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How are the enforced changes to working life impacting the working environment?

Flexible working | Covid-19

There is more to operating in COVID-secure environments than just maintaining social distancing, and it seems that many things could change for the better as we get slicker with digital technology and find more flexible ways of working. But with the restrictions starting to ease, what changes to our working life may continue on a more permanent basis and how will we adapt? 

Posted by Sarah Nash on
23 June 2020

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Keeping morale high with remote recognition

Long Term Incentives | Motivation | Recognition | Covid-19

Simple recognition is often the best. Every time we run focus groups on the subject, the thing people want to most is a simple thank you – they just want to be acknowledged. Whilst we run round like headless chickens, reacting to the latest need this pandemic creates, take a moment to say thank you to those around you – it goes further than you think.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
23 June 2020

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Reshaping your organisation to achieve your desired results

Organisational Design | Pay Structure

Taking the opportunity to reshape your organisation is something that many businesses are considering right now, and certainly for many it will be an unfortunate necessity due to pandemic-related reduced income meaning that it is no longer feasible to carry the staff overheads they previously could. But where is the best place to start?

Posted by Justine Woolf on
17 June 2020

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Harnessing the benefits of a diverse workforce

Organisational Design | BAME reporting | Job Descriptions | Recruitment | Diversity

The prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement comes at pivotal time for businesses as we face what could be one of the most severe recessions in a generation. At a time when companies are trying to forecast what the future holds in the context of unprecedented circumstances and how best to keep the lights on, it would be easy to lose sight of issues like diversity. Cathryn Edmondson details why it is vital that diversity remains high on the HR agenda.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
17 June 2020

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How to ensure responsible reward practices are implemented globally

Global reward | Responsible Reward

Responsible reward means considering the wider impact of how your organisation does business, and then aligning your reward package to this vision. The aim is to create long-term sustainability by moving beyond purely financial goals and incentivising your business – and your people – to generate a positive impact on society. But how do you translate these hugely strategic global goals into meaningful actions from a reward perspective?

Posted by Justine Woolf on
11 June 2020

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Flexible working: how working arrangements could change after lockdown

Flexible working | Covid-19

With lockdown bringing an unprecedented change to not only how we work, but where we work, it is evident already that working arrangements will be changed permanently following this pandemic. Spencer Hughes takes a closer look at the changes we've seen throughout this period and the potential lasting impact they will have on the working world.

Posted by Spencer Hughes on
10 June 2020

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Working from home, and the long-term impact on Pay and Reward

Pay & Reward | Flexible working | Disruptive HR | Pay Structure | Covid-19

Remote working was thrust upon many of us by COVID-19, and it looks like it is here to stay, with many never wanting to go back to working in an office. Whilst the obvious health and safety, GDPR and wellbeing aspects have been considered as part of the transition, what hasn’t yet really been discussed is the long-term impact on Pay and Reward. Justine Woolf digs a little deeper into what you may need to consider when reframing your deal for the new ways of working.  

Posted by Justine Woolf on
03 June 2020

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Transform (Furlough Edition) is now available for download

We are excited to announce that our new free tool, Transform (Furlough Edition), is now available for download. Transform FE is a transactional tool enabling, quick but considered and defensible decision making, and has been designed to support HR teams and business leaders through this challenging period, with man power planning and the decision-making process of furlough.

Posted by Ben Rowley on
29 May 2020

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Maintaining work-life balance

Wellbeing | Covid-19 | Mental Health

With the tide cautiously turning, now is the time to consider the new reality which, for some of us, is working from home as a long-term requirement. Emer Bucukoglu looks as ways you can carve out some useful habits to help achieve some sense of balance between work and home.

Posted by Emer Bucukoglu on
27 May 2020

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How to cope with rapid recruitment 

Talent | Covid-19 | Recruitment

Whilst many organisations have experienced a drop in businesses during lockdown, others are finding they need to recruit more staff, at scale and at pace. So for those in this boat, Cathryn Edmondson has devised a few key areas you need to look at to cope with the rapid recruitment challenge.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
27 May 2020

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How to prepare for and manage reward arrangements in a changing talent pool 

Global reward | Global mobility | Global talent | Talent

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted that work will never look the same again, with virtual offices becoming the new normal for many. Reward priorities will require a reshape with an agility of approach like never before, as employee attraction, retention and engagement becomes more important than ever. Are you ready?

Posted by Emer Bucukoglu on
19 May 2020

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What to say (and not say) to a colleague who is grieving

Wellbeing | Mental Health

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, our associate Gemma Bullivant has kindly put together a few ways in which we can all be more mindful in how we communicate with those who are struggling with grief - both during the pandemic and beyond.

Posted by Gemma Bullivant on
19 May 2020

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