Who is Responsible for Diversity at Work?

Who is Responsible for Diversity at Work?

Well the short answer is everyone! But particularly C-Suite executives, the Chief Officers, the CEO and all the other board members because it is important that they advocate and implement the strategy and act as positive role models. Yesterday (20th June) a new report ‘Breaking the Deadlock’, by the influential group The 5% Club, made a number of recommendations to improve the diversity of the workforce. It was interesting that People Management, the leading journal for the HR Profession picked up and reported on one of key recommendations that I completely agree with. (more…)...
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A New Way to Attract and Retain Talent

A New Way to Attract and Retain Talent

I was recently interviewed for a podcast by Leanne Spencer of Bodyshot Performance about how wellbeing is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage for companies wanting to recruit and retain staff. These were some of the things we discussed: Why Wellness at Work is Essential Wellness is no longer a buzzword, it is an essential ingredient for any organisation to operate effectively. Business owners and executives need to ensure employees are able to come to work, fit and healthy and have the right environment in which to thrive. (more…)...
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GROWing People and Performance with Executive Coaching

GROWing People and Performance with Executive Coaching

Having someone to support and challenge you or your business can be just what is needed to get you to the next level.   However, in the absence of having an Executive Coach I wanted to share with you one of my favourite and most transferable coaching tools and that’s the GROW model.   It can be used during one to one meetings, team sessions to explore alternatives and get buy in, and it can even be used to think through business challenges. (more…)...
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How to Give Energy and Purpose Back to Your Employees

How to Give Energy and Purpose Back to Your Employees

Please read our Guest Blog from Leanne Spencer, a well being specialist of www.bodyshotperformance.com.   Check out her event to help with your employee engagement and retention. Our modern lifestyles have been completely transformed by the way in which we work. As a result, we suffering from an energy crisis. There simply isn’t enough time or energy to get everything done. Fulfilling our own sense of purpose day to day is important; looking after our own wellbeing, caring for animals, walking in nature, these can all positively contribute to our energy levels. (more…)...
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Knowledge …. Pass it on!

Knowledge …. Pass it on!

There tends to be a myth that learning stops when you finish school. It may however continue a little longer if you attend college or University, but think again - learning is around us every day! I am privileged enough to attend many conferences and events, one of the more memorable,(forgive the name dropping!,) was at The House of Lords focussing on Women’s Talent and Effective Leadership. This was followed by a presentation by Joanna Shields, CEO Tech City & UK Digital Ambassador. Both events were truly inspirational ……… so, here’s the four knowledge nuggets I took away from these events: (more…)...
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