Looking After Your Mental Health While Running a Business

According to the mental health charity, Mind, it’s believed that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Meaning that statistically, business people are likely to fall into this remit. David Hawkins, Rainbow International's Franchise Recruitment Manager, discusses in this guest blog.

Rebalancing the Power in the Workplace

The employer-employee relationship is inherently unbalanced. The employer has almost all the power, and expectations and demands run one way, but not the other. Why is work like this?

12 Things Not to Miss at the CIPD Festival of Work 2019

Next month, over 7,000 HR and business professionals will flock to London, Olympia for the CIPD Festival of Work 2019. Here's our pick of the unmissable keynotes, talks and networking opportunities.

Why It’s Time We Ditched Engagement Surveys

Engagement is a human issue, and so we need to take a more human approach to fix it, but what's the alternative to engagement surveys?

Burnout: The Global Crisis of Wellness at Work

As you are reading this, Gallup estimates that 2 out of 3 employees in your organisation are suffering from some degree of burnout. If that number isn’t enough to make you choke, consider the astronomical cost to your workplace when you factor in the resultant absenteeism, lower productivity, low morale and lack of engagement and high employee turnover.

Can HR Support the Environmental Agenda?

While adopting a culture of sustainability requires all areas of a business to work together, here are a few ways that HR can lead the way.

What Does the Rise of the Side Hustle Tell Us About Modern Work?

Across the professional world, a growing number of people are choosing to spend their free time working. So what’s behind the rise of the side hustle, and what does this trend tell us about our changing attitudes to work?

Transparency at Work: How Clear Can We Be?

In a world where openness, equality and trust are high on the agenda, isn’t it time the workplace became more transparent?

Pep Talk – What Man City Are Doing Now That All Workplaces Will Be Doing in 10 Years

Whether you’re a football fan or not, there’s a lot more to the beautiful game than kicking a ball around a field. High-performance sports has long been a pioneer in recruitment, people management, data analytics, performance psychology, and training.

Is Pizza the Key to Productivity?

There have been many work motivators and productivity boosters but none of them is as effective as pizza. This may sound absurd but there are scientific studies to prove it.

How Check-Ins Help Everyone Stay on Track

The beauty of check-ins is their simplicity and their ability to allow problems to be aired before they manifest and grow.

Will We Still Need Job Descriptions in the Future of Work?

In a knowledge-based economy, where agility and adaptability are key, how useful are rigid job descriptions?