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“He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How” — Friedrich Nietzsche, “Maxims and Arrows” Twilight of the Idols We must all know, the world is full of what has now become a constant: change. There are many academic studies denoting the effects on human behaviour from operational stress and organisational transformation.  This, having significant impact on productivity and performance, also causes a detrimental impression on personal wellbeing. But this is nothing new, as the Greek Philosopher Heraclitus commented over 2,000 years ago “You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you” – all very profound, but Read more

Since starting at Caburn Hope, I have found myself exposed to some pretty impressive onboarding programmes. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), for example, have a whole online portal dedicated simply to the step by step journey of onboarding for the new hire. Collectively, this has got me thinking: why have an onboarding programme? What are the advantages of onboarding, and what can businesses do to ensure that they make the most of it?  Take a look at our infographic, or alternatively, click on the image for some quick tips on how to make your onboarding programme more effective. 1. Set the tone: As onboarding includes such a wide variety Read more

Can the Shadow Chancellor’s proposal help to solve the productivity gap? Or do other tools crack the nut more effectively? The Shadow Chancellor (John McDonnell) has announced, if Labour wins the next General Election, any business employing more than 250 people must put in place mandatory share plans. This notion might not be the nail in the coffin of the opportunity for Labour to get business onside – especially after Boris Johnson’s recent retort to “F Business” – that it first appears to be. The oft-cited example in this debate is the retailer John Lewis which not only has a popular employee share scheme, it has – until very recently Read more

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