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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    01st December 2022

    ‘Tis the Season: How can Employers be Inclusive to all Festivities?

    Often times, the mention of December will most likely be identified with Christmas – lights go up, grottos come out, employers across all sectors begin preparing for the rush of commercialism that accompanies this time of year. But in reality, Christmas is just one of many festivities that is celebrated in December. And yet many […]

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    29th November 2022

    How to Retain Middle Management and Grow Their Skills: Part 2

    by Gary Payne, Robert Satterwhite, and Ann Wheeler How do you motivate a middle manager? Middle managers need to be sold on the culture and vision of your organization. When your middle managers are going to model organizational behaviors and values, it’s critical to win over their hearts and minds, and keep them motivated.  To […]

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    29th November 2022

    How to Retain Middle Management and Grow Their Skills: Part 1

    by Gary Payne, Robert Satterwhite, and Ann Wheeler Employee retention is a hot topic for 2023. As economic instability continues, organizations will need to lean on leaders across all levels to maintain stability, profitability, and institutional knowledge. In a Fall 2022 report from Slack’s Future Forum, 10,677 survey respondents from the global workforce reported an […]

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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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