bus

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09 Nov 2017

Bus company closes down after owner cannot be ...

Bus company closes down after owner cannot bear to work with his employees Nippy Bus has suddenly closed down due to the owne ...

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seasonal workers

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02 Nov 2017

Seasonal workers: Contractual issues for empl ...

Seasonal workers: Contractual issues for employers Seasonal peaks can bring an influx of work at certain time of the year e.g ...

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unpaid internships

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25 Oct 2017

Unpaid internships and work experiences to be ...

Unpaid internships and work experiences to be scrapped? There has been strong public support to ban unpaid internships and wo ...

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starbucks

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25 Oct 2017

Starbucks: how they develop to attract and re ...

Starbucks: how they develop to attract and retain… We all know that Starbucks makes great coffee (as do other coffee provider ...

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transgender

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19 Oct 2017

Transgender people look for trans-friendly jo ...

Transgender people look for trans-friendly jobs when job hunting A recent survey conducted by Totaljobs found that just under ...

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prejudice

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13 Oct 2017

Only a third of HR managers are ‘confident th ...

Only a third of HR managers are ‘confident they are not prejudiced’ when hiring A recent survey states that only 32% of HR ma ...

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gender reassignment

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13 Oct 2017

Gender Reassignment - What you need to know.. ...

Gender Reassignment - What you need to know... A real issue in the workplace today is the lack of understanding in relation t ...

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signs

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09 Oct 2017

Mental Health – Spotting the signs of Mental ...

Mental Health – Spotting the signs of Mental Health It can very difficult to identify signs of mental health. The majority of ...

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mental health

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06 Oct 2017

Why don’t employees feel comfortable to talk ...

Why don’t employees feel comfortable to talk about their mental health? A recent study showed that 78% of employers think emp ...

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employee vetting

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05 Oct 2017

Employee Vetting - What you need to know...

Employee Vetting – What you need to know… Many organisations are starting to use employee vetting prior to making an offer of ...

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absence

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29 Sep 2017

Coughs, splutters, sniffles and worst of all… ...

Coughs, splutters, sniffles and worst of all…short term sickness and absence Whilst we are still having the odd short spell o ...

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covenants

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28 Sep 2017

Restrictive Covenants - What you need to know

Restrictive Covenants - What you need to know We often find not everyone is fully up to speed on what a covenant is, so here ...

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Workplace Mental health

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26 Sep 2017

Why brands are introducing mental health firs ...

Why brands are introducing mental health first-aiders… As we approach World Mental Health day on 10 October, we take a look a ...

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pregnancy

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21 Sep 2017

Managing pregnancy in the workplace

Managing pregnancy in the workplace    Pregnancy in the workplace is something that can be mismanaged at times, with employer ...

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contractual changes

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14 Sep 2017

Making contractual changes

Making contractual changes If an individual needs any contractual changes to be made, a formal process of consultation must b ...

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Risk Assessment

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07 Sep 2017

Health and Safety: The need for Risk assessme ...

The need for Risk assessment in the workplace Over the last five years, accident reports sent to HSE and local authorities sh ...

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employee wellbeing

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05 Sep 2017

Employee wellbeing can lead to a happy and he ...

Employee wellbeing can lead to a happy and healthy brand A happy employee can result in a direct positive experience for cust ...

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flexible working

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05 Sep 2017

Flexible working - Guidance from High Perform ...

Flexible working - Guidance from High Performance Consultancy Gone are the old days where everybody works 9am to 5pm, Monday ...

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General data protection regulation

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05 Sep 2017

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - D ...

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Data Protection Changes When the General Data Protection Regulation comes into fo ...

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bullying and harassment

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01 Sep 2017

Bullying and Harassment in the workplace

Bullying and Harassment in the workplace All employers promote the importance of staff engagement, work-life balance and empl ...

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google

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04 Aug 2017

Google: A focus on people and recruiting righ ...

Google: A focus on people and recruiting right… A company which recruits well, is hard to get into and one that has a worldwi ...

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bereavement

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01 Aug 2017

Bereavement - Supporting employees through be ...

Bereavement - Supporting employees through bereavement A bereavement can be nothing short of devastating and different people ...

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tribunal fees

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27 Jul 2017

Tribunal fees - A good week for ambulance cha ...

Tribunal fees - A good week for ambulance chasers... Our Managing Director Victoria Brown gives her thoughts on the recent ru ...

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gender pay gap

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19 Jul 2017

Gender Pay Gap – BBC’s gender gap exposed as ...

