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Employee mental health: how can technology help?

By | Employee Wellbeing, Health | No Comments

2020 has been a year like no other. As we saw 2019 out, raised our glasses to a new year, new opportunities and expectation; little did we know what 2020 would bring. The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 one of the most challenging years this generation will (hopefully) ever face. From job security fears, money worries and anxiety to the impact of lockdown, social distancing and the loss of loved ones: the coronavirus has had a knock-on effect on our mental health as a nation. The mental health of the British public is suffering in this time of uncertainty, changing…

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HR & AI Trends for 2021

Ask An Expert: Founder of Data3, Helen Tanner on how HR can utilise AI & Data trends for 2021

By | Analytics | No Comments

Since the arrival of COVID-19, the world has seen a mass level of disruption, modifying the way every industry operates on a daily basis. However, one aspect which has not been diminished, is the widespread influence that data and AI has been having on our lives. These factors will undoubtedly be paramount in the effort to predict, prepare and respond in a proactive manner that will change how we live, work and play for the foreseeable future throughout this global crisis and beyond. Founder of Data3, Helen Tanner, has been hard at work throughout this challenging period, ensuring businesses are…

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The complete guide to employee engagement surveys

By | Employee Engagement | No Comments

If you cast your memory back several years, you’ll remember employee engagement and culture was merely considered a popular topic for HR professionals to debate. Fast forward to the present day, culture and engagement are now presented as a key business issue, with many believing it has recently dominated the HR trend list. In fact, Deloitte Insights found that 87% of organisations cite culture and engagement as one of their top challenges, with 50% of respondents calling the problem “very important”. While improving employee engagement can help build the right path towards a thriving company culture, it’s only one piece…

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paternity leave

Is two weeks’ paternity leave enough for new fathers?

By | Paternity leave | No Comments

There has been a big debate around paternity leave for years now as to whether new fathers should be entitled to the same leave as mothers. After all, raising a child is a joint effort. The reality though is very different and the gov.uk website states that statutory paternity leave consists of ‘taking either one or two weeks. You get the same amount of leave if your partner has multiple births (such as twins). You must take your leave in one go. A week is the same amount of days that you normally work in a week – for example,…

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virtual interview

6 tips to conduct an effective virtual interview

By | Recruitment, Technology | No Comments

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned our working lives upside down. With remote working now the norm and a newly invigorated focus on digital tools that enable communication and engagement; many once face-to-face HR processes have also had to pivot to this new, online normal too. COVID-19 has devastated both the personal and professional lives of many and unemployment claims surged by 70% in April 2020 alone. As candidates looking for work flood the market, those businesses that are actively recruiting have turned to virtual interviews as a means of growing their team. Interviews are typically a…

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