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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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Exciting new tech is promising to transform the ways we all live and work. Much attention is focused on the promise of Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and automation, and advanced analytics and machine learning. The emergence of these technologies is forcing governments around the world to plan for the dramatic upheavals they will effect on society and in the world of work. The UK government has made the point that these changes mean there can be no “business as usual”.  It has recommended that employers and employees focus on developing the key skills and attributes that will be at a premium in future.  These include resilience, adaptability, resourcefulness, enterprise, cognitive Read more

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