Employee engagement

Cost of living crisis creates side hustle spike

One in five Brits (19%) have started a side hustle, i.e. a job or venture outside of their usual work, since March 2020 in moves potentially fuelled by the rising cost of living.

Virgin Atlantic repeals tattoo ban for cabin crew

Virgin Atlantic lifted its ban on cabin crew displaying their tattoos at work last week, becoming the first airline to do. Will we see more tattoos on show in the workplace of the future?

Setting expectations rather than managing performance

It’s been some time since many organisations revisited the value of performance management processes and experimented with different solutions to try to move away from the process and create a more...

Brewdog's James Watt: Why I gave away £100m to my staff

When we announced we were giving away nearly £100 million of my own shares in Brewdog, the response was overwhelming. At our Ellon headquarters and brewery people were stunned when they heard the...

Anti-hustle culture: why employees are prioritising lifestyle over ambitions

A recent Twitter thread from strategic researcher Victoria Buchanan examined a growing trend among young people on social media toward anti-ambition and sharing content that rejects so-called hustle...

How should HR help employees going through a break up?

Grief is not exclusive to bereavement. Some definitions describe grief as ‘the conflicting emotions brought by the change of a familiar pattern’.

UK employers outperforming the rest of the world on wellbeing

Employers across the UK are performing better than companies across the rest of the world in implementing wellbeing policies for workers.

Giving new employees the gift of time

As an executive responsible for people operations and community, my guiding principle is something I learned a long time ago: people are not a company's most valuable or greatest asset. People are...

How HR can avoid reputational mistakes

Employers have never been more aware of the importance of a healthy organisational culture. The problem for many, however, is how to get there. From listening to the employee voice to driving change...

Creating culture change through storytelling  

There is much written about ‘levelling up’ in recent times.

UK is in a great motivation crisis

The leaking roof or the dripping shower? Which catches your attention first? There’s something inherently myopic about the way we often look at risk – we tend to focus on what is in front of us...

What are the warning signs that your team is in conflict?

Conflict is quite normal and to be expected in a team. A team that doesn’t experience any conflict is probably not working as a team at all.  

Employee engagement