Employee relations

Difficult conversations in the workplace

Melanie Arnold

Nobody likes delivering difficult messages in the workplace. Why would anyone relish discussing poor performance, personal hygiene or personality clashes? This is why line managers often procrastinate and the conversation never happens or it takes place too late to be meaningful. As a manager I have learnt that if these issues are not tackled in Read More

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#10yearchallenge

Melanie Arnold

#10yearchallenge It is fascinating to see what difference a decade makes. It is not surprising then, that the #10yearchallenge (where users post two photos of themselves 10 years apart) is currently trending on both social and traditional media. Ten years ago I was a new mum, navigating my way through the minefield that is parenting. Read More

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The Chelsea Flower Show – the employment garden

Sheila Fahy

What has the world’s most famous garden show got to do with employment? The connections are less tenuous than you might at first think. Read More

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Lessons from Leicester

Sheila Fahy

Something rare happened last night. Millions and millions of people around the world celebrated the unprecedented success of a humble football team from the East Midlands. Even I – a supporter of the team whose failure to win Monday night’s match meant that Leicester City’s Premier League victory was guaranteed – join those celebrating this Read More

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