Why Rolls-Royce created a smoke free workplace

Rolls-Royce employes over 55,000 people. Their Chief Medical Officer, David Roomes, takes employee health and wellbeing very seriously. This is why he launched a globally smoke-free workplace.

April 10, 2019
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How HR can take advantage of smartphone addiction at work

If we spend 24 hours a week online, surely our smartphones are distracting us at work? Instead of trying to fight the smartphone addiction though, HR can use it to their advantage. Here are a few ways smartphones can benefit HR.

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Stop sending emails after hours

You wouldn’t stuff letters through an employee’s door in the middle of the night. So why is it acceptable to send them an email? Professor Sir Cary Cooper explores this idea further on the People HR blog.

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Should you really hire a Chief Happiness Officer?

According to Dr Kai Haas from Airbus, hiring a Chief Happiness Officer is not going to single-handedly deliver employee happiness across your workforce. This interview talks about connecting happiness initiatives with the rest of your organisation.

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Work until you drop: how the long-hours culture is killing us

9 out of 10 Brits admitted to dragging themselves to work even when they fell sick. But the long-hours culture might be killing all of us, from high-level executives to entry-level employees.

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How VR is being applied to training and development

VR is not just about The Matrix or Avatar. In fact, many industries are using it to improve their training and development. HR tech blogger Kazim Ladimeji is exploring further.

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The move from gut-based to big data-based decision making in HR

Decision making in HR has traditionally been based on gut instinct. But today, more companies are using big data to discover interesting insights about their workforce, helping them improve retention and even predict when an employee will quit.

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