MyPeople Meets … Mark Ackers

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we met Mark Ackers, Head of New Business Development at Refract.ai – Mark’s mission in life is to…

Getting recruitment right, more often.

Getting recruitment right, more often. Getting recruitment right is extraordinarily hard and getting it wrong is expensive. When recruiting for a role or building a team, there are many assessment tools that help in the recruitment process. Tools that enable us to measure the skills and capabilities of a prospective new teammate – after all,…

MyPeople Meets … Cam Spencer

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we meet Cam Spencer, with a strong belief in the connection and transference of lessons from the sporting…

Hiring for Team Fit

Have you read ‘Alchemy: The surprising power of ideas that don’t make sense’ by Rory Sutherland? There is an abbreviated extract around recruitment that I want to share. ‘Imagine you have ten roles to fill, and you ask ten colleagues to each hire one person. They will all try to recruit the best person they…

MyPeople Meets … Manley Hopkinson

MyPeople Meets is a series of articles featuring influential business people embracing workplace change. Uncovering their unique experiences, industry insights, what motivates them, why they do what they do and their views on team trust. This month we meet Manley Hopkinson, explorer, author, accomplished keynote speaker, director, senior advisor and the leading voice in the…

The benefits to working from home

If you were asked, “What would you prefer: Working from home or going to an office?”, what would your answer have been, prior to the corona virus outbreak? According to FlexJobs 2019 Annual Survey, when asked, most people said they would want the advantage of working from home. Remote working remains the flexible work option…

Stress Management – How To Cope

According to Perkbox’s 2018 Workplace Stress Survey, work is the most common source of stress for UK adults with 59% having experienced it first-hand. Just 9% of respondents claimed to never experience it at all. That’s an incredible statistic when you consider that there were around 32.54 million people in work in the UK in…