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Planning a return to the office? Here’s how HR software can help

By | COVID-19, Employee Management, Employee Wellbeing, HR Software

This week has seen the UK edge ever closer to a return to some semblance of normality. Our beloved pubs have reopened outdoors alongside gyms, non-essential retail and most outdoor attractions and settings. With our next step out of lockdown due no sooner than the 17th May, many people continue to work from home. Government advice remains encouraging to work from home where possible with a suggestion that this guidance may change upon a review of social distancing measures. There are little under five weeks until this next review which may dictate a change for many employees that are currently…

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How to maintain HR data integrity at home

By | HR Software, Management, Security, Technology

As a department, HR holds probably the most sensitive data in your entire organisation. From contact details to National Insurance numbers, bank details and dates of birth; failing to keep this data under lock and key can land you in hot water with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) and a fine of up to €20 million under the rules of the GDPR. With so many of us still working from home – with many more still transitioning to a 100% remote model – maintaining the integrity of HR data has become challenging. HR leaders must ensure the data they collect…

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Nikki Hill on how new HR leaders can make an instant impact

Ask an Expert: Nikki Hill Coaching & Consulting LTD on how new HR leaders can make an instant impact in a remote environment

By | Human Resources, Leadership, Mental Health

In the process of transitioning into a new role, almost half (46% to be exact) of executives across all functions struggle under the pressure of making a lasting impression. However, this only results in underperformance. While we focus on HR leaders, their downfall will not stem from their lack of skills or experience, but because they haven’t got the opportunity to build the right support network and prepare for the changeover due to the pandemic. As we all know, remote working has caused all leaders to rethink – to tweak, test and improve existing formulas for a more favourable outcome….

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Blog - Women In leadership

Women in leadership: Ignite your impact

By | Employee Management, Leadership

Research has found that the global share of women in senior management roles is increasing incrementally, with 87% of global mid-market companies having at least one woman in a senior management role. However, it will still be 170 years until women achieve economic parity on a global scale, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. To help continue the celebrations of International Women’s Day 2021, Capucine Loisance, a Senior Consultant and Occupational Psychologist at DDI, took centre stage in our popular HR Expert webinar series. In this episode, Capucine explored women’s everyday limiting habits taken from her…

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Reflecting on a year in lockdown: insights from 8 business leaders and HR professionals

By | COVID-19, Employee Management, Team, Technology

As we reflect on an entire year of lockdown, restrictions and remote work; the British public as a whole has learned some valuable lessons – professionally and personally. Whether it is learning to cherish seeing family members and friends in person or the importance of good work/life balance, the last year has been a learning curve for us all. We asked the HR and business community to share their own reflections and learnings from the last 12 months. From reconsidering the need for a physical office to developing flexible working policies; our business and HR leaders have made a remarkable…

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