This might sound like a bit of an odd question – but how many of your colleagues have you seen eating chocolate today? Is there a stash of Green and Black’s in your PA’s desk drawer? Or is the person […]
You could be forgiven for being a little confused about the exact state of the job market this week. Today’s headlines paint a gloomy picture with reports that unemployment figures are close to a 17 year high. The Office for […]
Talk with anyone responsible for HR today and – sooner or later – the conversation will turn to social media. Some are dipping their toes in the water, others have engaged with it at every level as a tool for recruitment, […]
Valentine’s Day is upon us and what I’d like to know: is your employee engagement strategy really working and your employees feeling the love? Now this isn’t a blog about the do’s and don’ts of office romances – but rather […]
Much excitement in the Lucas household yesterday when we awoke to three inches of the fluffy white stuff and the sound of the neighbour trying to shovel the car out of the drive.
The whole issue of pay, performance and employee rewards is very much in the news this week with RBS chief Stephen Hester bowing to public and political pressure and agreeing to waive his £1 million bonus. Now most of us […]
Are you a social media sceptic or an enthusiastic convert to the concept of digital conversations?
More gloomy predictions about the economy this week, with figures showing that people in the UK are borrowing more on credit cards, overdrafts and loans than at the height of the 2009 recession.
So it’s half term and harassed working parents everywhere are gearing up for a difficult week ahead. But while the school holidays are undoubtedly hard for employees trying to juggle the demands of work and family, the conversation of flexible […]
Recent research has proved that laughter really is the best medicine when it comes to positive workplace cultures. According to a University of Oxford study, people actually feel less pain after a good laugh, because it causes the body to […]