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Effective Investigations Part 1: When Investigations go Wrong and the Pitfalls of Jumping to Conclusions

Conducting an investigation, whether formal or informal, is essential before any action is taken. Becky explains why. By Becky Mee We’ve all been in situations where an incident occurs, and thinking we know what’s happened, we jump in to discipline someone. We know they’ve done it and there’s no point wasting time. Then the employee […]

February 5, 2018

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How to be Proactive with HR

It can be hard to plan ahead when it comes to HR, as you’ll inevitably spend a large amount of your time reacting to unexpected situations in your business. But being proactive, where possible, can really help strengthen your processes. Simon shares his tips on how to be more proactive. By Simon Underwood The petrol […]

February 2, 2018

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Never Miss Out on a Great Idea Again

The best ideas can come from the most unusual places, but how can you make sure you don’t miss out? Becky shares some tips on how to collect your employees’ bright ideas. By Becky Mee Pub quiz question for you: How did the London Underground Tube map come about? Well those of you who are […]

January 31, 2018

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The Absence Series: What is Absence and how does it affect businesses?

‘The average level of employee absence (6.3 days per employee) has decreased in all sectors and is at its lowest level for seven years.’ according to the CIPD 2016 annual absence management survey report. Over this series of blogs, Tim will be discussing what absence means, the causes and effects of absence, and how we […]

January 30, 2018

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10 Ways to Show you Appreciate your Employees

Most organisations say they appreciate their staff and have a team that foster positive working environments. However, with turnover of staff still high in many organisations, are they really doing what they say? Tim has 10 ways to show your staff you care! By Tim Frear 10 cost effective tips to demonstrate appreciation and build […]

January 25, 2018

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Performance Reviews Series: What are they and why are they important?

Many people view a performance review as a yearly tick box exercise that is completed without much interest or enthusiasm. This could be because managers don’t have the time, or simply don’t value the importance of them. However, if performance reviews are done frequently and effectively, they can be a real investment for your business. […]

January 23, 2018

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A Handy Guide to Giving and Receiving Constructive Criticism

Giving and receiving criticism can often be awkward and tricky. Simon shares his tips on how to handle it properly! By Simon Underwood 3 Perspectives to consider You’re at your wits end, you’ve explained how to do this basic task to your employee and they don’t get it, you may want to shout and scream […]

January 18, 2018

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Supporting an Ageing Workforce

With the increase in people working after the old fashioned ‘retirement’ age, we now have potentially five generations all at work at once!  With Traditionalists and Baby Boomers competing with Millennials and Gen Z, it becomes a complex challenge to manage diverse teams who all need different motivations, communications and training. Claire shares her tips […]

January 17, 2018

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How to Motivate a Multi-Generational Workforce

A multi-generational workforce is becoming increasingly common in the UK, but how do we make sure each generation is equally motivated when they have very different working styles and preferences? Here’s Laura’s guide on how to motivate each generation of employees. By Laura Rigby Each generation will have experienced very different upbringings and will likely […]

January 15, 2018

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Freelancer, Zero Hours worker… What’s the Difference?

Freelancers and zero hours workers are often see as similar, but it’s important we understand their differences and the implications of these differences from the perspective of small and medium-sized businesses. Nuhman shares his knowledge. By Nuhman Sharif These days, many businesses are under considerable pressure and in order to remain afloat and keep costs […]

January 11, 2018

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