Does anonymity ever have a productive role to play in your business? In an article by Josh Berin, he suggests one of the revolutionary and beneficial aspects of feedback and internal communication apps is their ability to allow employees to rate or offer improvements to their superiors without having to reveal their identity.
Needless to say, companies are going through a lot of changes in 2020. Between sudden interruptions to work, transitions to work-from-home conditions, and in some cases the loss of business or employees, there has been a lot to adjust to. Those adjustments are continuing as more companies start to ramp up their activity, and this brings to mind a crucial question: What should companies be prioritising in the present conditions?
Those formative early days in a new company are vitally important for building a long-lasting relationship with your employees. Employee engagement starts to grow (or fade) from day one, so making the right impression is key to driving long-term loyalty and job satisfaction.
Communicating via Teams has proven vital for our business during lockdown, and we know the same is true for many of you, with over 80 million downloads of Teams already this year. And with a great system for communication comes a great opportunity for improving employee engagement even in the face of the new ‘Big-C’. This article discusses how Teams can help you maintain an engaging, feedback-driven workplace culture in your organisation.
Make your performance review count by following these employee tips before your review date come around.
The biggest shake up of the planning system since 1947 continues apace with the announcement, on 2 August, of government plans to create an automatic green light for development within specifically designated areas of the country.
In this update, we explain the application process to establish an investment firm in Ireland under MiFID.
Financial pressure can change perspectives on transactions – whether through the lens of an insolvent winding up, in the context of a counterparty or related interested party exploring ways in which they might unravel a transaction, or a new board considering whether a company can extricate itself from contractual arrangements that appear to have been subject to a conflict of interest or which were for an improper purpose.
The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has successfully challenged a misconduct hearing panel’s decision to impose a Final Written Warning, after an officer made racist remarks about a fellow officer.
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A trio of barristers from Landmark Chambers are gearing up to lodge a legal challenge against the UK Government in response to the ongoing A level downgrading debacle. Following the announcement of results on Thursday, it was revealed that nearly 40 per cent of A level grades were lower than teachers’ predictions, totalling 280,000, which […]
DWF is to stop asking for specific A level grades from training contract applicants. Instead, it will for “good A levels” or Scottish Highers or the equivalent qualification in other countries. The decision has been made to attract talent that might otherwise have been put off by the firm’s grade requirements. Graduate recruitment partner James […]
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has updated its statement to students in relation to the difficulties some faced when taking an online exam this week, but the update itself has sparked an angry reaction from the profession. Some students attempting to take the ethics exam for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) were dismayed with […]
A total of 27 staff from BT Legal, which was acquired by DWF last year, have been made redundant. The group left in June seven months after moving from the company’s claims and corporate property team to the law firm. The reason, stated in a Communications Union release, boils down to the fact that the […]
For the first time, The Lawyer has put together a comprehensive list of global disputes being heard in 2021, with six of the top 20 held in London. The list of cases, which features as part of the Global Litigation 50 report, covers all manner of disputes whether it is a commercial tussle in London’s […]
Parties from the United States and Switzerland are competing over a six-figure sum sitting in Stephenson Harwood’s bank account, with the firm taking up a bit-part role in an ongoing High Court clash. A total of $570,000 is at the heart of the scrap between the estate of late US lawyer, Irving Kagan, and Swiss […]