Tag Archives: EMEA

The Way to Wellness

Wellness

As employees struggle to cope with the effects of the pandemic, employers should rethink their well-being strategies.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Whether it’s the stress of juggling childcare and work or the pain of loneliness, COVID’s impact has taken a toll on employees’ mental health as well as physical health. Westfield Health’s Coping with COVID study set out to quantify that impact and how it affects the workplace. Results show many disruptions to employee well-being.

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Strategies for Success

Paysafe’s virtual employee engagement events improved connection, well-being, and leadership.

By Marta Chmielowicz

When Paysafe was confronted with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic last March, it faced significant challenges. The culture of the organisation was largely office-based and centred around town halls, events, and parties; the executive leadership team was in the process of restructuring; revenues fell dramatically overnight; and the heightened risk of cyberattacks required new measures to protect the business.

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Anticipated Workplace Changes

Motivation, support, and evolving work models are on HR’s 2021 agenda.

By The Editors

How has the pandemic changed how employees work and what they want in the coming year? Edenred’s new report Power Up Your People sought to answer those questions. Nearly 2,000 UK workers share the aspects of work that have made a positive impact and their expectations for 2021.

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COVID-19 Workplace Concerns

Gallagher

Health, safety, and cyber threats are among HR’s biggest challenges.

By The Editors

Change continues in the first few months of 2021. Gallagher’s new report Impact of COVID-19 on UK Businesses examines how the challenges of the global pandemic continue to present concerns for HR as well as opportunities for positive change in the long term.

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A New Chapter

The finalisation of Brexit is creating compliance challenges for U.K.-based companies that rely on international talent.

By Simon Kent

In the closing days of 2020, the U.K. and EU finalised the deal that would see Brexit achieved. Now that the agreement is in place, however, questions still remain as to how international talent can be managed. Recently, the entertainment sector drew attention to the absence of an easy pathway that would allow musicians and performers to tour the continent. Over the next few months, it is likely that similar issues governing international movement will emerge as both geographies get used to their new relationship.

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Learning from Hardship

Companies share how they are adapting to the continued challenges of COVID-19.

By Simon Kent

A few weeks before the turn of the year, there was a sense of optimism in the air. Vaccines were coming, the battle against COVID-19 appeared to be being won, and everyone was saying good riddance to the end of an awful year in the hope of a more positive 2021.

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Restructuring Hiring

In an uncertain world, recruiters are shifting gears to focus on short-term hiring.

By Simon Kent

From video interviews to remote onboarding, the pandemic has irrecoverably changed the face of recruitment. As offices have closed and social distancing becomes the norm, new techniques and technologies have been deployed and relied upon by recruiters to find, onboard, and retain the talent their clients need.

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Editor’s Note: Better Days Ahead

By Simon Kent

You could be forgiven for not being overly enthusiastic about 2021, yet there is cause for optimism and renewed energy. The global pandemic may continue, offering variations not just in terms of the virus itself but also in how and to what extent it can impact our world. Nevertheless, this year will see changes for the better, even if there are still tough times ahead.

Moreover, with the impressive and innovative techniques and ideas developed and implemented by HR so far, the function has the potential to enter into a new era as this malaise lifts. The importance of HR has clearly been highlighted and increased by the pandemic. The new era may be one where work can be realised without barriers and its value can be recognised without compromise.

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Labor Market in Turmoil

The global pandemic continues to wreak havoc on world economy.

By Larry Basinait

Deploying a global workforce and ensuring access to the best talent is a crucial component of success for all multinational enterprises. Global labor market intelligence is an invaluable tool for these HR departments and can be used to inform critical decisions around the best countries and regions in which to grow.

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Building Unity

As the complexities facing businesses due to COVID-19 continue to accumulate, HR leaders are finding ways to adapt.

By Simon Kent

The initial shock to the system may be over, but the coronavirus pandemic continues to dictate the actions of HR and businesses in general. As more operational choices open for businesses, HR is beginning to see which trends will move on and which are here to stay.

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