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.Continue reading “Reflecting on 10 Years of Working from Home”
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”
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”
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?”
What employers want and what candidates want are increasingly two very different things. If you’re keeping an eye on the job market, you’ll notice the same role with the same advert reappearing as an employer struggles to recruit. Whilst candidates keep looking for that perfect role. Continue reading “Employers overlooking great people?”
Notice periods, however long, are an interesting time for employees and managers alike, attitudes are changing, often the employee mentally left before they even handed in their notice, so why do we use them and how do we manage an employee in their notice period?
Goldman Sachs have updated their dress code and it’s made the national press. In itself it only matters to those who now need to decide what to wear to work, but it got me thinking in terms of recruitment and how they had already relaxed the dress code in their tech division to attract top talent. Continue reading “Dressed to Recruit”
It’s been a quiet month for me on the blog front, but I am back and reflecting on the fact it has not been a quiet month for bad news. Continue reading “It’s Good to Talk!”