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Upskilling at pace with the changing world of work could give you the competitive edge needed to level up from middle management to top leadership material. So are you doing enough to grow your expertise and future-proof your career?

In this short read, in partnership with online educators Learna, we look at five learning trends that could help shape your career development – from virtual training to today’s more accessible MBAs.

Getting bogged down in admin is the undoing of every great people manager. Specialised HR systems are often touted as the answer; but can they really make working life easier for you, and better for every employee you support? Is it worth rolling out new tech, at a time when your workforce has already been through so much upheaval? And can a software package honestly help you manage people issues like a human being, rather than a robot? 

If you’re considering automating more of your people processes, but wondering whether it’s truly worthwhile, you’re in the right place. In this short read, written in partnership with Softworks, we look at the real, human ways that HR software can positively benefit you and your workforce, and get the inside story from organisations that have tried and tested the tech.

The global pandemic brought disruptions to the usual patterns of working for most. How can HR help to create new ways of working that benefit both employees and employers? How can employees achieve a good work-life balance and feel strongly connected to their teams? 

In this short read, produced in partnership with Winningtemp, we explore what the future of post-pandemic working life may look like, in discussion with HR and employee wellness talking heads. Find why transparency, two-way communication and kindness are set to play a bigger role than ever in future workplaces across all industries.

MBAs are often dismissed as too expensive and accessible to only the privileged few. The reality is very different. The doors to this once-exclusive club are opening, allowing more people to enjoy the career-enhancing benefits of completing an Executive MBA than ever before. 

In this article, we will debunk some common myths about MBAs and explain the role an MBA programme can play in upskilling organisations. 

Onboarding is a critical period for businesses to engage with a new starter, and for both sides to exchange important information. It’s a time when employees are making their first impressions of your business and deciding whether or not they’ve made the right decision to come and work for your company. 

Yet, onboarding is often overlooked. Engaging and nurturing a new employee is essential to help them settle in within the first few weeks and become well integrated into your organisation. Here, we list five ways technology can help you manage and deliver an effective and engaging onboarding experience.

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