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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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10 reasons why the world needs more women in leadership roles

10 reasons why the world needs more women in leadership roles

By | Leadership

The need for more female leaders has never been more critical, and there is a never-ending catalogue of data to support this claim. Let’s begin with the Fortune 500. Women CEOs make up 6.4% of the Fortune 500 list in America. The companies that boast a higher representation of women on their boards, notably outperform the organisation that don’t. Furthermore, studies have also outlined that companies with greater gender diversity, not just within their workforce but directly among senior leaders, are significantly more profitable than those without. In recent decades, there have been calls for greater gender equality while enhancing 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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9 ways to maintain employee engagement during lockdown

9 ways to maintain employee engagement during lockdown

By | Employee Engagement, Leadership

It’s no hidden secret that employee engagement is a major contributing factor towards building a successful business. Yet, driving employee engagement doesn’t come at the click of your fingers. In fact, only 15% of employees worldwide are considered to be fully engaged in their job role. As far as buzzwords go, employee engagement will always be on the HR community’s tongue with initiatives proving to make employees more productive, customer-focused, loyal and better yet, companies with highly engaged workforces are 21% more profitable. This is shown within our own findings, ‘HR in 2021: trends, challenges and priorities’, with 63% of…

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