Personnel Today

Working from home: How HR can deal with the daily dilemmas

With schools potentially out for summer, the practical challenges of managing a remote workforce and supporting managers to deal with their own teams have just got even more difficult. From dropped video calls to managing expectations around working with children at home, how can HR professionals cope?  For HR departments across the UK, Monday (23 March) […]

Category: Personnel Today | Tuesday 24 March 2020 | Author: Alice Mitchell
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How to avoid Christmas conflict at work

December can be a busy and fraught time in the workplace. How should managers deal with the stresses and strains of the season and avoid conflict in the office? Anna Shields suggests some strategies for the festive period. “That” time of year is rapidly approaching. The season of goodwill to all will soon be here. […]

Category: Personnel Today | Tuesday 3 December 2019 | Author: Anna Shields
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‘I know I’m not a bully, and I felt the need to say that’: an employee’s account of mediation

Every HR professional will be aware of the benefits of workplace mediation, particularly if it can avoid the cost and stress of an employment tribunal. But how does it feel for the employee? Here’s one anonymous worker’s experience of the process.  I never discovered mediation – it discovered me. After 15 years of success as […]

Category: Personnel Today | Wednesday 2 October 2019 | Author: Anna Shields
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Workplace Conflict is a Growing Mental Health Issue

“I needed to stay away from people, stay in my office with the door shut.” A new survey from one of the UK’s leading workplace mediation and conflict management providers, Consensio, has highlighted the significant link between workplace conflict and the worrying growth in mental health issues. Consensio surveyed 57 individuals who attended workplace mediation to […]

Category: Personnel Today | Monday 13 May 2019 | Author: Anna Shields
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How courageous conversations can resolve workplace conflicts

Why do so many managers shy away from having tough conversations with employees? Knowing what to say at the right time can help nip conflicts and other issues in the bud, explains Tania Coke from workplace mediation specialists Consensio. When I have a problem with a colleague, I know that the sensible thing to do […]

Category: Personnel Today | Monday 25 June 2018 | Author: Tania Coke
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