The Changing Face Of Work

Just as the way people work in the UK has changed a great deal over the past few decades – a move away from manufacturing to a service-based economy, the proliferation of computer use, and so on – so too has the way people are actually employed changed to match. Zero-hour contracts, an increase in […]

Drowned Out: Why Rewarding Those Who Shout the Loudest Can Be Bad For Business

How do you identify the best-performing members of staff? Some roles will have the productivity figures to make it simple – but it can often be more difficult, which can provide an extra challenge when it comes to recognition and rewards for your employees. When a team succeeds on a project, for example, is it […]

Managing Blended Workforces in the Gig Economy

Over the past decade, the way the world goes to work has changed a great deal – and some may say for the worse. A growing number of people are on zero-hour contracts and firms such as Uber and Deliveroo have tried classing workers as self-employed to avoid providing holiday or sick pay. These changes, […]

Improving Your Candidate Experience

When does your relationship with your employees begin? Their first day at work? Not quite – it begins the second they send you their application. A bad experience as a candidate means a negative image for a company – even if the candidate in question goes on to get the job. You want new hires […]

Healthy New Years

As we move into a new year, employee health and wellbeing will be an essential focus for businesses. Research has often shown what we all know to be true – that healthy workers are happy workers, and vice versa. A workforce that is better supported by their employers in relation to their mental and physical […]

Employee and Client Gifts: What Are the Rules?

Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, as recognition or a thank you, or any other kind of celebration or occasion, giving gifts to employees and clients, as well as offering hospitality, is a common and important part of building good business relationships, both internally and externally. Whether you’re dealing with those in your own organisation, a […]