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    Easy does it: How a trend to slow down could reduce work-related stress

Easy does it: How a trend to slow down could reduce work-related stress

Good mental health helps us to think, feel and act in a way that enables us to successfully overcome challenges, enjoy life and ultimately be happier – both at home and at work.
Yet, in our current high-tech performance-driven world, we often feel that ongoing stress is the price [...]

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    Why Being Able to Coach Your Employees Makes You a Better Manager

Why Being Able to Coach Your Employees Makes You a Better Manager

The findings of the CIPD Learning and Development Survey from 2015 show that three quarters of organisations currently offer a degree of coaching or mentoring to their employees. 13% were planning to introduce this in 2016, with most expecting that their use of coaching will increase by 2017.
But [...]

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    The Power of Persuasion: Building Influence in the Workplace

The Power of Persuasion: Building Influence in the Workplace

Have you ever sat and wondered how some people seem to be able to persuade others to do anything? It can be awe inspiring to see this particular skill at work, but there are simple techniques that you can apply that will help you to build influence quite easily. [...]

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    Trust in the Workplace: We Can’t Work Together with Suspicious Minds

Trust in the Workplace: We Can’t Work Together with Suspicious Minds

Do you trust your employees, and crucially, do they trust you?
We hear a lot about how trust is vital to personal relationships, but professional relationships depend upon trust just as much. Without it, things start to fall apart quickly.

Ernst and Young have conducted a survey which has found [...]

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    Making Teams Work Like Legendary Basketball Coach Pat Summitt

Making Teams Work Like Legendary Basketball Coach Pat Summitt

Sadly, Pat Summitt passed away in June 2016 after a courageous battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s. After 38 years as a successful basketball coach, she leaves behind a legacy of creating winning teams.

Under her leadership, the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team never had a losing season. Pat Summitt accrued over [...]

How to Become More Comfortable with Giving Feedback on Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment™ Profiles

As a new PI analyst, giving your first feedback to applicants or employees on their PI profile can be nerve wracking. We have collected a few thoughts and hints that you might find helpful:

A solid knowledge of the Predictive Index, the primary factors and their link to expected [...]

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    3 Ways to Keep Your Workforce Motivated in Times of Change and Uncertainty

3 Ways to Keep Your Workforce Motivated in Times of Change and Uncertainty

All business have to be flexible to survive the constant flux going on in and around them. We all know that change and uncertainty are inevitable on some level, but do we all know how to handle it?
Some people enjoy a constantly evolving work environment, however not all [...]

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    Virtual Teams Part 2: A Workable Approach to Managing Remote Staff

Virtual Teams Part 2: A Workable Approach to Managing Remote Staff

Do you have a strategy for managing virtual teams?
The trends, motivations and statistics behind the rise in remote working in last week’s blog highlighted why thinking about remote working is an important business consideration. As a manager, you will undoubtedly be faced with challenges that come with managing [...]

Do You Have a Strategy for Managing Virtual Teams? Part 1

Part 1: Why is thinking about remote working important?
This first section of this two-part blog highlights reasons why it is useful for your business to think about your approach to remote working now.  Next week’s blog will ponder some considerations that might serve as a starting point for [...]

The Link Between Employee Wellbeing, Engagement and Absence

The latest statistics from CIPD tell us that employee absence has risen to 6.9 days per employee per year on average in the UK, and only 25% of organisations achieved last year’s absence target. Unsurprisingly, the working world is now desperately trying to find out how to address this [...]