Happy New Year. Have you made your new year resolutions? At home and at work? Well having listened to the predictions being made in the national media for the year ahead - and in the quote below from HR Review - it would seem that 'people' should be heading our list of 2018 resolutions.
Whether it is because of Brexit reducing the talent pool or the full employment market ensuring that there are alternative job options for workers, there is no doubt that we face a year where keeping our talent is going to be a priority.
So what is the priority - surely it is about ensuring that our employees feel comfortable yet challenged, empowered yet supported, and that they are making a difference. In a consultancy our people are our business - and in 2018 my resolution is to ensure that they feel valued and are progressing in a dynamic environment.
"IIP CEO Paul Devoy comments: “In a year where unemployment has reached its lowest level since 1975, but wages have stagnated, the improvements to the labour market have failed to translate to the pockets of UK workers. With research suggesting that employee disengagement costs the UK economy £340 billion annually, bad leadership is eroding UK productivity. With 49 per cent of workers citing poor management as the main reason they’re considering looking for a new job next year, management strategies must evolve to meet the demands of employees if organisations are to retain staff.”