Culture

Creating a high-performance workplace by tapping into discretionary effort

A company’s culture is foundational to the future success of a business, impacting all corners of your organisation from engagement and productivity to retention.

Legalising ‘no jab, no job’ vaccine policy

Employers may be able to insist that new employees take the COVID-19 vaccine, however HR is concerned it will create a minefield of compliance and discrimination issues.

Why corporates need to go further with understanding the faith agenda

A plurality of thought is one of the many wonderful benefits of the UK’s democratic system, but in recent times, a feeling that goes beyond plurality has emerged: it is a feeling of division, on a...

Embracing unsolicited advice could help your workforce

If you ask your colleagues if they have ever received unsolicited advice, they will surely have an anecdote or two to tell. When people receive unsolicited advice, it tends to raise further questions:...

Bad technology is impacting company culture

Poor internet connection and faulty technology is demotivating and disengaging employees.

Risky business: now is the time to make risk management part of company culture

The pandemic, and the far-reaching repercussions it has had on the world of work, should prompt businesses to update risk management policies and procedures as they look to a future beyond COVID,...

How businesses can embrace intersectionality

To foster a truly inclusive culture in the workplace where employees can be themselves and better achieve their full potential, businesses must understand and celebrate the many different and...

Admin is costing company culture

SMEs are spending too much time on admin, resulting in a productivity loss of £19 billion to businesses and employees going unsupported throughout the pandemic.

Sticking to the fundamentals: Helen Giles, HR lead at homelessness charity St Mungo's

Helen Giles’ home in Leytonstone, East London is a treasure trove of collectors’ items. Via Zoom she shows a cabinet of vintage kitchenalia; Black Cat and Players cigarette machines on the wall; a...

Social activism could turn the workplace into a ‘wokeplace’

The events of 2020 lead to important social activism, such as the Black Lives Matter movement and the campaign to end child food poverty, both of which prominent businesses took part in.

Manage workplace animosity with tact and respect

In a powerful inauguration speech last week, President Biden called upon American citizens to “join forces, stop shouting and lower the temperature.”

Glassdoor announces Best Places to Work 2021 list

Job insights website Glassdoor has released its Best Places to Work 2021 list with tech companies fending off competition when it comes to employee engagement, flexibility and progress.

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