ENGAGEMENT

How to avoid staff holidays causing summer stress

Written by KATHRYN HATHAWAY

The sun is out, the sky is blue… but there’s still a lot of work to do! While most of us look forward to a long summer holiday, the August rush to the sun, sea and sand can cause headaches for employers and for those left covering for colleagues who are on annual leave. Particularly… Read More

How companies can harness the power of the growing millennial generation

Written by DONNA BONFIELD

The millennial generation is shaking up the workplace as forward-thinking companies realise they must change their working practices if they are to attract and retain the brightest stars of the future. The 80 million people born between 1981 and 2001 are starting to dominate the workplace, with accountancy firm Deloitte predicting the millennial generation will… Read More

Flexible working – is it worth it?

It was almost 38 years ago that Dolly Parton sang about how working 9-5 wasn’t a way to make a living – so why are there still so many employers reluctant to embrace flexible working? Employers say: “If I do it for one I’ll have to do it for everyone”, we say: “so, do it… Read More

How to be the manager your employees want to work for

It is now common knowledge that people don’t quit their job, they quit their managers and therefore having the most effective managers possible is a vital step in retaining and developing the talent in your business. Don’t be fooled by employees who have their head down and are working away – they could just be… Read More

Attracting and Retaining the Workforce of the Future

Now, let’s talk talent. What does the word ‘talent’ mean to you? Talent has become a word that lots of companies shy away from using as it can commonly be used to refer only to those performing above and beyond. We’ve highlighted some pointers that we feel will help change the way talented employees are… Read More

Support National Walk to Work Day

Walk to work?  Isn’t it challenging enough for us all to get to work on time even when we rely on our cars or public transport?  Surely unless you live right on the office doorstep, the thought of not being able to hit the snooze button even once and all the extra rushing around to… Read More

The 10 mistakes of a new manager

You’ve spotted leadership potential, extended a promotion to your chosen individual and they’ve become a manager. Unfortunately, the work doesn’t end with their promotion; in fact, now the hard work really begins as you embark on a journey to develop them as a manager. There are so many opportunities for mistakes as the new manager… Read More