Jan 29, 2019 3:12:10 PM
HR Trends with Leadership Labs Podcast

What are some of the current and emerging trends in HR?

How to manage the stress levels and avoid burning of employees out, while also keeping up high level of productivity?

Who bares the responsibility for employee's wellbeing: senior management, HR, employees themselves or a combination?

What are some practical things that both senior management and HR practitioners can do right now to close the communication gap?

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Jan 8, 2019 2:22:00 PM
It’s time to prove HR’s impact on business success

Have you noticed that every other department is in full focus, today?

Marketing is setting up leads with fancy content, and the sales team are converting them into profitable long-term clients. Upper Management is running the show, Finance and legal are formulating strategies and the administration team are supporting the whole operation.

What about HR? Well... we’re just doing our thing – seen and never heard. I mean, we’re only responsible for a business’ greatest asset: the staff.

The real problem is, we only have ourselves to blame.
It’s time to re-establish the importance of Human Resources, and here’s how.

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Dec 11, 2018 3:12:25 PM
Agile HR: A transformation still in progress

Agile working methods started life in the world of software development but quickly migrated to other sectors. Companies looking to gain a competitive edge through innovation began adopting the agile project management practices of Silicon Valley. So out went top-down, long-term planning. In came small, cross-functional teams working through short cycles or “sprints” to meet fast-changing customer needs.

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Nov 27, 2018 1:04:00 PM
Revealed - The Secrets of Successful People Analytics

The idea that the quality of employees’ working lives has an impact on a company’s bottom line might once have sounded ridiculous. Now that it’s gone mainstream, organisations are collecting more and more data - not only about work life quality, but related issues, including employee wellbeing, engagement and satisfaction.

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Nov 7, 2018 4:21:03 PM
Is your company really ready for employee engagement?

Most HR professionals, if asked, would argue employee engagement is important. For HR the goal should always be happy and satisfied employees who do a good job and feel comfortable at work. In reality there seems to be a lack of true commitment to implementation of ongoing employee engagement strategies.

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Oct 23, 2018 11:22:00 AM
The complex relationship between stress and productivity

Work-related stress is at sky-high levels as employees struggle with constant technological change, unsupportive managers and heavy workloads. An “always on” culture that’s blurred the line between work and leisure time also drives stress levels up – and in some cases leads to burnout. That’s a tragedy for the individuals concerned and a problem for their employers who must cover the heavy costs of sickness absence or of hiring replacements.      

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Oct 9, 2018 9:53:00 PM
Why organisational culture is the key to success

You often hear how a company’s organisational culture is key to happy employees, a growing business and success. But what is organisational culture really about? Is it something as simple as hanging inspirational quotes on the wall, offering fresh fruit and sprinkling comfortable chairs, lounges and cushions  around the office?

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Sep 18, 2018 11:11:00 AM
Strategic role for HR is finally within reach

Are HR professionals just administrators or can they also play a strategic role?  It’s a question that has been hotly debated for many years, but many businesses thought they had found the answer when they adopted the so-called Ulrich model. This handed transactional work to staff in shared services centres, freeing up other members of the HR team to focus on higher value work as experts in recruitment, reward and other specialist areas or as business partners. At least that was was the theory.

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Sep 4, 2018 11:11:05 AM
The real potential of employee engagement surveys

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of employee engagement surveys? Fun, useful and a chance to reflect? Or time-consuming, irrelevant and with no apparent use?

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Aug 8, 2018 1:11:00 PM
Hard data helps drive down employee absence

Employee absence eats into company profits. The problem isn’t just the direct costs of paying workers while they are off sick. When you add all the indirect costs, including lost production and paying for staff cover, absenteeism can consume as much as 15% of an organisation’s payroll, according to one study.

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