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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.
We’re in challenging economic times, and we know that businesses are grappling with tough decisions about costs and expenses and unfortunately that can mean the dreaded R-word: redundancies. Our team recently discussed our experiences of managing redundancies within previous organisations, our clients’ organisations, and our personal experience of being made redundant and our first-hand knowledge of the fear, confusion and anger that is felt. Here are some personal lessons we have learned, real-life examples, and tips to help you navigate redundancies with empathy and respect.
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?
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.
When misconduct or failures to adhere to polices occur in the workplace, it is crucial to handle the process to deal with this effectively, fairly, and in compliance with legal requirements.
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 […]
As a business owner, you not only have your own personal finances to worry about but also your business’s too. And recently, you may have been looking at ways to reduce costs and protect your future revenue. HR can play a big part in this and we’ve listed 5 ways HR can stop your business […]
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 […]
Running a business can be really stressful. Especially when you’ve got an employee that’s causing you lots of issues. As an employer, it’s likely that at some point you might feel that it would be better for everybody to let an employee go. And in some cases, this might be the right decision. However, there […]
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?
A huge proportion of the UK workforce are parents - according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in 2021, 75% of mothers and 92% of fathers were in employment so it’s highly likely that you’re employing parents right now, or will do in the future.
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.
A useful guide on ways you can reduce sickness absence in your business with a absence management procedure.
It is an exciting time for you and your business when you are ready to hire your first employee. Hiring your first employee is a big responsibility and you might be nervous about getting it wrong. That is why we have created this guide – to talk you through everything you need to know so that you can hire with confidence.