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Now, before I begin let me establish that, despite what the title of this piece suggests, I genuinely believe that an organisation’s mission, purpose and values (MPV) can be incredibly valuable and powerful assets.  A clear, well-communicated MPV that your people believe in and buy into will help you drive your company forward and cultivate […]

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We’ve spoken before about the way in which, as employers, our approach to diversity in the workplace can sometimes be misguided – treating it as a box-ticking exercise, rather than genuinely looking at whether all of our people feel safe, valued and that they belong. These are all crucial components of a positive working culture, […]

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People like to work with people like this The benefits of an inclusive and diverse workforce are increasingly spoken about – especially if you are a regular follower of our ramblings. The majority of the time we talk about retention – looking after the people you have already got. If you haven’t got to be […]

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Are you in the culture club?

Sam Wilson  |  June 4, 2019

A positive working culture might be the most powerful tool at any organisation’s disposal. With its people on-side, happy and safe, a business can flourish and thrive – with culture proven to boost practically every performance metric. On the other hand, a toxic or poor culture will not only hamper growth and performance – it […]

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Supporting employees with mental health issues

Sam Wilson  |  May 15, 2019

It’s estimated that around a quarter of all adults in the UK will experience mental health issues at some point in their lives. Whilst in 2019 we can say the stigma of mental health is gradually falling away, there is still a considerable way to go when it comes to educating society about the various […]

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We know how hard it can be to admit that things aren’t right with your business, especially publicly. We’re naturally proud people and the prospect of being judged for our mistakes is never an appetising one. In the world of business, especially at times when the economic climate is challenging at best, it can feel […]

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Think about the bigger purchases you made recently, how much information did you need before you were willing to part with your hard-earned money? What if that information hadn’t been available to you, would you still have made that purchase? Increasingly, we’re seeing job seeking behaviour mirror consumer behaviour and, as a result, brands need […]

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There is so much pressure on leaders when it comes to deciding what is best for their business – what new systems will increase efficiency? What extra resource will boost productivity? What new product will appeal to our customers? However, people and culture are so often overlooked. Your people are the beating heart of your […]

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Are you just ticking a box or do you really mean it?

Miles Skelton  |  April 2, 2019

You can be diverse without being inclusive – do all your people feel like they belong? We all tick boxes every day. Mine are mostly to opt out of marketing information when ordering the latest champions league football or LOL Doll that one of my children must have immediately. One particular box ticking exercise remains […]

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The C-Word

Miles Skelton  |  March 20, 2019

I’m starting to feel that ‘culture’ is becoming something of a dirty word. When I say that, I don’t mean one that my daughter might end up in “time out” for repeating (she already has plenty of them). I can’t help but feel that it’s becoming rather muddied through over or misuse. Either that or […]

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