National work from home day
May17

National work from home day

Guest blog by Emma Bullen, HR Expert at MHR More and more organisations are moving towards a mobile workforce as they look to improve their agility, drive productivity and support the wellbeing of their people. But embracing new flexible working practices brings with it management challenges. To mark National Work from Home Day, Emma Bullen from leading HR software and services provider MHR explores how organisations can manage...

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5 things HR will never tell you
May16

5 things HR will never tell you

Guest blog by Katherine Rippey  Did you know that not all HR departments in each office are filled with professional and dedicated people? This may surprise you, but many human resources and employment professionals are plagued by stereotypes, unfounded conclusions, and deceptive practices. Although human resources departments are required to comply with federal, regional/provincial or municipal laws, human resources managers...

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5 tips for achieving work/life balance in the Legal sector
May15

5 tips for achieving work/life balance in the Legal sector

Guest blog by Kiran Purewal, Legal Specialist and Principal Consultant at Sellick Partnership Work/life balance has a huge impact on mental wellbeing, especially in high-pressure legal roles, when it can seem like stress and long hours are part and parcel of the job. According to the Office for National Statistics, 12.7 percent of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions, highlighting the...

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A Complete Guide to a 60 Day Onboarding Plan For New Recruits
May14

A Complete Guide to a 60 Day Onboarding Plan For New Recruits

Guest blog by Stella Lincoln – Recruitment Officer with CrowdWriter New employee onboarding is the process of associating a new employee with the company’s operations, procedures and business environment. Once the onboarding process is complete, the new employee will be a persistent productive member of the team of employees within the organization. Before the onboarding process can begin the appropriate candidates need to be...

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Tracking absence is key to addressing mental health issues in the workplace
May13

Tracking absence is key to addressing mental health issues in the workplace

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (13th – 19th May), Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ Absence urges UK employers to track absence closely, following research from the CIPD[i]that revealed mental ill health is now the number one cause of long-term sickness absence for over one in five UK organisations. A further study from mental health charity Mind[ii]last autumn revealed that poor mental health at work is widespread, with...

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Can social media remarks be classed as gross misconduct?
May09

Can social media remarks be classed as gross misconduct?

Guest blog by Croner Associate Director Paul Holcroft BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Danny Baker has been fired after tweeting a joke about the Duke and Duchess Of Sussex’s son, Archie. Baker apologised after using a picture of an ape in a tweet about the birth and was sacked this morning with the BBC saying the broadcaster’s joke was ‘a serious error of judgement’. The firing of Baker is a reminder to all business owners of the...

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Are we using the right tools to combat recruitment bias?
May09

Are we using the right tools to combat recruitment bias?

Guest blog by James Meachin, Managing Psychologist, Pearn Kandola If a CV is on the borderline of what a recruiter is looking for, it’s twice as likely to be shown leniency and accepted if it belongs to a man with a white-sounding name, compared to one belonging to a man with an ethnic-sounding name; even if their qualifications and experience are exactly the same[1]. This may sound like a fact from the last century, but we are...

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Royal Baby: Should Harry be doing more to juggle his ‘parental leave’ with Meghan?
May08

Royal Baby: Should Harry be doing more to juggle his ‘parental leave’ with Meghan?

Guest blog by Stephen Warnham, Jobs Expert at Totaljobs While the parents of the new royal baby might be exempt from a traditional 9-5 working lifestyle, having their first-born child will still have an impact on Prince Harry’s ability to fulfil his royal duties. However, a member of the royal family is in a better position than other working parents to spend time with their baby. It’s interesting that Harry has opted to take...

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We can’t let the next generation of SME owners burn out
May08

We can’t let the next generation of SME owners burn out

Guest blog by Rob Milloy, Sales Director, Opus Energy Starting your own business takes blood, sweat and tears. Few people when they start out are under the illusion that it will be easy, but conversely, in today’s 24/7, always-on culture, are some entrepreneurs now working harder than they need to, to be successful? We recently conducted research of over 500 SME owners and found that on average, they work 2,366 hours per year....

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Tackling workplace stress with technology
May07

Tackling workplace stress with technology

Guest blog by Stephen Duignan, Vice President of International Marketing at LogMeIn April marks Stress Awareness month, a month designed to encourage employers to identify how they can keep their employees healthy and happy. Over the course of the month, organisations around the world will join forces with the health care industry to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Stress...

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How HR can put diversity first
May03

How HR can put diversity first

Guest blog By Alexandra Anders, EMEA Talent Director, Cornerstone OnDemand  Diversity over ability that’s what matters to millennials and Gen Z, research recently revealed. For these generations, employees from all backgrounds being fairly represented is the key for a great workplace and diversity is more important than hiring new employees based on their skills. Yet, businesses are still failing to address problems of...

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Combatting office phobias: top tips to create the best office atmosphere
May02

Combatting office phobias: top tips to create the best office atmosphere

Guest blog by Emma Yearwood, Director of HR at Sodexo Engage When starting a new job, it’s not uncommon for new joiners to suffer from some common fears as they settle in. We’ve all been there – getting used to an entirely new environment, collaborating with new people and learning different ways of working can take time. In order to make the environment as welcoming as possible, it’s important for senior leadership and managers...

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Leading Scottish pharmacy group embraces digital HR solution to improve staff management
May01

Leading Scottish pharmacy group embraces digital HR solution to improve staff management

Lindsay & Gilmour is an independent community pharmacy group operating across 32 locations in Scotland. The family business opened its first pharmacy in 1826 which still operates from the same location in Edinburgh today. While the ethos of the company is still very much that of a family business it has grown significantly and now employs around 300 members of staff. The challenge Phil Galt joined Lindsay & Gilmour as Managing...

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5 strategies to help you excel in your career
May01

5 strategies to help you excel in your career

Guest blog by Laura Little, Learning and Development Manager, CABA As the importance of workplace wellbeing increases, it’s natural to evaluate your current employment situation and wonder if it might be time for a change or an alternative way of working to make your experience at work a more positive one. Some will look back on the last few months and decide to seek the success that they’re striving for with another company. In...

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Losing international workers post-Brexit will ‘hurt’ the construction industry, says lawyer
Apr30

Losing international workers post-Brexit will ‘hurt’ the construction industry, says lawyer

Guest blog by Matthew Cole, Employment Partner at Ipswich law firm Prettys. A leading lawyer says employers should take steps to ensure they hold on to vital international staff post-Brexit. Matthew Cole, Employment Partner at Ipswich law firm Prettys, issued the advice ahead of International Workers’ Day on May 1. Government figures show that, in the final quarter of last year, there were more than 3.5 million foreign workers...

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