• 21 Nov 2014

    Building resilience, happiness and wellbeing in your workplace

    By Bibi Martin , founder of BM Interim Management , with over 10 years of expertise in the SME industry. How can I ask my employee to take care of customers if I am not asking him to take care of his own health? - is the question we should all be asking ourselves as managers and directors. For decades, employers have been focusing on employee engagement in the attempt to help people feel happy, competent and satisfied...
    • 9 Sep 2014

    Want to work flexibly? Avoid a career in HR

    By Anna Meller @GrownUpBalance > Being the change you want to see in the (working) world Over six million UK women work part-time – some even reaching the heady heights of senior management, although numbers drop off sharply at this level. However, if anecdotal evidence is to be believed, only a small handful of them work in HR. Once again the topic of working less than full-time has been raised in an...
    • 7 Mar 2014

    Are You Sitting Comfortably At Your Workstation?

    By Robert Stebbings, Communications Manager, Post Office Shop According to the Work Foundation , back pain alone costs the UK economy £7bn a year in work-related absences so the Post Office Shop decided to commission a survey exploring in more detail musculoskeletal and eye related ailments affecting Britain’s workforce. Our research revealed that almost a third of workers are aware that one of their...
    • 6 Dec 2013

    TLC – Twitter, Leadership and Communication

    By Annette Hill, CIPD Charted Fellow As a seasoned HR and OD professional in the public sector, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised to find myself leading the 'HR work stream' for major structural change to my organisation. This is the second time in 3 years... sighs... and both organisations were/are heading for dissolution as required by government policy. > We tweet regularly in addition to using...
    • 24 Jul 2013

    Men more likely to be given flexible schedules

    By Adam Sorensen, World at Work A new study published in the Journal of Social Issues finds that managers are more likely to grant male employees’ requests for flexible work schedules. Researchers found that managers are most likely to approve requests for flexibility from men in high-status jobs in order to pursue career development opportunities (such as professional development courses) whereas they were less...
    • 24 Jul 2013

    A time travelled reward strategy; Who?

    By Ian Davidson, Consultant Introduction I was listening to the excellent “Dr Who at the Proms” on the radio. The music was evocative of different times and alien terrains. A thought struck me; what would the reward landscape look like in ten years’ time? Two alternative possibilities collided in my mind: a sort of Matrix like choice of different futures, a red pill or a blue pill? These were: •...