The importance of saying “thank you”
People feel truly engaged when they are part of a culture that values and inspires its employees. The key to employee engagement is to create the kind of culture that makes the work day better, that provides support to people’s everyday lives, and that gives a little bit more. Over 90% of employees feel employee […]
Why Avoid Common Interview Questions?
After many years in the talent/recruitment space, I have interviewed hundreds of candidates and would admit to asking many of the “common interview questions.” Although the intention is to ask them to make a decision about their suitability for a role, many of these questions are listed on the internet and therefore their answers to […]
Instructor-Led Training is a NO for Millennials?
Although we have all seen huge changes in the workplace, some organisations are still relying heavily on instructor-led training, which seems to be counter-intuitive for the modern learner, and this, in turn, can dilute the importance of the Managers role in the learning process. How do organisations approach this differently? Offer more flexible and accessible […]
What support mechanism is available in your business?
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week* *(Figures provided by Mind.org – This does not include patients in hospitals and prisons etc) These statistics […]
Global HR functions should feel proud
Organisations across the board should be proud of the leaps and bounds we have made in the use of technology in the HR function. We operate in a global business landscape, facilitated by technology. Most businesses are investing in enterprise technology and cloud software that drives their global business agendas forward and helps them make […]
How much is staff absence is costing you?
We all know staff absence is costly but what can you do to reduce that? Every HR leader understands the impact of absenteeism only too well: on productivity, on operational and legal costs, and even on brand reputation. But for many large organisations, quantifying that impact is tough – and reducing it, even harder. HR […]
Supporting employees who are caring for someone with dementia
As our population ages – and so too our workforce – dementia is becoming all too significant for many who are combining work and caring for older, sick or disabled parents and other loved ones. According to projections by Mercer in its Workforce Monitor Report, there will be 300,000 fewer workers under the age of […]
What are the true benefits of taking a holiday?
We all love going on holiday. Whether it’s a lazy two weeks on a beach or an active adventure holiday, you can’t beat taking some time off to do the things you love the most. However, it is estimated that only a third of employees take their full holiday entitlement. Dr Lucy Goundry, the Medical […]
Is there enough focus on employee benefits?
Look at most research on rewards and the focus is on pay. Such topics as executive remuneration, merit pay or sales-based incentives predominate. Similarly, a lot of public policy attention is given to such issues as CEO pay, minimum pay or public sector pay. However, when it comes to employee benefits, there is little research […]
Why transparency matters to the Millennial Workforce?
Today’s digital world continually brings new challenges for businesses and with the wide range of technology tools that have been created to help drive productivity. Many leaders would argue however, that the answer to future-proofing their business lies not just in optimising productivity, but also in the talent that makes up those teams. In other […]
We walk the talk – eSift and HorrexCole take on “It’s a knockout”
We recently posted a blog on how employee experience drives productivity which discussed the issue of showing your employees that you value and recognise them! Well, we put that theory to the test… eSift and HorrexCole took their employees to Bournemouth this month to attend a corporate “It’s a knockout” day. We were competing against […]
How much should AI contribute to the recruitment process?
We all know that developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation in a recruitment process can deliver benefits and disruption! A survey by Deloitte last year found that 33% of businesses are already using AI at some point in the recruitment process, and this number is set to increase in 2018 and beyond. Three quarters […]