GFB Blog

I imagine it gets brought up most Thursday nights and every Friday morning, “having a 4 day working week would be the best”, “the Netherlands are doing it” and the classic “I know I could get as much done in 4 days as I do in 5”. But for some the very idea of less time in the office is completely out of the question. 

Sophie Merryweather

Sophie Merryweather

Projects & Digital Marketing Executive

So as we hurtle into the unknown future with Brexit delays and uncertainty becoming a normal state of affairs, many organisations are looking to encourage their people to be brave and innovate to meet the fast pace of change. However much research shows that innovative culture is leader dependant and leader led.

Miriam Luke

Miriam Luke

Lead Consultant

Make no mistake, the uncertainty of Brexit will be worrying your employees no matter what industry you operate in, and managing your people through this difficult time will be key to getting through it and prospering on the other side regardless of what happens.

James Shimmen

James Shimmen

Operations Director

Working with change is part of the day to day routine. We all regularly cope with change and doing things differently is now business as usual. The challenge comes with the pace of change.

Miriam Luke

Miriam Luke

Lead Consultant

We’re slap bang in the middle of the classic ‘new year, new me’ month of January- Facebook feeds full of inspirational quotes and brand new health kick Instagram’s to follow. The beginning of a New Year gives us all the inspiration to think about what we want for the future and how we can learn from the past to achieve it.

Sophie Merryweather

Sophie Merryweather

Projects and Digital Marketing Exectutive

In a world where Ted Baker makes the news lets focus on those doing the right thing and celebrate that individuals are speaking out and demanding more from their jobs.

Abigail Clayton

Abigail Clayton

Client Director

All organisations are powered by technology. Technology determines how we communicate and collaborate, how we interact with our clients and how we attract our future customers.

Miriam Luke

Miriam Luke

Lead Consultant

Having overseen the implementation of over 20,000 360 feedback surveys across over 1000 different organisations I have learned a lot and seen a lot that works well- however I have also heard from individuals and organisations that have been put off by the poor implementation of 360 projects in the past.

Abigail Clayton

Abigail Clayton

Client Director

If you have been to a business conference recently, browsed LinkedIn, scanned twitter, or even just overhead people in the gym class (yes, really!) you have probably heard the term ‘Agile’ or ‘Agile working’. So what is ‘Agile’?

James Shimmen

James Shimmen

Operations Director

96% of job seekers say it’s important to work for a company that embraces transparency, but transparency and honesty is not necessarily something we associate with the world of business.

Sophie Merryweather

Sophie Merryweather

Projects and Digital Marketing Executive

Emotional Intelligence has become a really hot topic of conversation around leadership and an organisations journey to success in the last few years. Emotional Intelligence was found to be responsible for 58% of your overall job performance, deeming it a trait to be desired in candidates and leaders alike.

Sophie Merryweather

Sophie Merryweather

Projects and Digital Marketing Executive

How are good teams made? It’s hard enough to build a team that’s capable of performing averagely, let alone to an exceptional level. Our Client Director James Shimmen, explains while still talking football.

James Shimmen

James Shimmen

Operations Director

Individuals are important to the success of every organisation.

Abigail Clayton

Abigail Clayton

Client Director

Today’s organisations are becoming increasingly technology dependent and technology led. So how are leaders changing the mindset, behaviour and workplace employment practices in order to be successful in the future?

Miriam Luke

Miriam Luke

Lead Consultant

Business challenges, such as employee retention and skills shortages have been around forever and as our economic climate demands change, so do our people and leaders.

Sophie Merryweather

Sophie Merryweather

Projects and Digital Marketing Executive

As widely reported in the press a couple of weeks ago KFC had a major supply issue whereby many of their stores had to close due to a lack of chicken. Although the media storm around this has died down this continues to be an issue for the fast food chain.

James Shimmen

James Shimmen

Operations Director

Getfeedback’s approach to leadership and management development in schools is based on extensive research. It has been designed to help individuals understand their leadership strengths and provide a view of these strengths within the team and context in which they operate.

Abigail Clayton

Abigail Clayton

Client Director

Pressure effects everyone regardless of who they are and what job they do. But what happens to people when the pressure is on? How does people’s behaviour change and most importantly, how can we predict it?

James Shimmen

James Shimmen

Operations Director

Effective recruitment of high performing leaders is fundamental to a school’s success. Finding people with the necessary skills, experience, qualifications and with a strong values match attributes will enable the school to deliver quality results.

Abigail Clayton

Abigail Clayton

Client Director

Today’s organisations are becoming increasingly technology dependent and technology led. So how are leaders changing mindset, behaviour and workplace employment practices in order to be successful in the future?

Miriam Luke

Miriam Luke

Lead Consultant

One of the hot topics of conversations for HR and recruitment professionals over the last year was surrounding the apprenticeship levy, the uncertainty and its effect on UK businesses.

Sophie Merryweather

Sophie Merryweather

Projects and Digital Marketing Executive

Since we formed in 2000 we have had the privilege of delivering a lot of exciting and interesting work. In reviewing our achievements this year, I also took the time to reflect on the work completed since we started all that time ago.

Abigail Clayton

Abigail Clayton

Client Director

In recent years there have been a lot of articles and studies regarding self-awareness. Much research claims that helping employees become more self-aware contributes to improving their productivity, performance and satisfaction not just in the work place but in all aspects of their life.

Sian Sims

Sian Sims

Project Manager

What skills will our leaders of the future need to deliver success? Will they be different to those leadership values and behaviours that we recognise as best practise today?

Miriam Luke

Miriam Luke

Lead Consultant

It was my first experience as a delegate at the Association for Business Psychology conference this year in Brentford Lock 12th & 13th of October. Two days of exploring advancements and insights into the latest research and technology within business psychology all framed with a focus on the exploration of the psychology of the dark side.

Simple Innovations from The Associated Business Psychology Conference

Miriam Luke

Miriam Luke

Lead Consultant

Having feedback built into your company’s culture has proven to increase employee engagement which in turn increases productivity, morale and success.

Sophie Merryweather

Sophie Merryweather

Projects and Digital Marketing Executive

For ability, personality and motivation online psychometrics can undoubtedly help shed light on areas of strength and preference but where should you start with regards to behavioural development?

Abigail Clayton

Abigail Clayton

Client Director

How do you choose the right psychometric test for your people project?

James Shimmen

James Shimmen

Operations Director

It’s been a year since it was confirmed the UK would be leaving the European Union and now we find ourselves thinking about the impact the decision is having on the UK’s skills gap and our current recruitment difficulties.

Sophie Merryweather

Sophie Merryweather

Projects and Digital Marketing Executive

 A pioneering approach- Many organisations are aware of WHAT they want their employees to start doing as business partners and the business benefits are clear. Our research says that leaders need help and a specific approach to successfully develop the HOW of business partnering.

Miriam Luke

Miriam Luke

Lead Consultant

 What makes a great place to work? This is a question often asked of us when we deliver engagement surveys for clients and there’s never a simple one solution answer that works for everybody so here are Getfeedback’s 3 top tips for creating a great place to work

James Shimmen

James Shimmen

Client Director

Discover that THE biggest factors in a projects success are communication and honesty-Improving performance by honestly engaging individuals

Abigail Clayton

Abigail Clayton

Client Director

 Any longstanding business will tell you the most effective way of saving money and energy is through attracting and retaining the right talent for your business- so, what’s changed with age and what you need to be doing to keep up?

Sophie Merryweather

Sophie Merryweather

Projects and Digital Marketing Executive