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Why should I spend money on an online appraisal system when paper costs nothing?

Posted on 14th May 2018 by Kirsty Meade

If you have ever tried to conduct an employee performance management process using a paper-based system, you will know how much time…

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Why ‘Transparency’ is the latest buzzword

Posted on 10th May 2018 by Gemma Scott

When Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe unknowingly took to the media stage last week with his rendition of the Broadway hit: ‘We’re in the money’ between TV interviews discussing the merger with ASDA, it was easy to see how…

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How to use SM&CR regulations as a catalyst for engagement

Posted on by Lucinda Carney

What is SM&CR and who does it apply to? The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) is a regulatory framework designed to strengthen the accountability of senior individuals working in the…

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Our Great British Workplace – is it holding us back?

Posted on 24th April 2018 by Gemma Scott

For all our many flaws, we pride ourselves on our ability to organise things down to a tee, to our politeness and for our non-confrontational manner (for which we apologise even when we are not at fault!). We may moan about…

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Make someone feel ‘extra sunny’ today by giving some positive feedback!

Posted on 19th April 2018 by Kirsty Meade

What a glorious day!  Seeing the sun appear (finally) really has lifted the office – girls are wearing dresses with pockets (there is just something fabulous…

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No-one is indispensable – start your succession planning now!

Posted on 4th April 2018 by Kirsty Meade

Last week the media circus went crazy speculating whether ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway show could continue without one of its main presenters…

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‘Let it go, Let it go’…a wellbeing lesson from Disney

Posted on 27th March 2018 by Kirsty Meade

Sorry about that title, bet you’re singing that ‘catchy’ tune now aren’t you! Most of us have been in a position where we have felt hard done by, or that…

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Is your workforce likely to freeze over?

Posted on 27th February 2018 by Gemma Scott

As the Siberian storm or ‘Beast from the East’ sets in across the UK, some of us face heavy snow and freezing conditions whilst others have so far witnessed a flurry of flakes and wait expectantly for the blizzard to take hold.

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Performance Management – 5 Common Myths

Posted on 22nd February 2018 by Gemma Scott

The topic of performance management is well ingrained within the structure of professional life and has in recent years’ experienced major transformation, by becoming a far more comprehensive process for engaging employees…

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