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Five signs you may need a sick day

Covid-19 has killed the sick day. Previously a good indicator of whether you were fit enough to work was whether you felt able to drag yourself into the office. Now…

by Paul Hodder

Creativity is not down to talent, it’s a trainable skill

One of the most striking elements of the COVID pandemic is how some companies have been opening up new markets for themselves. There are drinks and perfume companies manufacturing hand…

by Paul Hodder

Mental health hacks for post-lockdown work life

A client was telling me recently that her employees were struggling with the remote working arrangements at her company. On the surface it had been an overnight success but, four…

by Janice Benning

Six tips for energising virtual training

I attended a fascinating webinar on Energising Your Training by the author Bob Lucas. He talked about the importance of movement, asserting that physical activity has been shown to increase…

by Paul Hodder

How the furlough scheme can affect company culture and what to do about it

The UK furlough scheme extension signals how much longer it will be before we see a return to “normality”. With millions of workers on the scheme, one issue many businesses are…

by Paul Hodder

Dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace

From the casting couch to the wolf whistle, sexual harassment at work has been with us for a very long time. No sector is immune: entertainment, media, professional and financial…

by Lucy Limb

This process helps you effectively delegate tasks

It’s end of year at Aquabanque. Jenna has to have her department’s performance report ready by next week’s board meeting. Ashish keeps coming back on email. He doesn’t feel he…

by Paul Hodder