Mediation and mindfulness – HR Magazine

Mindfulness has recently caught the popular imagination as a way to counter the stress of everyday life. Mediation has also caught on, as a way to minimise the suffering (both human and financial) caused by workplace conflict. On the surface, mindfulness and workplace mediation are very different: the former is most often considered a silent, solitary practice […]

Category: HR Magazine | Monday 7 July 2014 | Author: Tania Coke
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Dealing with difficult conversations at work – ILM

By Karen Higginbottom Managers in the UK often rate their ability to handle a difficult conversation more highly than others, according to a 2012 survey by Learning Consulting Partnership. The research found more than two-thirds of managers rated themselves as extremely or very confident in their ability to handle a difficult conversation compared to HR […]

Category: ILM | Monday 2 June 2014 | Author: Hannah King
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Impartiality – The Holy Grail – Training Journal

There is a story from India of nine blind men who encounter an elephant for the first time. Reaching out to touch the elephant, they each discover a different part of the elephant’s body and are soon embroiled in violent disagreement. In this story, the nine men are unable to acknowledge one another’s perspectives. Each […]

Category: Training Journal | Sunday 1 June 2014 | Author: Tania Coke
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The five most difficult workplace conversations – People Management

By Jo Faragher From redundancy to a reluctant CEO, People Management guides you through the chats every HR professional dreads 1 Confronting an office bully It’s all about the language – and keeping your cool An accusation of bullying in the workplace can strike fear into the most confident of HR professionals and line managers. So much […]

Category: People Management | Saturday 1 February 2014 | Author: Hannah King
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Government-backed mediation pilots – one year in – HR Zone

One year in, Anna Shields, Director of Consensio, looks at how successful a Government-backed mediation scheme has been to date. In June 2012, the Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) launched and funded a pilot project to increase the use of mediation in the workplace. The long-term aim of this initiative was to shift the culture of […]

Category: HR Zone | Wednesday 15 January 2014 | Author: Anna Shields
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