Culture

Focus is needed just as much as ability to create peak performing teams

When building teams, many organisations focus mainly on ability, technical skills, and experience. However, it takes a lot more than intellectual prowess and technical expertise to produce great team...

Should romantic relationships be allowed at work? Part two

In June, health secretary Matt Hancock resigned over an affair with his aide, Gina Coladangelo, admitting he broke the social distancing rules he had set out for the rest of the country.

Hot topic: should romantic relationships be allowed at work?

In June, health secretary Matt Hancock resigned over an affair with his aide, Gina Coladangelo, admitting he broke the social distancing rules he had set out for the rest of the country.

Breastfeeding still taboo in the workplace

Less than half (43%) of UK employers are comfortable with breastfeeding at work, according to new research by HR consultancy Peninsula.

Micro-cultures may be better for wellbeing

With more of us working from home, workplace ‘micro-cultures’ have started to form among tight-knit groups of people over the past 18 months. Rather than a dangerous erosion of a company’s culture,...

Laying the foundation for a workplace that works for all

While every individual and organisation has faced unique hurdles in the last 18 months, there are common learnings that can help us all move forward and build a better future of work.

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No jab, no job policies are a threat to employers, warns Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has warned employers against using 'no jab, no job' policies.

Returning to offices will benefit young people, says Rishi Sunak

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is keen for young people to return to the office, arguing working from home can have a negative impact on their careers.

Brand vs culture – Does it matter?

Imagine this: a market leading organisation, admired by customers, lauded by industry experts, loved by shareholders. Sounds perfect doesn’t it? Yet on the flipside, employees in the same organisation...

Businesses urged to think green before returning to conferences

If businesses revert to pre-pandemic ways of working, they may risk increasing their carbon footprint.

Employees have less time for fundraising post-COVID

More than half (55%) of UK employees think they’ll have less time to get involved with company fundraising efforts post-pandemic.

HR teams still developing post-pandemic workplace strategies

Though the UK is now gradually lifting lockdown restrictions and, in some areas, encouraging staff to return to the office, 70% of organisations are still developing a post-pandemic workplace...

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