Gender Pay Gap – BBC’s gender pay gap exposed as top ‘talent’ salaries are released A salary of £2.2m saw Chris Evans top the ...

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Training

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13 Jul 2017

Are employees putting a halt on their own pro ...

Are employees putting a halt on their own progression and shying away from training?   Monday to Friday, 9 to 5. It’s ve ...

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Diverse Culture

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11 Jul 2017

Creating a Diverse Culture to attract, retain ...

Creating a Diverse Culture to attract, retain and develop. According to a recent Harvard Business Review study, brands who ha ...

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disciplinary

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04 Jul 2017

To dismiss or not to dismiss that is the ques ...

To dismiss or not to dismiss that is the question! In terms of conduct, most employers recognise when a disciplinary process ...

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Dress codes

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29 Jun 2017

Guide to when dress codes should be relaxed t ...

Guide to when dress codes should be relaxed to increase productivity   Dress codes for your employees are important and ...

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Brexit

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23 Jun 2017

Grenfell Tower tragedy shows the dangers of c ...

Grenfell Tower tragedy shows the dangers of cost-cutting & quick fixes   The Grenfell Tower tragedy has highlighted ...

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Conservatives Labour

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09 Jun 2017

Election result – What does a hung parliament ...

Election result – What does a hung parliament mean for HR & businesses? So the results are in… kind of.  The result of a ...

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burnout

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01 Jun 2017

Managing & preventing employee burn-out

Managing & preventing employee burn-out   Employee productivity and well-being should be at the forefront of any suc ...

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24 May 2017

Blog - How will the election result effect bu ...

__     The shock general election set to take place on June 6th, less than 2 weeks away at the time of writing, has ...

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18 May 2017

Whistleblowing & law

Whistleblowing & law   Introduction to Whistleblowing Whistleblowing has been in the news recently with controversy ...

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Mental health

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10 May 2017

Mental health awareness week

Mental health awareness week   This week is Mental Health Awareness Week; dedicated to removing the stigma & ignoran ...

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04 May 2017

What is ‘World Day for Safety and Health at W ...

What is ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’?   The International Labour Organisation (ILO) World Day for Safety an ...

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27 Apr 2017

Dealing with absences and calculating holiday ...

Dealing with absences and calculating holiday pay Dealing with absences and calculating your businesses’ holiday pay for empl ...

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20 Apr 2017

How to handle a job interview

How to handle a job interview Interviews can be stressful and difficult for a lot of people, even the most outgoing person ca ...

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12 Apr 2017

How to write an effective CV

How to write an effective CV In the modern working world there is so much competition, even if you have high level degrees an ...

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06 Apr 2017

Most common ways managers fail to engage with ...

Most common ways managers fail to engage with their employees   Employee engagement within your business is a key part i ...

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30 Mar 2017

How to make LGBT employees feel more included ...

How to make LGBT employees feel more included in the workplace     The modern day workplace reflects our society as ...

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23 Mar 2017

The final checklist: Brexit & article 50

  The final checklist: Brexit & article 50     In two of our previous High Performance blogs we’ve discuss ...

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1 Comment

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15 Mar 2017

What do the upcoming regulation changes in Em ...

__   As parliament has now passed the Brexit bill it is widely anticipated that Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger ...

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08 Mar 2017

Health & safety at work

__   HR has a responsibility to play an important role in Health and Safety in the work place, which helps maintain a sa ...

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01 Mar 2017

Tips for dealing with difficult people at wor ...

_ Dealing with difficult people at work is unfortunately highly likely to happen at some point in your career environment, be ...

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22 Feb 2017

What qualities does the modern employee need ...

      ____     Our last blog post focused on how managers can get the best out of their employees, b ...

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16 Feb 2017

What benefits can you introduce to keep your ...

__       The most important resource in your business is your staff; without productive and skilled employees ...

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08 Feb 2017

The importance of preparing for Brexit

  __   Starting March 2017 the United Kingdom will begin the formal negotiations to leave the European Union. This ...

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02 Feb 2017

The importance of job descriptions

___   Hiring employees with no job description in place for their role could potentially lead to reduced productivity as ...

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17 Jan 2017

Consultation or criminal charges – when redun ...

Managing the redundancy process, particularly around consultation is never easy, however as news reports have shown over the ...

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05 Jan 2017

New Year Resolutions - By Eluned Ward

At the beginning of the New Year there is a temptation to set all kinds of resolutions of what you are going to do different/ ...

