Tag Archive: HR
In light of National Stress Awareness day, operations director in the South Midlands at construction company Willmott Dixon, explores what companies can do to ensure staff wellbeing remains at a high.
Today’s recruiters want their assessments to deliver four objectives: to differentiate their employer brand, to provide an engaging candidate experience, to deliver process efficiency and, most importantly, to provide robust and objective data about which candidates will thrive in the role and fit their culture.
Business leaders know far too well that an engaged workforce is likely to be more productive and invested in their company as a whole. In fact, according to recent research 70% of business leaders see a strong link between engagement and productivity.
As working patterns have become more flexible, job sharing has increasingly become a viable option for employees and even employers.
All too often the HR department is viewed simply as a team of firefighters, just called upon to defuse a crisis and then retreating to the shadows of the supportive “back office”. Businesses are quickly realising why this is unsustainable. If they wish to balance the books, innovate and manage talent and productivity simultaneously, HR has a key role to play.
Businesses need to stop penalizing employees when they legitimately take days off for the good of their mental health, and should even introduce ‘mental health home days’ to encourage loyalty, support and good communication in the workplace, according to cognitive psychologist and business neuroscientist, Dr Lynda Shaw.
Firstly, your learning provision should reflect the way that people want to learn. Knowledge is no longer restricted to a select few; it has become openly available and instantly accessible through hand-held devices.
Co-working, where different businesses work together in a shared office space, is growing in the UK at a rapid rate. By 2018 it is estimated that the number of members using co-working spaces globally will have reached one million.