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Ask an expert: The future of work according to Kate Marston

By Culture, Human Resources

After one of the most turbulent years in this generation’s history, hopeful HR leaders embarked on a journey in 2021 seeking calmer waters for their profession, their businesses and importantly, their people. While the world of work changed for good, the people profession had to evolve too. As businesses the world over experienced seismic shifts in perspective and priorities, HR teams led the charge in championing the human element of work to effectively balance productivity with employee engagement, satisfaction and happiness at a time that saw us more separated than ever. 2021 was a whirlwind for HR. It’s fair to…

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workplace culture

How has COVID transformed workplace culture? 4 business and HR leaders tell all

By Culture, Employee Relations, Natural HR

Business culture is so important, and has been shown to have a significant impact on both employee engagement and financial performance. While 92% of senior executives believe that a strong company culture would increase their business’ value, just 16% state that their culture is where it should be. But as the events of 2020 unfurled, our expectations and perceptions of what constitutes a good workplace culture changed dramatically. Employers and their teams are now navigating an entirely new world of work – some fully remote, some office-based and others on a hybrid model. With this new world of work comes…

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The complete guide to using Natural HR to help identify the skill gaps in your organisation

By Culture, HR Software, Human Resources, Leadership, Natural HR, Talent Management

Whatever industry you find yourself in, there will always be what we call a “skills gap.” However, for many businesses coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, skill gaps are one of the most significant roadblocks to attaining business goals. When it comes to employee training and development, the most important concern is identifying skill gaps within your own company and developing interventions to address those. By investing in the development of skills for your workers, your company will be putting in place the changes needed to sustain market, product, and process innovation. In this article, you will learn the steps…

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Workplace Culture then and now: 7 ways that it has changed since 2011

By Culture, Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Human Resources, Natural HR, News, Personal Development, Software

Since 2011 the world has experienced a lot of changes, and the UK was no different. We’ve had three prime ministers, a Brexit Referendum and a national debate on naming an Ice research vessel, to name just three examples, but there have also been massive changes in the UK’s workplace culture. In this article, we’ll be looking at seven ways the UK’s workplace culture has changed since 2011. While some of these changes result from technology development, others have come about because of shifting perspectives and expectations in the workforce. Even more, have come as the result of the introduction…

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Strengthen company culture through times of change

How to sustain and strengthen company culture through times of change

By COVID-19, Culture, Employee Engagement

Since the start of the pandemic, employees from all across the globe have begun transitioning into new ways of working and connecting with their colleagues. However, with abrupt changes comes an even bigger impact on company culture. With HR at the heart of a business’ response to disruption, there will undoubtedly be a new remodelling structure in place to factor in remote working and trimming services while at the forefront of these modifications, comes risk to workforce morale. In response, a positive outlook becomes more crucial than ever before. Maintaining organisational culture and focusing on your values will provide the…

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