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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    19th August 2022

    Discussion: Making caring visible, valued, and supported

    In June Carers Week 2022 published a report highlighting the challenges facing working carers in the UK. To discuss the implications for employers, I brought together Vivek Patni, CEO of care service access provider WeMa, and Max Lintott, UK General Manager of financial wellbeing platform Wagestream. Both WeMa and Wagestream are actively engaged in helping […]

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    16th August 2022

    Breastfeeding: A Stigma in the Workplace?

    With World Breastfeeding Week coming to a close and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month continuing throughout August in the US, organizations should be ensuring they can provide a positive workplace environment for those nursing that will benefit them all year round. People that are still breastfeeding when returning to work will need to express breast milk […]

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    12th August 2022

    The Metaverse: A Whole New Working World?

    Hybrid and remote working have become a post-pandemic norm, and have paved the way for an entirely new working environment - the metaverse. This is a virtual reality environment where employees can meet and interact from anywhere around the world through avatars - digital versions of themselves - which they have designed. The concept of […]

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    27th July 2022

    Why hiring for culture fit may not be the best way forward

    “You will fit in perfectly here” is a phrase that many of us will be familiar with hearing after receiving a new job. And while this is positive, it can make you wonder what employers really mean when they say an employee is a ‘good fit’. Is a ‘good fit’ someone the interviewer feels they […]

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    08th July 2022

    Age Diversity: A missed opportunity?

    In both the US and the UK employers are waking up to the fact that the workforce is ageing. And they should, because for the first time in history, over 1/3rd of the working population are over 50! There is growing evidence, however, that organizations on both sides of the Atlantic are failing to act. […]

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    07th June 2022

    You're FIRED! The ambiguity of the Employment-At-Will doctrine

    On a number of occasions in the past I've been asked to fire employees for reasons such as “they are not a cultural fit”, “they are not performing well” and, once, when their boss simply didn't like the color of their shirts. “Fire them”, I was told on each occasion, “it's employment-at-will, right?”  Experienced HR […]

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    18th May 2022

    Why Systemic Team Coaching is essential to ESG Strategy

    For most of history, publicly traded companies have defined their purpose rather narrowly: they existed first and foremost to serve shareholders, and their interactions with customers, employees, governments, suppliers, the environment, and wider communities were subordinated to this agenda. Now, however, the definition and scope of a company’s purpose is clearly changing. Throughout the business […]

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    29th March 2022

    Majority of employers failing to deal with menopause

    A YouGov survey of 1,025 HR decision makers working across UK businesses has found that almost three quarters (72%) of businesses do not have a menopause policy. This is despite it being widely accepted that the effects of the menopause can be debilitating for a woman’s physical and psychological wellbeing. Symptoms such as joint pain, […]

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    17th March 2022

    How Consultants Add Value for Startups

    Throughout my career I've found myself gravitating towards startup assignments. I'm a builder, so I find creating a business from scratch and calming the chaos extremely fulfilling. Entrepreneurs who have chosen to create, develop, and execute a service or product are, by necessity, focused on growing the business. External consultants, on the other hand, can […]

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    10th March 2022

    Watch outs for 2022 Executive Compensation

    Most US-based publicly traded company boards will currently be approving 2021 executive incentives. As they do so, they will also be considering designs for their 2022 compensation programs. So, what’s likely to be new on this year’s agenda for Boards and executives to discuss? 1. Environmental, Societal and Governance (ESG) metrics Whether it’s because of […]

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    09th March 2022

    FREE Coaching for #IWD2022

    To make a difference for International Women’s Day 2022, OrgShakers’ leadership coaches are proud to offer FREE 1-hour one-on-one online sessions to women professionals throughout the whole of March. To book your FREE 1-hour one-on-one online coaching session CLICK HERE.

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    02nd March 2022

    Online coaching – disruption or dilution?

    Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should. This was my initial reaction to a recent article by Josh Bersin, Online coaching is so hot it’s now disrupting leadership development, where he explores how AI is transforming the way coaching is delivered – and to whom. Now, I believe in the power of AI and […]

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