When budgets are tight, learning and development activities are often the first to come under the axe. Just this week, an Accenture survey has shown that despite continuing concern over skills shortages, nine out of 10 European employers have cut […]
I can’t help feeling it’s apt that I should be blogging about stress on a day when the computer’s been condemned by the repair man and I’ve just had to climb into a communal bin to retrieve the keys my mother managed to throw […]
Another week another industry award – and this time the search is on for the top employers for working families. Now the arguments for being a flexible, family-friendly business are well-rehearsed. Access to a wider talent pool. Engaged and loyal […]
There are no doubt some happy faces at the clutch of SMEs who’ve made it onto the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. The run-down of successful contenders makes interesting reading. There’s a real variety of businesses, with everything […]
Valentine’s Day is upon us and what I’d like to know is are you and your employees feeling the love? Now this isn’t a blog about the do’s and don’ts of office romances – but rather a question about how […]
The whole issue of pay, performance and employee reward 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 […]
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.
Recent research has proved that laughter really is the best medicine. According to a University of Oxford study, people actually feel less pain after a good laugh, because it causes the body to release endorphins that act as natural painkillers.