Stories

Stories tagged with: The Future of Work

‘Lockdown’ Your Recruitment Strategy

‘Lockdown’ Your Recruitment Strategy

COVID-19 has forced an abrupt shift to remote and new ways of work and organisational agility is critical for survival. In response, organisations have adopted flexible and collaborative approaches to survive this pandemic and keep their business moving forward.

Before COVID-19, the last five years has seen the UK recruitment sector steadily growing each year, with the 2019 market valued at £38.9bn; an impressive increase despite much uncertainty over the impact of Brexit.  The previous landscape was an employee marketplace with companies investing...

Continue reading

Building Resilience To Cope with Stress And Fatigue

Building Resilience To Cope with Stress And Fatigue

It is clear that we will in part, be in lockdown in some form for quite a few weeks more and I hear anecdotal stories of people reaching the end of their tether. The clamour to return to normal is rising.  Nevertheless, there may well be an inevitability that working from home will be more ubiquitous in the future and certainly that appears to be a keynote element of any attempt to kickstart the economy.  

Even prior to the current public health issue many progressive employers were investing in resources to help their employees to deal with the future which many saw as being one which involved preparing for an economic downturn and competing to survive. Those plans were based around the need to...

Continue reading

Maintaining Effective Communications with Remote Working

Maintaining Effective Communications with Remote Working

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place - George Bernard Shaw. Recent months have seen a dramatic escalation of the much-predicted practice of working from home. The reasons for the escalation will be well known and let’s try and avoid the dreaded C word just for a few minutes.

Many organisations have set out guidance to staff about how to make working from home (WFH) safe and productive. But what about the effectiveness of communication between colleagues who were previously sitting close to each other and could observe the communication signals that perhaps...

Continue reading

Remote Working and Bullying and Harassment

Remote Working and Bullying and Harassment

In ‘normal’ times a request for home working/remote working would typically take time to consider and set up, while the business and the employee discuss what steps would need to be put in place in terms of technology, support, communication, ‘fit’ with the role requirements and whether this would work for both parties before a decision was made. Often when it was a ‘yes’ this new way of working might have been on a trial basis, while both parties considered if it was working and had the opportunity to monitor, review and tweak the arrangements.

We are living in extraordinary times.  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about urgent and sudden changes in our ways of working, with remote working (i.e. working from home) being required by businesses so that they can keep working through these difficult days.  Some degree of...

Continue reading

Preparing for the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’

Preparing for the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’

Clarendon Executive’s Claire McKee says that whilst robots are no substitutes for people, as we move further towards ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’ there is a requirement for successful organisations to accept change and invest more heavily in the ‘human capital’ agenda, visionary leaders and technology advancements.

The fourth Industrial Revolution’ refers to the smart operational systems of the future that will incorporate new innovations such as Artificial Intelligence and chatbots, Big Data, augmented reality, simulation and the Cloud. Like the revolutions that preceded it, the Fourth Industrial...

Continue reading

How to Use Psychometric Testing in Hiring

How to Use Psychometric Testing in Hiring

Psychometric testing continues to rise in popularity. In fact, over 75% of the Times top 100 companies now use some form of psychometric testing, usually during a recruitment and selection process. The technological advances in online testing enable candidates to do a test in their own time and location, meaning more efficient and cost-effective recruitment processes and potentially a much wider candidate pool. Below, Clarendon Executive’s Anne Daley explains the value of psychometrics in senior level recruitment and, with the increasing number and sophistication of online tests available how to choose what’s most suitable for your hiring needs.

Psychometric testing continues to rise in popularity. In fact, over 75% of the Times top 100 companies now use some form of psychometric testing, usually during a recruitment and selection process. The technological advances in online testing enable candidates to do a test in their own time and...

Continue reading

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

“The future depends on what you do in the present” – Mahatma Gandhi Our world is changing fast and businesses clearly must adapt, but how? Clarendon Executive’s Anne Daley says when it comes to working, ‘change’ is the new norm and considers what savvy organisations should be doing now to future-proof their success.

Over the past decade the world of business has been subject to change in ways that nobody could have predicted. And as we have seen, from past times of tumultuous change (industrial revolution, world wars, global recession), those who can get comfortable with uncertainty and develop not only the...

Continue reading

Connect with Us

Clarendon Group, 12b Clarendon Road, Clarendon Dock, Belfast, BT1 3BG

Telephone +44(0)28 9072 5750  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website by Elm House Creative LOGIN