Two women with a laptop talking at work

Culture and engagement are critical factors in driving organisational performance, and yet they have had to be re-invented during the COVID-19 disruptions. The hip office, workplace drinks, onsite gym and days off for birthdays, plus the casual banter around the water cooler: these are all aspects of work which go into creating a cohesive and…

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preparing for tomorrow's workforce

HR directors were already dealing with a rapidly changing world when along came the unprecedented disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. With little or no preparation, many employees have had to work from home, creating challenges for engagement, productivity and culture as well as the operational practicalities of work space and tools. According to Microsoft, the…

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How to manage remote teams: Your checklist for onboarding remotely

How to manage remote teams: Your checklist for onboarding remotely Most team leaders are acquiring new skills as they manage remotely through the COVID-19 pandemic—the soft skills of boosting morale while their people are acclimatising to remote work, and the technical skills of quickly learning new tools to get the job done in a distributed…

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How to ensure your analytics team has the right soft skills

How to make sure your analytics team has the soft skills to make a hard impact With the surge in organisations using data to inform strategies, accelerate business performance and drive competitive advantage, the analytics function is at an exciting stage of its evolution. But is it time to look beyond the tools and the…

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Are you making these 7 common hiring mistakes?

Want to find new hires who will perform and stay? Then don’t follow these common practices. In my 16 years in recruitment, I’ve seen the all-too-common mistakes many hiring managers make when they recruit for new hires. It’s understandable – time is limited and we all naturally fall back on the practices that seem most…

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Work life balance: What jobseekers want

Work life balance: What jobseekers want more than money You might think that to attract top talent you need to show them the money – because that’s what job candidates want most, right? Not any more. Hudson research shows that for the first time in several years, work life balance is the single most important…

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good salary and right employment offer

A good salary vs the right employment offer When it comes to wooing quality talent in a competitive market, we all know money talks. When people change jobs, most will want or expect a pay increase compared to their previous job – and a hefty hike can act as a powerful lure. This is borne…

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Why you should hire for adaptability to futureproof your business In my role at Hudson, I have a lot of conversations with senior leaders in businesses across Asia about the critical capabilities they need to hire to help their businesses adapt and change in a fast-moving world. No one wants to be the next Kodak.…

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employee retention five ways to hire people who stay

Employee retention: 5 ways to hire people who stay When managers are asked to define the most challenging part of their job, the answer, regardless of the industry, is often, “Finding and keeping good people.” Recruit well and both the company and your team will reap rewards; but get it wrong and there are costs…

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employee retention why staff leave

Employee retention: what managers need to know about why staff leave Employers beware: data shows that many new staff members leave before they even finish settling in. Every manager shares the same goal with new hires: that the hire will not only fill a key gap in the team but slide neatly into the broader…

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