Financial incentives: Can you really buy your way to better performance?

So what do you do when you want your employees to become more productive? Giving them more money for good performance seems like an obvious, classic economical-thinking answer, but is it really the best tool for motivating your teams long-term?

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How a weekly check-in can help to reduce staff turnover

Business leaders and managers everywhere have been adapting to the ‘work from home’ change forced upon us all in 2020. With that in mind, we’d like to talk about implementing weekly check-ins as an effective employee engagement strategy, so can help you hold onto your top talent no matter where they are and reduce staff turnover. For good.

Performance reviews for remote workers: Getting it right and improving productivity

The finer points of employee appraisal become more difficult to manage when you can’t just sit down for a chat with someone. Managers need to have a clear framework for providing these appraisals, so we’ll be going over some suggestions and tools for conducting effective performance reviews for remote workers.

How do you build trust in remote teams?

How do you build trust in remote teams? 10 key elements for a better remote work culture

In March 2020, the world was forced into a large-scale remote work exercise with the global spread of COVID-19. Where possible, businesses moved to remote work practices with no time to stop and worry about their fears (misplaced or not) around ‘trust’. So, if you’re sat reading this as a manager of staff who are now working remotely and wondering ‘what can I do to build trust across the team’, read on for a few key points.

Wellbeing in remote teams: A manager’s duty of care

One of the most important facets of being a great manager is the duty of care you have to your employees. The term “workplace wellbeing” is a common one, but slightly misleading. A manager’s duty of care extends to all employees, including remote workers, with the workplace in question not being confined to a single […]

Beware the remote work cabin fever – What is cabin fever and how to stave it off

While self-isolation in the face of Covid-19 is certainly necessary, that doesn’t make it easy. You start to lose track of how many days have gone by, the places you used to go become hard to remember, and you could swear your laundry basket was talking to you a moment ago. Cabin fever can take its toll on anyone, not just lonely woodsmen up in the Rockies. So today, we’re looking at the current risks of cabin fever when working remotely in the age of Coronavirus (and beyond).

Latest Briefings

How UK employers can deal with special circumstances of Covid-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points of employment law for employers.

COVID-19 and investment protection

As the world grapples with COVID-19, we are seeing some of the most unprecedented State measures of our time. Measures causing severe financial damage to many businesses and industries. Where does that leave foreign investors? Will they be able to claim compensation?

Cayman Islands Employment Update

The first ever electronic meeting of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on 23 April 2020 considered a number of pieces of legislation, largely in response to the COVID-19 emergency, that are likely to be of interest to local employers and employees. This note is intended to provide a brief overview of the key changes: some […]

Corona Crisis: Amendment of the obligation to file for insolvency in CEE

With the fourth law on COVID-19, the Austrian legislator has suspended the obligation of an overindebted debtor to file for insolvency until 30 June 2020, irrespective of the cause of the over-indebtedness. Some other countries in the CEE region have also adopted measures to combat the consequences of COVID-19 as detailed in the following overview…


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