Communication skills

How employers can reconnect with teams

Research from UKG has found a worrying disconnection between employers and their team members. According to the global survey which spoke to recent job leavers and managers, one in four employees...

Public service: Government of Jersey HR lead Mark Grimley on building community

The remit for the HR lead at the Government of Jersey extends beyond the average day-to-day, but Mark Grimley’s power to deliver change is any HRD’s pipedream, finds Beau Jackson.

Listen now: How can companies communicate with purpose?

How can businesses communicate to their employees with purpose? How do those employees become empowered to spread a company's message? The HR Most Influential podcast strives to answer questions of...

Keeping internal communications open in times of crisis

Coronavirus has been an exercise in effective internal communications, but now the UK is, somewhat, out of the eye of the storm, what lessons is HR taking forward when preparing for future crises?...

What makes the perfect leader?

Despite the countless business books and advice columns, there is no such thing as a perfect leader.

Love at work: what work wives and husbands mean for business

Being close with colleagues is a huge strength for teams, but when it comes to ‘work wives’ or ‘work husbands,’ is there such thing as too much love at work?

Business ranked more trustworthy than government

Business has outstripped NGOs, government and the media as the only trusted institution on the annual Edelman Trust Barometer.

The noise of our workplaces is made out of silences

Most people engage in conversation for most of their working and social day, potentially consuming and generating significant creative energy, insights and collaborative possibility.

Should you ever use kisses in work emails?

The headline of this piece is likely to prompt a simple, one-word answer: ‘Noooooooooooooo!’

A quarter of workers judge colleagues on their appearance

A quarter (25%) of workers ranked appearance as the most important factor when meeting someone for the first time at work, followed by personal hygiene (23%) and then someone’s job title (17%).

Racial equity: What to do when you fear saying the wrong thing

You want to support your black colleagues and build a more just, equitable workplace. But you’re concerned that an inappropriate word will upset or alienate your black colleagues, expose you and your...

How to support employees with dyslexia

Even a learning need as common as dyslexia, which affects up to one in 10 people in the UK, is frequently misunderstood and stereotyped.