Virtual Focus Groups

We have entered a world where virtual focus groups are becoming the norm. Over the past few months many of us will have ventured into the digital world of Zoom, Skype and Teams calls.  For some of us, it’s been a new experience, with a steep learning curve. We...

Working from home…

It’s inescapable that working from home has increased enormously over the course of the lockdown due to the coronavirus. It used to be an unusual working arrangement, or even a perk to be enjoyed by diligent and trustworthy employees, but in just three months it has become the norm,...

Returning to work

We are (at least for some organisations) heading to the point where businesses will be telling their employees to return to work at their offices.

Home Working

In the current global climate and with recent UK government guidelines, more and more organisations are allowing home working for their employees. Of course, depending on the role, many are unable to, but for those that can, there are both positives and negatives. The Positives Generally speaking, those employees...

Engaging with employees in times of crisis

Since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a global pandemic earlier this month, work and personal lives have been greatly disrupted by the crisis, meaning engaging with employees is as important as ever. Mental, physical and emotional distress has arisen as the virus sends a shock throughout society. Presented...

Buzz Buzz Buzzwords

After listening to Steven Poole, author of ‘Who Touched Base in my Think Shower’, on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 yesterday morning, it reminded me of when Microsoft laid off thousands of employees via email (NOT the ‘done thing’) in a multiple paragraphed jargon-filled message....

Has Professional Ghosting Become The Norm?

What is professional ghosting? Professional ghosting is where a business contact, work department, management or even a work colleague, suddenly becomes unresponsive without any explanation. You, the ‘ghostee’, are left with a barrage of unanswered questions possibly feeling confused and a little rejected. This is what is referred to...