Organisational values

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.

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.

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.

Four-day week is affordable and could boost productivity, finds report

Reducing hours to a four-day work week could be offset by an increase in productivity.

Senior leadership still blocking wellbeing strategies

HR teams are still faced with significant obstacles implementing wellbeing strategies, including a lack of buy-in from senior leaders.

Night shift workers in need of better support

Co-op has launched a new manifesto in parliament calling upon retailers and policy makers to address the deteriorating physical and mental health of night shift workers.

HR lunchtime debate adds another new speaker

Group organisational development director David Frost has joined the panel of speakers for HR magazine’s lunchtime debate on why managing risk should be part of company culture.

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Employees becoming ‘emotionally remote’ during coronavirus

More than half (52%) of UK employees have said that the boundaries between their work and home life are becoming increasingly blurred due to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Don’t let the office ‘die’ – for the sake of young professionals

I’ve heard the phrase ‘the death of the office’ touted recently. Many companies – including Facebook – have already stated it will permanently embrace virtual working post-pandemic. It unlikely that...

COVID-19 highlighting large gaps in company cultures

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has revealed the gaps that businesses have in their company cultures according to Dawn Metcalfe, workplace culture advisor and managing director at cultural change...

Flexible working causing company culture concerns

HR teams are concerned about the impact flexible working will have on company culture.

Hot topic: The politics of furlough, part one

Heralded as a safety net by many, the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has supported the livelihoods of 9.6 million people and 1.2 million businesses to date.

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