Your Bond Williams HR Insights magazine


Welcome to our HR Insights magazine.

Every quarter, we bring you industry news, insights and advice from both our in-house team as well as HR professionals and subject matter experts from across Dorset and Hampshire.

Firstly, a Happy New Year to all of you. We’re not only celebrating the start of a new year, but a new decade. In our first issue for 2020, we take a look at how to improve physical, mental and social wellbeing of our employees and face up to the widespread issues of climate change and mental health with a piece on how you can create a more eco-friendly office, a guest article from Mercer Marsh Benefits (formerly Jelf) on supporting employees with gender dysphoria and Chris Dobbs from Frettens looks at a recent case where ethical veganism was declared a protected belief.

Another theme is leadership – first-time guest author, Sarah Hamilton-Gill provides advice on assessing internal leadership talent and Rosemary Darby-Jenkins tells us how people managers aren’t just born but also made. We also share the results of a recent survey, in which we asked businesses what their three biggest recruitment challenges are for 2020, and also explain how you can manage meetings more effectively, why taking too long to make a job offer is putting candidates off and why you should re-think making a lower salary offer.

Download January 2020 HR Insights magazine here

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We hope you enjoy our latest issue.

Download previous issues here:

Download Issue 8 – October 2019

Download Issue 7 – July 2019

Download Issue 6 – April 2019

Download Issue 5 – January 2019

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