Category: General HR

BHS: giving business a bad name?

Last evening, in his first interview, Dominic Chappell told BBC’s Newsnight that he apologised “sincerely and utterly” to the 11,000 staff of to the failed High Street retailer BHS. HR180’s MD and founder, Claire Morley-Jones, shares her feelings… And so, here we are again… business is now, once again, a ‘dirty’ word after the latest […]

September 19, 2016

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How to manage in a ‘gig economy’

HR Assistant, Chelsea Davis, has been looking at a rising trend in recruiting, the ‘gig economy’, and it’s a trend that’s likely to stay. So what is a gig economy? In basic terms it is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organisations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. With an increasing number […]

September 19, 2016

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Bank Holidays: what cost to your business?

With May being a particularly heavy month for bank holidays HR Manager, Laura Rigby, has cast a timely eye over how the employment contract you offer could be adding considerable costs to your business. If you don’t work in retail, the chances are that you welcome bank holidays with both arms and eagerly anticipate the […]

September 19, 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 […]

September 19, 2016

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Who is your office Mum?

Every Company has an ‘Office Mum’ – Here’s how you know if it’s you! With Mother’s Day just around the corner it had me thinking about how many motherly figures we have in our lives. There’s our actual mum, a grandparent, that one friend who is old before their time and without a doubt – […]

September 19, 2016

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Being more productive – an elusive unicorn or real possibility?

Ever have that nagging feeling that you should be doing more with your time and achieving more? Feel that you never quite squeeze enough out of the day? I must admit, I have had that feeling before and last year, after having read yet another LinkedIn update on “Amazingly simple things Ridiculously Productive People do” […]

September 19, 2016

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Flood preparations for Employers

  Having spent Boxing Day terrified that my house might flood, and then having witnessed the devastation which forced numerous local businesses (many of which were small independents) to shut down or temporarily close, I started thinking how employers could possibly prepare for such events. With experts indicating that flooding could become a more regular […]

September 19, 2016

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Top HR trends for 2016

With a new year comes a new sense of what can be, and for business it can also bring a new set of challenges as the workplace continues to evolve. Having had a bit of time over Christmas and New Year between eating Christmas cake and getting to grips with the latest gadget Santa brought me, […]

September 19, 2016

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How to become a greener employer

Harry Morrison, General Manager, the Carbon Trust Standard, said: “Small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of the UK economy, and reducing their collective carbon footprint could play a major part in ensuring we meet the UK’s target to reduce carbon emissions by 34% by 2020. What you can measure, you can reduce, so we believe […]

September 19, 2016

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Employees in financial difficulties – how can you help?

Following the expense of Christmas, it might be the case that employees may be experiencing financial difficulties, they may not arise from employment but other factors outside the employer’s control (e.g. the employee’s partner has lost their job). Although there is no legal obligation to help employees in financial difficulties, it may be in the […]

September 19, 2016

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