Up Close and Personnel

Month: July 2017

A Landmark Ruling: The Fall of the Fees Order

Chances are, you’ve already heard about this morning’s landmark at the Supreme Court, where it was ruled that the fees which have been imposed upon employees in order to take a case to tribunal are unlawful. Not only will such fees be prohibited going forwards, all fees already paid are to be reimbursed.

The Gender Pay Gap: It’s Time To Get Real

Those of you who were fortunate enough to attend our Client Forum at the start of the month will have been treated to a fascinating piece of research from our Insight and Engagement Director, Simon Andrew.

Home Is Where The Heart Is – A Sense of Belonging

Time for a bit of theory. Let’s pull up some Maslow, shall we? If we’re honest, for most of us, it’s probably one of the only theoretical models which has really stuck in our head. This is likely for a couple of reasons. One, it’s pretty darn straightforward, compared to a lot of the models out there which you need a PhD in to even begin to be able to get your head around them. And two, it’s directly relevant to every single one of us.

Death By Email

Chances are, regardless of the sector, industry or size of business that you work within, email is probably your most prevalent communication tool. Since it burst into widespread use in the late 1990s it has transformed the way most organisations communicate. And, with that, it has brought both benefits and pitfalls.

The Employee Value Proposition

Yesterday, I was privileged to be able to speak at the Benefex Forum about the Employee Value Proposition. For those who weren’t able to be there, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts in a blog post.

Meetings, Meetings, Everywhere

I suspect I’m unlikely to be alone with my confession that I have, on more than one occasion, found myself stuck inside a meeting which was serving almost no productive purpose. Meetings are both the saviour and the curse of the modern workplace. Saviours because, when run effectively, they can move decision making forward at a velocity which endless email trails with the world copied in could never hope to emulate. And curse because, as you will no doubt have experienced, the number of meetings which are actually run in such an efficient and productive manner can be few and far between.

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