9 Steps to Make an Impact and Find Your Next Role on Social Media

Social media has proven itself to be a powerful self-promotion tool – the type of self-marketing that was once only available to the rich and famous is now available to all. Unless you want it to, it’s not about becoming the latest influencer with a million followers, it’s about becoming known to the right people in the right place.  Continue reading “9 Steps to Make an Impact and Find Your Next Role on Social Media”

Reflecting on 10 Years of Working from Home

Working from home, the buzz words of 2020. I used to be in a minority and now “everyone” is doing it. We’ve seen debates about increased productivity, decreased productivity, interrupted zoom calls and now we’re seeing talk of decreased pay for those working from home and even ideas of increased tax as thoughts turn to money saved. 

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Remote working – Is it really the new normal?

We’ve seen increasing numbers of organisations announce plans to continue remote working for set periods of time or permanently. Whilst tech firms seem to be leading, traditional industries including law firms are also seeing announcements of homeworking. Announcements have been mixed between enforced and optional remote working.  

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Schools are not fully reopening! And your team won’t be back to work.

Lockdown has highlighted the two key roles schools play in society: 

  1. Supporting today’s economy by providing childcare that allows parents to work
  2. Supporting the future economy by providing children with the skills they will need in tomorrow’s economy

We have to be honest about these two roles. In my experience schools have always denied their role as childcare providers, often refusing to acknowledge that there isn’t a mum sitting at home all day.  Continue reading “Schools are not fully reopening! And your team won’t be back to work.”

Work Life Balance v Work Life Blend

As part of homeschooling I decided to teach my children about the industrial revolution. I wanted to give them an insight into the magnitude of change it’s possible to experience as well as introduce them to the world of work. It led into some discussions around women’s role and how and why schooling was introduced. My children are all primary age so these were only high level discussions but it did bring back into focus for me the reasons I got into HR and the impact of work on life.  Continue reading “Work Life Balance v Work Life Blend”

The future of conferences is virtual

This year was the first year I’ve been able to attend the CIPD Festival of Work. I’ve come away with pages of notes and my head is buzzing with ideas, but it’s not just from the speakers. The overall feel of the conference was fantastic. Such an amazing achievement in such a short space of time by people locked down in their own homes!! I’ve come away feeling this has to be the future of conferences.  Continue reading “The future of conferences is virtual”