5 things we learned this week - June 12th 2020
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Every week, we give you 5 key takeaways from our insights and thought leadership on HRD Connect. This week: Jill Christensen’s take on how HR can return stronger and Janine Dennis’ explanation of how to foster a more mindful workforce.
1. Can HR go ‘back to better’?
The post-pandemic dialogue is now in full swing. For businesses, this begs the question: how can we return to the workplace and pick up where we left off? However, for HRD Thought Leader Jill Christensen, coronavirus may have instigated a turning of the tide for HR, and an opportunity to occupy a bigger seat at the table than ever before.
2. Minfulness could be the key to a happier and more productive workforce
HRD Thought Leader Janine Dennis touched on the subject of employee mental health earlier this week, supposing that “mindfulness and presence is the game-changing foundation that many are still yet to appreciate”. Check out the full article to find out why and how.
3. Shared values could be the guiding light for your organisation
When businesses are forced apart, shared values can be a binding force and a powerful accelerate through challenging times. HRD Thought Leader Debra Corey examined this topic in her article earlier this week, demonstrating the importance of company values and how leaders can amplify them.
4. Communication: how to keep the momentum
Communication has been a focal point for organisations in the transition to WFH. As we prepare to transition back to the workplace, leaders must ensure that this remains healthy and consistent. Kara Ronin, Founder, Executive Impressions, explains how in her article for HRD Connect.
5. Wellbeing & the return to work
Naturally, health and wellbeing has dominated the business dialogue during the pandemic. But as business as usual recommences, this should remain a key concern for leaders. Becky Thoseby, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Ministry of Justice UK, examines this in greater depth, explaining how organisations can plan the return to work with employee wellbeing in mind.