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The Secret Formula to Remote Working

The Secret Formula to Remote Working

Just a few weeks ago, working remotely was only an option for a minority of people. But today, it’s a necessity for everyone who isn’t a key worker. It’s a huge change, and most of us will be coming up against new challenges every day. So, we thought it would …

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Communicating with Empathy: 4 Effective Leadership Techniques

The “People First” culture tagline has graced virtually every organisation’s ‘About Us’ page on the web. But the coronavirus crisis is really putting this leadership value to the test.  True to their word, many companies are taking on increasing risk and uncertainty with empathy and compassion for their people—while others …

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Working from home

7 Simple Wellbeing Tips for Working from Home

I experienced one day at Hive HQ before we all started working from home. I’ll be the first to admit that I got stressed. And all the new job nerves leading up to my first day were only amplified by anxiously over-reading about how coronavirus was progressing and the possible …

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Person seeking HR Advice on Managing Coronavirus

The HR Advice You Need to Expertly Manage Coronavirus

🙌 Hands up to all the HR practitioners out there, a.k.a. the people on the frontline of organisational change. We know you’re under a huge amount of pressure to support and reassure your people at this moment in time. Managing the coronavirus outbreak is an ongoing public and HR priority. …

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Foster A Culture Of Inclusion With This Remarkably Simple Exercise (International Women’s Day 2020)

What is International Women’s Day? International Women’s Day is nearly upon us! “It’s a time for ‘celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women…[and] accelerating women’s equality.”  Amidst the relevant hashtags #IWD2020 and #EachforEqual, you’ve probably found articles on ways to advance gender equity at work—all featuring the …

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Why is the New Employee Turnover Rate so High?

A recent employee retention report has found that 43% of new hires leave within the first 90 days…. And the employee turnover rates get only slightly better with time—over one-third of employees leave their jobs within the first year. And, when it comes to millennials (who already make up over …

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Engaged employee

3 Ways to Improve How You’re Measuring Employee Engagement

The HR industry is abuzz with the golden phrase: employee engagement. But only 17 percent of global employees are engaged at work (11 percent in the UK). We all want high engagement from our employees. How could you not? Companies with engaged employees are 21 percent more profitable. The problem …

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The Effective 5 Step Framework You Need To Make Workplace Wellness Last

Why you need to rethink your wellbeing strategy to make workplace wellness last Today is Blue Monday—so-dubbed for being the ‘most depressing day of the year.’  For many businesses, this means launching one-off initiatives or circulating timeworn tips on how to promote good mental health. The benefits of investing in …

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Engineering at Hive: Our Commitment to Diversity

Diversifying working teams is at the top of most company’s agendas right now. And rightly so! Ensuring equal opportunity and diverse representation—besides being the right thing to do—has a hugely positive impact to key business outcomes and HR priorities such as employee engagement, productivity, experience, and retention.  Research from CIPD on …

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