ADVO Group interviews Corinne Williams, Director of HR & Engagement, Simplyhealth

December 9th, 2016

The recent CIPD/Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey of more than 1,000 employers found that many companies are not adequately supporting their line managers in managing employee absence. In this interview, Corinne Williams, Director of HR & Engagement at Simplyhealth provides her insight into the survey’s findings and comments on the increasing focus employers are placing on staff wellbeing, a potential rise in presenteeism and the effects of the fast approaching festive season. (more…)

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ADVO Group interviews Lee Biggins, Managing Director, CV-Library

November 29th, 2016

Founded by Managing Director Lee Biggins in 2000, CV-Library has rapidly become one of the UK’s largest online job sites, attracting over 3.8 million unique candidates every month and featuring a database of almost 11 million CVs. Recent research conducted by the company found that London-based UK professionals are officially Britain’s poorest workers. In this interview, Lee discusses the imbalance between the capital’s salaries and its livings costs, the effects this may have on other regions in the UK and which areas are now creating the ‘richest’ employees. (more…)

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ADVO Group interviews Andreas Konig, CEO at TeamViewer

November 2nd, 2016

TeamViewer, a global provider of online meeting and remote support software, recently released ‘The End of Nine-to-Five’ report, which reveals that millions of workers would welcome a six hour working day as part of a rejection of the traditional 9-5 working week and towards a more flexible approach. TeamViewer’s CEO, Andreas König, provides some expert insight into the finding of this report, exploring issues around work-life balance, the role of management and the recent studies on working hours conducted in Sweden. (more…)

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ADVO Group interview Henry Clover, Denplan’s Chief Dental Officer

October 4th, 2016

The Government’s recently unveiled Childhood Obesity Strategy has faced criticism from Denplan, the UK’s leading dental payment plan provider. Denplan believes the strategy overlooks oral health and neglects whats it believes to be key issues such as junk food advertising. In this interview, Denplan’s Chief Dental Officer, Henry Clover provides some further insight into the response on the strategy. Henry offers an invaluable perspective having worked as a dentist for seventeen years prior to joining the Denplan team. He is now at the forefront of private dentistry liaising with more than 6,500 member dentists (more…)

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ADVO Group interviews Peter Ames, Office Genie

September 18th, 2016

From the Olympics to Wimbledon and the European Football Championships, we’ve seen a summer packed with major sporting events. A recent survey by Office Genie (established as Desk Space Genie in 2009) found a huge majority of UK employees have been engaging with the summer’s sporting events when they should have been working. The survey of 1,504 workers also explored the common approaches undertaken by managers during this period, and the potential pitfalls involved. In this interview, Office Genie’s Head of Strategy, Peter Ames, provides his insight on the survey’s findings, discussing the best options and policies for managers and the next major distraction on the calendar. (more…)

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ADVO Group interviews Shaun Subel, Strategy Director at VitalityHealth

August 18th, 2016

Recent research by VitalityHealth found that making small lifestyle improvements and behaving as an ‘Everyday Athlete’ can significantly improve overall life span. In this interview, Shaun Subel, Strategy Director at VitalityHealth, provides his analysis on the findings, highlighting some of the easiest and most effective improvements we can make to our everyday lives and the huge motivational effect of the Olympic games. (more…)

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ADVO Group interviews James Holder, Expat Academy

July 18th, 2016

James Holder has been been working in the field of global mobility for over twenty years, during which time he has been Global Head of Mobility at BP and Diageo and Head of EMEA at Goldman Sachs. Over the last few years, James has been a Director at Expat Academy, an organisation seen as the unofficial body for the global mobility industry in the UK, running a range of networking and training events for the industry and providing Corporate Membership for a number of companies. In this interview, James discusses some of the common mistakes made by employers sending staff overseas and his predictions for what could be the biggest obstacles thrown up to the global mobility industry from the recent Brexit referendum result. (more…)

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ADVO Group interviews Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager, Centre for Ageing Better

June 10th, 2016

The Centre for Ageing Better recently partnered with Business in the Community to call for employers to recognise the benefits that older workers can bring to their workplaces. In this latest interview, Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme manager at the Centre for Ageing Better discusses this new partnership, the vital importance for employers to retain and recruit older workers and his advice for employers to create an age friendly workplace. (more…)

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ADVO Group interviews motivational speaker Mandy Hickson

May 18th, 2016

Before turning to motivational speaking, Mandy Hickson led an inspiring career as a jet pilot in the RAF. The obstacles that Mandy overcame to succeed in this career path, and the unforgettable experiences gained in the front line have enabled her to draw striking and powerful parallels to the world of business, human resources and management. In this interview, Mandy discusses the value for business and beyond in remaining calm under pressure, the key lessons learnt in her time in the RAF and how she transitioned to her new role as a speaker. (more…)

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ADVO Group interviews Kim Harvey, Neuroleaders

April 12th, 2016

Neuroleaders deliver leadership and coaching programmes that are underpinned by Neuroscience. The company was founded by Kim Harvey who comments “The scientific evidence that is coming out of neuroscience offers great insight into how our brains fire through fear and motivation and how we can build resilience in our ability to cope with change”. In this interview Kim provides her expert insight into the company’s recent article titled ‘How inspirational leaders create a climate of trust‘, which looked at the important relationship between a climate of trust and employees feeling empowered as well as how good leadership can itself be learnt from a neuroscience perspective. (more…)

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