Combatting stress as a business leader

Combatting stress as a business leader

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 08 November, 2021

On average, a person will spend a third of their life at work, or 3,507 days over their lifetime. And when we’re spending so many precious hours working, it’s crucial that we’re doing so in a way that is, at the very least, manageable but hopefully enjoyable and satisfying too.

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World Mental Health Day: Mental health in an unequal world

World Mental Health Day: Mental health in an unequal world

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 10 October, 2021

While many individuals and businesses have become far more attuned to their own, and others’, mental health issues over the past 18 months, it’s clear that the support given simply hasn’t been enough for so many.

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Keeping up motivation when working from home

Keeping up motivation when working from home

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 September, 2021

After 18 months of yo-yoing in and out of lockdowns, the positives that remote working has brought to the table for many employees are endless. According to a new survey by RADA Business, nearly half of workers would like to continue working remotely post-pandemic, with the younger generation being most in favour of this shift.

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Is job sharing viable in Accountancy?

Is job sharing viable in Accountancy?

Posted by Jo Howell
Published on 09 September, 2021

Despite the UK beginning to sense some sort of normality after an incredibly turbulent 18 months, there’s no denying that more uncertain times are ahead as the government plans to slow down, or stop completely, the level of financial support it has been giving businesses.

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How to create, build and retain a diverse workforce

How to create, build and retain a diverse workforce

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 10 August, 2021

The benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce are numerous, and the number of reports that give substantial evidence to this claim are great. A 2018 McKinsey study, for example, highlighted just how much more profitable a diverse workplace is compared to its non-diverse counterparts.

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Finance and Accountancy MUST change

Finance and Accountancy MUST change

Posted by Jo Howell
Published on 02 August, 2021

Financial Services and Accounting are two areas of the job market that are struggling to keep up with the positive wave of change sweeping our nation when it comes to increasing efforts around diversity and inclusion. As a sector, our line of work is still heavily male dominated, with women only making up 12.6 per cent of leadership roles – a worrying statistic. 

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How to remove burnout culture in a hybrid world

How to remove burnout culture in a hybrid world

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 29 July, 2021

At the end of 2020, it was reported that three-quarters of UK workers had experienced burnout as a direct result of the workplaces changes brought about by the pandemic – notably being thrown into working from home with no choice. And in 2021, this worrying trend has seemingly continued with 1 in 5 employees reporting to feel unable to manage the pressures and stress levels at work.

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Are office dress codes changing?

Are office dress codes changing?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 25 June, 2021

At the start of the pandemic, it was recorded that by May 2020, the UK’s demand for casual and loungewear had skyrocketed by 49 per cent. With no reason to leave the house, especially in the initial months of lockdown, formalwear sales dropped by 25 per cent and slipper sales boomed by a whopping 285 per cent.

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Combatting return to work anxiety

Combatting return to work anxiety

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 07 June, 2021

While many employees have craved the return to the office, ridding themselves of social isolation and the same four walls, not everyone is excited about the return to work. And even though over half a million Brits won’t be returning to the office full-time, the idea of going back to ‘normality’ at all is nerve-wracking for many.

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Five ways to help staff reintegrate into the workplace post-pandemic

Five ways to help staff reintegrate into the workplace post-pandemic

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 26 April, 2021

At the end of that day, we have all been battling an invisible enemy for over a year, and the barriers we have had to put in place to protect ourselves, our teams and our families have been nothing but robust. The thought of having to break down these barriers and open ourselves back up to potential threat will, of course, be distressing – no matter how much we’ve missed and craved human contact.

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How to engage a passive talent pool

How to engage a passive talent pool

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 16 April, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic last year, the use of technology, software and innovation to adapt to the ‘new normal’ has skyrocketed. From the boom in use of applications such as Microsoft Office, to the creation of new apps to make virtual business work seamlessly, the need for comprehensive and experienced IT and Tech talent has never been so high.

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Supporting neurodiverse talent through the hiring process

Supporting neurodiverse talent through the hiring process

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 12 April, 2021

As Autism Awareness Week drew to a close last week, we reflect on how businesses can break down existing barriers to help support neurodiverse talent through the hiring and onboarding process and begin making positive change.

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