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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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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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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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Transact, Transition, Transform: reframing for the demands of the new world

Pay & Reward | Organisational Design | Agile working | HR Technology | Covid-19

Whilst the COVID-19 crisis was not predicted, a number of businesses were astonishingly well prepared and able to adapt with complete agility. But what comes next? Sarah Lardner reviews the actions businesses are taking to not only react to the situation as it unfolds, but to also begin to ramp up to recovery.

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
12 May 2020

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Coronavirus: innovative ways employers can adjust pay and contracts to save jobs

Pay Transparency | Bonus | Reward Intelligence | Pay & Reward | Commission | Flexible working | Sales Bonus | Skills based pay | Reward Strategy | Pay Review | Financial Wellbeing | Covid-19

Many businesses right now are in survival mode, as the spread of the Coronavirus causes economic disruption akin to the 2008 financial crash. So, what are companies doing? Sarah Lardner takes a closer look at the steps business are taking to secure their business for the long term.

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
28 April 2020

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Onboarding whilst social distancing

Reward Consultancy | Employee engagement | Employee communications | HR Technology | Employee Experience | Covid-19

Onboarding is such a crucial part of any new hire’s impressions of their employer. Get it right and they’ll be engaged and productive; get it wrong and it’s hard to recover for both sides. But how to go about it when normal life is suspended?

Posted by Andrew Walker on
23 April 2020

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Does your sales bonus scheme still work in challenging times?

HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Bonus | Performance Related Pay | Motivation | Sales Bonus | Covid-19

Many companies are stuck between having to pay out sales bonus without results, or having to furlough these employees and removing their earning potential. Sarah Lardner explains how to make your sales bonus scheme agile enough to help your business through the Covid-19 situation.

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
21 April 2020

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Crisis? What crisis?: How to manage employee communications

HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Employee communications | Communications | Covid-19

How to keep your workforce engaged during the Covid-19 lockdown - some key principles for communicating effectively with employees when meeting face-to-face isn’t an option.

Posted by Andrew Walker on
14 April 2020

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Planning for the Other Side

HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Bonus | Performance Related Pay | Pay & Reward | Communications | Salary survey | Recognition | Reward Strategy | Pay benchmarking | Pay Review | Covid-19

Senior Reward Consultant Emer Bucukoglu explains why now is the time to take a considered approach to reward, review your current reward strategy and policies and explore smarter, more agile reward solutions.

Posted by Emer Bucukoglu on
09 April 2020

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