The right HR assessment methods can already prevent tragic outcomes
Dec11

The right HR assessment methods can already prevent tragic outcomes

Guest Blog  by Zsolt Fehér, Managing Director, Hogan Assessments   Looking at the past 30 years of human resources management, it’s clear that misjudging your employees can have fatal consequences. Thankfully we can now make sure , with the help of the most sophisticated personality assessment tools.     A brief historical context Although the history of personality assessments and decisions covers more than just the...

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Study Suggests Companies Competing to Attract Top Talent
Dec11

Study Suggests Companies Competing to Attract Top Talent

  Guest Blog by Tom Chapman of CandidSky Portfolio Payroll, a specialist recruitment consultancy based in London, has released the results of its 2017/2018 salary survey. Polling professionals across the payroll sector, the organisation revealed how companies were targeting talent through increased salaries and better benefits.     Identifying levels of salary satisfaction throughout the payroll sector, the organisation...

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5 reasons your employee engagement survey isn’t working
Dec08

5 reasons your employee engagement survey isn’t working

Guest Blog from Questback Many employees would like to be able to change certain things about their place of work, whether it’s a particular process or the entire culture. However, most also groan when told that they have an employee engagement survey coming up.   On the surface, this is somewhat strange. Engagement surveys provide the perfect opportunity to comment on what’s going well at work and what isn’t, so why do many...

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Where does the boundary lie? The need for stronger ties between HR and CSR
Dec07

Where does the boundary lie? The need for stronger ties between HR and CSR

Guest Blog by Bruce McCombie, Head of Partnerships, Pilotlight   On your commute home tonight, how often will you be reminded about those less fortunate than you? Will you pass a homeless person on the street, will you read in the newspaper about an inspirational charity worker transforming the lives of young people, or will you see an appeal for help on Facebook? And will that prompt you to volunteer?   According to the...

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The Productivity Puzzle: Why is the UK lagging behind Europe in the Workplace?
Dec06

The Productivity Puzzle: Why is the UK lagging behind Europe in the Workplace?

Guest Blog from Claire Richardson, Chair of the Workforce Institute Europe   At a time when the UK workforce is under the spotlight, countless studies, including the “Always On Con” report from the Workforce Institute Europe have revealed that British workers consistently underperform compared to their European counterparts – they are less productive at work, spend more work time on social media, work more often at home and...

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Six workplace wellbeing initiatives and trends businesses should look out for in 2018?
Dec05

Six workplace wellbeing initiatives and trends businesses should look out for in 2018?

Comment by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price     It’s that time of year when everyone is beginning to make their New Year’s resolutions, most of the time these resolutions tend to about their health and wellness. Promoting good health and wellness should also be an employer’s goal for 2018 so with this in mind, here is a summary of the six best workplace wellbeing initiatives and trends that businesses...

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4 ways to support your employees mental health
Dec05

4 ways to support your employees mental health

Guest Blog, Samantha Glass of Thrive   Many employees can feel as if they will be judged or discriminated against if they open up about a mental health condition. This can stop them from getting help when they need it the most. For this reason it is important to fight the stigma regarding mental health in the workplace. One in three employees has suffered or is currently suffering from diagnosed mental health condition, yet most...

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The big five big things that HR professionals need to do in 2018
Dec04

The big five big things that HR professionals need to do in 2018

Guest Blog by Sarah Dillon of ESP Law Thinking about how you can shine more brightly at work in 2018, or just keep your job in a difficult climate? Sarah Dillon, director and employment lawyer at ESP Law advises you to focus on these key areas…   1. Change the type of advice given to senior managers   Do you see your role as comprehensively analysing a situation, outlining risks and possible costs for each way forward? If...

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A Chef Is Not Just For Christmas: Retaining Chefs Into The New Year
Dec01

A Chef Is Not Just For Christmas: Retaining Chefs Into The New Year

Recent research has highlighted a growing issue within the hospitality industry when it comes to the recruitment of chefs, with a staggering 93% of agencies reporting that there are not enough trained chefs in the UK to meet current demands.   Experienced HR Director and Founder of PrivilegeHR, Mary Ball shares her advice on how hospitality companies can source and retain quality chefs in the current climate amidst the widening...

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Four ways to realise your impact at work
Dec01

Four ways to realise your impact at work

Guest Blog by Bex Dawkes, A Blueprint for Better Business   A vital part of feeling fulfilled in our jobs, is knowing how we’re contributing towards making the world a better place. But with busy and disconnected lives, it’s easy to feel a sense of disillusionment about the impact we can have as individuals.   Before we can improve, we first need to realise how we impact the people and places around us. We’ve therefore...

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Keeping Employees Safe On Business Trips
Dec01

Keeping Employees Safe On Business Trips

Guest Blog from Lewis Sage-Passant of howsafeismytrip.com   International travel is an integral part of doing business in the modern world, however increasing global volatility has introduced new security and liability risks to businesses who send staff overseas. Without appropriate risk and security management, companies can find themselves extremely vulnerable to both dangers to staff, and even litigation in cases where the...

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Why has the apprenticeship levy seen a collapse in the number of people starting training courses?
Nov30

Why has the apprenticeship levy seen a collapse in the number of people starting training courses?

Guest Blog by Croner Head of Legal Andy Willis   The apprenticeship levy was introduced in April 2017 and makes it a legal requirement for large employers with an annual pay bill of over £3 million to pay 0.5% of their pay bill into a digital levy account. This money can then be spent on apprenticeships.   The levy was introduced by the government to help meet their target of achieving 3 million apprenticeship starts by...

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Diversity and Inclusivity
Nov30

Diversity and Inclusivity

Guest Blog from Simon Houlton CEO of www.iscreenyouscreen.com   Diversity and inclusivity is one of the hottest topics in the world of business and HR right now, it is also something employers and managers should be extremely careful and aware of.   Discrimination can come in many forms, whether it is a person’s race, gender, sexuality, religion, or disability, there are now steps and precautions that should be taken to...

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New Years’ resolution: don’t lose employees!
Nov30

New Years’ resolution: don’t lose employees!

The new year is infamously the time of year during which we re-evaluate our life course, and aim to rectify any areas of dissatisfaction. While this may fuel our imagination and inspire positive personal changes, the reinvention does however pose a distinct risk to employers who may see an influx of departures if employees feel unhappy within their current positions.     It has been reported that 32.5% of the UK’s workforce...

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Diversity: driving business success
Nov30

Diversity: driving business success

David Docherty, CEO of the National Centre for Universities and Businesses (NCUB) and Chairman of Placer, explains why HR teams need to shake-up their work experience strategies in order to attract diverse talent.   Improved workforce diversity and inclusion are long-held objectives in most organisations’ HR policies. But we are now experiencing a real shift in attitudes, a recognition from employers, that cultivating diversity...

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