Posts Tagged: Engagement

Returning to Work: Supporting Employees Against The Dreaded Commute

The daily commute has always been met with distaste by workers. And whilst COVID is responsible for depriving the world of many experiences, pleasures and basic activities, the commuting-slog is arguably not one we’ve been missing. However, many businesses are now preparing phased ‘return to work’ plans which will, of course, see the resurrection of… Read more »

4 Reasons Why Performance Management is Not an HR Exercise but a Critical Business Process

The traditional paradigm around performance management, for most of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st, has been of an annual or semi-annual process driven by HR. This has largely involved a cursory check-list driven discussion centering primarily around compensation. Whilst it was arguably not even fit for purpose during the industrial… Read more »

How to Support and Nurture the Wellbeing of a Remote Workforce

In 2019, only 30 percent of the UK workforce had worked from home, according to statistics from the Office of National Statistics. Fast forward to the current day, millions of UK workers are now working from home due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, businesses across the country have had to adapt their employee policies to support a remote workforce, including updating their employee wellness policies to protect and keep… Read more »

7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Building a Talent Pool

Building and nurturing a talent pool is one of the most effective ways to support a business’s long term growth plans. When managed well, this approach can help businesses hire top quality talent faster and more cheaply than a reactive recruitment model. However, despite its obvious benefits, many organisations struggle with making talent pooling a… Read more »

9 Facts You NEED To Know About Upskilling Tech Talent

Did you know that one of every four of your employees is looking for a job? That means tomorrow, a quarter of your company could be quitting… As technology innovations accelerate and advance business processes, many senior business leaders are finding that recruitment for sought after talent is taking longer – by an average of… Read more »

3 Ways CSR Can Boost Employee Satisfaction

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More and more companies are finding that corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives positively impact employee satisfaction and business in general. In 2018, the highest levels of volunteering were seen in students (24%) and in people employed for under eight hours a week (25%), according to a study by Caf UK. This is likely to be… Read more »

4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Structuring Your Sourcing Team

Structuring your sourcing team in the most effective way has never been more important than in today’s candidate-driven market, where recruitment has turned into a sport of ‘who can win the best talent, the quickest’. And whilst speed and quality are obviously clear drivers, resourcing teams continue to be pushed to make these top-quality hires… Read more »

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 »

6 Tips for Hiring Generation Z Candidates

In five year’s time ‘Generation Z‘ (those born between 1990-1999) will represent over 20% of our workforce and, just like millennials, are entering our employment landscape with fresh ideals and drivers. Speaking generally, this generation is likely to be: highly ambitious; passionate about cause and purpose; will seek clear career direction and development; and will… Read more »

7 Questions an HR Leader Should Ask Before Implementing Flexible Working

Despite UK workers having had the right to request flexible working for almost two decades, it seems that only 27% of the population actually take their employers up on it. The government defines flexible working as a “way of working that suits an employee’s needs, for example having flexible start and finish times, or working… 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 »

6 Key Areas for HR Leaders to Consider when Preparing for Brexit

One of my colleagues recently shared a Brexit anecdote with me where a young lad who he coaches at football remarked “how should I know what to do about Brexit when the experts themselves don’t know what to do!”. Luca (aged 9 years and three quarters) isn’t wrong there. The HR industry is plagued by… Read more »

How can I make Succession Planning Effective for my Business?

As organisations mature and grow, a critical component of future-proofing their success is to ensure that ‘ready now’ successors (or as close to ‘ready now’ as possible!) have been identified for business-critical roles. So how can we make succession planning effective in our businesses? We put the question to our esteemed HR community, the HR… 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 »

R&MTT – Incentivising and Retaining the Millennial Workforce

The millennial workforce is plagued by stereotypes – they’re referred to as lazy, having a false sense of entitlement, accused of not working hard enough, considered to demand promotions too readily, and the big one; they’re tarred with the brush of being disloyal. Whilst we’re not suggesting we support these stereotypes, there is significant evidence… Read more »

HRLTT – Managing the Challenges of Implementing a Global HR Approach across Diverse Territories

For businesses operating across multiple territories, rolling out HR processes or programmes on a global scale can present a number of challenges. This will typically involve juggling the nuances of varying employment law and of course the cultural differences of those affected. Given both the legal and people implications of delivering an inconsistent approach, this… Read more »

HRLTT – Engaging Staff beyond Remuneration: How ‘Purpose’ becomes Central to your EVP

As a follow on from our previous HR Leadership Think Tank (HRLTT) on ‘What is the Purpose of HR?’, this post delves into the topic of Engagement. More specifically we explore the role of a purpose-led culture and EVP in attracting talent and creating engagement, whilst also establishing any wider benefits to an organisation’s health and prosperity. These are… Read more »

TTT – Creating a Great Employee Experience by Borrowing from the Customer Model

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 12th March 2015 hosted by TalkTalk’s Gemma Jones (Global Talent Lead) titled ‘Creating a Great Employee Experience by Borrowing from the Customer Model’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior… Read more »

ER&ETT – Meeting Long-term Commercial Goals through an Innovative Approach to Defining Vision and Values

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Employee Relations & Engagement Think Tank (ERTT) held on Thursday 5th February 2015 hosted by Thames Water’s Tanya O’Doherty (Employee Relations and Engagement Manager) titled ‘Meeting Long-term Commercial Goals through an Innovative Approach to Defining Vision and Values’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect… Read more »

The HR Think Tank Series Expands to Incorporate Employee Engagement and HR Leadership

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The HR Think Tank Series is excited to announce it’s rebranding and expanding two of six sub-groups within its community offering. The former Employee Relations Think Tank will become the ER and Engagement Think Tank and the HR Business Partner Think Tank will become the HR Leadership Think Tank. The primary reason for the change… Read more »