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  • Flexible working bill: what do employers need to know?

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    Finally employees can now request flexibility from day one, but what exactly does that mean for the people profession? Employees will be able to request flexible working from day one of their employment, under new government plans to make flexible working the default. The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill, first introduced by MP Yasmin Qureshi,…

  • War for talent will be won with culture over salary

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    An article in People Management has reported that experts warn many businesses ‘will not make it’ if they champion salary over a toxic working environment   Workplace culture attracts talent more than salary or flexible working, a report has found. The study by Workbuzz found that almost half (45 per cent) of UK employees and…

  • No jab no job adverts double in September

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    It’s a big debate at the moment and I am sure for many HR professionals a real challenge in terms of determining their stance around such a sensitive issue. For many sectors this will not have so much impact on their businesses, but for many in the care sector, cleaning and hospitality sectors, it is…

  • Are You Your Shoes?

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    How can we resolve the struggle for authenticity? By David Chapman davidchapman@starfishld.com Whenever this whole COVID period passes, will there still be this massively endemic impact on how we work and how we present ourselves? Right now, we’re not in suits, we’re not wearing the armour. When everything is stripped away as it is, now,…

  • Say No To The Status Quo

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    The need for Agile Organisations…   By David Chapman davidchapman@starfishld.com A client asked me if I could write a blog on what the future for work might look like and how organisations will need to adapt? Of course, I said “yes, sure, no problem!”. Then I put the phone down and thought “crikey!” (that might…

  • Finding Your Voice In The Virtual Office

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    Finding your voice in the virtual office By David Chapman davidchapman@starfishld.com The presenting past I woke up this morning with a deep sense of disquiet – feeling quite overpowered by something that happened with my father almost 2 years ago, with the repercussions still reverberating. Waking up into a world where pandemic fatigue, global warming,…

  • Remote Working: How Your Business Can Adapt

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    With all of us continuing to work our way through the pandemic, many of our clients and companies we are talking to, are trying to develop their business model for 2021 and the years ahead. One thing that is clear, is that the future working model will never be the same as it was in…

  • Useful Tips To Increased Productivity Whilst Working Remotely

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    As most of us have been remote working since March of this year, we have naturally been speaking to many HR professionals to either help them find a new role, or working with them on recruiting HR talent. Naturally, one things that always comes up, is how we have all been managing working from home…

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