Modern businesses are increasingly challenged to keep pace with the growing expectations of their workforce. However, with the talent pool becoming more diverse, tailoring offerings to meet their needs is a challenge. Let’s begin the discussion by thinking about a strategy on how to attract, manage and maintain the brightest talent in a competitive employment market, without breaking the bank.
The two biggest challenges facing working parents are flexible working arrangements and the cost of childcare. Policies and platitudes aren’t enough. Here’s why so many UK parents feel the pressure of imposter syndrome while juggling work and life.
Within the world of work, it’s taken as a given that those employees who leave work ‘on time’ are seen as underperforming compared to their counterparts who exceed their stated work hours. But why is this? Is this a productive cultural trend to encourage in the workplace? Moreover, are we as employers unknowingly encouraging this practice of presenteeism to our the detriment of our own businesses?
Recognising that you have a problem is often the first and most important step to solving it. But with so much else to keep track of in a small business, it can be difficult to identify staff turnover as an issue.
Employers must listen to their employees, and especially so when it comes to their mental health issues. Here’s how to do it with compassion whilst staying within the realms of professionalism and good management.
Business Health Insurance provides your staff with private medical treatment when they need it the most. Whether it’s a round of physiotherapy for a bad back or something more serious requiring surgery, Health Insurance is there to cover the majority of the costs for your staff.
When you get recruitment right, it’s brilliant. But when it goes wrong it can damage brand and reputation.
Whichever side of the table we find ourselves, we rarely bound enthusiastically into the room for a staff appraisal. A little reticence is perfectly natural. But a staff appraisal is an important opportunity to have a constructive, two-way conversation that benefits all involved.
Here’s a riddle, what do the most well run HR programmes look like? The answer, they don’t look like anything. Why? Because they run so smoothly that you’re not even aware they exist. That’s the goal for good HR practices in a business, here’s how you achieve it.
The very mention of team building can elicit responses of dread and disdain from workers around the world. This isn’t without reason. The idea of forced corporate fun often helps to clarify exactly what you’d rather be doing instead.
Just how much does the traditional office boardroom stimulate dynamic group thinking? If you look at modern offices, boardrooms tend to take more of a ‘lounge type’ set up. Why? Because employee habits are changing, including the way they work and collaborate.