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On election day I’ll be voting on values, not policies

What we most lack in politics is not good ideas or clever analysis. If anything can break the deadlock it will be the attitudes and values of our politicians, not their policies There is also extreme emotion, as the Brexit debate continues to rage in our homes and in parliament. And there are extremes of […]

Category: HR Magazine | Wednesday 4 December 2019 | Author: Tania Coke
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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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National Stress Awareness Day: five steps to improve employee wellbeing

National Stress Awareness Day on 6 November is a timely reminder of the need to manage workplace stress proactively and effectively. There’s a lot of concern about mental health and stress at work, especially with the fast pace of most people’s working lives. As an HR professional, do you know how to spot someone in […]

Category: HR Zone | Wednesday 6 November 2019 | Author: Anna Shields
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Multicultural teaming at work

Today’s teams operate across boundaries of culture, generation and lifestyle – and this can lead to conflict. Tania Coke reveals how to overcome differences in a multicultural working environment. The mono-cultural team is a thing of the past. In Britain today, it’s hard to find any team that does not operate across boundaries of ethnicity, […]

Category: Training Journal | Monday 28 October 2019 | Author: Tania Coke
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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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