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”
This year was the first year I’ve been able to attend the Festival of Work, therefore as a starting place for reflections I have to start with the inclusive nature of a remote conference. I’ve come away with pages of notes, feeling inspired and energised. All without leaving my sofa (oh except for when I jumped on the exercise bike for one of the sessions). Continue reading “Festival of 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”
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?”
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?”