Resilience

Dump flawed employee assistance programmes

Life has changed substantially throughout the pandemic and the workplace has changed with it. It would be willfully ignorant to continue using the same outdated systems that we used to use, despite...

UK's approach to resilience and wellbeing not fit for purpose, say Lords

The UK’s current approach to resilience and wellbeing is not fit for purpose, according to a new Parliamentary report.

12 months of 2021: May

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Resilience needs leaders who put their own oxygen masks on first

The go-to panacea for many leaders in times of uncertainty is to do more. When the going gets tough, we put more hours in. It’s no accident that we are now facing an epidemic of fatigue across a...

Climate change topples talent as CEOs’ biggest concern

Cybersecurity, climate change and supply chain issues have topped the list of the biggest threats to growth, according to business leaders in KPMG’s 2021 CEO Outlook.

Focus is needed just as much as ability to create peak performing teams

When building teams, many organisations focus mainly on ability, technical skills, and experience. However, it takes a lot more than intellectual prowess and technical expertise to produce great team...

How European companies can solve the riddle of low engagement

Gallup’s latest State of the Global Workplace: 2021 Report found that European countries were remarkably resilient to the effects of the pandemic in 2020. Worker-friendly labour laws, flexible labour...

How can HR help build models of success?

The post-pandemic world calls for growth, but also resilience. The world is changing faster than ever, forcing organisations to adapt quickly or fall behind. The pandemic has proven that a global...

How to tackle languishing - the dominant emotion of 2021

The term ‘languishing’ was coined by American sociologist Corey Keyes, who was struck that many people who weren’t depressed also weren’t thriving. The term came to wider attention when the New York...

How can HR prepare businesses for change?

Post lockdown the world of work has the potential to change forever – and for the better. But to make it happen, HR needs to be bold and provide organisations with the right foresight.

Strategic L&D can guide the future workforce

As the pandemic diminishes, forward-looking businesses must prepare staff for the future of work, say David Collings and John McMackin.

How HR can shape the next normal?

The last year has been like no other for HR professionals – digesting and understanding new legislation, making workplaces COVID-19 safe, dealing with sensitive issues such as pay cuts – and in many...