Employee development and the Peter Principle: Why your managers keep messing up

| February 14, 2019

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That’s the basic tenet of The Peter Principle, a mostly satirical discussion on the inevitable failings of management. Who better than Workable’s top manager, CEO Nikos Moraitakis, to offer commentary? Some backstory first: Nikos and CTO Spyros Magiatis launched Workable in 2012 to meet the growing need for more streamlined recruitment software the software has now helped more than 20,000 customers hire 50 million candidates and continues to grow to this very day with existing users in more than 100 countries.

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Coaching for Schools: Leading key worker teams

Article | June 20, 2020

As a CSR initiative to support our community in these challenging times, Lane4 have been delivering ‘pro bono’ leadership development to an often-overlooked group of key workers: school leadership teams. The pressure and demands they face are incredibly high right now. Managing the anxieties of pupils, parents and staff is a real challenge. It has been our privilege to deliver both individual coaching and group workshops to a range of schools, academies and trusts to optimise their leadership at such a vital time. In this second of our three part blog series, our consultant Duncan Lewin highlights the four qualities he sees as critical for both school and key worker leadership teams in the current climate.

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Family violence spiked during COVID-19: What role do employers play?

Article | August 6, 2020

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s family violence statistics had been described as a “national shame” with 1 in 4 women experiencing physical violence since the age of 15.[1] The story is no better in New Zealand, which has one of the highest rates of sexual and domestic violence in the developed world. Police respond to a family violence incident every four minutes. Since COVID-19 hit, a combination of factors including job losses, financial hardship, isolation, working from home and cabin fever have contributed to a spike in family violence incidents. For example, there was a 10% increase in domestic and family violence victims seeking urgent assistance in Australia from the start of the lockdown in late March to 1 May.[2] In New Zealand there was a 20% increase in calls received by police and support services regarding family harm incidents during the coronavirus lockdown.

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COVID Highlights Value of Virtual Benefits Fairs

Article | August 6, 2020

Low engagement, low budget or both, 2020 might be the year to try hosting a virtual experience. If you’ve struggled to engage employees in the benefits and programs your organization provides, you’re not alone. Even during annual enrollment season—when benefits should be top-of-mind for everyone—HR pros still find themselves wondering how to get their employees to pay more attention.

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What does the new Conservative government have in store for HR professionals?

Article | February 12, 2020

In December, the Conservative Party achieved a landslide victory in the General Election by securing 365 seats in the House of Commons. This historic win enabled Boris Johnson and his party to overcome the political impasse that the government has encountered since the Brexit referendum. As a result, it is likely there will be changes that will impact businesses across the country. So, what should HR professionals be expecting? Sparqa Legal has taken a look at the Conservative Party’s manifesto and compiled a list of six pledges that HR teams need to know about.

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