Gary Cattermole: Are kids the ‘curse’ of the gender pay gap?

Just a few weeks ago Prime Minister, Theresa May, stated in her opening speech to the nation that ‘If you’re a woman, you’ll earn less than a man’, well she was definitely spot on, as the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has just launched its latest findings into the gender wage gap and the results do not make for a comfortable read.

It’s official: employee engagement impacts on the success of an organisation

Recently we published a supplement looking at employee engagement. We were delighted that the special edition became the most downloaded publication that we’ve produced. Alongside the special edition we also polled our readers to find out whether they believed that engagement of staff has an impact on the success of their organisation. The poll revealed an overwhelming majority of HR Review readers believed this to be true.

Gary Cattermole: How to stop the brain drain in your company

As companies slowly move into growth, after an extremely long period of recession, a rather worrying employment trend has set in. Businesses up and down the country are haemorrhaging their top talent as the most ambitious, motivated and able employees seek opportunities elsewhere. During the economic downturn, staff who would have moved up the career…

Gary Cattermole: Working from home can be a real turn off

Employee engagement used to be the latest buzz word bandied around HR departments,  now more and more companies have accepted engagement into their company’s DNA and it has created amazing results for many with productivity and profitability up. High-tech companies such as Google has invested phenomenal amounts of money in keeping their employees motivated and…

Gary Cattermole: Key drivers and trends for employee engagement in 2014

In the last few years’ employee engagement has really become a ‘buzz word’ in many HR departments and businesses. Whilst it’s been admirable that awareness of engagement in the workplace has never been so strong, it is now time that businesses really get to grips with it and start seeing engagement as part of the…

Gary Cattermole: How to engage UK employees

Employee research (such as employee engagement surveys, focus groups and workshops), no matter what type of business or where it is located, regularly pinpoint these three main enablers where organisations are performing less well than other areas: Internal Communications Training and Career Development Recognition The results often shake employers who thought that these areas were…

Gary Cattermole: Do Zero-Hours Mean Zero Profit?

The debate around zero-hour contracts rages on with the Government stating its concern and companies rushing to prove that this way of working really does make business sense. The flexibility helps them meet fluctuations in demand to ensure that their businesses survive in challenging circumstances and they can also keep their core staff in work.…