Five insights into the HR department of the future

________       As technological and societal changes continue to shape the world around us, it’s inevitable HR and talent management will evolve too, says James Brook The pace of change in technology, economics, politics and society is continuing to accelerate at breakneck speed. You don’t need me to tell you that in the… Continue reading

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How the new apprenticeship levy will benefit employers from April onwards

The apprenticeship levy comes into force in April, and it promises to help businesses thrive by enabling them to establish a talented and skilled workforce. One of the primary aims of the levy is to increase the number of apprenticeships nationwide. This is in line with the government’s pledge to create 3 million new apprenticeships… Continue reading

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Money worries affect productivity of one in four UK employees

__ Figure rises to 30 per cent in public sector, as CIPD warns employers have ‘duty of care’ to support financial wellbeing One in four (25 per cent) employees are suffering with financial problems that are so severe that they are affecting their performance in the workplace, new figures have revealed. Surprisingly, this issue isn’t… Continue reading

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On the third day of Christmas, my employee brought to me…Seasonal Staff and Agency Workers

Some businesses are at their busiest time during December and therefore temporarily employ additional staff to cover the period.  This flexible approach to managing workflow peaks and troughs makes perfect business sense. Just because you’re appointing fixed term or casual staff, don’t be lapse with your procedures.  Undertake all the necessary pre-employment checks even though… Continue reading

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On the first day of Christmas my employee brought to me…Time Keeping Issues

In the run up to Christmas there are far more events taking place during the week, which may mean that for a limited period of time, your employees’ social life overtakes their commitment to arriving for work on time. For those organisations based in towns and cities, they could also be faced with a higher… Continue reading

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