Our blog looks at what you, as a employer, need to know about the Fit Note. Usually issued by a doctor or relevant medical practitioner to state whether or not an employee is fit to work. So what does this mean for the employer?
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CIPD report on People management and Productivity supports investing in high performance working principles in the workplace to improving an organisation’s productivity. Businesses which have structured management support are more resilient.
A HRMS is used to perform business processes and HR functions, from managing employee data and payroll to absence management, appraisals, and the monitoring of training, as well as supporting strategic business decisions.
HR policies and procedures play a pivotal role in shaping a company's culture, maintaining compliance, and ensuring fair and consistent treatment of employees. We explore the significance of HR policies, the main policies every company should have, and the importance of keeping them up to date.
When a good performing employee resigns a counter offer can seem like an effective solution, however they come with both advantages and drawbacks. In this blog, we'll delve into the pros and cons of making a counter offer.
Recruitment is a bit of a nightmare at the moment. There are loads of jobs out there but not enough people to fill them. And the employee’s mindset has completely changed since COVID. We’re now in a candidate driven market, which makes hiring your next employee more time consuming, difficult and costly. That’s why we’ve […]
When your staff call in sick, it can cause a real headache. And COVID hasn’t made this any easier. A recent report has shown that requests for sick notes from doctors are up 78%. And 52% of absence is related to stress, anxiety and depression. All of this unplanned absence is costing small and medium-sized […]
Here is your ultimate guide to resolving conflict positively at work If you think about it, conflict is a natural part of day-to-day life. It’s normal, healthy and… inevitable. But so many people are really bad at managing it. The thought of addressing something or confronting someone really stresses people out.
HR is a big part of any business with employees. It includes managing the entire employee lifecycle, from recruitment, hiring and onboarding, to training, disciplining, and firing. Not to mention payroll, policies, keeping records, and managing benefits. It’s a big job, and if you’re currently doing it yourself alongside your day-to-day tasks, you might be struggling. Or worse, missing something out. Have you considered delegating your business’ HR duties?
Developing loyalty in your team can take time and careful investment, our blog looks at ways you can boost the loyalty that your people show towards your business.
Micro-credentials are short, focused courses that aim to provide the most in-demand skills, knowledge, and experience. Read this blog to find out which organisations are running these courses and whether these qualifications are a good idea.
Bullying in the workplace can have terrible consequences for both the victim and the organisation. Our latest blogs explores ways to prevent bullying happening in the workplace and what to do if you receive a complaint about bullying.
This week marks the start of 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence. An estimated 2.3 million adults aged 16 to 74 years experienced domestic abuse (1.6 million women and 757,000 men) for the year ending March 2020. Growing awareness made possible by the efforts by Victoria Atkins MP, and the landmark Domestic Abuse Act 2021, will hopefully encourage more to come forward and report it.
Did you know 19% of the UK working age population say they have no form of private or workplace pension. Last week was Pension Awareness Week and we want to highlight the benefits of offering a good workplace pension scheme.
Have you ever considered the benefits of carrying out an HR Audit? If you are a business owner with a growing workforce it may be an invaluable exercise to pursue for both you and your employees.
Have you ever felt like an imposter at work and doubted your own abilities? This article explores the imposter syndrome and the effects it can have in the workplace.
Changes to fit notes - what do I need to know? From 1 July, you'll notice changes to the fit notes supplied by employees. This article explains what has changed and how these changes can help you.
Kathleen McAdams, Director of Albany HR in Edinburgh, is delighted to welcome Wendy Whyte (MCIPD) into our fast-growing team.
What is hybrid working, how can organisations implement it and how to make it successful?