GDPR one year on: leading lawyer gives top six tips for staying compliant in 2019
May30

GDPR one year on: leading lawyer gives top six tips for staying compliant in 2019

Guest blog by Matthew Cole, partner and data protection expert at Ipswich law firm Prettys It was the new data regulation which had every company in the UK talking about when it was first introduced a year ago this weekend. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) saw a major overhaul of how businesses, regardless of size, handle personal data. Firms must evaluate how they collect, store and process personal...

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The fine art of telling your employer you’re leaving them
May29

The fine art of telling your employer you’re leaving them

Guest blog by Lou Goodman Marketing Director UK, Ireland & Benelux at Monster at Monster.co.uk  Handing in your resignation is never easy. But, even if you can’t wait to get away from your job it’s important to go about leaving in the right way. Who hasn’t fantasized about walking into the boss’s office, saying: “I quit!” and then marching straight out the door? The rational side of you knows, of course, that that’s the...

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Discovering talent during the skills shortage
May28

Discovering talent during the skills shortage

Guest blog by Rachel McElroy, chief marketing officer of cloud resourcing specialist Cranford Group, looks into what it takes to recruit wisely during an ongoing difficult, economic climate. Finding the right people to join your business is rarely easy. Whilst many employers prioritise the hunt for the perfect skill-set, others also look for personal traits, cultural fit and a hunger to learn, when searching for their next recruit....

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Why office space should be part of the employee wellbeing strategy
May23

Why office space should be part of the employee wellbeing strategy

Guest blog by Tushar Agarwal, CEO and co-founder of Hubble Keeping employee morale high is key to boosting productivity.  Establishing measures that will keep employees happy, such as providing stimulating training and offering customised rewards, all contribute to growing a loyal and motivated workforce. But, in this competitive market, employers need to go one step further to create an inspiring work environment, and are...

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Creating a Sustainable Workplace through Mental Health Mindfulness
May22

Creating a Sustainable Workplace through Mental Health Mindfulness

Guest blog by Jodie Hill – Mental Health Campaigner and Solicitor, Thrive Law As busy professionals, we’re expected to have all the facts at our fingertips. Statistics, recent decisions, up to date information, informed opinion, not to mention a myriad of details about office administration and the like. And this all means one thing – our minds are overloaded with information, stressed to the maximum with data,...

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Five Things to Nail When Managing Millennials
May20

Five Things to Nail When Managing Millennials

Patrick Van Der Mijl, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Speakap Today’s 20 and 30-somethings are a somewhat perplexing breed of employees. It didn’t surprise us that 32% of the HR professionals we surveyed said millennials are the hardest group of employees to engage – considerably more so than their Gen X and baby boomer counterparts. But with 56 million millennial workers at large, employers don’t have any other choice but...

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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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