Wednesday, 22 March 2017 09:40

How to improve performance at work

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How to improve performance at work Every workplace has a mix of highly performing staff and lower performing staff. If only you could find a way to improve staff performance at work so that everyone in your team was a…
Friday, 03 February 2017 08:05

Top 5 reasons why you should train your staff.

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Why Should I train my staff? Here’s the top 5 reasons why you should train your staff... Some business owners are scared that if they invest in training, their employees will take the qualification and leave. Therefore a competitor may…
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:38

Confessions of an HR Consultant

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Confessions of an HR Consultant I’m often interested in what other people perceive my role to be. Some think it’s all about hiring and firing whiles others seem to form the opinion that it’s more of an old fashioned personnel…
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 09:11

Stress related absence

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Today is National Stress Awareness day - 2nd November 2016 Did you know… That stress is the single largest reason for long-term absences in the UK? Non-manual positions tend to have a higher rate of stress absence than manual positions?…
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 11:49

How to calculate holidays

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With the summer holidays in full swing, we are being inundated with companies asking about holiday entitlement calculations and holiday pay calculations. The thing with holiday calculations is that they are not always straightforward. The amount of holiday entitlement will…
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:21

What should I do about a grievance?

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What should I do about a grievance? We are often asked to advise clients on what to do about a grievance. But first of all, you have to establish if the complaint is actually a grievance or not! This may…
Monday, 18 April 2016 10:05

Pulling a sickie? (case law March 2016)

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Pulling a sickie? (case law March 2016) We all know it goes on and sometimes it’s all too obvious. But what can employers do about it? Employees have the legal right to be absent from work due to sickness and…
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:55

Discrimination during recruitment

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Discrimination during recruitment Recruiting the right staff can be a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack. You want to find that one person that ticks all the right boxes – skills, experience, personality, etc. And so these…
Monday, 14 March 2016 15:57

You can't do that!

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You can't do that! If only I had a pound for every time someone has said "you can't do that" to me, I would be a very rich woman today! It's common that when staff think they can get away…
Monday, 08 February 2016 12:43

How can you improve performance at work?

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How can you improve performance at work? While I was watching TV last week, a programme about performance and productivity at work caught my attention. Maybe you saw it too? Tonight – Shirkers or Workers. Basically, they sent a performance…
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