Category: General HR

To do or not to do; Walking the risk tightrope…

    By Becky Mee Those of you who know me, know I’ve taken up kickboxing as I seem to talk about it a lot! In a recent session, whilst sparing with a partner and getting bopped around the head A LOT (I was more like an elephant than a butterfly), I really tried to […]

September 19, 2016

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HR does…. Er, what does HR do, again?

People’s perception of what HR does is very different from what we do. Or is it? A recent survey* on what employees believe HR does revealed they very often weren’t that far off the mark.  For example, 79% thought HR deals with disputes and grievance – 70% of HR professionals agreed; 68% thought HR deals […]

September 19, 2016

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Preparing your team for a change

By Kim Mills To run a successful business you need to move with the times and adapt to the current climate otherwise your business can get left behind. Slicker processes, new systems, a restructure or relocating the team are a handful of changes that may need to happen to keep up with the ever changing […]

September 19, 2016

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How to build trust in remote teams

By Nuhman Sharif   It goes without saying that trust is absolutely essential for any remote working scenario: as an employer you have to trust that the employee will deliver the work as per their job description and on the other hand, the employee must trust that they will be treated as a valued member […]

September 19, 2016

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Why is HR given such a hard time?

Why, when people ask what I do for a living, and I explain that I work in HR, is the response likely to be one of three things: a look a despair, a rather large groan, or comment along the lines of “Tut! HR and their processes for processes sake!”?

September 19, 2016

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Dismissal Series: Part 2 – What is Wrongful Dismissal?

In part 2 of our Dismissal Series, Laura explains what is meant by a wrongful dismissal. By Laura Hayden My first blog in this series talked about unfair dismissal and the five fair reasons for terminating an employee’s contract. It’s a statutory right not to be unfairly dismissed. But what if the reason is fair […]

September 19, 2016

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HR Support Saves Time and Money!

In her latest blog, Kim tells you why HR support saves you time and money. By Kim Mills HR can be a minefield! Recruiting, training, motivating, promoting, disciplining, monitoring, processing – the list goes on. And not to mention employment law! You also need to be on the ball with new legislation and make sure […]

September 19, 2016

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Why SMEs need access to an HR Pro

We get asked this question regularly: ‘what exactly do you do for small businesses?’ Well, as an outsourced Human Resources partner we do a number of things that help, protect, and develop small businesses. Here are Tim’s top five reasons why SMEs need an HR pro. By Tim Frear   Help the business achieve their […]

September 19, 2016

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Managers make mistakes too!

In her latest blog, Laura explains why it’s okay for managers to make mistakes and how they can actually be a good thing! By Laura Hayden Hands up if you’re a manager and you feel an underlying expectation to be perfect all the time because you set the example for your direct reports and they rely […]

September 19, 2016

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How to Tackle Procrastination in the Workplace

It’s about time we got around to writing this blog… By Nuhman Sharif Procrastination, need I define it? It affects each and every one of us from time to time! So, the million-dollar question is, how do we combat this menace, this unwelcome visitor, this hindrance to our progress? Well help is at hand because […]

September 19, 2016

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