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18
Aug

Creativity IS alive – and walking!

Are you bored of rambling meetings? Walking while you talk could be the answer. Dr Peter Honey – one of the great gurus on learning and behaviour, and co-author of the world-famous Learning Styles Inventory (which we at The Way Ahead use extensively!) – has shared his thoughts on the benefits of a good walk to …

14
Aug

No to nuisance calls

Do you know if the telephone numbers on your CRM database are legally compliant? Reactiv Media has recently been fined £50,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for making hundreds of unsolicited calls to people on the Telephone Preference Service register. Might be worth having a look….?

14
Aug

Expert warnings that migration limits will reduce available talent still stand

The number of Romanian and Bulgarian nationals working in Britain rose by eight per cent in the second quarter of this year, much less than some predicted after border controls were lifted in January.

12
Aug

Jobs before family …?

Staff voice serious concerns about their poor work-life balance A third of employees said their bosses believe the most productive workers put their job before their family, according to a survey about relationships by counseling service Relate. The research also revealed the difficulties many staff have balancing work and family life with more than a …

11
Aug

White teeth in the workplace?

Nearly half of companies considering a dental plan according to research Denplan’s newly renamed ‘Denplan Health and Wellbeing Survey 2014’ has evolved this year to reflect that fact that dental plans are rising in popularity as employee benefits. In fact, they are viewed by employees as one of the most important benefit in demonstrating their …

7
Aug

Skills crisis pending

Almost three quarters of British businesses believe the UK will be in the grips of a skills crisis within the next three years, according to new research, says CIPD. This isn’t the first time the UK’s lack of young talent has made headlines. Last month, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) also warned …

6
Aug

Music in the workplace – need a licence?

Music in the workplace: PRS and PPL explained. The Forum of Private Business has issued a warning to make sure you don’t get caught out by music in the workplace regulators. The cost of music in the workplace has long been a bone of contention for business owners. Many small businesses thought that by purchasing …

6
Aug

Recruiting and developing talented people for SME growth

This is one of a series of CIPD reports looking at different aspects of various people management issues in SMEs. It is intended for anyone with responsibility for the people approach in their organisation, whether you are an HR professional, owner/founder, business leader or office manager. This report builds on the findings of previous CIPD …

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