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Are line managers getting left behind in the new normal?

Covid-19 has posed a unique set of challenges to businesses and the latest is the transition to a new normal. As lockdown eases, companies across the globe are taking tentative…

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Why flexibility in the workplace matters

The coronavirus pandemic forced organisations across the world to embrace remote working and propelled them into a new wave of flexibility in the workplace. Businesses had to adapt very quickly…

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Managing organisational culture change post-COVID crisis

Alongside dealing with furlough, diversification and redundancies, senior human resources are dealing with the realisation that an organisational culture change is inevitable. This is complicated – I have spoken in…

The return to work for furloughed employees

Approximately 9.5 million jobs, from 1.2 million different employers were furloughed in the UK as part of the government’s job retention scheme. As the scheme winds down, business leaders are…

5 ways to keep remote teams engaged

Practical tips to help you and your remote teams thrive The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, probably forever. Furloughed staff are wondering if and when they’ll return…

Is your staff retention strategy good enough?

Whether your employees are back in the office or still working from home, staff retention should be a top priority if you are serious about business success. Amidst the current…

Listen and act: seven tips for becoming a good manager

We recently learnt that one third of managers don’t follow up on action items from performance check-ins; thirty-three percent of managers to be exact, according to Appraisd. The problem is that…

Why your employees need mental health first-aiders now more than ever

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2018 and has been updated. Prior to lockdown, mental health related illness was the most common form of sickness absence. The…

How to motivate sales teams working remotely

How to motivate sales teams working remotely

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2013 and has been updated. A big part of a sales team motivation comes from a sense of cohesion and camaraderie.…

The power of gratitude in the workplace

It’s a good feeling when someone says thank you and saying thank you is so easy. So, why is it that gratitude is often lacking in the workplace? Gratitude is…

Onboarding New & Remote Employees – The Psychologists View

We don’t really like change – history has wired us to be extra-cautious in unfamiliar situations. The instinct stays with us in the modern world, making us uneasy in new…

Covid 19 return to work survey

Recent changes to the furlough scheme mean that previously furloughed employees can return to work, either at home or in the workplace, for any amount of time and in any…