Category: General HR

Why having HR on the Board can really bring you Benefits!

In her latest blog, Becky explains how considering HR in your future business plans can bring real benefits. By Becky Mee Is your HR an after thought or so part of your everyday thinking you no longer realise you’re doing it? Well, whilst we’d love you to say the latter, the chances are it’s the former […]

September 19, 2016

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When can Mediation Help?

In this blog, Becky outlines the difference between mediation and facilitation and when mediation can help. By Becky Mee When people talk about mediation, there’s a sinking feeling, a rolling of eyes and some knowing looks. You know things have got out of hand and it’s the equivalent of the referee stepping into the boxing […]

September 19, 2016

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Are you Scared of your Trade Union Rep?

Are you nervous at the thought of meeting with a trade union rep? In this blog, Laura tells you why you haven’t got anything to worry about! By Laura Rigby I recall the first time an employee advised me that they were bringing a trade union representative to support them in a formal meeting. It […]

September 19, 2016

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Conduct or Capability

Have you ever wondered why a job isn’t being done correctly or to the standard you need and why the person allocated the role isn’t doing what you have asked them to do?  If so, it’s worth evaluating whether it’s a conduct or capability issue. Tim shares his knowledge. By Tim Frear With all underperformance, […]

September 19, 2016

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Job Exodus Survey: How to Encourage your Employees to Stay Put

An unsettling 47% of employees nationwide want to change jobs, so how can you encourage them to stay? Simon shares his tips. By Simon Underwood We’ve all seen it, a member of your team leaves their job and suddenly everyone realises what they brought to the group. Whether it’s being the only one that knows […]

September 19, 2016

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Performance Review Series Part 2: How to conduct them successfully

Part 1 of the Performance Reviews Series gave an overview of what they are and the various formats they can take. In this blog, Isobel looks at how to successfully embed performance reviews into a business and ensure that they have a positive impact, rather than being seen as just a tick box exercise! By […]

September 19, 2016

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Absence Series: Part 2. Public Sector versus Private Sector sickness levels

This is the second blog in the Absence Series, the last focused on the definition of absence, long term versus short term absence and the impact on the business. This one will look at the difference between public sector and private sector organisations in relation to sickness absence. By Tim Frear “On average public sector […]

September 19, 2016

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Is it time for an Employee Survey?

In this blog, Nuhman discusses how to conduct an effective employee survey. By Nuhman Sharif As a manager, director or business owner, one of the questions on your mind might be ‘how happy are my employees?’ Obviously, it wouldn’t be appropriate to simply walk up to Ellie in Accounts and ask if she likes working for […]

September 19, 2016

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Can Stars be Made?

As managers, we all hope that we can find a ‘diamond in the rough’ that we can polish and shine into a superstar who rises through the ranks to be someone we really depend on in our company.  If we’re honest, even though it can take some work, we’d rather have this than trying to […]

September 19, 2016

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Is the Annual Pay Rise Dead?

Annual pay rises for many companies seem to be disappearing into the distant past. Isobel discusses why this could be. By Isobel Hallam A recent CIPD report stated that since January 2009 average weekly earnings had fallen between 8 and 10.2% dependant on which measure of inflation was used. For employees, this is a big […]

September 19, 2016

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