Leadership

Employer Branding

Why Employer Brand is so important to your business

When we think about the importance of branding as a marketing tool, it is all about creating a connection with your customers on an emotional level so that they would …

mental health

Flippancy over mental health issues can be costly

Have you heard the joke about the woman who went to the Doctors and said she felt like a pair of curtains?… The Doctor replied “Pull yourself together!”. Well this …

employee engagement

7 must dos to create a great company culture

Companies with impressive employee retention rates and high employee satisfaction levels all have one thing in common – they understand the importance of a strong workplace culture. They also know …

Leadership

5 Top Tips on avoiding constructive dismissal claims

When an employee is left feeling that they have no other choice than to leave their job due to their employer’s behaviour, you’re on course for a constructive dismissal claim.  …

probation review

How can a probationary period help your business?

Apparently, 88% of employers regret at least one recruitment decision they’ve made in the past twelve months. The main problems are because they: (1) aren’t up to the job; (2) …

Leadership

How to manage and lead organisational change

Whether you’re introducing a new initiative or about to launch a new product or perhaps you’ve identified that there are mistakes happening with the processing of orders or duplication of …

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How to manage your employee who wants to leave

An employee has told you that they are unhappy in their role and wish to leave your employment as soon as possible. As their heart clearly isn’t in the job …

HR Heroes - Conduct and performance

How To Improve Performance

Most managers, at some time in their career, have to deal with a poor performer. It can often be frustrating and a thankless task, unless you have the right tools …

Mature Man

How a nickname cost employers £63,000

An employment tribunal awarded a male employee over £63,000 following his colleagues calling him “Gramps” for a number of years. Does your work environment allow, or even encourage nicknames to …

Leadership

10 Easy Steps To Becoming A More Effective Manager

If you are stepping into your shoes as a manager for the first time, or you are looking to improve your management skills, then the following advice could help you …

leadership

Leading by Example – Leadership in the 21st Century

Over the years that I have worked in HR, I’ve taken a number of courses, read a number of books, and have seen and utilised a number of tools that …

Communicating

9 Tips to Improve Your Confidence When Communicating

Communication is an essential part of work and home life. Understanding how to be a good communicator can be an important productivity tool, one that’s frequently neglected. Poor communication can …

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Modern Slavery Act 2015 – What are the implications?

From 1 October 2015 employers with an annual turnover of more than £36 Million will be required to produce and publish a slavery and trafficking statement each year. Here we ask …

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10 Reasons Why Companies May Need HR Support

HR Support Many companies struggle on without the aid of an HR Manager or any form of HR support at all despite the constant increase in employment law. However, HR …

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Directors Face Criminal Proceedings For Failing to Comply

It has been reported that three former directors of the now-defunct parcel-delivery business, City Link, are facing criminal proceedings for failing to notify the Secretary of State of proposals to …

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How To Build a Better Team

Have you ever wondered how some work groups exhibit effective teamwork and others remain dysfunctional? Effective teamwork is both profoundly simple and difficult at the same time. These ten tips from …

performance communication

How to have an effective performance conversation

You’ve got an employee who isn’t contributing their fair share. You know you need to address it. The rest of the team can tell this employee is a poor performer. …

help with HR

So why do you need help with HR ?

If you own a business then the chances are you will have heard of human resources. If you were working for another company then it is likely to be the …

Right to work checks – what are the current UK regulations?

All employers in the UK have a responsibility to ensure that the people they employ have a legal right to work. In order to do this, there are some right …

HR Compliance and what it means for your business

With regulations and legislation changing constantly, ensuring that your business remains compliant has its challenges. The ever-changing world means that sometimes it is hard to keep up to date with …

How to onboard successfully

Victoria Smith writes about the onboarding process and how to get it right. Onboarding is the term that is more recently used for welcoming new employees into a company and …

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