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Changing Employee Benefits in a Modern Gig Economy

With the rise in demand for more flexible working patterns and better work-life balance, the HR team is faced with the dilemma of designing a new kind of ‘employee benefit’ scheme that will ultimately make the business stand out as first choice for freelancers of all types. 

Article by: Lubaina Manji, Senior Programme Manager - Nesta Challenges | Published: 29 January 2020

Five tips towards improving employee finances

Before any financial wellbeing initiatives are implemented in the workplace, it’s imperative that employers understand the needs of their employees first. This is because each employee will have individual circumstances which are likely to result in different financial priorities.

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director - WEALTH at work, | Published: 27 January 2020

Eight ways to engage your staff in the coming year

People don’t work well in a vacuum; they want to feel that work is a nice place to be with supportive people they trust, not a daily-drudge with strangers. They also want development, and they need to know they are appreciated. Here are key ideas to achieve an engaged workforce.

Article by: Craig Bulow - Corporate Away Days | Published: 26 January 2020

Why CVs will soon be removed from the tech recruitment process

For every job opening, there're up to 250 applications with only around five invited to interview. Yet, employers are experiencing a shortage of talent, with 72% saying they struggle to find skilled candidates for their open positions. With the average cost per hire of £3,000, employers should get suitably skilled applicants. What’s going wrong?

Article by: Gurvinder Singh, Co-founder - TechRank | Published: 25 January 2020

Consumerisation of Work

How realistic is the concept of consumerisation of work? At first blush, not very, says Jonathan Maude, Chair of the UK/EU Employment Law Committee at international law firm, Vedder Price. While there are some similarities there are also significant differences.

Article by: Jonathan Maude, Chair of the UK/EU Employment Law Committee - Vedder Price | Published: 24 January 2020

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Breaking diversity barriers

Breaking down barriers in diversity isn’t an easy task and there will be individuals who are against the changes. But by creating a workplace environments that is open about gender-related issues and making women feel comfortable to talk about issues, you are setting a trend that shows that the workplace is an open and free space, not just in diversity but for all social issues. Remember, change can only be possible if you are all open to moving together.

Article by: By Alexandra Anders, EMEA Talent Director -Cornerstone OnDemand | Published: 22 January 2020

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 Bettering the workplace transition

The transition from a full-time mother to both a full-time mother and an employee is challenging. The emotional impact this can have on a new parent has the tendency to raise internal dilemmas as to whether or not to return to work at all.

Article by: Rachel King | Published: 22 January 2020

Open plan coworking spaces is it the most productive solution for your business? 

It may seem like a no-brainer, but many of these types of businesses are conducted in open-plan environments. However, 700 respondents from industries like software, creative, marketing and architecture were asked about their workplace, and it was discovered that 58% craved more private spaces for problem solving and 54% found their current working environment too distracting.”

Article by: Todor Madzharov, Co-Founder - MEAVO | Published: 21 January 2020

How to overcome career fear and find genuine happiness

“My hope is that older professionals develop the same attitude as millennials to their career. I’d advise them that age means little – one of our aims is to alter that mindset, and to show the older professional that their potential is limitless. Ultimately, we spend a lot of our lives in work, and we all deserve to feel happy in that environment”.

Article by: Penny Strutton, Business Psychologist | Published: 17 January 2020

Global Talent Trends for 2020

If this doesn’t happen, reskilled people who go back to their old jobs and culture will create a recipe for failure. Transformation must occur at every level of the organization. Middle managers—and even entry-level employees—are being given more control in how to structure their own work, as well as the work of their teams and colleagues.

Article by: Byrne Mulrooney, Chief Executive Officer - Korn Ferry RPO, Professional Search and Korn Ferry Digital | Published: 16 January 2020