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How to Achieve More Inclusive Remote Meetings

By |February 18th, 2021|News|

How to Achieve More Inclusive Remote Meetings Meetings help shape company culture and are thus an important component in building inclusive organisational cultures. However, according to a Harvard Business Review study at a global bank, only 35% of employees felt able to make a contribution at all times during meetings.  As many meetings are now taking place virtually, a new set of tools unique to [...]

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The Rise of Telehealth: Implications for Pharma

By |February 16th, 2021|News|

The Growth of Telehealth and the Implications for Pharma Last year, largely driven by Covid-19, the use of telehealth services surged. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the term telehealth denotes “a broad collection of electronic and telecommunications technologies and services that support at-a-distance healthcare delivery and services.” Including virtual consultations, reminders, and mobile health, among other services, the rise of telehealth and [...]

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Strategies to Succeed Under Pressure

By |February 11th, 2021|News|

Strategies for Succeeding under Pressure Managing pressure effectively is an important element of success at work. Indeed, high-pressure situations can be sites of learning, growth and professional development, as we feel pressure when the outcome is important to us, such as a critical mission or a public speaking event. In “Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most,” Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry argue that pressure itself in fact has a [...]

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How Technology Could Support Workplace Wellbeing

By |February 9th, 2021|News|

Technology to Support Workplace Wellbeing and Mental Health Mental health and wellbeing constitute a major challenge for organisations across the globe. According to the World Health Organisation, depression and anxiety cost the worldwide economy US$ 1 trillion per year due to lost productivity.   In recent years, technology-enabled mental health solutions have been on the rise in society more widely, and research suggests that this trend has reached the workplace. According to an Accenture study, 83% of employees [...]

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Building Personal Resilience at Work

By |February 4th, 2021|News|

Building Personal Resilience To Succeed at Work In the workplace as in life more widely, experiencing hurdles and difficulties are inevitable. Challenges can come in many forms, from organisational change to high-stakes projects or missions. Most obviously in current times, the global health crisis has introduced professional challenges and personal hardships for people in different ways and to varying degrees, along with the challenge of adapting to a remote mode of work faced by many. [...]

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How Technology Can Improve Onboarding

By |February 2nd, 2021|News|

How Technology Can Improve the Onboarding Process While onboarding occurs right at the beginning of the employee journey, it has long-lasting effects, setting the foundation for the relationship between the company and the employee. Moreover, research suggests that 20% of turnover happens in the first 45 days, rendering the start of work a vital period in retaining employees.  Indeed, the onboarding process is a crucially important stage in developing [...]

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Skills for Effective Virtual Leadership

By |January 28th, 2021|News|

Skills for Effective Virtual Leadership Managing remote teams inevitably introduces a different set of challenges for leaders, and given that many companies intend to continue with virtual work for the foreseeable future, it is important that remote leaders are confident in effective techniques for managing distributed teams, so they can motivate them and maximise their potential.   To start, while strong communication skills are a vital [...]

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Improving Communication in Conflict-Averse Teams

By |January 26th, 2021|News|

Boosting Communication in Conflict-Averse Teams According to the CPP Global Human Capital Report, more than half of employees (57%) have experienced negative feelings following a conflict, including demotivation, anger, or frustration. Given the undesirable consequences that conflictual encounters can have in personal or professional settings, it is not surprising that many people can be inclined to avoid conflict.   However, this is not necessarily a good thing for employees [...]

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Maintaining Company Culture in Virtual Teams

By |January 21st, 2021|News|

Maintaining Company Culture in Virtual Teams Even in the best of conditions, achieving a strong and healthy corporate culture is challenging. However, it is important that organisations understand, and are capable of influencing, their culture, as it affects many factors which contribute to business growth and success, including staff retention; company branding and [...]

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The Advantages of Gamification in Recruitment

By |January 19th, 2021|News|

Gamification in Recruitment Over recent years gamification has grown in the recruitment field, being attractive due to its potential to improve candidate engagement, enhance hiring decisions and quicken the recruitment process. Its rise in the recruitment space has come about through the influences of different fields, including behavioural science, neuroscience, and gaming. According [...]

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