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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    25th November 2022

    Harnessing the Power of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    In discussing the current diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) agenda with thought leaders from the US and the UK, we have gained valuable insights into the way global events are shaping DEI strategy and practice in organizations. A challenge raised in both conversations is that the scope of DEI has undeniably widened, primarily due to […]

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    23rd November 2022

    What Role does Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Play for the US Employer?

    To gain insight on the role Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) currently plays for US employers, we spoke with Conrad Woody, Managing Partner of Odgers Berndston’s Washington Office, and Marty Belle, Partner at OrgShakers. “I would say in the US, the topic has always been more performative than really heartfelt,” Marty reflected. “For the majority […]

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    22nd November 2022

    Leap Into HR Consulting by Sarah Hamilton-Gill

    We recently came across Sarah Hamilton-Gill’s outstanding book – Leap Into HR Consulting – which chronicles the journey a corporate HR professional can take into consulting. As a global HR consultancy company where most of us have come from corporate backgrounds ourselves, we recognised the quality of the guidance being offered in this book. And, […]

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    15th November 2022

    What are Lockdown Legacy Behaviors?

    Since being free of the pandemic’s grip, there has been a noticeable change in our approach to many things – including how we do our jobs. Remote working introduced us to a range of new day-to-day experiences, some of which challenged working practices we had regarded as ‘normal’ for decades. I like to call these […]

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    08th November 2022

    Rewards Vs Punishments: Which Way Should Leaders Sway?

    Optimizing the performance of teams and individuals is one of the biggest challenges any leader faces. And it comes down to figuring out the approach that your people will best respond to. Rewarding overperformance? Punishing underperformance? Or a bit of both? But which is the way to go? Rewarding overperformance: The behaviourist B.F. Skinner’s operant […]

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    01st November 2022

    Shaking Things Up: Getting Creative with Remote Working

    Remote work seems to be here to stay. And if that is the case, then so are the burgeoning social challenges that accompany it. As it stands, around 14% of UK workers are exclusively remote, with nearly double that proportion in the US at 26%. And what seems to be emerging is a growing sense […]

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    28th October 2022

    Virtual Presenteeism in the Metaverse

    The mass adoption of remote and hybrid working has brought with it concerns around a loss of company culture, a lack of social cohesion and struggles with onboarding. What seems to be emerging as the golden solution to these problems is the metaverse – the virtual reality (VR) space which allows users to interact with […]

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    25th October 2022

    Benefits Through the Ages: What Each Generation Values Most

    Benefit programs play a pivotal role in attracting and retaining talent – but how can you ensure that your benefits programs meet the diverse needs of employees of different ages? Currently, there are four different generations in the workforce: so what does each generation value most? Boomers: Born between 1946 – 1964, the boomers are […]

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