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The Great Resignation
The Great Resignation

By James Blair | Sep 20, 2022

The Great Resignation – fact or fiction? Tabloid melodrama or something to take seriously? What is it? Why is it? And what can we do to avoid falling fou...

How to nurture adaptability (and why it matters)
How to nurture adaptability (and why it matters)

By James Blair | Sep 12, 2022

Adaptability can be seen as one of life’s most crucial survival skills. Afterall, change is a natural part of everyday life for every single one of us. A...

Gallup’s “Transforming Workplaces Through Recognition” report
Gallup’s “Transforming Workplaces Through Recognition” report

By James Blair | Aug 17, 2022

Gallup and Workhuman recently paired up to look in detail at how recognition really affects our workplace engagement levels, employee retention and organ...

Why leaders should be visible (and what that means)
Why leaders should be visible (and what that means)

By James Blair | Aug 10, 2022

Let’s start with what this does not mean: your leaders being visible is not having their photos, regardless of how flattering they may be, displayed in s...

How to encourage autonomy in your workforce
How to encourage autonomy in your workforce

By James Blair | Jul 25, 2022

A couple of months ago, I wrote about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and how the former tends to be a better, longer-lasting driver for employee enga...

Top tips for building trust with employees
Top tips for building trust with employees

By James Blair | Jul 21, 2022

Trust really matters. It’s rarely been out of the press over recent weeks and was undeniably a key contributory factor in the recent fall of our PM.

Employee Burnout: the Causes, Effects and Solutions
Employee Burnout: the Causes, Effects and Solutions

By James Blair | Jun 28, 2022

It’s undeniable: we are living in tough times. Just as we are tiptoeing warily out of a global pandemic that affected the lives of every single one of us...

How to deal with employees’ reluctance to returning to the office
How to deal with employees’ reluctance to returning to the office

By James Blair | Jun 22, 2022

If you’re finding that a significant proportion of your workforce is finding every excuse not to return to the office now that the pandemic is (all but) ...

Why recognition and appreciation should happen in real time
Why recognition and appreciation should happen in real time

By James Blair | May 26, 2022

It’s an accepted fact that recognition and appreciation benefit employees and employers. We know that motivation and engagement soar, and productivity an...