Category: General HR

Managing Probations

Looking around the internet there are numerous blogs on probations, why we have them and the effective use of them. With so much literature out there, companies are still unsure of their use and how to effectively evaluate the performance or fit of a new employee. Tim gives his advice on how to manage probations. […]

September 19, 2016

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How to Reduce Stress in your Workplace

Tim shares his top tips on how to reduce stress in the workplace. By Tim Frear “Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion each year – the equivalent of £1,300 for every employee in the UK workforce. Broken down, that’s £10.6 billion in sickness absence, £21.2 billion in reduced productivity, and £3.1 […]

September 19, 2016

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What does HR actually do?

Ah the dreaded question: What does HR actually do? Well here’s Becky to explain! By Becky Mee When people find out I work in HR, their automatic assumptions generally tend to fall into the following categories…. Some assume I love people, want to help them, am the office mother and constantly have a packet of […]

September 19, 2016

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Conflict doesn’t always need mediation

In this blog, Tim discusses how a conflict doesn’t always need mediation.  By Tim Frear The employment relationship can be fragile and as we’re spending so much of our lives at work, when this relationship starts to break down, mediation is a great way to resolve issues and disputes. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) […]

September 19, 2016

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Hands Off Management

Simon talks ‘hands off’ management and why it’s so important for creating a happy and healthy workplace culture. By Simon Underwood You’ve made it! You’re a manager! The world is your oyster and there are minions all around you ready to do your bidding! However, with great power comes great responsibility. You‘ve probably worked your […]

September 19, 2016

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Growth Mindset Que…?

Becky explains what it means to have a growth mindset, and how this way of thinking could help your business! By Becky Mee ‘I think I can, therefore I do’, ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’, ‘What you feed your mind will lead your life’ read the notebook covers on the shelf in my local stationery store. TED […]

September 19, 2016

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Why your Business Needs Superstars

Your superstar employees are valuable, so what can you do as a manager or business owners to ensure they continue to shine in your organisation? Nuhman shares his knowledge. By Nuhman Sharif The direct and indirect impact of superstars It wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest that superstar employees have a positive effect on the business […]

September 19, 2016

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Do Leaders Need to Know…Everything?

Can we ever expect managers to have all the answers? In his latest blog, Tim discusses why we can’t. By Tim Frear As an HR Manager who manages a team of professionals and has worked as part of a senior executive team, I’m regularly asked questions outside the scope of my knowledge. As I sit […]

September 19, 2016

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Don’t give High Performers a ‘Get out of Jail Free’ Card

Do you let your shining stars get away with murder? Tim looks at how this could be a problem and how to deal with it! By Tim Frear Don’t you hate it when there is one rule for one and one for another, so in 2018 why are companies still allowing high performers to work […]

September 19, 2016

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From Colleague to Boss…

Laura shares her top tips on transitioning from colleague to boss. By Laura Rigby Having joined HR180 straight out of University to become an HR assistant, I was very proud to be promoted to a junior HR manager two years later with the responsibility for one direct report. Looking back at my experience, I can […]

September 19, 2016

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