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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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Conflict management: what we can learn from Samurai culture

When looking to develop your mediation skills in the workplace, we could all learn something from the Japanese way of communication, which embraces ambiguity and complexity.  To me, a British mediator, it is obvious that the best way to handle a dispute is to talk about it. Well, it was obvious until I moved to […]

Category: HR Zone | Monday 9 March 2020 | Author: Tania Coke
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Why conflict is ruining your workplace – and how to fix it

When staff fall out, everyone in your business suffers. Here’s how HR can begin the fightback On paper, they don’t seem like much. A colleague is excluded from work conversations and not invited to a meeting when a new project is introduced. Another is cut off in the middle of answering a question or pulled […]

Category: People Management | Friday 24 January 2020 | Author: Anna Shields
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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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