HR Review

Alex Efthymiades: Do women and men communicate differently during mediation?

In John Gray’s best-selling book from the early 1990s, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, he describes how women and men seem to be from different planets because they are so different from each other. Whilst there are always exceptions and individual differences, a lot of recent and reliable research by psychologists, linguists […]

Category: HR Review | Tuesday 1 November 2016 | Author: Alex Efthymiades
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Conflict management – another answer to employee engagement? – HR Review

Introduction Employee engagement is something every organisation desires, but few know how to achieve. In this article, we approach the issue from a different angle. We argue that an effective way to raise employee engagement is to improve an organisation’s ability to manage conflict quickly, informally and collaboratively. This is because conflict at work, when […]

Category: HR Review | Monday 7 March 2016 | Author: Alex Efthymiades
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Surely HR is tough enough already? How to transfer conflict management responsibility back to managers – HR Review

The life of a HR director has never been harder. The abundance of employment legislation and tendency to cut to formal process straight away has placed even greater strain on HR departments. The need for HR to be seen to deliver value to the organisation, not just transactional processes, has made HR a tough place […]

Category: HR Review | Friday 30 October 2015 | Author: Anna Shields
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How conflict resolution and mediation can decrease workplace absence – HR Review

Workplace absenteeism has a massive impact on UK business. Whilst employers expect employees to miss a certain number of days a year due to coughs, colds and minor illnesses, excessive absences can lead to decreased productivity and a negative impact on an organisation’s bottom line. Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that 131 […]

Category: HR Review | Saturday 1 November 2014 | Author: Anna Shields
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