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Working Mom and Child

Why Flexible Working Policies Fail to Support Working Parents

🤹”The juggle is real” as more parents than ever before must balance work and family life, according to recent figures from The Office for National Statistics.* With working parents making up such a huge portion of the UK’s workforce, it’s quite shocking that organisations are still not hitting the mark …

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Geoff Mike Gareth at conference 2019

The Great Hive Report Off (Tips For Team Building Activities)

Does competition kill collaboration in the workplace? Emma Booth ⁠— Hive’s Product Owner and very own Prue Leith! ⁠— shares the story behind The Great Hive Report Off, plus her planning tips for competitive team-building activities. David Sarnoff, pioneer of American commercial Radio and Television once said: “Competition brings out …

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Employees having fun

How To Build An Employer Brand That Your People Will Love (With 5 Hints And Tips)

You may have heard that the way organisations retain and recruit talent is changing forever. How so? Well, digital transformation, workplace demographics, and even people’s lifestyles has meant that there’s never been more asked of the work environment and employee experience than right now, in 2019. Yep, gone are the …

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CEO John Ryder and Barry

Dogged Determination: An Interview with Hive CEO John Ryder (And Barry)

John’s story was written by journalist Simon Rushworth for the North East Times. He’s created a Hive of HR activity and established a blueprint for employee wellbeing; now Teessider John Ryder is ready to take one of the North East’s most innovative technology providers to the next level. Simon Rushworth …

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Recruiters at work

5 Ways To Innovate Your Retail Recruitment Strategy In 2019 (With Examples)

Retail as we know it is experiencing a seismic shift. 2018 has been recognised as a particularly harsh year for businesses and the future of 2019 looks bleak. Whilst employment levels are at their highest since ONS records began, the number of retail employees dropped 2.4% year-on-year in the first …

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Happiness Happens Day

Team Hive Undertake Community Art Project to Spark Happiness from the Inside-Out

Did you know that August is Happiness Happens Month? That’s right, and today is officially Happiness Happens Day.  So, what is Happiness Happens Day?  Originally founded in 1999 by the Secret Society of Happy People, Happiness Happens Day is an occasion to recognise and express our happiness in action. And …

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Happy woman smiling at laptop in a coffe shop

7 Powerful Ways to Feel Happier at Work (Backed by Science)

“I don’t want to feel happy at work.”  Said noone ever. But the sad truth is many of us struggle to feel happy at work. You can tell by the high percentage of disengaged employees there are worldwide⁠—a whopping 85% according to most-recent figures. That’s a pretty scary stat considering. …

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Smiling employees

Here’s The Secret To Scaling Without Diluting Your Company Culture

Period of massive growth! Are there any words in the English language more terrifying to the HR Professional?  But why Ben? I hear you ask. Surely growth is good, we make more sales, we hire more people, the company becomes more valuable, we all get pay rises. Hooray. No! Not …

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Man Looking Stoic at Desk

Why Some Employees Ignore Surveys & How You Can Win Their Buy-In

You’ve launched employee surveys, yay! You’re ready to start acting on feedback and planning ahead. The hard bit is over, or so you thought… When only a portion of your workforce has taken the time to complete your latest employee survey, you can be left pondering, “how can we get …

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