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4 ways to RAMP up your employee engagement

Many organisations across the globe are implementing cultural change programs to become more customer centric (discussed in our article The 6 essential ingredients ...

Five ideas to combat unconscious bias

As humans we have many unconscious biases and in organisations our leadership decisions are also subject to them. Gender bias leads to predetermined views of talent, ...

Recognition is a gift

Harvard Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter (Rose, 2011) said: "Remuneration is a right, recognition is a gift". So why isn't this free gift given more often?

How to embed and live your values

Core values are those values that are absolutely essential for an organisation to achieve its vision and fulfil its purpose. They guide the behaviour of everyone in ...

2016/17 Higher Cap determinations, community engagement and trade-offs

The much anticipated Essential Services Commission (ESC) determination on the 2016-17 Higher Cap applications is now out.

Insync & AHRI Research Paper: 5 tips for HR from government and business leaders

Most organisations are challenged by new and increasing competition from low cost, internet-based business models that are commoditising many products and services. ...

Bold and practical action to achieve diversity

Diversity won't be achieved without bold and practical action. That was the conclusion of the advisory panel that included Insync CEO, Nicholas Barnett.

Why wellbeing matters

Most government, business and not-for-profit leaders know about employee engagement and its link to improved productivity and organisational performance. Employee ...

Want an inclusive culture? Ensure managers understand psychological safety

Middle managers are the link between the strategies of the CEO and top executives, and the delivery of organisational change. Yet research shows that while most CEOs ...

From stereotypical sceptic to passionate diversity campaigner

Nicholas Barnett, CEO, Insync, went from stereotypical sceptic to passionate diversity campaigner. Here, he shares his story.

Shape your culture well – it will then shape you

A bad culture is counter-productive to strategy execution.

Five steps to minimise unconscious gender bias

Unconscious bias occurs when beliefs affect decision-making without conscious awareness. Unconscious associations that link women with families, and men with careers ...