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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    07th June 2023

    Navigating the Murky Waters of Layoffs and Their Ripple Effects

    Looming fears of a recession, as well as the effects from record high inflation rates, have seen a surge in layoffs over the last year. And while navigating the legalities and sensitivities that accompany laying off employees, employers also have to think about how they can effectively manage the ripple effects that these reductions to […]

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    01st June 2023

    Celebrating Pride Month in the Workplace

    With June comes the promise of sunshine (if you are situated over in the Northern hemisphere, that is), the longest day of the year, and, of course, international Pride Month! As we all know, Pride is a celebration of inclusivity, aiming to recognise and celebrate all members of the LGBTQ+ community. In this month, it […]

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    30th May 2023

    The Undeveloped CFO’s Key to Success

    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) plays a pivotal role for their organization – they are typically seen as the second most important person in a company, and oftentimes find themselves having to juggle enterprise transformational dynamics, lead functional business partner teams, as well as pursue their own personal goals. The problem that many companies end […]

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    22nd May 2023

    Why Employers Should be Focusing on their Highly Sensitive People

    A Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is a neurodivergent individual who has been born with a genetic trait called Sensory Processing Sensitivity. While being considered ‘highly sensitive’ often has negative connotations in a workplace setting, one survey found that those who tested as HSP were the best rated managers – however, they were also the most […]

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    19th May 2023

    Profile of a Perfect Leader

    Overview: Leaders play a pivotal role in any organization, and can be the difference between a company that thrives and a company that falters. It is worrying to see that 43% of workers have left a job at some point in their career because of their manager. And more than half of workers (53%) who […]

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    15th May 2023

    Eradicating the Taboos of Women’s Health at Work

    Women comprise half of the workforce, with totals of 74 million working women in the US last year, and over 15 million in the UK. That’s why it is alarming that 81% of women reported feeling like they couldn’t speak up and expect reasonable adjustments to be made for their health by their employers. As […]

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    11th May 2023

    Why Leaders Should Have a ‘Healthy Ego’

    If you have ever worked with Maister, Green & Galford’s Trust Equation, you’ll know that perceived self-orientation (i.e. someone who comes across as focused on their own agenda) is the quickest way to undermine a relationship of trust. Generally, we have come to associate the word ‘ego’ with this idea of being self-centered, but actually, […]

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    09th May 2023

    Unlocking the Power of “What If…?”

    I’m sure that it would be no surprise to hear that many of us do not grow up to be working in the career we had dreamed of as a child. In fact, only one in ten Americans say they are working their ‘dream job’. And so, naturally, employees may indulge in a ‘what if…’ […]

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    28th April 2023

    How Should Organizations Respond to the Death of an Employee?

    When an employee passes away, it is difficult to know what to do and how to respond – especially as an employer. It is important, however, that leaders approach the bereavement as compassionately and as empathetically as possible, as failing to do so can have a noticeable and long-lasting impact on the workforce. There are […]

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