Rewarding poor performance

The 2015 National Management Salary Survey recently published by CMI and XpertHR has revealed that almost half (45%) of senior managers and directors whose performance was rated as “not meeting expectations” received a financial bonus which does back up the headlines about large bonuses being issued whilst companies are failing A strange as this seems… Continue reading

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The blank CV – By Eluned Ward

As Cabinet Office minster Matt Hancok unveils the latest stage of the ‘Talent Action Plan’ pledging to focus on metrics, including tracking candidates’ backgrounds during recruitment to encourage socioeconomic diversity of candidates applying for roles and with a number of large employers signing up to follow the plan including the BBC, HSBC, Deloitte there appears… Continue reading

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The death of the appraisal

The recent headlines could lead you to believe that appraisal systems are dead, and there are no reasons for managers to complete reviews with staff.  However before managers put out the bunting to celebrate no longer needing to complete a yearly appraisal with all their staff, when you look behind the headlines it would suggest… Continue reading

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National living wage – Are you prepared?

On April 1st 2016 the new National Living Wage will come into play. Employees aged 25 and over (not in the first year of an apprenticeship) will be legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour, a fifty pence increase on the current living wage of £6.70. As an employer, you will have a responsibility… Continue reading

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Recruiting the right candidate – By Lauren Campbell

The importance of hiring the right candidate and finding the best fit for your company comes from having clear objectives on the needs of the business and finding a common ground for goals at the interview stage which is a vital asset in any recruitment project. Finding employees who are productive and proactive within the… Continue reading

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