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What are the most important traits that leaders need to possess?

What are the most important traits that leaders need to possess?

A new report highlights what employees believe are the most important traits for their leaders to encompass, especially during COVID-19. According to a new report by Advanced, a software and services company, COVID-19 has strongly influenced the attributes that...

Almost one in 10 furloughed workers were forced to work by their boss

Almost one in 10 furloughed workers were forced to work by their boss

As the furlough scheme is in its last week of operation, soon to be replaced by the Job Support Scheme, new research finds that almost 10 per cent of workers who were on furlough were still forced to work by their employer.  In a new report by the National Audit...

MPs criticise “hasty” furlough scheme which allowed fraud

MPs criticise “hasty” furlough scheme which allowed fraud

The Commons Public Accounts Committee stated that there was "an astonishing lack of economic planning for a pandemic". In a new report published by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, the body stated that there was "significant fraud and error in the...

How has COVID-19 transformed the workplace for the future?

How has COVID-19 transformed the workplace for the future?

Seven in 10 employees report wanting more opportunities to develop their skills.  According to new research by Right Management, a talent and career management solutions company, 70 per cent of employees surveyed stated that they wanted more opportunities to develop...

What are the biggest trends in HR this year?

What are the biggest trends in HR this year?

New research shows that almost half of all HR staff surveyed stated that boosting employee engagement was going to be their number one priority this year. According to a new survey by Lattice, a people management platform, 48 per cent of HR employees said that...

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Teresa Boughey: How COVID has permanently changed the world of HR

Teresa Boughey: How COVID has permanently changed the world of HR

The HR function is not unaccustomed to reinventing itself. However, on occasions, HR has been accused of being ‘old wine in new bottles’. Over the years it has transitioned from policy processing personnel to that of a business partner, through to securing a seat at...

Dannielle Haig: The importance of leadership focus in the workplace

Dannielle Haig: The importance of leadership focus in the workplace

We are currently living in unprecedented times and 2020 has been testing to say the least. Right now, businesses are facing a multitude of challenges, but they still need to find time to focus on the wellbeing of their employees. By investing in their senior leaders...

Louise Egan: Time to remove the stigmas around flexible working

Louise Egan: Time to remove the stigmas around flexible working

The office-bound 9-5 job is rapidly changing, with many employees looking for greater control over their working lives. Yet, according to a  poll last year by the TUC, one in three requests for flexible working are turned down and 58 per cent of the UK workforce...

Pete Eyre: Making company change positive

Pete Eyre: Making company change positive

It’s not uncommon for organisations to go through changes that impact their employees. Company rebrands to mergers and acquisitions and from office openings to product launches are just some of the many circumstances that influence change in a business. Although...

Dr Caitlin McDonald: Space at work – the new organisational frontier

Dr Caitlin McDonald: Space at work – the new organisational frontier

Work is changing: the accelerating flow of new technologies, new communication tools, and ever more ubiquitous and reliable connectivity makes it possible for organisations to re-think how and where their employees need to be. There is a fracturing of time and space...

Cassie Kendrew: Employee engagement, time to shake things up

Cassie Kendrew: Employee engagement, time to shake things up

A workforce that is truly onboard with a business’ vision for success is the foundation of any great company. Yet someone recently remarked that employee engagement felt like a tired topic and I thought: isn’t that the problem? The truth is, while the statistics...

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