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 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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    18th October 2022

    Celebrating World Menopause Day in HR

    I found myself smiling recently as my lovely mum, Nora – who is 84 – declared her absolute exasperation that her doctor had not prescribed her a medication she thought she absolutely should have. So, why was I smiling? Her request had been for hormone replacement therapy – HRT! As I poured us both a […]

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    13th October 2022

    Are Power Skills the Key to Gen Z?

    With a post-pandemic wellbeing mindset on the rise, as well as the influx of Generation Z into the workforce, many are starting to realise that a leader’s ability to utilise their soft skills is becoming increasingly valuable. For the most part, hard skills are the ones that have been considered of greatest value to employers, […]

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    11th October 2022

    How to Maintain Brain Health to Support Mental Wellness: Part 2

    5. Reduce anxiety Anxiety is known to be harmful to the brain, but how? Some anxiety is normal in us all, but evidence exists that individuals who experience long term and sustained anxiety are 48% more likely to develop cognitive decline. This is due to cortisol, the stress hormone, which if present over the long-term damages parts […]

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    06th October 2022

    How to Be an Approachable Leader

    “People leave managers, not companies,” is the mantra of Marcus Buckingham’s book on leadership[1]. And if I were to simplify this message even further, it would be to this: people are more likely to remain working for leaders that are approachable and inclusive.  In a time where workers are consistently changing jobs, retention strategies have […]

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    05th October 2022

    Why Fostering an Accessibility Mindset is Good for Business 

    As they seek to broaden and mature their position on the diversity and inclusion agenda, most organizations agree that enhancing their accessibility is important. However, what many have not yet realised is the sheer scale of the opportunities that exists by proactively addressing this issue. The UK government has recently produced an updated House of […]

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