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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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How HR can prepare for the anticipated office return

Ask an Expert: Founder of Management & Safety Training Ltd, Andy Farrall, on how HR can prepare for the anticipated office return

By | Health and Safety, Health and Wellbeing, Human Resources

For the first time in almost half a year, the R number has fallen again in the UK, which means that coronavirus infections continue to decrease. The positive effect of national lockdowns and introducing the first wave of the COVID-19 vaccine has seen the R number in the UK be placed between 0.7 and 0.9. This information is coupled with the recent announcement that all adults are set to be offered the vaccine by 31 July under Boris Johnson’s accelerated plan, as the Prime Minister plans his roadmap out of lockdown. Coming back to work can be stressful, but with…

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16 remote work experts share their top tips for working from home

By | COVID-19, Health and Wellbeing, Human Resources

Nearly 15 million of us continue to work from home in the UK as the country weathers the storm that is COVID-19. After almost a year of remote work, it is likely that this is still a very novel way of working for some employees. Whether by default or design, flexible working was not as commonplace in a pre-COVID world as it is in 2021 and adapting to this new normal can take time. The surge in flexible working has led many organisations to reconsider their flexible working policies entirely. The likes of Shopify, Salesforce and Slack have all implemented…

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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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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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