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A guide to ‘deepfakes’ and how they can impact your business

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In 2017, deepfakes first appeared on the internet, so-called because they are generated using a deep learning method known as generative adversarial networks (GANs). In early 2023, the president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, said that deepfakes were ‘the most concerning aspect about the development of artificial intelligence‘. Although the images and videos generated this way […]

Navigating the New Predictable Work Terms Law: What Employers Need to Know

New Predictable Work Terms Law

The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 represents a major shift in UK employment law. Read on for guidance on navigating these changes, to ensure that you remain compliant while supporting your workforce. What the Law Requires Employees with 26+ weeks of service can request more predictable hours/days. You must respond reasonably within 1 […]

Understanding the New Workers Act 2023

New Workers Act 2023

The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 is set to come into force in September 2024, introducing a statutory right for workers to request more predictable working patterns. As an employer, it’s important to understand these new regulations and how to handle requests professionally. Get ahead of the changes by reviewing best practices now. […]

Reporting and Recording Staff Attendance For Businesses

Reporting and Recording Staff Attendance

Reporting and recording staff attendance is crucial for multiple reasons: it allows for effective workforce management, aids in identifying and addressing absence trends, ensures compliance with relevant legislation, and fosters a positive workplace environment by supporting employee well-being. The best way to manage attendance includes accurately recording the number, length, and reason for each absence, […]

Leadership Development in Your Business

Leadership Development in Your Business

If you’re at the helm of a UK business, small or large, or overseeing an HR department, developing strong leadership skills within your organisation is not just a ‘nice-to-have’. It’s essential, and here’s why. According to a leadership and management report by the UK Government, effective leadership and management skills directly correlate with company performance. […]

Managing HR Effectiveness: 12 Essential Metrics for Your UK Business

Managing HR Effectiveness

If you’re looking to fine-tune your HR department’s performance, there’s no better way than diving deep into metrics. Tracking the right data can provide invaluable insights into your workforce, workplace culture, and the effectiveness of your HR policies. Ignoring these metrics can lead to poor hiring decisions, high employee turnover, and could even place your […]

The Importance of Sustainability in the Workplace: A Guide for UK Employers 

Sustainability in the Workplace 

The concept of sustainability isn’t just an environmental buzzword; it’s a crucial pillar for businesses today, especially in the UK. Sustainability in the workplace is not only about being eco-friendly but also about ensuring a long-term, sustainable strategy that affects your bottom line, employee satisfaction, and corporate image. With the rise of the conscious Gen-Z […]

Does Your Business Do Enough Strategic Thinking?

Does Your Business Do Enough Strategic Thinking

When it comes to guiding your company to success, strategic thinking is more than just a buzzword—it’s an essential tool. For businesses in the UK, particularly with the ever-evolving landscape of Employment Law and Health & Safety regulations, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. Regardless of whether you’re an SME, a large company, or […]

Does MBTI Support Businesses? Insights into Its Role in the Workplace

Does MBTI Support Businesses

Have you considered the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) when looking for proven HR strategies to boost your workplace’s output and performance? If you’re looking for data-driven tools and methods to boost operational efficiency, the MBTI framework could offer your business the insight it needs to get ahead. With over 3.5 million MBTI assessments conducted each […]

What Type of Leader Are You and Does It Matter?

What Type of Leader Are You and Does It Matter?

Are you familiar with your leadership style? How it impacts your team and your business? Understanding your leadership style can be a game-changer, and here’s why… In any organisation, regardless of your job title or position in the hierarchy, you have the potential to be a leader. Being a leader doesn’t revolve around your rank, […]