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Exit Interviews – are they worth the effort?

Why is hiring so hard and so expensive right now? The numbers speak for themselves: Full employment is typically defined by economists as the point at which less than 5% of the workforce is unemployed. The UK unemployment figure is currently 3.9% there few, if any, “spare workers” in the system. Over 1.3 million non-UK Read more about Exit Interviews – are they worth the effort?[…]

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Are the rose-coloured glasses starting to slip?

Over the past month I’ve seen and read, what appears to be, an increasing number of articles covering the more negative aspects of home/hybrid working. Now we’ve passed the 2-year anniversary of the big move to a more home/remote based working model are the rose-coloured glasses perhaps starting to slip? The lack of face-to-face interaction, Read more about Are the rose-coloured glasses starting to slip?[…]

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Investing in outplacement leaves less to chance

“The more I practice the luckier I get.” This is one of my favourite quotes. There is some debate about who originally coined it, but it’s most often attributed to the great South African golfer, Gary Player, when asked if he felt he’d been particularly lucky on one occasion. I’ve often stolen this great quote Read more about Investing in outplacement leaves less to chance[…]

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Are homeworkers healthier?

I’ve just been reading an article from a US magazine that reports how sick leave amongst homeworkers appears to be 70% lower than for their office-based equivalents. As with all data, I think that raw statistic poses more questions than it provides answers. What it doesn’t tell us, for example, is whether fewer individuals are Read more about Are homeworkers healthier?[…]