What does a red dot mean?

https://youtu.be/XEz_LLDv518 Today I am talking about the red dot. Now that sounds like a very strange subject, but it’s something which I’ve had a couple of conversations with people over the last few days, who are returning to in-person meetings, returning to the office where people are together. There are still a lot of people […]

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Flexible working in the future???

https://youtu.be/tfjpWIWZiFo Below are three links you need! Our panel discussion on Flexible Working which took place in July 2021. A link to the Government proposals A link to the consultation document Do not be upset withthe legislation you get if you don’t take the opportunity to have your say now! The closing date for consultation […]

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Should employers consider giving workers a week off so they can take a break for mental health?

Nike has shut down its global headquarters for a week and thousands of office workers have been given time off in an effort to mitigate burnout from the pandemic. The American sportswear giant’s head office employees were encouraged to unwind, de-stress and spend time with loved ones for the last week of August. At the […]

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Age Discrimination in Recruitment

Last week I had the pleasure of discussing recruitment, age discrimination and Artificial Intelligence with Roberto Perrone at BBC Three Counties Radio. You can listen to the interview here, but below are my thoughts. The interview was triggered by the experiences of Karen Beecham, a 58 year old buyer who was made redundancy from M&S […]

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The Elephant in the Room: Loan Elephants – Hybrid Working

Anyone who tells you that they know what the future of work looks like is lying! This blog is particularly focussed on those businesses, or parts of businesses, which are office based. There are of course plenty of people who do not have the opportunity to work from home for whom this debate is not […]

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The Elephant in the Room: Loan Elephants – Bullying

Do you remember the school bully? If so, why? To misquote Maya Angelou, “It’s not what they said, but how they made you feel”. You forget the actual words, but you are left with the feelings. This is true whether the words are positive or negative and their impact can be felt for years. Bullying […]

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The Elephant in the Room: Loan Elephants – Bereavement

There are three things which are certain in life: birth, death and taxes. Everyone’s experience of bereavement is different, and you can’t assume that because you reacted in a certain way, that others will do the same. Unlike some of our other ‘elephants in the room’, as an employer, the chances are you are doing […]

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The Elephant in the Room: Loan Elephants – Domestic Violence

Many employers would like to bury their head in the sand and believe that what goes on at home has nothing to do with the employee at work, but this is not the case. The first thing to note here is that while it is fair to note that in most domestic violence (DV) and […]

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The Elephant in the Room: Loan Elephants – Sexual Harassment

It is naïve to think that sexual harassment does not exist within your workplace. It is naïve to think that you, as the business owner, would know if there is sexual harassment in your business. It is naïve to assume that because you don’t know about it, no one is feeling sexually harassed. It is […]

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