Many people have suddenly found themselves working from home amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. When this started I like many others thought this was great for homeworking, perhaps the start of better things to come with regards to inclusive workplaces and homeworking. Continue reading “Homeworking – But not as we know it…”
Having worked from home for over 10 years with two national companies before I started Silk Helix, I’m strongly in favour of working from home. I’ve been there, got the t-shirt and I’m still wearing it! That said, some effort is needed to make it work as it didn’t work equally in the companies I previously worked for. Continue reading “Making Homeworking Work”
Slack is just one but no doubt a popular tool for workplaces, both internally and with clients. But is it a useful tool or ruining work? Continue reading “Is Slack really ruining work?”
You’ve heard the line “People join a company but leave a manager”, right?
Well, It’s absolutely true! Continue reading “People Join a Company but Leave a Manager”
Paul Hollywood, judge on Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off made a joke which referred to a plate of Chelsea buns being “Diabetes on a plate”. Given he made the remark on TV, Twitter instantly came to life with people pointing out the inappropriateness of the comment. Continue reading “#Diabetesonaplate – When employees get it wrong”
I recently watched Panorama, The Hunt for Britain’s Slave Gangs, what an eye opener! (it was actually broadcast on 5th September, my habit of watching these things on iPlayer puts me a bit behind the times). Continue reading “Modern Slavery: Small business falling victim to Britain’s slave gangs”
It’s World Mental Health Day, whilst awareness of mental health in the workplace is so much higher than a few years ago these days are still useful reminders of what we should be considering everyday.
Stigma is still a significant issue in preventing us talking about mental health, particularly amongst men. 60% of people say that discrimination and stigma are as damaging or more damaging than the symptoms of their mental health. Continue reading “It’s Good to Talk!”
I’m often asked, “what benefits should we be offering?” I think there’s a more important question “What’s the point in offering benefits?” Continue reading “Stop! Rethink Employee Benefits!”
According to a TUC poll, one in three requests for flexible working are being turned down and this rises to nearly two thirds for those in “working class” occupations. Continue reading “Is rejecting flexible working harming your business?”
I confess I still like SMART* objectives despite the groans of “yes we know that” when I present it in training. I’ll agree, it is massively over used and often misused. It’s also overly relied upon as something that can be used on it’s own. Continue reading “Is SMART still Relevant?”