How to Make Meetings Productive for Employees
Apr17

How to Make Meetings Productive for Employees

The mere mention of a meeting is enough to draw huge, collective sighs across the office, especially if it’s scheduled in first thing on a Monday morning. The fear kicks in at the thought of endless presentations, dry documents and the repeated conversations – it’s just not productive. However, there are ways to brighten up your conferences with just a few minor changes to how they are conducted. Recruitment specialists, Gibson...

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4 Tips for Writing a Resignation Letter You Cannot Afford to Miss
Apr17

4 Tips for Writing a Resignation Letter You Cannot Afford to Miss

It’s a fact of modern life that the vast majority no longer work for one company all our lives. That means that we’ve got know how to cut those ties. People have tried a lot of different ways to cut those ties. Some go for a formulaic letter. Others are a little more colourful about it like a girl who thought she could pull one over on her boss by quitting on YouTube, but where her boss got the last laugh. But which is the best way to...

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Managing Motivation in Tough Business Circumstances
Apr16

Managing Motivation in Tough Business Circumstances

Every business and staff member goes through tough times that might lead to distractions, a drop in motivation or a change in priorities.   The only certainty is that all businesses must be ready to face uncertainty. Difficult situations will arise that need to be navigated sensitively, and whilst trying to maintain ‘business as usual’ and good results.   Here at 1-800 numbers provider TollFreeForwarding.com, we’ve selected a series...

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Women surveyed are happier at work than men, despite being paid less
Apr16

Women surveyed are happier at work than men, despite being paid less

Employee benefits provider Personal Group unveiled its Gender Happiness Gap research today, preceding the Gender Pay Gap reporting deadline on 4th April. The research surveyed over 1200 UK employees about their happiness, enthusiasm, pride, and efficiency at work. The results demonstrate a significant gap in the workplace happiness between men and women across the UK.   The research shows that contrary to, and perhaps in spite of the...

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Hiring the Right Person Doesn’t Require Unpaid Trial Shifts
Apr16

Hiring the Right Person Doesn’t Require Unpaid Trial Shifts

Guest Blog by Chris McCullough, CEO and co-founder, Rotageek   Unpaid trial shifts might be common practice, but they have no place in 2018. There might sometimes be good intentions – an opportunity for employers to get a measure of how a new hire might slot into their business, and for candidates to decide if they want to work for that company. Yet there are increasing concerns that this practice is being used to exploit job hunters...

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How to carry out an HR data audit ahead of GDPR
Apr16

How to carry out an HR data audit ahead of GDPR

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May 2018 creates landmark changes to the way employers will have to handle and secure the personal data of their employees. Carrying out an HR data audit before this date is advised and will help employers understand the current data procedures that apply to their business and assess whether amendments are needed to these procedures.   HR data audits will look...

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Is ethnicity pay gap reporting next?
Apr13

Is ethnicity pay gap reporting next?

Now that the deadline for publishing the first gender pay gap report has passed, the pay data of over 10,000 organisations is available online. The focus on this issue has not stopped there, however, with enforcement action commenced against those who failed to report and awareness schemes being launched to help women question their salaries. The buzz around gender pay gap reports has resulted in calls for pay transparency to be...

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How a life coach can improve your hiring protocols.
Apr13

How a life coach can improve your hiring protocols.

Guest Blog from Ben Edwards; life coach, qualified NLP practitioner and motivational speaker. Most successful businesses will attract a substantial amount of interest when advertising for an upcoming vacancy, welcoming many hopefuls through the door. However, the hiring process can become increasingly long and alarmingly expensive if the right decisions aren’t made. Often, candidates are able to excel within the interview, largely due...

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3 Ways Workplaces Will Use Virtual Reality
Apr13

3 Ways Workplaces Will Use Virtual Reality

You can hardly get on the internet these days without seeing something or other about virtual reality. This is in part because it’s one of the more exciting consumer technologies of the last few years. But it’s also because VR has branched out so much. Initially regarded mostly as a tool for gaming, it’s now seen as something that’s useful in all kinds of different activities, industries, and pursuits (even if gaming is still sort of...

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Eight ways to pull off a successful networking event
Apr13

Eight ways to pull off a successful networking event

Whether you are trying to grow and develop yourself personally or your business as a whole, networking is one of the best ways to do it. It is a chance to meet and connect with like-minded people who, hopefully, will be able to work with or support you – opening up a wide range of opportunities. It is vital that you are prepared and make a good impression when attending a networking event but if you are organising it, all eyes are on...

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Are HR professionals prepared for a surge in holiday leave requests at end of financial year?
Apr12

Are HR professionals prepared for a surge in holiday leave requests at end of financial year?

It’s the end of the financial year for many organisations, which means HRs could have been swamped with last minute requests for holiday leave as people want to use up their holiday entitlement, says Adrian Lewis, Director of Activ Absence.   A survey commissioned by British Airways in January revealed that one-third of UK workers did not use up their annual leave in 2017, losing an average of four days each.  A ‘use it or lose it’...

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4 reasons you’re likely to regret quitting your job
Apr12

4 reasons you’re likely to regret quitting your job

Guest Blog By Matt Weston, Managing Director at Robert Half   Feel like you’re one bad day away from quitting your job? Before you take the leap and move on, ask yourself whether it’s a decision you’re likely to regret.   Unhappiness or dissatisfaction at work has many causes, some of which are easily remedied when tackled in the right way. Here are some reasons you might regret leaving your old job and ways to resolve the pain points...

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How Job Title Buzzwords Can Help You Attract Talent
Apr12

How Job Title Buzzwords Can Help You Attract Talent

As a small and emerging business, every hire is integral to your success. Many businesses use buzzwords in the hopes of getting the attention of younger workers. You may be tempted to advertise titles such as ‘IT Guru’ or ‘Development Wizard’ in the hopes of landing an employee who is flexible and can meet unexpected challenges as you continue to grow. These seem like flashy titles, but what do they actually mean? Here’s a snapshot of...

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New Fiscal Year – New Budget Aspirations for Talent Acquisition
Apr12

New Fiscal Year – New Budget Aspirations for Talent Acquisition

Guest Blog by Charles Hipps, CEO & Founder, WCN A new financial year is upon us and it’s that time of year when businesses appraise what went well in the year just gone and how they can achieve more efficiencies in the next. Every organisation has its challenges, but recruiting shouldn’t be one of them. And it doesn’t have to be. As managers and HR professionals, it may seem impossible to plan for the future – what happens...

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1 in 4 Managers are trained in Mental Health Awareness
Apr12

1 in 4 Managers are trained in Mental Health Awareness

Around 91% of managers agree that their actions affect their staff’s wellbeing, however, only 24% of managers have received any training in mental health. Ciara Morrison, Head of HR and Talent at Instant Offices looks into the importance of addressing Mental Health in the workplace and how businesses can prioritise and promote a healthy work-life balance.   Within every business, there will be those who suffer in silence to the point...

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