Author: Kelly

Does your work environment affect your wellbeing?

For anyone tasked with improving wellbeing at their workplace, it can be difficult to know where to invest time and money. They can find themselves looking at a wide range of issues from mental health support, ergonomic desks, employee safety

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Genius new way of offering careers advice

Perhaps this will change the way we attract children into different careers – Kidzania above the Westfield Centre in London’s Shepherds Bush. In a mini-world, children up to 14 years old get the chance to pretend they are working in

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To attract the best candidates – try employee referrals?

From his seat as a founder at at Top-consultant.com and social-hire.com, Tony Restell tells me he has seen first hand the impact of social technology on the changing hire market for companies trying to hire as well as the recruitment industry. To

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Google voted best for worklife balance

New research by Indeed has found that Google is the best employer for worklife balance in the UK.  The top ten list provided by Indeed is as follows: 1) Google 2) SAP 3) British Heart Foundation 4) Vale 5) Johnson

10 ways to develop managers with a ‘geek interface’

In many technical businesses, the biggest talent management challenge isn’t recruiting people with the right technical skills but having the managers with the right knowhow and who fit the culture of the organisation. Not just any managers, but managers with

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Workplace design and employee wellbeing

Don’t know if you’ve noticed it too but there seems to be a lot of chatter currently around desk design.  Denmark has just made it mandatory for employers to offer their staff sit-stand desks. In the UK, Grove House Primary

It’s Depression Awareness Week

It’s Depression Awareness Week between 26th April to 3rd May 2014.  One in five people will be affected by depression sometime during their life – that person could be you, someone you know or someone you work with.  A person

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How are the Best Companies delivering a ‘Fair Deal’ to their employees?

  Fair Deal is one of eight criteria for organisations to ‘get right’ to feature in the Sunday Times/Best Companies Top 100.  So what have those who have won a coveted award been up to to make sure their employees

Is Cambridge a location of choice for employees?

Cambridge was recently identified by the Centre for Cities as the most innovative, skilled and equal city in the UK.  Their Cities Outlook 2014 report, the authoritative economic index of the 64 largest cities and towns in the UK, and predicts

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Legal firm standing out from the crowd

A number of legal firms continue to battle it out in the Best Companies League tables this year.  However, the front runner is Penninsula Business Services and is a new entrant into the league table – landing in 3rd place

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