Welcome to our October digest of HR articles that we feel are worth sharing.
This month’s selection are primarily focused on wellbeing, leadership, training and development and the future of work. Enjoy!
Always on’ work cultures putting British employees at risk
The first article this month is one from HR Director magazine, where they shared some findings from research carried out by Microsoft UK. The research found that employees in the UK are adopting unhealthy ways of working which is having a profound impact on people’s personal lives.
3 important ways work is changing (and what HR can do about them)
This was a line that sparked our interest in Inside HR magazine: “While the future of work will remain in the future, the future of work has never been closer”. With the rise of robots, distributed ledgers, machine intelligence, and a world eaten alive by software, the world is shaping up to be something quite different from anything we’ve ever seen – or worked in – before and it really is closer than we think.
Half of employees quit due to poor relationship with their boss
New research has uncovered a worrying divide in the relationships between line managers and their reports as half (49 percent) of a survey, that was shared in HR Director magazine, reveal that they have quit a job due to the relationship with their boss going sour and fewer than one in five (18 percent) of us feel we can trust our boss.
Hire Leaders for what they can do, not what they have done
(Harvard Business Review)
Another article from Harvard Business Review which highlighted the importance of deepening your leadership pipeline by giving employees with unconventional skills or backgrounds a chance.
Why bosses should invest in training and development
The final find for this month is another from HR Director magazine where their 2019 Salary Guide found that more than three in four (76%) organisations believed their staff would leave them if they were unable to provide them with the training and development they want.
And finally, have you read our interview with Greg Barton, Managing Director of Surfachem? Greg shares his views on how to create a high performing sales team, what he looks for when recruiting for sales roles, the importance of ongoing development for his people and some interesting learnings from his career – all in 5 minutes!