What’s hiding behind the mask?

As we start another year in a pandemic, workplace relationships are under strain and HR teams are dealing with the inevitable conflict issues that arise. For many of those still working physically together, colleagues are now partially hidden behind a physical mask.  As we deal with the different challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, what’s going […]

Category: HR Magazine | Monday 8 February 2021 | Author: Anna Shields
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3 Ways Leaders Can Improve Their Communication In 2021

Over the last year, the UK government has been accused of sending mixed messages about the Covid-19 pandemic. Christmas was on, and then it was off. In early January, parents were told to ‘absolutely’ send their children to school before directing schools to close the next day. Now, vaccine efficacy is in the headlines due […]

Category: Forbes | Tuesday 2 February 2021 | Author: Anna Shields
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Employee Monitoring Vs. Workplace Trust In An Age Of Remote Working

This year, as communities came together to fight Covid-19, millions of employees packed up their desks and headed for their study, kitchen, or shed.  Technology responded, supporting teams to find new ways to collaborate through digital channels. But this connected virtual workplace brought friction too. As the months rolled on, leaders started to worry that […]

Category: Forbes | Wednesday 13 January 2021 | Author: Anna Shields
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Experts explain: An SME guide to unfair dismissal

We turned to the experts for advice on how to ensure you stay within the law when dismissing employees. Hear direct from top legal experts who specialise in unfair dismissal. “The key to a fair dismissal is often following the correct processes,” says James Tamm, Director of Legal Services at employment law and HR support […]

Category: Real Business | Thursday 7 January 2021 | Author: Alex Efthymiades
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How to develop a conflict-competent culture

Anna Shields outlines ten areas where HR and L&D can look at to support a conflict-competent culture. The Covid-19 pandemic has not only transformed where people work, but also the way they work. As organisations have adjusted to a new reality, many employees have felt additional pressures which have impacted levels of stress, mental health […]

Category: Training Journal | Wednesday 9 December 2020 | Author: Anna Shields
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