A wise man once said, ‘to win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace’ (Doug Conant). Employee happiness has long been a consideration for successful businesses but it has only been in the last few years that the drivers of engagement have been understood and established.
Post COVID-19, Rostering in Care Homes will never be the same.
Care homes are a vital cog of the UK healthcare industry, with more than 12,250 in existence for personal care and nursing care. Even in a time of normalcy, their two biggest pain points that lead to facilities closing are falling standards, as a result of shortages in the staff, and the cost of staff increasing.
With almost three million workers, the retail industry is the UK’s largest private sector employer. But retailers face a number of challenges when it comes to recruiting and retaining the best staff.
Today, it’s the high street brands without their own online shop that stand out as exceptions to the rule. The channel itself has seen a strong growth in sales figures over the past few years, with the value of online sales in the retail sector going from 2.7% in January 2007 to 16.1% in January 2017 — a massive leap.
One in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem in any given week. A quarter of the UK’s population will experience a mental health problem each year.
In theory, there’s nothing wrong with the term. But employers and businesses feel uncomfortable about using it. The problem?
The term productivity is tainted by negative connotations that hint at hard work, squeezed employees, and an obsessive — even reckless — focus on yield. There’s a misconception. Productivity by definition is a measure of output per unit of input. Expressed mathematically: