New ways of working – how good can your office make you feel?
Jun18

New ways of working – how good can your office make you feel?

Guest blog By Beth Hampson, Commercial Director of London Executive Offices The world of work is rapidly changing. Recent research found that 77% of employees think that wellness programs positively affect company culture, but an even higher percentage – 83% – would turn down a job if it didn’t offer flexible working. Employees are demanding both wellness and flexibility, but have employers considered the wellness benefits that...

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More effective resource management: human resources are just that, and making the most of them is critical to success in any organisation
Jun18

More effective resource management: human resources are just that, and making the most of them is critical to success in any organisation

Guest blog by David Goulden, Product Director,Clarizen All too often organisations fail to focus enough on people when it comes to resource management and its impact on the collaborative capabilities of a team. Clearly good managers realise that how you manage resources is a crucial factor in determining whether a team achieves its objectives – whether that is consistently meeting quarterly targets and KPIs or completing a...

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Five points for improving employee wellbeing in the office
Jun11

Five points for improving employee wellbeing in the office

Guest blog by Alex Webster, founder of Genie Living Drinks.  Get outside Encourage a culture of getting outside for meetings – whether it’s to the nearest green space, a stroll around the block or just a cafe, the change of scene from a meeting room or deskside sets a more positive tone for meetings. And the proven cognitive benefits of getting outside have been widely reported, particularly for creativity. Bring the...

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It’s time to smooth over peaks in demand
Jun11

It’s time to smooth over peaks in demand

Guest blog by Valerio Prati, Head of HR and Compliance at Coople Peaks in demand are created by one-off events such as public holidays, concerts and even the weather. On hot summer days, popular London restaurants that we work with often see their business increase by three-hundred percent. This makes it clear that while some peaks in demand can be planned for in advance, others may come at only a moment’s notice. From event...

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Is salary transparency a good idea?
Jun11

Is salary transparency a good idea?

Guest blog by Croner pay and reward expert Clare Parkinson A recent survey undertaken by YouGov on behalf of the jobs website Indeed has revealed that 56% of workers would support making personal information such as monthly salary and tax returns publicity available. With more focus on gender and ethnicity pay gaps in the workplace, some employers may be left wondering whether salary transparency will help them achieve pay...

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Time for a digital detox?
Jun10

Time for a digital detox?

Guest blog by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price While internet addiction isn’t an official diagnosis (yet), it’s pretty clear that some people struggle when they’re forced offline. Every time Facebook suffers an outage, or Twitter begins to load slowly, the outpouring of fury tells us that the internet is maybe too important to many lives. People who compulsively use the internet suffer in their lives away from...

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Managing millennials Q&A: Should I let my staff wear headphones at work?
Jun06

Managing millennials Q&A: Should I let my staff wear headphones at work?

Guest blog by Peninsula Group Operations Director and HR expert Alan Price The rise of millennials in the workplace has had a significant impact on office practices, with one of the most noticeable changes being the increase in the number of employees wearing headphones or earbuds throughout their working day. So are headphones making workers more productive or are they making workers disengaged with a business’s culture and...

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The digital opportunity: Re-imagining the employee experience in benefits
Jun06

The digital opportunity: Re-imagining the employee experience in benefits

Guest blog by Charlotte Godley, Head of Flexible and Online Benefits, Capita People Solutions DIGITAL THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE REAL VALUE OF BENEFITS Business leaders in the UK have long felt that they should be deriving more value from their investments in employee benefits. This explains why organisations are increasingly looking to use benefits to drive employee engagement and retention and, in doing so, to overcome the skills...

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Companies need to embrace flexible working for new dads to keep pace with changing attitudes
Jun05

Companies need to embrace flexible working for new dads to keep pace with changing attitudes

Guest blog by Adrian Lewis, Commercial Director at Activ People HR  A new report from parenting web site Daddilife[i],in association with Deloitte has revealed that more dads than ever before (58%)are now actively involved in day to day parenting and are looking for workplace flexibility, which is still not currently provided by the majority of UK employers. Commenting on the report Adrian Lewis, director at Active Absence says...

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GDPR one year on: leading lawyer gives top six tips for staying compliant in 2019
May30

GDPR one year on: leading lawyer gives top six tips for staying compliant in 2019

Guest blog by Matthew Cole, partner and data protection expert at Ipswich law firm Prettys It was the new data regulation which had every company in the UK talking about when it was first introduced a year ago this weekend. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) saw a major overhaul of how businesses, regardless of size, handle personal data. Firms must evaluate how they collect, store and process personal...

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The fine art of telling your employer you’re leaving them
May29

The fine art of telling your employer you’re leaving them

Guest blog by Lou Goodman Marketing Director UK, Ireland & Benelux at Monster at Monster.co.uk  Handing in your resignation is never easy. But, even if you can’t wait to get away from your job it’s important to go about leaving in the right way. Who hasn’t fantasized about walking into the boss’s office, saying: “I quit!” and then marching straight out the door? The rational side of you knows, of course, that that’s the...

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Discovering talent during the skills shortage
May28

Discovering talent during the skills shortage

Guest blog by Rachel McElroy, chief marketing officer of cloud resourcing specialist Cranford Group, looks into what it takes to recruit wisely during an ongoing difficult, economic climate. Finding the right people to join your business is rarely easy. Whilst many employers prioritise the hunt for the perfect skill-set, others also look for personal traits, cultural fit and a hunger to learn, when searching for their next recruit....

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Why office space should be part of the employee wellbeing strategy
May23

Why office space should be part of the employee wellbeing strategy

Guest blog by Tushar Agarwal, CEO and co-founder of Hubble Keeping employee morale high is key to boosting productivity.  Establishing measures that will keep employees happy, such as providing stimulating training and offering customised rewards, all contribute to growing a loyal and motivated workforce. But, in this competitive market, employers need to go one step further to create an inspiring work environment, and are...

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Creating a Sustainable Workplace through Mental Health Mindfulness
May22

Creating a Sustainable Workplace through Mental Health Mindfulness

Guest blog by Jodie Hill – Mental Health Campaigner and Solicitor, Thrive Law As busy professionals, we’re expected to have all the facts at our fingertips. Statistics, recent decisions, up to date information, informed opinion, not to mention a myriad of details about office administration and the like. And this all means one thing – our minds are overloaded with information, stressed to the maximum with data,...

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Five Things to Nail When Managing Millennials
May20

Five Things to Nail When Managing Millennials

Patrick Van Der Mijl, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Speakap Today’s 20 and 30-somethings are a somewhat perplexing breed of employees. It didn’t surprise us that 32% of the HR professionals we surveyed said millennials are the hardest group of employees to engage – considerably more so than their Gen X and baby boomer counterparts. But with 56 million millennial workers at large, employers don’t have any other choice but...

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