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23 Dec 2016

And on the last day of Christmas, my employee ...

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become a common “virtual” place for people to interact with each other both professionall ...

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22 Dec 2016

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my employee ...

Christmas is the perfect time for suppliers to deliver branded mouse mats and calendars.  It is also a time when employees ar ...

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22 Dec 2016

On the tenth day of Christmas, my employee br ...

It has been a tough year financially for many businesses and in this time of austerity, many are cutting their cloth accordin ...

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20 Dec 2016

On the ninth day of Christmas, my employee br ...

Whilst it is Christmas for a lot of your employees, it could just be another day for others. There is no need to cancel Chris ...

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19 Dec 2016

On the eighth day of Christmas, my employee b ...

There will be a lot of requests for annual leave over the Christmas period and if you cannot close the business, you will nee ...

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16 Dec 2016

On the sixth day of Christmas, my employee br ...

Every year we see huge disruptions following the snowfall, leaving organisations with limited  resources as people struggled ...

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15 Dec 2016

On the fifth day of Christmas, my employee br ...

Winter is traditionally the time when absenteeism increases as people are hit with the usual coughs and colds.  However, it c ...

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14 Dec 2016

On the fourth day of Christmas, my employee b ...

During the Christmas period there could be more opportunities for your employees to go out for lunches. Indeed, some companie ...

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13 Dec 2016

On the third day of Christmas, my employee br ...

Some businesses are at their busiest time during December and therefore temporarily employ additional staff to cover the peri ...

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12 Dec 2016

On the second day of Christmas my employee br ...

Some organisations can face a Christmas shut down period without actually closing their doors if employees become distracted ...

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11 Dec 2016

On the first day of Christmas my employee bro ...

In the run up to Christmas there are far more events taking place during the week, which may mean that for a limited period o ...

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22 Nov 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year - Ho ...

For many, the most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching, but for managers and HR Departments the Christmas Period c ...

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16 Nov 2016

The Holidays are coming - By Eluned Ward

As year is drawing to a close, and many people are coming to end of their annual leave year, we thought we would give you the ...

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03 Nov 2016

How are your employees like a firework displa ...

___ November the 5th is a night of amazement and wonder and is greatly anticipated all year long. Your employees are not actu ...

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company morale

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22 Sep 2016

Ten top tips for boosting company morale

Ten top tips for boosting company morale High employee morale and high productivity go hand in hand. Healthy, high morale als ...

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15 Sep 2016

Limiting workplace distractions

Mobile phones, chatty co-workers, these are just a few examples of ways in which an employee can get distracted in the workpl ...

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08 Sep 2016

Dealing with mental health issues in the work ...

With the World Mental Health Day next month, it could be time to consider what organisations can do to support their employee ...

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01 Sep 2016

Handling criticism - 10 top tips

No-one wants to be criticised, in an ideal world there would be nothing but praise and it would rain positivity. Unfortunatel ...

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26 Aug 2016

The importance of having a social media polic ...

Social Media is an ever growing aspect of our lives and therefore its use within any business is forever growing. It is inevi ...

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16 Aug 2016

Coping with the heat - An employer's guide to ...

With the prospect of warm weather finally coming to the UK, we thought we would provide some guidance to employers so they un ...

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11 Aug 2016

Byron Burger, Immigration and the importance ...

The publicity surrounding Byron Burgers in the last couple of weeks has shown the difficulties that Companies can have in bal ...

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29 Jul 2016

HPC's guide to the Rio Olympics

It only seems we are just getting over the excitement of Euro 2016 when the next big sporting event is ready to start, the Ri ...

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22 Jul 2016

5 top tips for managing personal mobile phone ...

It is important for employers to take the time to communicate their expectations regarding appropriate employee conduct to al ...

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15 Jul 2016

Balancing act: Work-life balance guidance fro ...

Within the HR sector in the last few years there has been much focus on the health and wellbeing of employees within the work ...

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08 Jul 2016

Dress Code in the Workplace - By Elisabeth Ch ...

Whilst it is understandable that companies want their employees to present a good image of their company, if the dress code p ...

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01 Jul 2016

Brexit and its impact on your business - Thou ...

A week has passed since the outcome of the EU referendum was announced and as there is still no clearer understanding of what ...

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01 Jul 2016

Equal pay for everybody

When people talk about Equal Pay cases, it is often seen as an issue only for the public sector with cases involving large am ...

