Has work-life balance been replaced by work-life integration?

Work-life integration, as a term, has only come to the fore in the last two years. It seems that work-life balance’ has become perhaps even less possible than it was before – or it is simply an unhelpful concept? We take a closer look in our latest article.…

Video meeting technology: a double-edged sword?

Zoom was becoming increasingly popular before COVID-19 forced many of us into our bubbles, but its use has exponentially increased. We’ve heard new terms associated with Zoom, and other equivalent platforms, such as ‘Zoomshock’ and ‘Zoom fatigue’. In our latest blog, we consider whether the use of such technology is both a blessing and a curse? Is it a double-edged sword?…

Time to re-think where and how we work

We have been thinking – and talking – a lot about what work and workplaces will look like in the coming months and years. In this latest article, we consider the impact of the pandemic and what this means for practices in our world, such as learning and development, engagement, leadership, talent management and succession planning.…

‘Nudging’ with Sticky Notes to help employees stay on track with continuous performance management

We’re sure you’re all familiar with the concept of a ‘Nudge’ - encouraging people to do the right thing without being overly directive. Imagine if you could stick a sticky note on everyone’s screen that ‘nudges’ your employees to maintain their engagement with ongoing appraisal conversations. That’s exactly what we’ve done in our cloud-based performance management software called Performance.…

Building on a recovering economy with effective succession planning tools

With so much workforce uncertainty over the last two years in particular, succession planning – or workforce planning – has risen up the strategic priority list. Skills shortages in leadership and business-critical positions at all levels of organisations – both smaller and larger in size – are under increasing pressure to withstand the ripple effect across organisations of losing key people and skills sets. But how sure are you that your succession planning strategy and processes are robust enough to not just to cope amidst these organisational shifts but be confident that you have the necessary successors ready to make the most of a recovering economy and keep it successfully on course in line with your strategy? We think that if the recent challenges have taught us anything it’s that businesses need to embrace and embed succession planning software if they are to survive and thrive.…

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