News & Stories

Christmas (Parties) Cancelled?

We know Christmas is going to feel a little bit different this year, here are some ideas to still keep the Christmas parties with your teams.

Starting a new job during a pandemic

It’s been a tough year for everyone, but what about when you add a change of job into the mix too? Juliette and Lana tell us how they have found starting a new role during a global pandemic.

Lockdown abroad… liabilities, expectations, tax

With lockdown continuing, employees and employers are asking “what happens if you lockdown in another country”?

Returning to the workplace

Following the PMs announcement about returning to the workplace, Liz speaks with BBC News discussing the return to work process and the role leaders will need to take.

15 ‘Head Noises’ in the time of Covid-19

For the past two weeks, I have been noting down some of the head noise that’s going on right now, in this time of Covid-19. I’m sure many will resonate with you all.

Right time, right place: (P = P – I)

The first few weeks of the Coronavirus crisis in the UK triggered a familiar response in me… a response I’ve deployed many times before; a response that has seemingly served me well before.

Stress and Covid-19

Let’s dive into stress and consider what we know about it and how it’s impacting us in the current Covid-19 world.

Covid-19 – Facing the brutal reality

Rob talks us through the reality of Covid-19


An honest account of balancing parenting and work during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Asking what Gen Z want is not the right question. Should we even be asking?

Given that the workforce is ageing and we are all set to work way beyond traditional retirement, do we need to move away from pitting Gen Zs against the ‘Okay Boomers’?

Mental Health – The Stats

For many of us, we spend more time at work than we do at home. And we know that our environment can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing. The stats speak for themselves, take a look!

10 things to remember at your work Christmas party

Whether you are the life and soul of the party or prefer to sit back and let others take the lead, a work Christmas party is a chance to switch off from the busy year you’ve had and socialise with your colleagues. Here are our tops tips for getting through the party.

Helping the dust to settle: ten top tips for tackling survivor syndrome

“Survivor syndrome” describes what happens with those who remain in the organisation after major redundancy programmes.

Leadership Stories Podcast 1 – Danny Milton

In the first of our Leadership stories series, Liz Beck talks with Danny Milton, Director of Rugby at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Physical Education and former Wales National under 18’s Coach.

How do you get your team to believe in your vision?

Liz Beck and Patrick Ballin on how you get your teams on board and connecting with the company vision

Why should I care about ‘Vision’?

Why should a company vision mean something to its employees? How does it affect them and the way they work? Liz Beck and Charlotte Allfrey discuss…

Fitting in the frame – competent, authentic or both?

“The most powerful impact comes when we can integrate authenticity – the power of being ourself – with capability – learning from the best.”

Insights Discovery Workshop Jan 2019

We really enjoyed hosting our full day Insights Discovery Workshop at the Sofitel, Gatwick

Bullying in the Workplace

Despite growing awareness, bullying in the workplace continues to be a problem for at least a third of UK employees. American business magazine Forbes even rates it as a much higher statistic at 75% of US employees having encountered workplace bullying. It can come from a manager or colleague and usually constitutes clear and deliberate […]

Checking the ‘Right to Work’

Recruiting new team members is both time consuming and costly, but imagine going through the process of placing an advert, shortlisting, interviewing, selecting and referencing someone, only to find out on their first day at work that they haven’t either got the right to work in the UK, or they are limited to certain hours […]

Can makeup be part of an employee dress code?

Although many women choose to wear makeup, a large percentage do not. How does that fit in with dress codes and can an employer insist that female employees wear makeup to work or would that amount to discrimination? As we know, ‘discrimination’ is to treat a person less favourably because they possess a particular characteristic. […]

How we create a culture with values that mean something

More than ever, Culture is critical to business success. The talent in the market are making career decisions based on the Culture you offer them. And if they don’t like yours; they’ll find one they do like! But how do you get a great Culture? And what are the key ingredients? Businesses are frequently investing […]

How to conduct an investigation in the workplace

How do the words ‘disciplinary’, ‘capability’ or ‘grievance’ make you feel? Chances are ‘serious’, ‘daunting’ or ‘complicated’ spring to mind, but it’s something that all managers are likely to encounter at some point and it actually need not be any of those things. To make the process smoother, here is our 13 steps of guidance […]

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