Six reasons why HR should be considered in top level management
Oct18

Six reasons why HR should be considered in top level management

Guest Blog By Glenn G Jones What a great opening heading; however, ask yourself this very pertinent question, why is HR having to state this in the first place and almost defend the position of “why”? Something which I have addressed in my new book. You could argue that anything after this in this article is secondary and if you are interested in my thoughts on the question please do see my book. Consider this also, there is only one...

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Handling Redundancy in the workplace
Oct18

Handling Redundancy in the workplace

Redundancy may be one of the toughest situations faced by both individuals and organisations alike. In the case of an individual losing their job due to the position no longer being necessary in an organisation, both parties involved will face several challenges.   Effects of redundancy on individuals Individuals whose roles have been made redundant often take the incident extremely personally. It can be a genuinely traumatic...

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Why creating inclusive working environments is critical to business success
Oct18

Why creating inclusive working environments is critical to business success

Guest Blog by Richard Elliot, HR Manager at ManpowerGroup   Businesses are struggling in their search to find talent, with 50% of UK employers in large businesses unable to find the skills they need. And, failure to find qualified people with the right skills is costing companies dearly – an estimated £2 billion a year – due to increasing recruitment costs and temporary staffing bills.   Recruitment efforts are being further hampered...

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Insights to Gender Pay Gap
Oct18

Insights to Gender Pay Gap

Career coaching organisation, Careers in Depth, have created a series of articles on Women, Career & Empowerment. For this part, the focus is on unequal pay as one of the many issues affecting women at work, such as the glass ceiling, adopting a male persona and juggling family and career. Further articles can be found at www.careersindepth.com. Here we are going to explore some common reactions to unequal pay and how these can...

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The Value of a High-Quality School Admission System
Oct18

The Value of a High-Quality School Admission System

Proper administration systems are vital in many different industries for the stress-free handling of employee data. A high-quality school admission system, in particu-lar, is essential in the education system as managing admissions is a sensitive, com-plex and time-consuming process for schools and local authorities. For parents (and their children), this is an anxious time and it is important that decisions are made accurately and in...

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Getting people management on the strategic agenda – Where is your organisation on the ‘Innocence to Excellence’ scale?
Oct18

Getting people management on the strategic agenda – Where is your organisation on the ‘Innocence to Excellence’ scale?

People costs often represent at least half of total operating costs – particularly in service organisations, where staff play a key role in delivering a brand or customer experience to customers. Given the cost and importance of the people resource, one would expect HR to play a key role in the strategic management of the business. And yet, in many major organisations, HR continues to operate primarily as the guardian of a range of...

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8 ways leaders can help employees with dyslexia
Oct18

8 ways leaders can help employees with dyslexia

According to British Dyslexia Association (BDA), dyslexia is thought to affect around 10% of the population. As a result, around 2.9 million workers are affected by this learning difficulty, so it’s likely your business currently employs or will employ someone with dyslexia.   For many, revealing a learning difficulty in a work setting will cause feelings of anxiety, stopping those affected asking for help. This means behaviours can...

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Employee Directors
Oct18

Employee Directors

Guest Blog by Timothy Goodwin, Senior Associate, Winckworth Sherwood LLP   Much has been of Jeremy Corbyn’s radical announcement at the recent Labour Party Conference that a future Labour government will force companies to appoint at least a third of their boards of directors from the workforce. But it is easy to forget, amongst all the furore, that the proposals are not as radical as they first appear.     “Later this...

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Online learning bolsters chances of promotion, reveals new research
Oct17

Online learning bolsters chances of promotion, reveals new research

FutureLearn, the online social learning platform owned by The Open University, has today published new research revealing that employees’ chances of promotion and securing a new role are enhanced by taking an online course. Nearly three quarters (73%) of employers said they thought online courses were either very valuable (33%) or valuable (40%) when considering the promotion of an existing employee.   Professional development through...

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Filling Your Team with Top Talent
Oct17

Filling Your Team with Top Talent

Guest Blog from Shakira Joyner of HCHR Recruit in haste, repent at leisure As a professional business owner, you understand that filling your team with top talent is critical. However, you also know that open positions and mis-hires result in lost revenue but you don’t have the time to source and develop talent yourself. That’s where HCHR come in. In order to prevent gaps in your team, you need an HR team to act as your business...

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Why Sales…
Oct17

Why Sales…

Guest Blog by Lizzie Exton of Inspiring Interns   When you think of the phrase ‘graduate level jobs’, sales might not immediately spring to mind.  Working in sales is, however, a challenging career, and one which can be rewarding both in terms of job satisfaction and annual income.  If you’ve recently graduated or will be soon, then it is well worth considering a sales career.     Why Sales if You Have a Degree?   It doesn’t matter...

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Lack Of Flexibility Pushes Workers To Consider Starting Their Own Business
Oct17

Lack Of Flexibility Pushes Workers To Consider Starting Their Own Business

PeoplePerHour, the UK’s leading freelance marketplace, today reveals that 71% of Britain’s employed workforce have considered starting their own business with the highest number (46%) of employees over 45 unafraid and ready to take the plunge.     Prospective entrepreneurs are jumping from employment to achieve what PeoplePerHour calls “the work dream”, which equates to having a better work life balance (39%), flexible hours (32%) and...

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How to strengthen your employee engagement approach (and make sure your employees will be on board with it!)
Oct16

How to strengthen your employee engagement approach (and make sure your employees will be on board with it!)

Guest Blog By David Lloyd, CEO of PostBeyond   Without happy, motivated and valued employees, a business runs the risk of losing staff.   Employee engagement is, in essence, the relationship between employers and employees, implemented with a goal to drive organisational success whilst also being aware of each individual’s well-being. It’s something the majority of organisations will focus on in their HR or business strategy because,...

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Businesses Can No Longer Ignore IT Security Especially When It Comes To BYOD
Oct16

Businesses Can No Longer Ignore IT Security Especially When It Comes To BYOD

With 62% of businesses and charities reporting a data breach in the last 18 months, is allowing employees to use their own devices for work posing a security risk?   The working world has changed dramatically in the last few years. Employees are looking for a way to balance both their personal and professional lives, and one way that businesses are accommodating this is by allowing staff to bring their own devices to work.     From a...

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Communications Chaos in the Workplace as Workers Increasingly Turn to Unsanctioned Comms Platforms
Oct16

Communications Chaos in the Workplace as Workers Increasingly Turn to Unsanctioned Comms Platforms

Research from Maintel reveals extent of unauthorised comms platforms at work and highlights the dangers to businesses unless they regain control   Organisations must listen to users’ concerns around corporate-approved communications platforms or risk their employees using unsanctioned tools, according to a new report from Maintel.   In a survey of 1,000 employed adults in the UK, a substantial proportion of employees say that they...

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