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Why Mentoring Matters in the Legal Profession

Mentorship imparts soft and hard skills to the mentee to help them navigate the professional world. And while this is true for most professions, it is especially crucial when it comes to the legal profession.
1/14/2020

Diversity and Inclusion – Why You Can’t Have One Without the Other

Diversity and inclusion. These words are so frequently used together that we may mistake them as the same thing. But while they are clearly related, diversity and inclusion are two different issues – and organizations must treat them as such.
1/7/2020

Soft Skills Are the Future – So Isn’t It Time We Gave Them a Better Name?

I have never understood the term ‘soft skills.’ It seems such an inappropriate way to describe something so important. After all, we’re talking about those critical skills that allow us to work together effectively – the ability to communicate, listen and empathize – not to mention the ability to solve problems, make decisions, and think creatively. Why are these skills considered ‘soft’?
1/7/2020

Employee Engagement: Five Pitfalls to Avoid

Employee disengagement is perhaps the defining business issue of our time. It is also one of the most difficult to fix. Why? Because meeting the psychological needs of a diverse workforce is an incredibly complex task.
1/2/2020

Understanding Introverts in the Workplace

Let’s be honest, we live in an extrovert’s world. From the classroom to the workplace, extrovert characteristics are consistently promoted and rewarded. Introversion, on the other hand, is often misunderstood, or treated with suspicion. As a result, many introverts feel under pressure to be more outgoing – more extroverted – in order to fit in. This is particularly true in the workplace.
1/2/2020

Employee Engagement: Bottom-Up or Top-Down?

In most organisations, a few people at the top of the hierarchy make all the major decisions. It has been this way for as long as anyone can remember, whether in business or politics. But this top-down approach has one major flaw – how do those at the top understand the needs of those at the bottom?
12/18/2019

6 Tips to get Long-Term Benefits from your Employee Training

Employee training is often seen as a boring necessity (by the business and employee!) – but it can be so much more. Done right, employee training programmes not only equip members of staff with new skills, they can give staff the tools they need to improve the way that your business works, ultimately leading to better teamwork and improved productivity.
12/18/2019

Why We Must Support Parents in the Workplace

Having a baby changes everything. Suddenly you are responsible for a tiny human, with zero training and minimal preparation. It’s the most rewarding and amazing thing I’ve done, but it’s also the most challenging. This is why it’s so important that we provide working parents with the support they need, enabling them to be at their best both inside and outside work. Here are a few practical ways to do this.
12/16/2019

4 Tips to Engage New and Existing Employees

Engaging new and existing employees can be a challenge. According to Gallup, only 15% of adults worldwide are highly involved and enthusiastic about their work and workplace. So, what can you do?
12/12/2019

Employee Engagement Checklist – Are You Doing These 7 Things?

How do you go about fixing a problem that is as complex as employee engagement? While there’s no one answer or quick fix, here are some practical steps you can take to increase morale and boost engagement.
12/9/2019

Five Reasons Why Volunteering Is the Best Perk of All

Whether it’s discounted gym memberships, free fruit, health insurance, or childcare support, the modern benefits package is designed to give employees that little bit extra. But what if the best perk of all is the opportunity to help others?
12/5/2019

The Workforce of One: Why the Revolution Will Be Personalised

No two people are the same. This axiom has been the driving force in the commercial world for years, with companies leveraging technology to provide ever-more-personalized experiences for their customers, but is this the same in the workplace?
12/2/2019