Gamification can supercharge your leadership

Gamification is one of the buzzwords of the past few years, but can it make a real difference to your leadership and help you drive performance?

When ‘no more biscuits’ signals the organisation’s end 

The executive email simply read "no more biscuits". It went on to explain in further detail that biscuits would no longer be supplied to staff as part of their morning coffee and afternoon tea...

HR needs to build bridges, not walls

Last month's Court of Appeal ruling, which confirmed a judge can order parties embroiled in a dispute to enter mediation, is a significant step forward for our civil justice system.  

The 12 factors linking your productivity to GDP

Have you ever wondered how your hard work and contribution connect to GDP?

The 'power partnership': why CPOs and CMOs have a common cause

A large proportion (40%) of CEOs don’t think their company will be viable in a decade if they continue to operate as they currently do.

Reinventing the big screen: Dee Vassili, chief people officer, Vue

Despite the huge impact the pandemic lockdowns had on the cinema market, Vue has been able to continue growing – and people policies have been a key part of that. BEAU JACKSON finds out more

Lessons from John Lewis: a quality product needs quality people

The John Lewis Partnership hit the headlines this week with the news that Dame Sharon White, the chair, would not be seeking a second term. This makes her term as chair the shortest in John Lewis’s...

Slashing onerous admin is the answer to the UK's productivity problem

In a 2022 report by Gallup, UK employee engagement levels were found to be among the worst in Europe, with fewer than one in 10 workers feeling enthusiastic about their job.

How to create an HR business plan that delivers

The word strategy comes from the Greek 'strategos' meaning generalship. In Greek mythology Athena the goddess of warfare and strategy is a guide leading people in the right direction.

Take the stress out of payroll year end  

It’s that time of the year again: payroll year end. On 19 April, every company is required to send their final submission to HMRC, including a full payment submission (FPS) and employer payment...

Walking the outcomes talk

One of the advantages of having worked in retail management prior to completing my masters in occupational psychology, was the opportunity to identify why some of my previous approaches to management...

How HR can use data to persuade the c-suite to flex

The world of work has changed beyond recognition over the past few years, with flexibility pushed front and centre of the conversation. While times have changed, the disconnect between leadership and...