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Future of HR

What does the future hold for HR?

By | HR News, Human Resources, Natural HR

Few could have anticipated the events of 2020. HR leaders across the country found themselves in the midst of a global pandemic that continues to blight many sectors in 2021 and the uncertainty throughout the year compounded the need for talented HR professionals. As they navigated furlough schemes, unfortunate redundancies and remote work; HR leaders quickly became the first port of call for employees seeking reassurance and guidance during these turbulent times. Here at Natural HR, our annual ‘state of HR’ survey continues to shed light on our people professionals, what they are planning for the year ahead and what…

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Why mental health must be on your HR agenda 2021

Why mental health must be on your HR agenda in 2021

By | Employee Wellbeing, Mental Health

According to the Mental Health Foundation, more than eight in ten (82%) of UK adults have experienced stress because of COVID-19. A further 42% of employees wish to experience less anxiety at work during 2021. Although the world has unashamedly drawn the curtain on 2020, there is no denying the year was full of mental health worries, isolation and loneliness. To combat this, HR leaders will need to integrate new ways of promoting and supporting good mental health in the workplace while eliminating the challenges caused over the past year. But with the mental health landscape changing enormously in recent…

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employee burnout in law firms

What is employee burnout and how can you prevent it in your law firm?

By | Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health

The legal profession is one synonymous with high-intensity, stressful and often emotionally charged situations. The industry’s leading mental health and wellbeing charity, LawCare revealed that the most common reason for calls to their helpline is often stress and a feeling of being burned out. And yet, the driven, perfectionist nature of our legal professionals often means that reaching out for help or support when experiencing the signs of stress or burn out is overlooked amid fears of appearing ‘weak’. As they strive to remain in control of high-pressure situations; legal professionals are among the most prone to stress and often,…

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HR Trends In 2021

HR in 2021: trends, challenges and priorities

By | HR News, Human Resources

2020 was a challenging year for many businesses, but especially so for our HR leaders. From having to deal with furloughing staff to managing remote workers and, unfortunately for some, making redundancies; it goes without saying that the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic magnified the need for talented HR professionals in businesses. Here at Natural HR, we have recently published a report into the state of the HR profession in 2021. We surveyed over 100 HR leaders from across the country to explore the trends, challenges and opportunities facing HR departments. It also examines the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and…

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How HR can stay resilient in challenging times

How HR can stay resilient in challenging times

By | COVID-19, Leadership, Motivation

The Health Foundation found that more than two-thirds of adults in the UK (69%) reported feeling somewhat or very worried about the effect COVID-19 is having on their life. The most common issues affecting wellbeing are worrying about the future (63%), feeling stressed or anxious (56%) and feeling isolated (49%). Balancing organisational aims while finding ways of staying resilient and resourceful seems an essential capability for HR professionals in the 21st century. This has been amplified more recently when businesses look to HR leaders for concrete answers in an uncertain environment and your sense of control can feel tenuous. That’s why…

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