There was an interesting article in the Financial Times last week. It talks about rewarding sustainability targets in executive pay packages. It asks whether this will result in change. Will this improve the environment?
The uptake of the ‘real’ living wage is increasing according to latest figures from the Living Wage Foundation.
Association for Professional and Practical Ethics (APPE)
Flash Presentation: Can a bad person be a good Human Resources professional?
30th Annual APPE International Conference, February 25 – 27, 2021
Of course job creation and avoiding redundancies is important. But simply looking at the number of people in employment is not the whole story. In addition Good Work focuses on the quality of jobs.
What are the reasons SMEs should care about the gender pay gap? The gender pay gap refers to the difference between the average hourly amount of pay earned by men and the average hourly amount of pay earned by women.
In 2019 the gender pay gap was 17.3% in the UK, which means that on average, women were paid approximately 83p for every £1 that men were paid.
You may have a large proportion or all of your workforce working remotely at present. Which leads to the question of how to welcome a new remote employee. As a SME, you may be considering the cost of workspace. Is working remotely going well for your business and your workforce? Is the cost of your normal workspace expensive? Perhaps you are considering a permanent move to working remotely.
You can engage and motivate your team by recognising achievements. Taking the time to reward and recognise your remote workforce is very important. Recognition of your employee’s good work makes them feel valued by you and the business. If you take the time to reward employees for excellence it makes them feel individually noticed by you and that what they contribute is important.
If you are a SME, it may be that you get by without any Human Resources support. Perhaps you only have a handful of employees and manage people support yourself. Specialist Human Resources expertise is a cost that you can do without. You may be asking yourself, why do I need Human Resources?
I have been led remotely and have led a remote team for the last few years. I have experienced both good and bad remote leadership. These are 3 tips for leading remote employees that I have learnt from my experiences. I like to think that I put these into practice in leading my remote team. However, they are the people to ask about that, not me. It is important that leaders model the right behaviours in the virtual world.