It has been revealed in the media today that the Prime Minister is launching a consultation regarding the possibility of forcing employers to report on the pay structures of ethnic employees compared to non-ethnic ones.
This follows much discussion by many politicians and government offices on the discrepancies in pay structures for ethnic groups who state that generally they have to submit twice as many cv’s for job applications compared to their non-ethnic peers. Read More
Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “paying attention in the present moment, non-judgmentally”.
Mindfulness is a proven methodology for enabling this balance. It has already had a big impact on the modern workplace; implemented by some of the most successful companies around, it is increasingly seen as an antidote to modern workplace issues and a way to promote positive wellbeing. Read More
To quote Warren Buffet, “Price is what you pay… value is what you get.”
One of my core business principles is about “adding value.” Easy to say, but I am confident I walk the walk. Why? To put it frankly, because it’s important to me. In fact, I would go as far to say that it is one of my driving forces. Read More
A recent survey undertaken by YouGov has revealed that only 6% of UK workers are working the traditional working hours of 9am – 5pm.
There are many reasons for the shift in this approach, including:
employment law allows any employee who has more than 26 weeks’ continuous service to make a flexible working request, which the employer then has a duty to consider and can only refuse it on specific grounds;
industries have become more accessible and functional outside of the traditional set working hours;
the advances in internet and technology means that business can be made and emails be sent in the touch or swipe of a button.
There is still much uncertainty surrounding the terms of the UK’s Brexit deal with the EU and in particular for EU citizens working in the UK. For some months now, the government has been urging employers to protect their EU citizens as there had been no clarity over residency rights before the final Brexit deal is signed. Read More
There has been much debate recently about the impact of Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) and its impact on the workplace.
In the US, all types of businesses are harnessing AI to forecast demand, hire workers and deal with customers. In 2017 companies spent around $22bn on AI-related mergers and acquisitions, about 26 times more than in 2015. Read More
While diversity and inclusion has been on the radar of smart organisations for years, in recent months the impetus for true inclusion has grown significantly, with high-profile initiatives such as gender pay gap reporting in the UK, and the widespread reporting of sexual harassment in the film industry, pushing the agenda forward significantly.
New CIPD research published this summer looks at the consequences of diversity in the work place, the barriers that are keeping inequalities in place and the steps organisations need to take to ensure their business offers equality to everyone. Read More
When it comes to performance management, there’s a powerful link between productivity and what is commonly known as “compassionate leadership”. The single greatest influence on profitability and productivity within an organisation is the ability of leaders to spend more time and effort developing and recognising their people, welcoming feedback, including criticism, and fostering co-operation among staff. Read More
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