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diversity in the workplace

What is diversity in the workplace?

By Diversity and Inclusion, Employee Engagement, Employee Wellbeing

Diversity in the workplace is a common conversation point for business leaders, HR teams and hiring managers. And yet, diversity and inclusion in a workplace shouldn’t just be a box-ticking exercise when hiring, but a vehicle that allows businesses to welcome a wider range of people, from diverse backgrounds to bring value to a business. Having a diverse workforce lends itself to new ideas, new experiences and a significant learning opportunity for your people. These different ideas and perspectives can lead to better problem-solving and ultimately, a more productive and profitable workforce. Research has found that 43% of companies with…

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Expeditious Services remote work

How Expeditious Services is keeping employees connected: an interview with their HR Manager

By COVID-19, Employee Engagement, Health and Wellbeing

As the country edges ever closer to a return to some normality, we’re continuing to delve into the ways HR leaders across the nation are keeping their people connected during this period of working from home. Today, we’re delighted to welcome another HR leader to this series. Elizabeth Smith is the HR Manager at Expeditious Services, a business protection and security company based in Shrewsbury. With many of their team being key workers, they have had to adapt their people strategies to meet the changing needs of their team – both in the office and at home. We caught up…

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HR Software

How HR software can keep your business connected

By COVID-19, Employee Engagement, Natural HR

In a time when employees are physically apart, keeping them connected with a sense of togetherness has quickly become a top priority for HR leaders. We have asked a number of experts, HR leaders and serial WFH-ers to share the ways they have fostered a culture of connectedness while employees are remote. And the majority shared the same things that have enabled them to do this: technology. As the entire world turned to video conferencing software to stay in touch with colleagues, family and friends; the savvy HR leader also turned to another piece of technology – HR software. A…

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Superscript employee engagement

How Superscript is keeping employees connected: an interview with their people team

By COVID-19, Employee Engagement, Employee Wellbeing

As we come to the end of another week working from home, there is an air of cautious optimism spreading throughout the country. Provisional dates for the reopening of entire sectors have been marked on calendars as we tentatively make plans for the return of some normality. And yet, as we pine for the return of life as we knew it; millions of us are still working from our living rooms, and for some, it is still novel. For those that are new to the world of remote work, those that have started jobs in lockdown or even for the…

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How HR can cultivate connections and enhance engagement

Ask an Expert: Director of EPIC, Gary Cookson, on how HR can cultivate connections and enhance engagement

By Employee Engagement, Leadership

A recent survey has found that 33% of UK respondents feel less connected towards both their company culture and colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tackling the connection challenge of COVID-19 in this isolating pandemic has been one of HR’s most significant tasks. However, that has not been the only worry for HR professionals. Organisations have had to focus on employees’ emotions to help restore productivity and enhance engagement levels. While we’re currently at a fork in the road, leaders must resist their command-and-control instincts and instead look to bring their people closer than ever, ensuring they get the best out of…

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