Posts Tagged: Culture

9 Things You Should Consider Before You Update or Transform Your HR Policies

With the growth of digital, AI and data-science, businesses have needed to adapt and evolve to remain relevant in today’s world. In particular, there’s been significant disruption in the Fintech space and many Financial Services organisations , like banks, have needed to reengineer themselves and their propositions to maintain success. This has presented a huge… Read more »

4 Reasons Why Having an Office Dog is a Good Idea

Owning a dog not only brings joy and unwavering companionship to our lives, it’s also a great decision as far as our health is concerned. It’s widely known that owning a dog helps support our health and well-being; they fill our hearts with love and help keep our hearts healthy! Research shows that owning a… Read more »

4 Things to Consider When Transforming a Culture Following a Merger or Acquisition

Cultural misalignment is regarded as one of the biggest influencers on whether a merger or acquisition (M&A) is a success. Our strategic community, the HR Leadership Think Tank, brings you four key areas to consider when embarking on a cultural transformation post-M&A. A strong internal culture can prove invaluable for a business. It can help… Read more »

DTT – Taking Managers on the Diversity and Inclusion Journey

Developing an internal culture that enhances and promotes diversity and inclusion is paramount. Not just from the obvious moral perspective, but from the standpoint of continuing to develop an organisation’s products and services through a diverse and an engaged workforce. As such, many businesses now find themselves responding to often ambitious diversity targets around gender,… Read more »

DTT – Developing a Career Returner Programme

Powerful Brands are Created through Powerful Employees In today’s working world, there are no set rules for how careers develop and evolve over time. Employers recognise that a powerful brand is created through powerful employees. This means not only allowing, but encouraging staff to use their benefits, leave, and PTO time. Acknowledging the various career… Read more »

Why Hiring for Experience is Insane!

Albert Einstein defined insanity as: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Taking his lead from Einstein’s definition in his recent DisruptHR talk, Why Hiring For Experience Is Insane, Tom Quayle, President of The Chemistry Group Inc, explained why experience is the least reliable predictor of behaviour and used it to… Read more »

RTT – Managing a Large Pool of Contractors

The growth of the contractor market has played an incredibly significant role in shaping the UK’s economy over the last 12 months. And for some industries, notably IT and construction, the demand for skilled contractors is showing no signs of slowing. More people than ever are seeking opportunities that provide greater flexibility than a traditional 9-5 ‘job for… Read more »

Recruiting Redefined: How Marketing and Sales Changed the Game

In today’s highly competitive field of recruitment, landing the best available talent requires organisations to rethink their resourcing strategies. In recent decades recruiting has undergone a paradigm shift. Traditionally, top organisations outsourced their recruitment work to external agencies. Yet as the demand for skilled employees increased and unemployment decreased, organisations began bringing their recruitment processes in-house. Human… Read more »

HRLTT – Leading through Times of Uncertainty

Leading through times of uncertainty and change is a critical skill for any individual with leadership responsibility. Whether the uncertainty stems from a shift in the business’ strategic direction, a change in the senior leadership team or a change in external conditions e.g. Brexit, it is key that the change is communicated and worked through… Read more »

RTT – Recruiting for Cultural Fit over Experience

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 6th November 2014 hosted by Willis’, Clare Lewis (Recruitment Business Partner – Global Corporate) titled ‘Recruiting for Cultural Fit over Experience’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior Resourcing and… Read more »

ERTT – Maintaining Union and Employee Engagement through Major Transformational Change

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Employee Relations Think Tank (ERTT) held on Thursday 17th April 2014 hosted by Telefonica’s Martin Lally (Head of Employee Relations and HR Operations) titled ‘Maintaining Union and Employee Engagement through Major Transformational Change’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion… Read more »

DTT – Barriers to Female Attraction and Progression in Business

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Diversity Think Tank (DTT) held on Thursday 3rd April 2014 hosted by GE Capital’s Mary Fitzpatrick (Diversity Leader) titled ‘Barriers to Female Attraction and Progression in Business’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Diversity… Read more »

RTT – Using Contract Resource to Create a Flexible Resourcing Function

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Tuesday 25th March 2014 hosted by Retroscreen Virology’s Ian Morrison (Interim Director, Resourcing) titled ‘Using Contract Resource to Create a Flexible Resourcing Function’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR… Read more »

HRBPTT – What skills do HRBPs need to support an organisation through a period of change?

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest HR Business Partner Think Tank (HRBPTT) held on Wednesday 9th April 2014 hosted by Octopus Publishing and Hachette UK’s Jazmin Yanez (HR Manager) titled ‘Restructures and Realignments: What skills are needed by HR Business Partners to support an organisation through a period of change?’. The following… Read more »

ERTT – Strategically Guiding the Business through Mergers, Acquisitions and TUPE

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest ER Think Tank (ERTT) held on Thursday 20th March 2014 hosted by Ericsson’s Fiona Cording (Head of Employee Relations) titled ‘ER’s Strategic Role in helping Guide the Business through Mergers, Acquisitions and TUPE’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion… Read more »

HRBPTT – Cultural Change: Making the Shift

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest HR Business Partner Think Tank (HRBPTT) held on Thursday 26th September 2013 hosted by News UK’s Milly Hume (HR Business Partner – Technology) titled ‘Cultural Change: Making the Shift’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR… Read more »

HRBPTT – Smart Working: Creating and Embedding the Cultural Shift

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest HR Business Partner Think Tank (HRBPTT) held on Thursday 27th June 2013 titled ‘Smart Working: Creating and Embedding the Cultural Shift’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Business Partnering professionals from leading national and… Read more »

Recruiting for Cultural Fit

How do you define your ‘Company Culture’? Most hiring managers say that ‘cultural fit’ is an important consideration when making candidate selection decisions. While companies often cite certain generic statements about their culture, the truth is that company culture is made up of the sub-cultures of the teams within the company. For example, an engineering… Read more »