I hope you’ll get some useful tips from them just as I did.
In this article, Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman at QI Group of Companies, talks about the importance of diversity in the workplace.
“Business has the transformative power to change and contribute to a more open, diverse and inclusive society. We can only accomplish this by starting from within our organizations.”
The article goes on to discuss the influence of diversity on aspects like innovation and business performance, definitely worth a read!
Whilst permanent vacancies fell at their sharpest rate on record in April, there are some industries bucking the trend. The obvious example is supermarkets, where they’ve had to bring in new staff to help support the increase in demand.
Of course, there are many logistical challenges when it comes to hiring in the current environment, but this article talks about how HR departments have innovated to continue hiring remotely.
Organisational development (OD) teams everywhere have come into their own during the pandemic. By its very nature, OD helps businesses move and adapt, to innovate and to face challenges.
The industry that’s been at the cutting edge of OD practice throughout the coronavirus crisis is of course healthcare and the UK NHS trusts.
One of the stats in this article that I found incredible is the fact that in the first two months of the lockdown, 79,000 outpatient appointments across 185 NHS trusts were carried out virtually. This has obviously taken a massive amount of work from OD departments, from staff training to team reconfiguration.
So will the amazing work of OD departments everywhere be recognised when all this is over?
It’s safe to say that we’ve seen lots of different leadership styles come to light over the past 10 weeks.
Some have been praised, some, well, not so much. So what can we learn about leadership from all of this?
This article from People Management asks experts about the key attributes they think will stick in the post-coronavirus world.
“A report by the CIPD found that BAME employees are more likely than white British employees to say their career progression to date has failed to meet their expectations, whilst Statista research found that 31% of UK-based BAME employees have experienced some form of discrimination within the workplace.”
This article shares more information and stats on discrimination in UK workplaces, and gives advice and guidance on how businesses can support their BAME employees.