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Looking through the crystal ball

In their 2017 “Global Workplace Trends” report, Sodexo explores 10 topics that are shaping how companies work, including business agility, design thinking, millennial workers, robotics and automation in the workplace and migration. It is our actions today that will determine whether we head towards massive displacement of workers or the emergence of new opportunities in the […]

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nightmare vision of future employer

@EmmaWatson stars in The Circle, to be released in April. Based on 2013 novel, it centres on an omniscient hybrid of tech companies. Judging by the trailer, it will make uncomfortable viewing for HR professionals intent on using technology to monitor and control rather than to inspire performance. Read why the film raises: serious ethical […]

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Best and worst workplaces

Without great culture, you won’t realise your strategy. That’s why google provides free food – to encourage networking and idea swapping. They don’t see it so much as a perk, as a necessity for innovation – and part of their strategy. Conversely, we seem to be seeing more toxic cultures where bullying management is tolerated, […]

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People over profit

‘Our people are our greatest asset’, or so they say. Yet so many organisations have fallen into the trap of focusing on efficiency at the expense of humanity. The result can be unethical behaviour, driving customers away. Putting profit before people doesn’t lead to the same levels of profit as putting people before profit. There […]

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The best and worst workplaces

Without a great company culture, the strategy will not materialise. That’s why google provides free food (amongst other things) – to encourage networking and idea swapping. They don’t see it so much as a perk, as a necessity for innovation, which is part of their strategy. At the other end of the spectrum, we seem […]

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