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Adapting to the new multi-generational workforce

multi-generational workforce

Adapting to the new multi-generational workforce The modern workforce is in a constant state of evolution and adaptation. From the baby boomers to Generation Y, previous generations have had their own unique needs and challenges in the workplace. However, the emergence of Generation Z, the first truly digital-native generation, has presented a new and unique […]

Employee wellbeing is now an accepted business factor

Thank you to Lisbeth Claus at The HR Congress for raising this central dilemma within HR – a tightrope that HR practitioners walk every day. The pandemic has brought to the surface the financial versus human dilemma like never before. Employee wellbeing is now accepted as a factor in business results. Intellectually, that is. It’s in the day-to-day that […]

Who has responsibility for how people are treated?

Who has responsibility for how people are treated? In our recent poll, 68% voted that leaders and managers SHOULD own responsibility for how people are treated. How do you think people would have voted if the question asked who DOES own that responsibility? How does this play out for you, in reality? In my work […]

What would be your reason to stay?

What would be your reason to stay? Asking people why they’re planning to stay is a far more powerful question than asking why they’re leaving Asking people why they’re planning to stay is a far more powerful question than asking why they’re leaving. You get valuable data as well as the opportunity to give a […]

‘Quiet quitting’ and ‘toxic behaviours’

‘Quiet quitting’ and ‘toxic behaviours’ New jargon in headlines reveals a fresh interest in what’s actually often an old topic. ‘Quiet quitting’ and ‘toxic behaviours’ – new jargon in headlines reveals a fresh interest in what’s actually often an old topic. In this case, it’s what happens in that crucial relationship between people and their […]

Adopt a people-oriented focus to increase employee contribution

Here’s some powerful research by McKinsey & Company to use with your business leaders to make the case for investing in the conditions that help people to make a stronger contribution. I’ve picked out a few quotes – you’ll agree it’s worth it. The ‘P+P Winners’ here are those who make smart investments in BOTH Performance and […]

Middle managers: your most precious resource

Middle managers often feel like the meat in the sandwich – pressure from above and from below. Yet their impact on managing and developing talent is critical. In a report from McKinsey & Company recommend that they spend: ‘More time on talent.’  Agreed. ‘Organizations can help managers who are stuck spending time on planning and […]

HR worry more about employees than about caring for themselves

If you’re finding your HR role tough, you’re not alone. Research by Marion Hewitt confirmed that people in HR worry more about other employees than about caring for themselves. Hundreds signed up for our recent webinar on this, so let’s take a deeper dive. As Dave Ulrich clarifies in his ‘Paradoxes in HR’, there are many tensions, […]

How to create and maintain a high-performance culture

Creating and maintaining a high-performance culture within an organisation is a complex but achievable goal. It involves a combination of leadership, employee engagement, clear objectives, and ongoing improvement efforts. Here are some steps to help you: 1. Set clear goals and expectations It is important to set clear goals and expectations for employees so that they […]

How to create a culture of continuous feedback

Gaining continuous feedback from employees is crucial for the success and overall well-being of an organisation. Engaged employees are more committed and motivated to perform at their best. By seeking and acting on feedback, you demonstrate that you value their opinions and are willing to make improvements based on their input. Organisations need to make […]