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My first year at Aviva: leading through coronavirus

When I joined Aviva in February 2020, no one knew what the year ahead had in store. I’d planned to be on the road, getting to know our people and the business… I made it to one site before we stopped...

How to introduce coronavirus testing at work

All UK nations have now published respective roadmaps for leading out of the current coronavirus lockdown. Though the dates of when certain parts of the economy will reopen are subject to change and...

HR heads must find ways to combat loneliness

Nearly a third of UK adults are suffering from loneliness in the latest lockdown, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Employees distrust senior leaders due to poor communication

Senior leaders who have failed to communicate empathetically with their teams during coronavirus have created distrust within the workplace, leading to staff looking for new jobs.

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:...

Workers can warm to a pay freeze if handled sensitively

Staff understand that things aren’t easy right now and many will have already written off a mid-pandemic pay rise, but if you can show you’re grateful for their hard graft, they will appreciate it,...

HR's leadership lessons to take into 2021: part two

2020 provided some steep learning curves for HR. The national lockdowns meant that the world of work was thrown into full remote working and HR teams had to react fast to support their teams.

What’s hiding behind the mask?

As we start another year in a pandemic, workplace relationships are under strain and HR teams are dealing with the inevitable conflict issues that arise. For many of those still working physically...

How to combat imposter syndrome

The past year of remote work has fuelled some troubling trends. According to Asana’s 2021 Anatomy of Work Index, 69% of UK workers experienced imposter syndrome last year but only 15% feel ‘heard’ and...

How HR can help to detoxify language in workplace conversations

Around 300,000 people with long term mental ill-health issues lose their jobs every year and Nuffield Health research shows 80% of people have experienced a decline in mental health while working from...

Positive News: How businesses are keeping the wheels turning, part two

HR up and down the UK is introducing new employees to the workplace and supporting those who have continued to work both physically and in remote locations. We highlight just a few of the many...

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How HR can make the most of EAPs

New analysis of the biggest ever data set on Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) usage, impact and financial returns in the UK shows an average return of £7.27 for every £1 spent.

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