LUV your Staff on Valentine’s Day

LUV your Staff on Valentine’s Day

We all live busy lives therefore we often forget to show appreciation for our staff, praise them for their efforts and thank them for turning up as the best versions of themselves. Not valuing your staff can lead to issues of demotivation and stress. Mental health problems are common and lead to 70 million work days being lost each year in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year. (more…)...
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The Business Cost of Stress

The Business Cost of Stress

On National Stress Awareness Day I want to focus on the business impact of stress; it is now the single biggest cause of sickness absence in the UK. In 2017/18, 15.4 million days were lost due to stress, depression and anxiety. Stress affects one in five of the working population.  Stress doesn’t discriminate against age, disability, race, faith, gender, sexual orientation or your hierarchical position within an organisation.   It can affect anyone at any time. (more…)...
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Free Business Tools to help Organisations Create a Diverse Culture

Free Business Tools to help Organisations Create a Diverse Culture

An award-winning consultancy has launched a free on line tool and workshop to help companies really understand where they are currently stand in terms of their diversity and inclusivity journey and what additional steps they might need to take to improve their organisational culture. Jungle Diversity, part of the Jungle HR group, is on a mission to help 10,000 companies improve the diversity of their workforce. It has devised the tribe5 Diversity Accelerator™ Methodology which includes a range of tools, workshops and a book to assist HR directors and Board Directors get to grips with this important issue. (more…)...
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Commerciality is the Key to Greater Performance

Commerciality is the Key to Greater Performance

It’s been a dismal first half of the year for town and city centres. We have seen the spectacular collapse of Maplin, Toys R Us, Poundland and Chimichanga and retailers like House of Fraser, Mothercare and New Look have axed branches in a desperate attempt to stay afloat. In fact, one headline called it ‘Hell on the high street’ and with sales also in decline we should be braced for more shop and restaurant closures. (more…)...
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Stemming the Loss of Talent through Exit Interviews

Stemming the Loss of Talent through Exit Interviews

Do you really know the reason why people leave your organisation?   Understanding the choices that people make, the opportunities they seek and the reasons why they no longer want to work for you are invaluable in reducing turnover. Some organisations however shy away from this golden opportunity to seek feedback.   Exit interviews are often tick box exercises, conducted by individuals who fail to recognise the important of drilling down and establishing the real reason why people leave. (more…)...
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A New Take on the Role of CFO

A New Take on the Role of CFO

The Recruitment and HR media have been quick to pick up on an interesting news story this week (4th July 2018) regarding a ‘pioneering Tech Company’ advertising for an interim CFO.  But this time it's not a Chief Financial Officer… it’s a Chief Feminism officer (CFO). Spurred on by increasing government and media interest in gender equality the advert stated that the hiring organisation, having investigated how it treats its female workforce, found that the firm was in fact ‘part of the problem’. A bold move indeed to put the spotlight and focus on one role to improve diversity in the workplace.  Whilst this affirmative action is to be applauded it raises some questions in my mind as to whether there was a better way to create an inclusive and diverse culture. (more…)...
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