Welcome to your HRD Connect daily update!

The importance of a healthy mind in business

The American Psychiatric Association defines depressive disorder as “a medical illness which affects how you feel, think and behave; causing persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities.”  Ever felt that way? Most likely we all have at some point or another.

I have a lot of illnesses. I don’t talk about it much, for a variety of reasons. I feel ashamed to have an illness…I don’t want to use being ill as an excuse…And, to a large extent, I just don’t find it an interesting subject” – Aaron Swartz.

The modern workplace is a highly stressful environment. Almost one in five us are suffering from severe work stress at any one time. How can we prevent this? Read further below.

Winning the generation game

For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, five generations of employees are working side by side, bringing new challenges and opportunities for employers, but what are these?

We are working longer than ever before. Improved living standards, deflating pension pots and legal protection against age discrimination have nudged the retirement age up. With people now working well into their 70s and beyond, the age profile of many organisations has been stretched.

So what impact is this having on the workplace and how should employers respond? 

Using retirement analytics to predict the shape of the future workforce

Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are now part of everyday life for businesses.

Working in an environment of constant, disruptive change has major implications for employee demographics and workforce planning, so businesses will require support in answering the following questions:

  • Is our workforce ready for disruption?
  • Do we have the capabilities required to achieve our business objectives?
  • How can we close any capability gaps?
  • When might critical talent leave the business and how can we mitigate the risk?

What will happen to your future workforce? Click below to find out.

Are you coming to next year’s gathering of the Who’s Who in the HR industry?

In today’s diverse and complex business environment we understand the challenges facing the business leaders of today. If you’re wondering how to create a profitable organisation whilst ensuring the wellbeing of your employees then we can help put you in front of the visionaries that have done exactly that.

We only assemble the best of the best – speakers confirmed for 2019 come from a variety of companies leading the way to include Virgin Money, HSBC, Sodexo, Sky, Thinkers 50, Bersin, Cisco, ThermoFischer Scientific and many more.

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I hope you enjoy the features.

Best wishes,

Emily Sexton-Brown,
Editor, HRD Connect