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3 things we can learn from sick leave benchmarks

3 things we can learn from sick leave benchmarks

Pre-2020, it was pretty standard to be surrounded by sweaty, snotty people on the morning commute - everyone dragging themselves into work through fevers and fatigue, sneezes echoing through the office, without the sneezers becoming social pariahs. Since the pandemic, it feels like things have...

How to be a people leader (whatever your title)

How to be a people leader (whatever your title)

Anyone can be a boss, but not every boss is a leader.  Being in charge, having a special parking spot, or badge, power to fire people, or even an enviable salary - those things don’t make you a leader. So whether you’re a line manager, team lead, managing director, or CEO, you need to do more to...

How to be prepared for whatever happens in 2024

How to be prepared for whatever happens in 2024

Happy New Year! After the chaos of Christmas, the furore of the festive season, and - most importantly - a much-needed break from work, it’s time to get on it. Across the world, thousands of HR professionals are sitting at laptops planning for the year ahead. There’s a problem though. If the last...

3 things HR can learn from 2023

3 things HR can learn from 2023

Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Or don’t get a chance to intentionally repeat it, depending on how you look at it… That’s why, when we get to the end of a year, it’s a good time to reflect.  What happened in the last 12 months? What can we learn from it? What mistakes...

Women in tech: what you need to know

Women in tech: what you need to know

Childcare, construction - there’s a lot of traditionally gendered industries, and the technology sector has become one of them. But with an increasing emphasis on diversity - and its many organisational benefits - are things changing? And if not, why not?  Do tech employees think there’s a...

Why retail needs young workers (and how to retain them)

Why retail needs young workers (and how to retain them)

“Everyone should have to work in retail, at least once” - it’s a commonly held belief of anyone who’s ever worked in a supermarket or shop, and the sentiment tells you a lot about the reality of working in a customer-facing job.  For an industry long-challenged by high turnover and facing...

HR vs. Line Manager responsibilities: end the battle

HR vs. Line Manager responsibilities: end the battle

  “Who is responsible for this?” What a loaded question. It can be punishing or praising. Offload work, attributing blame, or seeking a recipient for adulation. And inherent in any answer, there’s a sense of hierarchy - of someone having to answer to another’s authority.  In the workplace,...

The HR paradox: how do you spend time?

The HR paradox: how do you spend time?

“We’d love you to paint the Sistine Chapel, but first could you do some paperwork?” “Walking on the moon? Go for it! As soon as you’ve logged all these data points” “Solving world hunger is definitely something I want you to focus on, once this filing is done”   Ok, we’re exaggerating - but...

Why HR deserves more respect (and how to get it)

Why HR deserves more respect (and how to get it)

When you’re sat in the passenger seat giving directions, you don’t expect the driver to ignore you completely - especially when they turn right instead of left, and speed directly into a river. Soggy shoes aside, it’d be reasonable to be slightly irritated at the lack of belief in your...