Human Capital

Employee Experience – why you should embrace it

Have you ever considered the employee experience at your company? Most companies are well versed in the world of customer experience, because everyone knows that an enjoyable experience for customers means that customers come back for more!

Bearing this in mind, perhaps it’s easy to see why similar principles are [...]

What does Manager as Coach actually mean?

Maybe your organisation already encourages you as a manager to incorporate coaching your team members into your daily routine? Do you find it difficult to buy into this?
One of the most frequent objections from managers comes from being unsure what coaching really means and what is expected.

Although the [...]

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Why do we need ‘Manager as Coach?’
An opinion poll conducted by Gallup has found that 87% of employees worldwide are unmotivated, disengaged and under-performing.

In contrast, a highly engaged workforce is said to outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share. The economic repercussions of having employees who [...]

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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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    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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    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 [...]

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. Employee wellbeing is clearly at a low point. Unsurprisingly, the working world is now desperately [...]

Gender or Talent Gap? The Example of the Working Mum

“Mums are formidable in the workplace, we need to hire more.”
As a working Mum, the title of Melissa Jun Rowley’s blog published in the Women in Leadership section of the Guardian caught my eye.

Even a cursory glance at the media confirms that gender related issues in the workplace [...]

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    Positive and Negative: The Power of Mindset in the Workplace

Positive and Negative: The Power of Mindset in the Workplace

Have you ever considered the incredible effects of mindsets on the ways in which our brains operate? Recent research is quite fascinating; in short, we can apparently change the way our brains work on a physical level, simply by altering the things that we think and talk about! On [...]