What You Can do to Slow Down a High Staff Turnover
Feb07

What You Can do to Slow Down a High Staff Turnover

Whether your organisation suffers from a higher than usual turnover or not, it benefits organisation to look to slow the rate of unwanted people turnover. In the war for talent, it pays significant dividends to retain good people. Kate Keaney, CEO at Connor.co.uk, the People and Organisational Change experts, explores how experienced leaders, line managers and HR professionals can take fresh approaches to talent retention. Staff...

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Knowing When to Outsource Your HR Function
Jan23

Knowing When to Outsource Your HR Function

Guest Blog by Shakira Joyner, HCHR If you’re business is growing, there’s a good chance you’re thinking about how to approach human resources to deal with the additional responsibilities that come with growth. If you don’t have the skills or funds to develop an in-house team, then outsourcing to an HR specialist or consultant, like HCHR, will give you access to skills, knowledge and support, and save you costs in the long run....

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Over spent at Christmas? Here’s how to get out of the red this January
Jan22

Over spent at Christmas? Here’s how to get out of the red this January

Guest Blog by Lorna Davidson, RedWigWam As survey reveals millions of Brits are worried about the cost of Christmas debt piling up, Lorna Davidson, CEO of short-term recruitment agency RedWigWam, offers tips on topping up your income this January. With many having their mostrecent payday before Christmas, the new year can mean a longer gap between pay packets and being unprepared for the added cost of Christmas expenses and January...

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Are your employees suffering the January blues or is it something more serious?
Jan21

Are your employees suffering the January blues or is it something more serious?

It’s ‘Blue Monday’ today, 21st January, widely considered the most depressing day of the year, as the gloomy weather, high debt levels after Christmas and failed new year resolutions take their toll, causing people to feel down. With mental health issues such as anxiety, stress and depression on the rise, Adrian Lewis, director at Activ Absence, says that while Blue Monday may not have any scientific basis, it can raise awareness of...

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Veganism – How much should I accommodate my employee’s dietary requirements at work?
Jan10

Veganism – How much should I accommodate my employee’s dietary requirements at work?

Guest Blog by Peninsula Operations Director and HR Expert Alan Price When news recently broke about an employee’s claim that he was discriminated against because of his ‘ethical vegan’ beliefs, discussions were sparked about an employers’ responsibilities towards employees who have specific dietary requirements like veganism. Employees may have various food needs for many reasons, and employers should consider how they are able to...

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The Bullyologist – Breaking the silence on Bullying
Jan04

The Bullyologist – Breaking the silence on Bullying

Through adversity comes greatpower..Working in corporate Human Resources at an oil and gas project in Australia, Jessica Hickman was a champion for positive change, winning awards and recognition for her outstanding work in identifying gaps in mental health support in the Resources industry and helping create safer work environments. But behind the scenes, Jessica endured prolonged workplace bullying that included physical and...

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Did any of your employees call in sick Wednesday?
Jan04

Did any of your employees call in sick Wednesday?

It was, for most, first day back after Christmas and the New Year after all, meaning a few employees may have overindulged, then perhaps feigned the dreaded lurgi, cough or cold!! This is not unheard of, but there are some excuses which are so excessive and exaggerated that you can’t help but laugh at the absurdity of it. Here are five of the worst excuses for absences that we have heard!! 1. My only pair of work trousers are in the...

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Five workplace trends for 2019
Jan02

Five workplace trends for 2019

Guest Blog By Liam Butler AVP – SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company 2018 has been an eventful year for HR. Across every industry, digital transformation is making its mark, with disruptive technologies like AI and blockchain starting to permeate the workplace. This is changing how we work and the skills employees need to do their jobs proficiently. For HR departments, 2019’s focus will be preparing the workforce for the digital...

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Do’s and Don’ts at the Office Party
Dec21

Do’s and Don’ts at the Office Party

“Tis the season! Holiday party invitations are probably flooding your inbox faster than Father Christmas invading shopping centres.  Love it or hate it, there’s no avoiding the fact that Christmas is well upon us and somewhere in all those invitations is probably one for the annual work holiday party. This is a gathering that’s meant to celebrate the season and a year of hard work and commitment, but can be daunting, even for the...

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IR35 changes are coming to the private sector
Dec21

IR35 changes are coming to the private sector

Guest post by Paul Mason, National Account Manager at Abbey Tax IR35 changes affecting off payroll workers in public sector have only been in force since April 2017. In the recent Budget, the Chancellor has announced that from April 2020, the same, or similar, regulations will apply to the private sector, and organisations engaging temporary resource could have a real administrative challenge on their hands. IR35 – the key facts...

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Control is how SME owners can thrive
Dec20

Control is how SME owners can thrive

Guest Blog by Nikki Flanders, Chief Operating Officer, Opus Energy Running a business is no small feat. Often, one person is responsible for the business’ strategy and success – which can be a lot of pressure to bear. This can sometimes lead small business owners to go above and beyond as they strive to make the right call. However, there is a fine line between making a sacrifice[1]for the greater good to drive success, and making...

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Increasing motivation with employee benefits
Dec18

Increasing motivation with employee benefits

Guest Blog by Paul Avis, Marketing Director, Canada LifeGroup Insurance Employers may not feel entirely comfortable investing in attracting and retaining staff at the moment. The level of political uncertainty caused by Brexit paired with concerns for the UK’s economic position is perhaps more conducive to battening down the hatches and waiting out the storm. Yet the biggest risk for businesses and their growth beyond 2018 is the...

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Driving a happier workforce
Dec13

Driving a happier workforce

Guest Blog by Conor McArdle, Brighter Business Commuting is rarely a pleasant experience; between congested roads and delayed trains, many UK workers now spend two hours commuting each day, according to a recent study by ONS. The quality of the commute, whether good or bad, can set the mood for the entire day. We all know there is no greater frustration than being stuck in rush hour traffic or on a freezing trainplatform. A new Global...

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Five wellbeing trends businesses should look out for in 2019
Dec10

Five wellbeing trends businesses should look out for in 2019

Guest Blog by CEO and wellbeing expert, David Price   It’s that time of year when everyone is starting to make their New Year’s resolutions. Most of the time these resolutions tend to focus on improved health and wellbeing. Promoting good health and wellness should also be an employer’s goal for 2019 so with this in mind, here is a summary of the five best workplace wellbeing initiatives and trends that businesses should look out...

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Where are all the women in automotive?
Dec10

Where are all the women in automotive?

Guest Blog By Amanda Holtby, Director and Joint Owner, G3 Remarketing   It’s hard to believe that in 2018 when visiting any car dealership, garage or auction house and, chances are, women staff members will be few and far between. If you do see any female faces, they are more likely to be handling your paperwork than selling you a vehicle or fixing one.     And men still occupy more than 82% of the jobs in the UK motor...

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