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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    04th October 2023

    Why the 85:15 Rule Might be the Key to Tackling Burnout

    Encouraging individuals to ‘give it 100%’ is a well-worn cliché. But is it actually the best way to optimize personal performance? Those advocating the 85:15 rule – working at 85% capacity and keeping 15% for yourself – would beg to differ. The 85:15 rule is thought to have stemmed from a technique used by Olympian […]

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    29th September 2023

    Employees Are Getting Less Sleep: How Is This Affecting Their Work?

    The Healthier Nation Index report has recently been published, revealing some startling statistics about sleeping patterns. People are now getting less than 6 hours a night of sleep – which is a sizeable difference to the 7-9 hours of sleep recommended by the UK’s National Health Service. This drop seems to be due to the […]

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    28th September 2023

    What is the Recipe for a ‘Happy Employee’?

    It is probably well known by now that happy employees are more productive – in fact, according to research from Oxford University, those employees that are happier are around 13% more productive. But ‘happiness’ is one of those elusive terms, in the sense that it can relate to a lot of different factors. For employers […]

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    26th September 2023

    Press Release: Executive Onboarding Program

    Odgers Berndtson and SurePeople Join Forces to Revolutionize Executive Onboarding with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Prism Psychometrics, and World-Class Content by Harvard Business Publishing New York, 26th September 2023 – Odgers Berndtson and SurePeople are reinventing Executive Onboarding with the launch of a ground-breaking new program leveraging SurePeople’s award-winning platform, powered by the Prism® psychometric algorithm […]

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    22nd September 2023

    Recent Direct Line tribunal rules menopause a disability | HR Magazine

    Maxine Lynskey, a former consultant for Direct Line, was recently awarded over £64,000 in damages after a tribunal ruled her menopause symptoms as a ‘disability’ under the 2010 Equality Act when her former employer failed to make the correct reasonable adjustments. After working there for 4 years, she began to experience consistent menopausal symptoms of […]

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    20th September 2023

    What We’re Reading: The Happiness Index by Matt Phelan

    Matt Phelan’s new book – The Happiness Index – is released today … and we’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak preview of what we think is a ‘must read’ for HR practitioners and business leaders.  As the co-founder of a unique platform which helps organisations measure key employee engagement and happiness drivers (also […]

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    13th September 2023

    How Can the Public Sector Manage Institutional Brain Drain?

    It is no secret that the public sector is struggling to attract and retain talent. Attrition is increasing and workers across the US, UK and beyond are engaging in strikes over better pay and better working conditions. The public sector is taking a huge hit when it comes to talent. As an HR professional, these […]

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    31st August 2023

    5 Unusual (and Innovative!) Approaches for Employees to Boost Productivity

    One of HR’s key functions for employers is implementing strategies to optimize productivity in the workplace. By now, most employers will know the basics on how to go about this – but there are a growing number of innovative productivity strategies that organizations may not have considered before. They may sound counter-intuitive, but hear us […]

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