Category: Recruitment

The Law of Attraction: The Importance of Employer Branding

We’re currently experiencing a skill shortage in a candidate-led market; with unemployment at its lowest in four decades! Great news, right? For employees, yes. For employers…well it’s an ever-changing tide. In this blog, Laura lets you in on her tips on how, as employers, you can get ahead of the game! By Laura Higson-Kirrane In […]

September 19, 2016

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Great Investigations – Getting it Right from the Start

In Part 1 of this blog series, we looked at the pitfalls of investigations and what happens when things go wrong. In Part 2, Becky discusses how we can put that into practice. By Becky Mee Why have an investigation? The purpose of an investigation is to: Gather as many facts as possible. Get as […]

September 19, 2016

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How to Motivate a Multi-Generational Workforce

A multi-generational workforce is becoming increasingly common in the UK, but how do we make sure each generation is equally motivated when they have very different working styles and preferences? Here’s Laura’s guide on how to motivate each generation of employees. By Laura Rigby Each generation will have experienced very different upbringings and will likely […]

September 19, 2016

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Top 3 Take Aways for SMEs: engaging Millennials in the workplace

Over the past few years the HR180 blog pages (and numerous other articles) discussed  Millennials not really engaging with traditional workplaces. If your workforce is not allied to your business culture, what will keep employees coming to work? And if by 2020, 50% of the workforce will be Millennials, how can SME employers motivate this massive sector […]

September 19, 2016

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How employee engagement can add £££ to your bottom line

Employee engagement is the emotional commitment that an employee has towards an organisation. Quite easily confused with employee satisfaction, Claire Morley-Jones (with help from Korn Ferry Hay Group’s Talent Q) looks at how employee engagement can truly be aligned to business goals and culture. By Claire Morley-Jones As an SME owner or manager looking to […]

September 19, 2016

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You mean there’s HR on board a Cruise Ship? Opening a ship.

Following Becky Mee’s blog post detailing her experience of ‘closing’ the Celebrity Mercury, (an 1,890 passenger and 850 crew cruise ship) and transferring her to a sister brand, TUI, our HR Partner, Tim Frear, gives us a mirror image – opening a ship – with Reflecting on Reflection! By Tim Frear What ‘opening’ a cruise ship taught me about […]

September 19, 2016

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Hiring really talented people – and how to keep them!

Earlier this year Claire Morley-Jones was asked to be a PlusNet Pioneer to share her extensive knowledge of HR with business start-ups and SMEs in the early stages in growth. An earlier blog relates Claire’s experiences mentoring the MD and founder of tech business, SeenIt, Emily Forbes. Emily’s company is experiencing a high level of growth, just […]

September 19, 2016

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7 point plan to change hearts and minds in the jobs market

With businesses crying out for good candidates for vacant positions, how is there a mismatch between the jobs market and the labour force? MD and founder of HR180, Claire Morley-Jones tackles the problem head on – and provides a 7 point plan to change hearts and minds in the jobs market. By Claire Morley-Jones   […]

September 19, 2016

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The Apprenticeship Levy, what SMEs need to do now

The Apprenticeship levy is now in force and companies with an annual wage bill of £3,000,000 or more should now be paying an additional 0.5% of their wage bill to the HMRC (minus the £15,000 allowance). Most companies, however, don’t realise that this pot of money is theirs to spend on development of their own […]

September 19, 2016

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Guest Blog: The HR Guide for Hiring Remote Workers

Sally Phillips, a professional freelance writer from Trenton, New Jersey, is our guest blogger. Sally considers the effects of the gig economy and how businesses outsource key areas of their operations. As HR180 offers a full range of outsourced HR services from our Leeds-based offices, right across the UK and further afield too, as well as advising businesses on […]

September 19, 2016

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