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Prologue: The employee experience revolution
Prologue: The employee experience revolution

In an ongoing environment of rapid change and economic uncertainty, the pressure on Chief People Officers (CPOs) and HR leaders to deliver bottom-line value through attracting and retaining critical talent has never been greater.  While we continue to teeter on the...

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The enforced return to the office – positive or pitfall?
The enforced return to the office – positive or pitfall?

In our weekly blogs, we’ve talked a lot about the different types of approaches businesses are taking to hybrid working. Each organisation is working through what is most relevant for them, as evidenced by our ‘silver bullet’ series we produced at the beginning of...

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The quiet quitting phenomenon and how to tackle it
The quiet quitting phenomenon and how to tackle it

As we ended 2021 the big talking point was the impact of the post pandemic ‘Great Resignation’, where the economy opened back up and employees began reconsidering their own career prospects. In 2022 the focus has been on ‘quiet quitting’, so we caught up with Cathy...

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Benchmarking: Friend or foe of the HR Team?
Benchmarking: Friend or foe of the HR Team?

We are often asked by clients or HR teams in our community about benchmarking and specifically about providing data on how HR teams are performing in their ‘space’. Today’s blog is an overview of some of the key considerations that teams should be thinking of when...

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Hi ho, hi ho, it’s back to work we go – or is it?
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s back to work we go – or is it?

Encouraging people to return to work post-pandemic can be a delicate balancing act for HR Directors. There have been numerous headlines recently about global tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook pushing for more office working. So are we now seeing a large...

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How should HR respond to ‘The Great Resignation’?
How should HR respond to ‘The Great Resignation’?

In this week’s blog LACE Senior Manager Luka Winterborne and MD Cathy Acratopulo respond to one of the hottest topics in HR at the moment: ‘The Great Resignation’. Read on to learn what questions every HR Director should be asking themselves and why your employee...

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HR Strategy Vs People Strategy – What is the difference?
HR Strategy Vs People Strategy – What is the difference?

This week’s blog sees our co-founder and MD Cathy Acratopulo and Director Chris Horton de-mystify the difference between a People Strategy and an HR Strategy, as well as discussing how HR Directors can articulate and operationalise their strategies over time.  HR...

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Understanding the change impacts of an HR transformation
Understanding the change impacts of an HR transformation

In our latest blog we talk to Cathy and Rachel from LACE Partners about the complexities of change management during HR transformation. This is a summary of the discussion from the recent HR on the Offensive podcast. What do we mean when we talk about change in a HR...