Unconscious bias in the workplace
Our brains make decisions and judgements with incredible speed. We’re hard-wired by personal experience, societal influences and even context to make decisions about people based on their appearance. During a recruitment and selection process, promotion decisions and when giving access to training these decisions or judgements can occur without us even being aware of it....
Everyday is a school day
One constant in business: Change The demands on businesses change constantly, from the challenges of regulatory compliance and health and safety to software or hardware updates, management training and alignment with industry guidelines. Changing times require changing skill sets, and top performing employers know that in order to perform well they must develop themselves and...
Data Protection for the 21st Century
Employment aspects of GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law on 25 May 2018. GDPR is the biggest change to data protection law in 20 years and reflects technology developments and increasing amounts of personal information processing.
Surviving Winter Blues
Tis the season to shine! It’s been a long winter. Spring feels a long way off. Reaching summer seems impossible. The skies are grey. Oomph is in scant supply. So, at this time of year how can you brush away those winter blues and motivate your employees with a dash of happiness and a little...
Ask Us – Employee retention
We are an SME and I know 2018 is going to be a huge growth year for us. However, I suspect some of our staff are looking elsewhere for jobs. Losing that experience will have a detrimental impact on our operations, but as a SME I’m very limited as to what benefits I can offer...
New Year’s Resolutions (and why they matter)
A new year offers new personal and business opportunities and possibilities to improve on the past year and take an incremental upward/forward step. Many people look forward to January 1st and use the milestone to signify the beginning of a healthier happier lifestyle. However, inconveniences like life in general, work, and a lack of...
Workplace Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a delicate topic. With the holiday season fast approaching every employer has the additional concern of the office Christmas party; where the risk of harassment is even greater with alcohol flowing. It’s possible that an employee could find themselves caught between the mistletoe and the photocopier by the...
Traditional job interviews – R.I.P?
Most companies rely on traditional job interviews to make hiring decisions but even with effective interview skills this is a potentially risky method of selecting the right candidate because apparently 4 out of 5 people embellish during an interview (see also The Best Place to Work – The Art & Science of Creating an Extraordinary...
The Gender Pay Gap in Britain
Last month we were invited by Emily Harbottle, Editor at Catena (Nottingham) Limited to comment on her article published in Catena’s Network Magazine July/August. They have kindly allowed us to share the following article with you. In the last 100 years, women have come a long way in terms of equality. We are now able to vote, own our...
Are audits all that?
All too often, in the rush to fix problems and move on to the next one, we don’t fully assess the issue and end up with a short-term patch rather than a long-term solution. For employment matters it can be a good investment of time to undertake a full HR audit