Category: Workplace

HR180 Super Series: low down on Zero Hours contracts

There’s been loads of discussion in the media about No Guaranteed Hours Contracts (NGHC) a.k.a the more well known Zero Hours Contracts. And if you want to know about an employment subject, ask the Leeds based HR Outsourcing and Consulting experts at HR180 Ltd! So as the first in our Super Series of Vlogs, here’s […]

September 19, 2016

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Travel delays affecting your business?

Have current train strikes, rail cancellations, travel issues caused by impossible traffic or even delays to people returning to the UK from holidays for a plethora of reasons got you thinking about who is actually coming in to work today? Is it a genuine issue that is outside your employees’ control – or is it an […]

September 19, 2016

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Apprenticeships: the poor relation?

HR180 is the leading HR outsourcing and consultancy company in Leeds, Yorkshire dealing with everything to do with the people side of businesses throughout the UK. HR Manager Becky Mee ponders Apprenticeships which can be seen as the poor relation of post-16 education. I’ve recently had the misfortune of having my house re wired.  Now, […]

September 19, 2016

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Brexit Bites: Harrassment & business policies – are your’s in shape?

Britain’s new home secretary, Amber Rudd, yesterday announced plans to launch a multi-million pound campaign to tackle rising hate crimes in the wake of Brexit.  According to the latest statistics from the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), the UK has seen a 20 percent increase in hate crime between mid-June and mid-July this year compared […]

September 19, 2016

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Drugs cheats: not just in top-level sport

With major news stories about Russian drug cover-ups coming to a head just a precious couple of weeks before the Rio Olympic Games it would be easy to point the finger at one country and a limited number of sports.  However, Horizon’s ‘Winning at Any Cost?’ last evening was a revelation. With statistics such as […]

September 19, 2016

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What not to wear: Dress codes

After planning to write a blog on a summer ‘dress down’ policy I have just looked out the window to see grey clouds and rainfall! I am aware that at this very moment in time a dress code policy may not be on people’s mind as jumpers and coats are still a necessary addition to […]

September 19, 2016

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Can too much praise be harmful?

The urge to be liked is a natural human instinct which is why it doesn’t surprise me that it has been said that leaders are handing out unwarranted praise to new employees. Let’s face it, nobody wants to feel like the ‘bad guy’! Experts have said that this could potentially be harmful for employees and […]

September 19, 2016

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It’s time to stop running businesses like machines

By Claire Warren, 10 March 2016 Management thinker urges audience at CIPD event to prioritise humanity over hierarchy Half of all jobs will be replaced by machines in the future unless we start to think about “what is so important about being human”, according to author and business leader Margaret Heffernan. “If we don’t start […]

September 19, 2016

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Kindness

Kindness; in this high tech, high stress, highly “productive” age, is it redundant? Does it have a place in modern business? We are living with the business legacy of “Greed is Good” and the bully’s might makes right; the political rise of Donald Trump in the US is a prime example of this. Those who […]

September 19, 2016

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Dealing with workplace relationships

As St. Valentines draws in, we look at the potential problems workplace romances can cause and the best way to manage relationships within the workplace. Quite a few of us meet our partners at work which is understandable. You can end up spending nearly 40 hours a week or more with your colleagues, for some […]

September 19, 2016

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