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Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit?

Top tips from our gaffa Claire Morley-Jones, for those entrepreneurs out there that are thinking of taking the leap of faith to start your own business. Think carefully about how it will work Are you setting up with a Partner? What responsibility will you each take? Where are you going to work from? Are you […]

August 13, 2015

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Gender pay gap reporting proposals

Ignore real issues for women at work Audrey Williams, 31 Jul 2015 Is the consultation focusing on the symptoms of inequality not the cause? The government’s recently issued consultation paper ‘Closing the gender pay gap’ outlines plans to implement section 78 of the Equality Act 2010, a provision that has lain dormant for five years. […]

August 12, 2015

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Traditional law firm embraces agile working philosophy

Peter Crush, 5 Aug 2015. Move indicates shift towards better work-life balance in the sector. Magic Circle law firm, Clifford Chance, has revealed it will be adopting an ‘agile working’ philosophy over the coming months. The move is further evidence of a shift in the traditional law sector, which has been known for its long […]

August 11, 2015

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Majority of companies are planning appraisals rethink

Finds PwC, By Hayley Kirton, 30 Jul 2015. Employers and staff want more continuous and regular feedback. Two-thirds of large companies are considering revamping their appraisals process, with one in 20 looking to scrap formal evaluations entirely, PwC research has revealed. PwC’s 2015 Performance Management Research revealed that more companies were focusing on creating a […]

August 10, 2015

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Time to turn up the heat!

If your workforce is predominantly women then a quick adjustment to the room temperature could keep your employees more comfortable whilst save on energy. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (SI 1992/3004) provide guidelines for an acceptable zone of thermal comfort, however a recent study has indicated that most office buildings are kept […]

August 6, 2015

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Recruiting staff for your home business

You’ve taken the leap; you set up your home-based business and things are going really well. The time has come to take on your first member of staff.  But how do you go about finding the right person? Inviting someone into your home to work for you can seem a daunting task. How should you go […]

August 5, 2015

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Getting competencies wrong

Lots of organisations today use competencies to underpin their HR initiatives – talent management, recruitment and selection, training and development. But it is so easy to get it all wrong just by doing any of the following: ‘Sell’ competencies as an HR initiative They might not sound strategic to the non HR person, but competency […]

July 29, 2015

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Schools consider double shifting to accommodate growing pupil numbers

The school places crisis needs to be addressed urgently. Introducing teaching shifts could be the answer – by Roy Blatchford The old ideal of having all students in school from 9am to 3.30pm will soon be unmanageable. Re-organising the school day and year is the only alternative. The latest Department for Education data confirms what headteachers […]

July 28, 2015

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Living wage to rise to £9 per hour

A new national ‘living wage’ of more than £9 an hour will be introduced by 2020 for working people aged 25 and over to move Britain to a “higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare economy”. From April 2016, a new national living wage of £7.20 an hour for the over 25s will be introduced. This […]

July 22, 2015

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A brief history of Performance Management

By Steve Brooks Performance management is not a new concept. But on the whole, the way companies conduct appraisals has changed massively over the last 100 years – so we thought you might like to see a brief overview of Performance Management over the years. Early 1900s: The Performance Appraisal’s Informal Beginnings Several sources suggest […]

July 21, 2015

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