Performance reviews are important, but can often lead to tension and uncertainty among staff. How can the appraisal process be improved to provide a motivating and positive working environment?
Office Parties - A Reminder
With the party season almost upon us, it’s time for a reminder of the standards of behaviour that firms need to maintain during any seasonal festivities, whether these are held in or out of the office, and the duty of employers.
Remote working has increased in recent years and allows people to work in ways that may suit them better – but it can pose challenges. How can we build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues who work remotely?
Finding the Perfect Balance
It can be hard to achieve the perfect work-life balance. However, there are steps we can take to prioritise what matters to us and balance our professional and personal lives successfully.
Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work
With a quarter of people experiencing mental ill-health each year and up to one in six people in work suffering with conditions such as depression, anxiety or stress-related issues, it's important to take wellbeing at work seriously.
Lloyd’s Culture Survey Reveals Depth of Sexism in the Industry
A recent culture survey of Lloyd’s of London has highlighted significant problems regarding sexual harassment within the market.
Building Networks within the Workplace
Within the workplace, it is important to build up a strong professional network. How can we build successful networks at work?
Dealing with Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
Under SM&CR, the FCA is placing increased emphasis on non-financial misconduct in firms and encouraging positive organisational cultures. Does your firm take incidents of bullying and harassment seriously?
Dress Codes in the Modern Office
Parts of the UK have experienced the hottest July day on record, raising some interesting questions concerning office dress codes. Is it acceptable to make members of staff wear formal clothing, when temperatures are soaring? And are dress codes needed in the 21st century office?