Human Resources Blog

Read our latest blog posts below to find about the latest news, developments and legislation in human resources, employment law and reward management.

Employment law, HR, Human Resources, Pub, beer, employees, disciplinary, investigation

You could hardly miss the big HR story of the month. Having been sacked for going to the pub while off sick, a man is due compensation from his former employer, with the dismissal being declared ‘unfair’. 

Difficult conversations at work – a new approach, HR, employment, employees, SME, business,

Difficult conversations. They’re unavoidable. Your workplace may be the most harmonious of environments. The relationship you have with your most valued client may be productive and resilient. However, situations will inevitably arise when ‘something needs to be said’.

Apologies at work, employment, human resources, sincerity, business, HR, employees

You don’t have to be a football fan to realise that something was afoot last month with the ‘people’s game’.

Employee retention – 9 tips to keep your people engaged and save a fortune on recruitment costs

There’s no argument. Replacing employees is expensive. Whatever the size of your business, if you take into account everything from recruitment to onboarding, the cost of losing your people can be as much as twice an annual salary.

Agile working, HR, flexibility, employment, Human Resources,

If the world of work has learned one thing from the global pandemic, it’s that nothing is for certain. Just think back 12 months. We were all a little puzzled and bemused - perhaps a mite concerned. What was this coronavirus that appeared intent on gatecrashing our lives? How worried should we be? Well, now we know.

HR, employee recognition, effectiveness, reward,

What does Employee Recognition actually mean … and does it matter?

Let’s begin with a standard definition - Employee recognition is the open acknowledgement and expressed appreciation for an employee’s contributions to their organisation.

Employment, HR, jobs for all, pandemic, innovation, Austria

As a distraction from the usual pandemic-centred conversations, today’s blog takes into the sunny, optimistic uplands of an idea that’s being trialled in Austria. Our story begins with the pandemic but looks at an innovation that just might revolutionise the world of employment for good.

Remote working, grievances, disciplinaries, employees, workforce, home working, Human Resources, Business, leadership, management

Is 2020 proving to be the most challenging year yet for your business? With so much disruption going on, so many plans and strategies to consider, it can be easy to lose sight of everyday business. But it won’t go away, just because you’re having to deal with coronavirus issues. One of these is employee disciplinary and grievance.

HR, Zoom, online conferencing, employees, leadership

Could all our online conferencing be affecting our sleep patterns?

HR, furlough, job retention scheme, covid-19, coronovirus, return to work, pandemic,

How to ensure a smooth, happy and productive return to work.

What’s the story with your business and Covid-19? The government has eased the pandemic restrictions. We’re all being encouraged to ‘get back to work’. Is your business bringing your workforce back into the office?

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