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The case for a 4-day working week…. The grass isn’t always greener!

Recently, the topic of working 4 days a week was discussed in the news and it caused much debate at HR180 HQ! After doing some research, we were surprised to learn that the concept isn’t a new one and has been advocated since the 1970s. But is it really such a good idea? Nuhman discusses […]

November 10, 2017


How you can show kindness and appreciation in your workplace

It’s World Kindness Day on 13th November – yay! Who doesn’t love an excuse to be kind to those around them? Laura has some tips on how you can show kindness in your workplace. By Laura Rigby Introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, there are now over 28 member nations with the collective […]

November 8, 2017


Men’s health – how you can do your bit to stay healthy and raise money for charity at the same time

In aid of Movember, Simon shares some tips on how to stay healthy and raise money for men’s health charities. By Simon Underwood Stoptober, Movember, Dry January – 3 months of the year dedicated to keeping yourself healthy (and finishing the year with a Freddie Mercury-esque tash!) Having worked as a personal trainer for a […]

November 6, 2017


I can’t come in to work today because…

Employee absence can be difficult for an organisation to cope with, especially when others are relied on to keep the ship afloat in the meantime. But what do you do when you’re faced with a ‘creative’ excuse for not coming in to work? Nuhman Sharif, HR Support Assistant shares some of the most unusual excuses […]

November 3, 2017


Dealing with a crisis: How to build a support network in your workplace

Every business – however big or small – face crises from time to time. Becky offers some advice on how to tackle them effectively. By Becky Mee Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person? Do you think there are two types of problem in the world – those […]

October 30, 2017


Intolerance in a Diverse World

If I were a mainstream comic superhero, my main skill (and the one that’s enabled me to ace my career), would be empathy. Every week as a child I cried buckets that Lassie had saved the day but didn’t have a home, that ET was alone and scared on a strange planet and that Johnny […]

October 26, 2017


How to manage personal grief

If you do a quick Internet search you will get the 7-effective ways to get through grief, the ‘how to cope’ blogs, and the ‘just carry on’ blogs – but is there really a ‘one size fits all’ approach to managing personal grief? Tim discusses his personal experience of managing grief in the workplace. By […]

October 24, 2017


How to avoid grievances in the workplace

“From 26 July 2017, you won’t need to pay fees to make an employment tribunal claim.” – This statement sends chills up the back of most employers, especially SMEs, who at times are balancing the books from one month to the next. Understanding what can be done to prevent tribunal cases must come as […]

October 20, 2017


Modern Slavery: What can we do to stop this heinous crime?

Modern slavery is a serious problem in workplaces across the world, whether we know it or not. HR180’s Support Assistant, Nuhman discusses why it’s so important to look out for signs that this could be happening to someone you know or work with and how you can help. Blog by Nuhman Sharif Modern slavery is […]

October 18, 2017


7 tips on how to build good relationships with work colleagues and clients.

Our HR Assistant Simon Underwood shares his top tips on how to build positive relationships with both colleagues and clients. By Simon Underwood “Can you do an offer letter for Rod.” asks Laura. “Can you do a contract for Jane” asks Tim “Put together a briefing note for Freddy” asks Claire. This is an example […]

October 16, 2017


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