It’s clear as the country begins to ease COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and life begins to take on some semblance of what it was before the pandemic began, whatever the ‘new normal’ looks like, it will be in place for quite some time. Dependent on a workplace’s operating situation throughout lockdown and after, of course, arrangements for employees will vary hugely. But there are some things all employers should bear in mind when re-absorbing furloughed staff and making their best efforts to resume business-as-usual – and here’s my top pieces of advice.Continue reading “Welcome to the ‘New Normal’ for Offices and Workplaces”
1st July marks the beginning of Plastic Free July month, and everyone is encouraged to take steps on reducing their plastic waste, but for businesses it isn’t always that easy.
Reducing plastic waste is not only great for the environment, but it is also very good for positive business practices and Corporate Social Responsibility. There is now more than ever more a greater emphasis upon businesses becoming more ethical and creating sustainable environments, this is not only internal to the organisation but also includes the wider community.
We already know that there are many different ways that you as an individual could do to reduce your plastic waste, but we know that the greater the contribution, the bigger the impact. This post is about highlighting ways that HR professionals can actively encourage the whole workplace and get everyone involved to reduce plastic waste.Continue reading “7 Ways to Reduce Plastic in Your Business”
It is a new month and that means new intentions so it is the perfect day to launch the all new HR acts of kindness calendar!Continue reading “Hello July, it’s time to make our world a little kinder!”
After a lot of reflection time and given all that we have been through in recent months, now more than ever, kindness is an essential element needed in our workplaces and our every day lives.
Kindness is the key component to a healthy, successful, and well-balanced life. These elements are all essential to our overall wellbeing and kindness is something that we do because we can, not because we should or are obligated to.
For many of you HR acts of kindness will be a new concept but it was actually founded in 2016 after the Brexit result brought so much divide and upset. Since then HR acts of kindness has appeared in Be Kind Magazine, has influenced behaviours at work all over the world and all through simple acts of kindness and there’s plenty of opportunity to get everyone involved!Continue reading “Spread kindness like confetti – HR acts of kindness is back!”
As businesses worldwide move for the first time to set out properly and publicly how they recruit, retain and professionally develop BAME staff, more employers than ever are considering their own business practices around diversity, inclusion and wellbeing. To those unfamiliar with the Black Lives Matter movement, which originated in 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin, it can seem a tough and uncompromising movement demanding rights and levels of equality that many organisations haven’t considered or had the facilities to offer before. However, it need not: now is the time to embrace the movement and learn from it, bettering your company, and your workforce, in the process.Continue reading “How the BLM ‘Fed-Up-rising’ Can Spark A More Inclusive, Happier, Healthier Workplace”