Virgin Airlines “turns off” email to get staff away from screens – how to digital detox at work - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Virgin Airlines “turns off” email to get staff away from screens – how to digital detox at work

Some Virgin Airlines offices in America and the UK are implementing a radical new policy to encourage a “digital detox” for staff. From 10:00am to noon on Wednesdays, 200 workers across the offices are left without email access as the servers are switched off entirely, reports Mashable. The multinational company wants staff to send less emails and engage in more face to face meetings. …

Get the most out of your new employees - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Get the most out of your new employees

We have all been through the process of hiring a new employee. Sorting through resumes, conducting phone and face-to-face interviews and checking references. It’s a long process, however, when you find the person you believe is truly a great fit for your company, it’s only then that the hard yards really begin. McCrindle Research predicts that by 2020 the average job …

Commuting to work can increase stress levels and make people eat more: Report - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Commuting to work can increase stress levels and make people eat more: Report

Commuting to work could be affecting your diet and increasing your stress levels, with a study undertaken by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK showing employees who commute consume an average of 767 more calories every week. The report is based on a survey of 1500 British workers, reports Fairfax and the hike in calories is a result of …

Why do we blame the Millennials? - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Why do we blame the Millennials?

In less than a decade the Millennials will comprise 75% of our workplaces globally’, according to generation experts Bridgeworks. Born between 1980 and 1995, we have a generation that rivals the dominant Baby Boomer generation in numbers. Over the next few years we will wave good-bye to thousands of years of knowledge from workplaces as Baby Boomers are packing up …

Recruiters gone wild party sparks internal investigations at Michael Page: Two HR lessons for your business - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Recruiters gone wild party sparks internal investigations at Michael Page: Two HR lessons for your business

Michael Page Recruitment has been forced to apologise and launch an internal company investigation, after a group of Melbourne recruiters threw a wild party at a Victorian ski resort. While Michael Page Recruitment will likely be launching heavily into external damage control, HR expert Sue-Ellen Watts, director of wattsnext HR, says the company should also be considering a complete internal review …

Is what everyone is telling you about the future of work even true? - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Is what everyone is telling you about the future of work even true?

For those who follow wattsnext on social media or attend any presentations I conduct, you will know that my team are completely obsessed with HR innovation and particularly the future of workplaces. What does that even mean? Well we all know that our world is rapidly and radically changing, and not many things will avoid being disrupted, especially our workplaces. Millennials, …

Managers – stop making it all about you! Part 1 - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Managers – stop making it all about you! Part 1

Now with a title like that, this blog could cover a myriad of topics, hence it being the first of a series. Today I’m writing about the selfish road of HR compliance. Don’t get me wrong, compliance is a critical part of business. We must keep our businesses in order so we can protect our assets. However, too often I see …

The employees most likely to be early and late to work revealed - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

The employees most likely to be early and late to work revealed

The people most likely to arrive to work on time and those who are generally late have been revealed in a recent report examining workplace tardiness. The report, carried out by workplace management app Deputy, reveals Australia’s Baby Boomer generation are early to work 73% of the time. Click below to see the full Smart Company article and Ben Watts comments https://smartcompany.com.au/people-human-resources/69562-the-employees-most-likely-to-be-early-and-late-to-work-revealed/