Gravitas HR Blog

Looking for HR advice online? Read our latest blog posts below to find human resources, reward management and employment law advice for employers, as well as the latest developments, legislation and news from Gravitas HR.

Staying Healthy At Work

Most of us are pretty familiar with so-called ‘cake culture’ in the workplace.

29th August 2016
Client engagement, excellent customer experience

In business there is a real buzz when you land a new client. The endorphin rush is a shot in the arm, fuelling motivation and confidence.

19th July 2016
Business advice, attitude to risk, trusted HR Consultants, HR advice

I’ve been doing a lot of driving this year, much of it in long stretches of 50 mph limits on various motorways across the country.

16th June 2016
reward management, HR, communication, performance management

It’s surprising how accurate a description of your workforce can be given through an analogy with horses, by separating them into these 4 categories.

25th May 2016
Gravitas HR Toolkit, cloud based online HR Software

One of the challenges of employing people is keeping on top of all the paperwork - contracts of employment; holiday request forms; training records; sickness documents; bank details; appraisal

13th April 2016
Don't keep secrets from your HR adviser

We occasionally come across a client who seems unable or unwilling to give us all the information we need to advise them correctly.

Some years ago, I had a client in manufacturing who operated an extremely stringent sickness absence policy. There was no company sick pay and the sickness absence policy provided for just 4 incidences of sickness absence before an employee would lose their job for unacceptable attendance.

08th April 2016
HR Advice: Onboarding and Induction Training

I read an article in HR Magazine last week where Lenovo's head of talent development, Maxim Strashun had been speaking at the HR Directors Business Summit about the most demotivating business behaviours and ‘what not to do around employee engagement’.

22nd February 2016
Management Training HR advice

I stood on the gravel, nervously surveying the scene and clutching tightly on to the tray of canapes with which I had been entrusted.

09th February 2016
What is Your Business Image?

The past month has seen us say goodbye to 2 Rock icons, with the passing of that master of excess Lemmy Kilmister, frontman of Motörhead and the enigmatic genius David Bowi

02nd February 2016
promises, company values, credibility, employee engagement

A popular view of a politician is a person who promises the voters what they want prior to performing a convenient U-turn once elected.

14th December 2015

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