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National Living Wage – Avoid issues

The National Living Wage has been introduced on 1st April 2016 which has crept up extremely quickly! It seems relatively straight forward at first glance, an increase to £7.20 per hour for anyone 25 years and older, but it actually requires more attention than you may first think. Here are a few handy tips to […]

April 13, 2016

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How HR can kick-start an innovation culture

Penny Whitelock and Wendy Dean, 8 April 2016  You can’t sit around waiting for inspiration to strike, say Penny Whitelock and Wendy Dean – you have to work hard to cultivate innovation. Gone are the days when innovation was the territory of a boffin in a lab somewhere. In an unpredictable economy, managers who inspire […]

April 12, 2016

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The 3 Cs – Commitment, Connection, Culture

A few weeks ago I attended an evening with Kevin Gaskell at KPMG in Leeds. Admittedly, I’d never heard of Kevin but I’d been invited by one of our clients and having skim read through the information within the invitation I thought it looked interesting. Upon arrival I met up with our client, grabbed a […]

April 4, 2016

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Can too much praise be harmful?

The urge to be liked is a natural human instinct which is why it doesn’t surprise me that it has been said that leaders are handing out unwarranted praise to new employees. Let’s face it, nobody wants to feel like the ‘bad guy’! Experts have said that this could potentially be harmful for employees and […]

March 30, 2016

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Short men and overweight women ‘earn £1,500 less at work’

Vicki Arnstein 11 March 2016 Study points to ‘awful but true’ unconscious biases among employers, say experts Employers are being warned not to unwittingly discriminate against people because of their height or weight, after researchers at the University of Exeter found that short men and overweight women earn less. A study that examined data from […]

March 29, 2016

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Half of employees don’t have HR contact – so what next?

Laura Rennie 14 March 2016  PM survey results in the spotlight as CIPD Ayrshire Geographical Branch debates HR’s future When January’s issue of People Management landed on my doormat, I was taken aback by the shocking statistic that 48 per cent of workers surveyed by YouGov hadn’t spoken to an HR representative in the past […]

March 29, 2016

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What is a meaningful redundancy consultation?

Redundancies are never a positive for a company, they can bring unease to staff and management alike. Before an employer gets to the redundancy stage they have gone through a number of emotional, analytical and objective stages evaluating a mass of different options and alternatives to avoid putting the company and their employees through a […]

March 23, 2016

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Perceptions of leadership

Marianne Calnan 11 March 2016  Half of employees believe they are better people managers than their boss. Significant discrepancies in perceptions of leadership, according to survey – Managers believe they are much stronger at the people aspects of their role than the people they are actually managing, according to a new survey that lays bare the […]

March 21, 2016

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It’s time to stop running businesses like machines

By Claire Warren, 10 March 2016 Management thinker urges audience at CIPD event to prioritise humanity over hierarchy Half of all jobs will be replaced by machines in the future unless we start to think about “what is so important about being human”, according to author and business leader Margaret Heffernan. “If we don’t start […]

March 16, 2016

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Kindness

Kindness; in this high tech, high stress, highly “productive” age, is it redundant? Does it have a place in modern business? We are living with the business legacy of “Greed is Good” and the bully’s might makes right; the political rise of Donald Trump in the US is a prime example of this. Those who […]

March 15, 2016

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