Apprenticeships can be a great way to attract talent to your business. However, as Katherine Watkins explains they are not a shortcut or an easy way to offset the costs of taking on additional staff. This article looks at the true value of setting up an apprenticeship scheme.
Developing a Mental Health Strategy
Stress, anxiety and depression are responsible for almost half of the working days lost in the UK. In this article, Laura Findlay looks at how to develop a robust mental health strategy.
BIBA Amplifies the Diversity and Inclusion Agenda
BIBA has recently published its 2022 manifesto in which it supports a drive for greater diversity and inclusion in the financial services sector.
Winning the War for Talent
Businesses are having to work harder and often pay more to attract the talented people they need. This has been referred to as the war for talent. Katherine Watkins explores how best to approach this and ensure your business doesn’t lose out.
Listening and Wellness
Laura Findlay looks at the benefits of active listening, particularly how it can contribute to our overall wellbeing.
Building Operational Resilience
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on firms. As such, it is critically important for firms to understand the services they provide and make investments in improving their operational resilience to protect themselves, their customers and the industry from disruption.
Encouraging Diversity and Inclusion within Firms
Diversity and inclusion continues to be a key issue for regulators. Katherine Watkins explores the benefits of embracing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Getting the Appraisal Process Right
It is that time of year when firms are looking closely at the past year’s performance of staff and setting new objectives for the year ahead. Katherine Watkins explains why it’s important to get the appraisal process right – and highlights the risks of getting it wrong.
Return of SSP Rebate Scheme
The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, which has supported employers with the rising cost of sick pay during the pandemic, has been reinstated.