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.

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?

HR, resignation, employer, employees, employment law, Harry, Meghan

It’s been arguably the biggest UK news story of 2020 - the shock announcement from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they plan to ‘step back’ from royal duties. In effect, this was a job resignation - albeit not a conventional one but a resignation, nonetheless. The response from both the media and the public has been mixed.

employment status, HR, seasonal employees, temporary employees, Christmas

For most workplaces, Christmas is a happy time. Have you managed to foster a family atmosphere within your company or department? If so, then you’ll appreciate what a great time Christmas can be for your people and for your company. Excitement, parties, animated chatter.

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