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Why it’s time to humanise the workplace

How often do you have meaningful conversations with colleagues at work? If the answer is ‘rarely’, then find out why it’s time to make a positive, conscious change in the way you approach workplace relationships. Mental health seems to be top of the HR agenda at the moment. This is thanks in part to the efforts of Prince William and others […]

Category: HR Zone | Friday 30 November 2018 | Author: Tania Coke
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How to avoid another year of Trexit

2016 was a year of divisive politics. In the UK, factions formed around the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ camps. In the US, the battle lines were drawn between supporters of Trump and those of Clinton. In both cases, the rhetoric was vicious and saw a rise in hate-related incidents. It was easy to point fingers and […]

Category: HR Zone | Monday 23 January 2017 | Author: Tania Coke
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Workplace conflict: Is the workplace itself part of the problem? – HR Zone

We all know that workplace stress can have long-lasting negative consequences on employees. Long hours, unrealistic demands, and looming layoffs can lead to an increase in workplace conflict and health problems. But these issues are compounded when the workplace itself is a part of the problem. Academic research highlights the importance of the workplace environment on employees’ […]

Category: HR Zone | Wednesday 27 April 2016 | Author: Macarena Mata
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What can you do to defuse workplace conflicts? – Part One – HR Zone

What could you do to help defuse workplace conflicts? This two-part series outlines the core skills used by trained mediators in a workplace mediation. These skills can be applied on an informal basis, as a means of managing workplace conflict at the earliest stage. Following Consensio’s mediation principles, we assume firstly that your involvement is […]

Category: HR Zone | Tuesday 27 October 2015 | Author: Alex Efthymiades & Tania Coke
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Putting empathy back on the workplace agenda – HR Zone

One of the more surprising items on the British political agenda this year was empathy.  This is largely thanks to Labour leader Ed Miliband, who has cited empathy as one of his core political values and has even recruited the help of empathy expert Professor Simon Baron Cohen to develop his “politics of empathy”.   It […]

Category: HR Zone | Monday 26 January 2015 | Author: Anna Shields
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