Too much admin getting in the way of the strategic stuff is one of the most frequent complaints heard in HR circles. Employees are becoming increasingly demanding and expect instant answers to everything from how much annual leave they have […]
What would your dream workplace look like? What environment would your employees be working in? What would the culture be like? What kind of attributes and values would be prized – and what would not be tolerated? We will all […]
‘Tis the season to be sniffly – if the number of people who’ve been ‘off sick’ when I’ve tried to contact them this week is anything to go by. Now of course it’s not uncommon for employees to succumb to […]
Story-telling is probably not a technique that immediately springs to mind when it comes to managing a growing SME. But it was the ability to capture compelling stories that helped propel Fittleworth Medical to success in the recent People Management […]
It’s probably fair to say that HR strategy isn’t at the top of the agenda in a busy SME. With a limited number of staff to go round – and particularly at a time when economic conditions are tough – […]
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 […]
An email popped into my in-box yesterday afternoon, just as I was slowly cranking my brain into gear and trying to summon up some enthusiasm for work after the festive season.
There’s been much debate among HR folk about the Government’s consultation on ‘protected conversations’, announced amidst a raft of other legislative changes last week.
Let me ask you a question. Just how productive have you really been today?
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.