …

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    03rd October 2022

    Podcast: Cost of Living Crisis – How can businesses help?

    The recent Wagestream Cost of Living Report 2022 has found that close to all UK employees (96%) have seen their living costs rise and, as a result, 70% now worry more about money. Three quarters (76%) of those worrying more have seen their mental health decline. Unsurprisingly, therefore, one in five (19%) of those who […]

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    28th September 2022

    Quiet Firing: Don't Be So Quick to Burn Bridges

    ‘Quiet quitting’ has been a buzzword in the corporate world recently – staff members are taking back their personal lives by setting boundaries on how much extra effort they put into their work. This has sparked many conversations as to why employees felt the need to quietly quit in the first place, and one such […]

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    20th September 2022

    The Rise of ‘Quiet Quitting’ and why it is a Misnomer

    The recent rise of what is apparently called ‘quiet quitting’ has sparked the need for organizations to re-examine the modern psychological contract between employer and employee. ‘Quiet quitting’, in terms of working with reduced motivation, has always existed since work first began, and usually resulted in the individual leaving to find a new role that […]

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    16th September 2022

    Management Training: Keeping up with the Changing Workforce

    It is no secret that the workforce is changing, and with these changes comes a sharper focus on attraction and retention strategies. But between flexible working schedules and varying benefit schemes, employers are overlooking a key process that can help optimize their ability to secure the talent they have – management training. Managers play a […]

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    15th September 2022

    In the war for talent, are Gen Z being overlooked?   

    The war for talent has never been more intense. In many sectors, there are simply not enough workers to meet demand. Yet still there remains one group of individuals who continue to be underrepresented in the workforce – Generation Z. This is often because many companies fixate on recruiting staff with an established set of […]

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    13th September 2022

    Are you a 'Quiet Leader'?

    Have you ever heard the phrase “quiet leaders”? This is a leadership style whose description may seem much more familiar than its name.  Quiet leaders can be described as “managers who apply modesty, restraint, and tenacity to solve particularly difficult problems.” (Lagace, M.)  Badaracco (2003) explains, “Everyday work life is full of right-versus-right decisions. In […]

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    07th September 2022

    … And Three Things First-Time CEOs Should Do

    Now that you have been introduced to what life as a first-time CEO has in store, here are three recommendations for emerging CEOs: Build, develop and lead through your leadership team Building their leadership team has always been an important part of the CEO job; but the composition and purpose of this team is changing […]

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    07th September 2022

    Eight Things Every First-Time CEO Should Hear…

    If you are reading this, chances are you have encountered articles telling you that a good chief executive officer (CEO) needs to be a decisive, results-oriented leader who can simultaneously articulate a strategic vision for the company, embody its culture and values, and represent it to outside entities—all while driving growth. You probably also know […]

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    30th August 2022

    How to Support Employee Wellbeing as a Small Business

    With the cost of living continuing to rise, supporting the wellbeing of staff has been at the forefront of employers’ minds. According to a LendingClub report, 64% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck in 2022, so organizations are trying to support their employees financially wherever they can. But if you are a small business […]

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    24th August 2022

    Is this the ‘Great Rebirth’ of the workplace?

    It started with the Great Resignation, shifted into the Great Reshuffle and now it is shaping up to be the Great Regret. One thing that is clear from this ever-changing picture is that the workforce is more restless than it has ever been. But is this employee upheaval a symptom of something bigger? And if […]

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