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The Management Skills Crisis

Posted on 19th October 2020 by Lucinda Carney

Pre-Covid, we regularly read shocking statements such as poor management and leadership costs the UK economy up to £19bn a year through lost productivity. Certainly, it’s ‘old news’ that the UK has a management training deficiency. But what does this mean in the current hybrid workplace? And how can we provide the training our managers need?

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Virtual Management Practices within a Hybrid Workplace

Posted on 5th October 2020 by Helen Parkins

With remote working here to stay due to the latest spike in COVID-19 cases, good virtual management practices are essential, particularly for productivity and wellbeing. So, how can we ensure managers have the skills they need? In this blog, we provide a brief overview of the PERFORM model.

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Understanding the SMCR rules during COVID-19

Posted on 1st October 2020 by Helen Parkins

As we are all aware, COVID-19 has had a major impact on us all, both in our everyday and working lives. Fortunately, the FCA recognised the added complications of complying with SMCR under a pandemic and has provided various support such as extending the SMCR conduct rules for solo-regulated firms as well as temporary arrangements.

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Celebrating the 75th Episode of the HR Uprising Podcast

Posted on 30th September 2020 by Helen Parkins

We are happy to announce the celebration of the 75th episode of the HR Uprising Podcast, where we are joined by Bruce Daisley, host of ‘Eat Sleep, Work Repeat’ podcast! In celebration of our 75th episode, we also have a brand-new podcast series and a virtual management training course!

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Announcing our new partnership: Actus & the HRi

Posted on 23rd September 2020 by Helen Parkins

Here at Actus, we are proud to be working in partnership with the HRi, a brand new membership body that provides practical support for HR independents as well as offering a voice on behalf of the many thousands of workers not registered with the CIPD.

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3 Wellbeing Considerations for Remote Working

Posted on 14th September 2020 by Dominic Hopkins

Homeworking can affect the wellbeing of employees and therefore productivity. In this blog, we explore the 3 wellbeing considerations for remote working, as supported by research. By using these 3 wellbeing considerations, it can help improve your understanding of how your team is coping, thereby allowing you to implement support systems as required.

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