HR News launches new advertising opportunities…
Oct19

HR News launches new advertising opportunities…

We are delighted to announce that we can now offer advertising opportunities on our site. Media Packs are available on request, just drop us an email over on editor@hrnews.co.uk and we will be more than happy to send the pack across to you. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of our news site and would like to make it clear that our level or service will remain the same and we are still more than happy to...

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Companies need to track absences more closely to uncover mental health issues in their workforce
Oct19

Companies need to track absences more closely to uncover mental health issues in their workforce

Adrian Lewis, Director, Activ Absence discusses this issue on World Mental Health Day   It’s World Mental Health Day on today, 10 October.     Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ Absence looks at how UK employers can use a range of solutions, including technology to overcome stigmas and better support staff suffering from mental health conditions. Research from health insurer BHSF found that a fifth (42%) of UK employees call in...

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Employers Face Additional Reporting on Ethnicity Pay Gap
Oct19

Employers Face Additional Reporting on Ethnicity Pay Gap

Guest Blog by Shakira Joyner of HCHR   It has been revealed in the media today that the Prime Minister is launching a consultation regarding the possibility of forcing employers to report on the pay structures of ethnic employees compared to non-ethnic ones.     This follows much discussion by many politicians and government offices on the discrepancies in pay structures for ethnic groups who state that generally they have to submit...

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Insights to Gender Pay Gap
Oct19

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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Why interim teams are the future of business success
Oct19

Why interim teams are the future of business success

With House of Fraser, Debenhams and M&S being the latest victims of this progressive fast-moving business landscape, it’s only a matter of time before we see similar traditional corporates who have been operating the same way for the last century, joining this list. However, it’s not all doom and gloom, as there is still a chance for businesses to stay in the game and ahead of the disruption curve. Corporates today need to...

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Why the tech sector experiences a high talent churn and what you can do about it
Oct19

Why the tech sector experiences a high talent churn and what you can do about it

Guest Blog by Dominic Harvey It’s widely known that the tech industry suffers from a high talent churn, but is this necessarily a bad thing? After all, if talent spreads out across the industry then it will improve the capability of the UK’s tech sector as a whole – which is vital if we are to hold our own against the rest of the world.   Why is the tech sector prone to low retention rates?   One of the major reasons for a high talent...

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How Brexit could Affect your Workforce
Oct19

How Brexit could Affect your Workforce

One of the main objectives of the campaign to leave the EU was to have tighter regulations and restrictions on immigration into the UK. If such rules come into place it could see thousands of migrant workers having to return to their respective native countries, leaving the UK businesses that employ them with a number of problems.     Here we examine some of the potential issues that could arise and how they might affect your...

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Emotional intelligence in business – why knowing your employees is fundamental to success
Oct19

Emotional intelligence in business – why knowing your employees is fundamental to success

Guest Blog By Glenn G Jones, GGJ Global Consulting Limited   If companies think they can just ignore emotional intelligence and the impact on their people and their bottom line, then they need to think again!  More to follow……     In the 21st Century having Emotional Intelligence must be as critical to understanding employees as their need to have great Intelligence Quotient (IQ) scores or just high intelligence. Why?   Whilst we...

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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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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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