Working Transitions

How effective onboarding can attract and retain talent

The Office for National Statistics September Bulletin revealed that in the first half of 2017 unemployment rates fell yet further. The employment rate (the proportion of people aged between 16-64 in work) currently sits at 75.3% - the highest since comparable records began in 1971.

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Working Transitions

5 minutes with... Hilary Burns - Managing Change

As part of our ‘5 minutes with..’ series we talk to Hilary Burns, People Director at Swinton. Hilary talks to us about the recent change programme within Swinton.

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Choosing an Outplacement Provider - what REALLY matters?

What questions should you be asking to ensure you make the right choice for your organisation?   

For many HR professionals, appointing an outplacement provider is not a ‘regular’ purchase. Despite the economic turmoil of recent years, at times when change is afoot and redundancies loom, those tasked with researching and sourcing outplacement services often find themselves in unfamiliar and confusing territory.

Our recent article in the HR Grapevine Guide to Outplacement and Transition explores what REALLY matters when choosing an Outplacement Provider.

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SPOTLIGHT ON... SPECIALIST COACHING SERVICES

There is a wealth of evidence to suggest that, with the right coaching support, individuals can overcome many barriers – whether cognitive, behavioural, performance, attitudinal or career-goal related.  We talk frequently about the value of embedding a coaching culture within an organisation.  Managers, who are confident and capable of having regular coaching conversations with their teams drive progress, encourage internal mobility and promote an open and positive environment for the entire workforce.  Although it can take time to invest in, build and embed leadership coaching capability, the increase in trust and commercial benefits to the organisation can be dramatic and long-lasting.

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