The robots are coming. Now there’s a phrase that gets the blood pumping. From The Terminator to I, Robot, it’s hardly surprising that this prospect is a daunting one.
Working less hours can bring a positive impact to employees and help motivate them to do better, inevitably increasing productivity.
Long gone are the boring cubicle offices from the 80s; today offices are creative showrooms of design innovation.
Summertime and the livin’ is easy. So says the old Gershwin song. Many employees would like to have that as the theme tune for a few weeks that blend work more effectively with the chance to take the opportunities that summer offers…
Approximately 80 per cent of companies say they use annual reviews, yet the latest research* shows that they don’t enhance productivity at all. In some instances, they can be detrimental.
Working in an office, on the surface, appears harmless. There is no comparing it to professions such as firefighting or policing when it comes to risk factor.
Despite widespread resistance from the business community, in April 2020, the government will press ahead with its reforms to off-payroll working in the private sector (IR35).
You don’t have to look far to find tales of marketers excluded from boardrooms
There will always be occasions when managers need to have awkward conversations with staff. Perhaps they aren’t performing as expected or their behaviour isn’t in line with the company’s culture and values.
With the advent of shared parental leave, working fathers are entitled to more time with their newborn children than ever before but is the government legislation working?