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Poor company culture costs the UK economy an astonishing £23.6bn each year, according to a report by breatheHR. What’s more, failing to prioritise this often neglected yet vital element of a business has caused a third (34%) of British employees to quit their jobs. The report,...

How are your organisation’s parents coping with balancing work and family life? If you can’t answer that with any great conviction, you need to start asking the right questions to get a clearer picture of the situation. A major new study suggests many parents are finding...

It’s at this time of year when people obsess over New Year’s resolutions. This year, how about adopting a business-wide resolution? Something that could improve the lives of all your people. As a suggestion, why not take heed from the French and encourage employees to disconnect...

It’s that time of the year we celebrate kindness in society and day to day life. World Kindness Day takes place on the 13th November every year, when people are encouraged to carry out random acts of kindness. Instead of just seeing it as a one-off...

4 ways to get the most out of your millennials Millennials are a demanding bunch when it comes to what they want from their employer. They want flexibility, meaningful and purposeful work, a social connection, real-time feedback and recognition, and the most up-to-date technology, to name...

As Ryanair demonstrated last week, managing staff leave and absence is far from straightforward, as any HR team will know. However, with the technology available to businesses today, there is little reason that any company should have problems managing annual leave. It’s estimated that 80% of...

We recently discussed the idea that businesses need to do more to help mothers return to work after maternity leave. But what about dads? Research by First4lawyers published earlier this year revealed that the UK lags behind 28 countries when it comes to parental leave provisions. In...

The UK's rate of maternal employment is 27% lower than other Western countries. Isn’t it about time we did something about that? Some businesses are already doing their bit to help mothers return to work after maternity leave, offering on-site childcare for staff. However, only 5%...

Businesses have scant reason not to ensure their working practices and technologies are fit for today’s workforce – but as we outlined in the previous two blogs, many are lagging behind the times. In fact, for some, progress has been so limited, a 2013 talk by...

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