For Employers

To have and to hold  why you need to be smart to beat the recruitment crisis
To have and to hold why you need to be smart to beat the recruitment crisis

Were living through a recruitment crisis.nnTake this piece of evidence, for example. A new survey suggests almost one in five of us are looking to change jobs this year.nnThe survey for accounting firm PwC says that 18 per cent of those questioned hoped to change roles in the next 12 months, whilst 60 per cent said they would prefer to work fully, or mostly at home.

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Why mistakes are stepping stones on the way to success
Why mistakes are stepping stones on the way to success

We learn from our mistakes.

Its one of the first things we are taught as children. We do something bad and, if we are lucky, our understanding elders will point out the errors of our ways and explain where we went wrong.

Its the way we learn to negotiate the world, and, without a few errors, wed learn precious little.

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For Employees

Has the pandemic turned our employers into Big Brother?
Has the pandemic turned our employers into Big Brother?

Heres a statistic which may well send shivers down your spine.nnIn a recent survey one in three workers say surveillance by bosses is having a negative impact on their mental health.nnThe poll carried out for the GMB union canvassed the opinions of more than 1,600 workers and found 32 per cent said their sense of wellbeing at work and mental health had been impacted.nnAs we all learn to work more flexibly and that means hybrid models in which we are partly based at home and partly based at work the issue of how employers scrutinise us is becoming ever more important.

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Workers of the world unite  a hybrid future awaits
Workers of the world unite a hybrid future awaits

The latest data on hybrid working from the Office for National Statistics the nations official record keeper for all things statistical makes interesting reading.nnThey show the huge shift the pandemic has made in attitudes to work and the conditions in which it is carried out.nnAnd with the recruitment crisis gripping the country ever more tightly by the day, they also show that employees are increasingly able to call the shots over where and when they work.

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Why mistakes can help us all to learn
Why mistakes can help us all to learn

Youll know the old poem by Rudyard Kipling called If.

It was written more than 100 years ago and is considered to be one of the greatest of its era.

In it, a father outlines some of the values his son will need to live a good, fulfilling life.

Two of the most famous lines are these:

If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same

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