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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    29th May 2024

    Should Employers Publish Interview Questions Prior to the Interview?

    Recently, UK department store John Lewis Partnership announced that they would be publishing their interview questions for all of their roles online for everyone to be able to access prior to their job interview. This has since sparked an interesting debate over whether this move will catalyse a new trend for employers everywhere to consider […]

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    24th May 2024

    Everything Employers Need to Know About Schizophrenia in the Workplace

    Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health disorder that affects approximately 24 million people worldwide. There is an array of preconceptions around this disorder, particularly due to the nature in which it is presented in entertainment media, but a lot of these preconceived notions do not accurately reflect the experience of someone who has been diagnosed […]

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    13th May 2024

    Employee Assistance Programs: How Do HR Choose the Right One?

    Every year, 12 billion working days are lost worldwide to depression and anxiety, costing the global economy $1 trillion, predominantly due to the debilitating effects they have on productivity. As we continue to see employers make strides towards creating psychologically safe workplace cultures, a key component for supporting the immediate needs of employee wellbeing is […]

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    08th May 2024

    Might Agile Methodology Be Just What HR is Looking For? Part 1

    Traditionally, HR workstreams could be organised into four sections: cyclical activities such as engagement surveys; reactive client focused work such as performance management; proactive business improvement such as organisational design and learning initiatives; and projects such as change programmes and process improvements. Often, as the speed of organisations influence the ability to deliver well, HR […]

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    07th May 2024

    What We’re Reading: When She’s in the Room by Edwina Dunn

    This month, we have picked up a copy of Edwina Dunn’s latest book, When She’s in the Room: How Empowering Women Empowers the World. Edwina is a pioneering and successful leader in the data industry – famed for co-founding dunnhumby, which revolutionized the retail and consumer goods industry through its role in creating the Tesco […]

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    02nd May 2024

    Psychological Safety at Work: Where Do Employers Start?

    Health and safety in the workplace has always been paramount, but in recent years the agenda of health and safety has evolved. This is because in the post-COVID era, many employers have realized that psychological safety plays an important role in optimizing team and organization performance. This sentiment is echoed by the workforce; an overwhelming […]

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    01st May 2024

    The Loneliness Epidemic: What Can Employers Do to Help?

    The US Surgeon General recently declared an ‘epidemic of loneliness and isolation’ in the US. Meanwhile, in the UK, a new study discovered that a third of workers have a high mental health risk which is being driven by workplace loneliness. The above statistic is very telling of the fact that a person’s work life […]

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    29th April 2024

    The Evolution of Health and Safety at Work – What’s Next?

    Many of us are likely familiar with the famous collection of photographs, Lunch atop a Skyscraper, which depict a group of workers in very precarious – and notably unsafe – positions during the construction of the Empire State Building in 1932. [ Whilst the images are visually stunning, they also highlight a key fact about […]

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