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22 Jun 2016

The importance of diversity in the workplace

In today’s society having a diverse workforce is one of the most important elements to succeeding as a business and this has ...

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09 Jun 2016

When large corporations get it wrong - By Elu ...

You would have had to been hiding under a rock for the last week to have missed the two big news stories around HR, with the ...

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02 Jun 2016

Football's coming home! An employers guide to ...

Whilst High Performance Consultancy cannot predict who will win the Euro 2016 for you, we can provide you some top tips for d ...

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02 Jun 2016

Key Case Law Updates - By Elisabeth Chandler

Discrimination Although Jersey maintains autonomy from the UK as a Crown dependency, the ruling in the case against Condor Fe ...

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02 Jun 2016

The importance of client meetings - By Chris ...

There are many key aspects that make for a great recruitment partner; access to strong talent pools, leveraging of social med ...

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20 May 2016

Businesses in distress - Top tips to help eas ...

No business owner wants to consider what might happen if their business begins to fail, but having a contingency plan in plac ...

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12 May 2016

Tell me no lies - By Eluned Ward

As there are headlines across the press predicting compensation of up to £750,000 million awarded to workers within the const ...

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06 May 2016

Go! - By Eluned Ward

Go, walk out the door but don’t go anywhere One of the concerns for a business when somebody leaves is whether the employee w ...

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28 Apr 2016

Whose fault is it? - By Eluned Ward

Whose fault is it? Vicarious liability is the concept that a third party can be responsible for the torts (i.e. a civil wrong ...

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21 Apr 2016

Gender pay gap- What are we waiting for? Are ...

The Chartered Management Institute survey based on 43,000 workers shows, “Male managers' earnings across all levels are risin ...

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20 Apr 2016

Keeping your employees motivated

The heart of a business lies with the people who dedicate their lives to making it a success, the employees. Without them, bu ...

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18 Apr 2016

How to manage a resignation

I was once told think of an organisation as a bucket of water, and when somebody leaves it is like you remove a cup of water ...

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18 Apr 2016

The start of a good manager

How often do you see companies promote somebody that really excels in their current role into a management position and they ...

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15 Apr 2016

Rewarding poor performance

The 2015 National Management Salary Survey recently published by CMI and XpertHR has revealed that almost half (45%) of senio ...

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08 Apr 2016

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, incl ...

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31 Mar 2016

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 comp ...

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02 Mar 2016

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 a ...

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26 Feb 2016

Recruiting the right candidate - By Lauren Ca ...

The importance of hiring the right candidate and finding the best fit for your company comes from having clear objectives on ...

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18 Feb 2016

Effectively managing a resignation - By HPC's ...

I was once told think of an organisation as a bucket of water, and when somebody leaves it is like you remove a cup of water ...

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11 Feb 2016

Morning motivation - 10 top tips for getting ...

Getting out of bed is never particularly easy, especially in these colder months. You may often find that you have to drag, b ...

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13 Jan 2016

Making Work, Work Better - By Darren McLeod f ...

So much to do and so little time. We’ve all said it. We’ve all gazed at the blurred scribbles of a never ending to-do list, w ...

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10 secret, simple tips to improve employee

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09 Jan 2016

10 secret, simple tips to improve employee en ...

It goes without saying that by creating an engaged workforce leads directly to higher profitability, increased customer satis ...

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10 Dec 2015

Apprentices are not just for Christmas - By R ...

Apprenticeships enable you to manage talent in your business and effectively bring new and refreshed skills into your busines ...

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09 Nov 2015

Its just Banter - By Eluned Ward

How many times have you heard the expression ‘its just banter’?  The expression makes whatever has happened seem a bit of har ...

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02 Nov 2015

Stuck in Traffic? Start the Clock - By HPC's ...

How many times do your colleagues/employees complain that they have been stuck in traffic on their way into and from work? In ...

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02 Nov 2015

Introducing returnship programmes - By HPC's ...

Returnships originated in the USA with companies like PwC, Credit Sussie and Morgan Stanley now taking the lead in the introd ...

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02 Nov 2015

HR Horror Stories - Ghosts, Goblins and Ghoul ...

As Halloween draws close, it’s only fair that we provide some cautionary tales of when things go wrong when dealing with empl ...

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26 Oct 2015

Introducing returnship programmes - By HPC's ...

Returnships originated in the USA with companies like PwC, Credit Sussie and Morgan Stanley now taking the lead in the introd ...

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