How to be a Great Employer during a Pandemic

Goffee and Jones published an article in the Harvard Review in 2013, which is still relevant today and stated that; “People want to do good work – to feel they matter in an organisation that makes a difference. They want to work in a place that magnifies their strengths, not their weaknesses. For that, they need some autonomy and structure, and the organisation must be coherent, honest, and open”. It’s important that businesses, large and small, try to make the workplace as positive and as productive an environment as possible.…

How to deal with Survivor Syndrome

What is Survivor Syndrome? We’ve all felt the impact of redundancies in one form or another over our careers, but what has been happening during the recent Coronavirus outbreak, is going to leave the people who may remain in your business in a difficult situation. When a company decides it needs to cut costs, redundancies will often be top of the list of considerations. In our experience, its often not the fact that you are making the redundancies that’s the problem – your employees are pretty clued up and will…

6 Tips for retaining your best talent during a pandemic

Even in times of recession and economic hardship, leading businesses know that if they want to excel, they need to make sure that they’re recruiting ( if you are in the lucky position and need to recruit!) but more importantly, retaining the very best people for their business. With the concept of a ‘job for life’ now being almost non-existent though, and a tendency for employees to be less loyal when it comes to their career choices, you don’t just hold on to your top talent by accident. Without a…

How to resolve employee conflict during Covid

Conflict is defined by the Oxford dictionary as a “serious argument or disagreement” If you now take this definition into the workplace, there are of course many things that co-workers can either argue or disagree about – such as the time to go to lunch, who deserves to have more of the team manager/ or administrators time, when to take holiday. Add into that mix, all the potential employee conflict around Furloughed and non-Furloughed staff, high absence levels, people feeling fearful and anxious about their futures, money worries, and all…

How to Create a Happy, Health and productive workforce… during Covid19!

As an employer, you have a responsibility to ensure that your staff are healthy, happy, and productive, and this is even more important now than it’s ever been! Not only are there many business benefits to adopting this approach – there’s a moral obligation to do so. The companies that can cement best practices into their everyday working environment, whether that’s while their teams work remotely or during these challenging times, they will undoubtedly reap the benefits when its business as usual! Need a little further incentive? Focusing on health…

The 5 things you should know about: Managing Change

How you manage change within your business is critical at times like these. As a business leader of people manager, you need your team to understand why your business needs to change in response to the Coronavirus, and the importance of accepting and adapting to the changes needed to ensure that you can remain a viable, sustainable business. To download our latest ebook for our 5 top tips on managing change, just fill in your details and we’ll send your ebook to you.…