Fractional working. It’s becoming more popular, especially for small and medium sized businesses who don’t need or want someone full time, but they require specific expertise and someone who is invested in their company. So, what is fractional working? Fractional employment is a model whereby employees work part-time for several different employers during the month. A […]
Meta has announced a 3-day in the office work rule from September, after 3 years of being a self-labelled leader in remote working, the global giant is insisting on its office-based workers being back in the office. It does stink a lot of autocratic leadership. Part of me celebrates being in the office, delivering in-person
Corporate language (or jargon) is constantly changing. Jargon can refer to phrases, terms or acronyms that are used within a business, a profession or an industry. Certainly, getting to grips with the company jargon can help someone to settle, connect and feel more relaxed amongst their peers – which is why most of us start
In recent years, there has been increasing awareness and discussion about the prevalence and harmful impact of toxic workplace cultures. A toxic workplace culture is one where behaviours and practices undermine the wellbeing and productivity of employees. It can manifest in various ways, sometimes quite overtly including harassment, bullying, discrimination, micromanagement, but often it’s covert
Cracking the code: Innovation for a Gender Equal Future, this year’s theme for International Women’s Day – creating more opportunities for women to innovate. When I first saw this my immediate thought was, how do we encourage more children to see science, technology and maths as gender neutral and not just things that are easier
The number one change that will have the greatest impact on organisations: true gender diversity on the Board.
‘It is time to accept that it’s not the women that we need to change [in order to achieve gender diversity at board level] but it is the culture that needs to change, to one that accommodates and supports the other 50% of the talent pool.’ The Female FTSE Board Report 2022, Cranfield and EY.
We are in for a lot of change over the coming year or two. Of course, some companies will do well out of a recession whilst others won’t. One thing is for sure, HR / People teams will play a dominant role in most organisations while they reshape or resize for the future. Having sight
Building a culture of feedback is no easy feat. For many of us we are triggered by the word ‘feedback’. When we hear the words, ‘I’d like to give you some feedback’ we often feel like we’re about to be given negative or critical information. This sets off our amygdala and our limbic system (the
In almost every aspect of life there is a bias against women. In a 2017 review of women in professional sport, there was one woman ranked in the 100 highest-paid athletes, Serena Williams. At the time she was paid £50m less than Christiano Ronaldo. In 2015, the US women’s football team won the World Cup
A few years ago, I was offered a job working for an organisation that supported flexible working. On accepting the offer, my manager and I agreed that on a Monday and Friday I could work from home (wfh) with flexibility around my working day, as long as my client group weren’t impacted, so that I