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Who is in your boat?

Posted in: HR Updates on 20/08/2019 Claire Loftus from Evolve outlines a continuum of engagement amongst employees ranging from those who are highly disengaged to those who are highly engaged, and discusses what effect each type has on your organisation. Employee Engagement on a basic level is the effort that employees put into work...
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[Podcast] Role of HR in the Change Management Process

Posted in: HR Updates on 02/08/2019 Change management is the process, tools and techniques to manage the people side of change to achieve the required business outcome. Change management incorporates the organisational tools that can be utilised to help individuals make successful personal transitions resulting in the adoption and re...
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[Podcast] Promoting a Culture of Work Life Balance within an Organisation

Posted in: HR Updates on 02/08/2019 In this latest Podcast Mairead and Hugh discuss the role of Line Managers in encouraging and promoting a culture of work/life balance. They discuss, for example, how technology can be used to help control the timing of emails to avoid an employee responding after normal work hours; how explicit sta...
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The Business of Corporate Wellness

Posted in: HR Updates on 26/07/2019 ‘Corporate Wellness’ has become big business in recent years – health and productivity being inextricably linked – but there is a changing emphasis away from the purely physical wellbeing of employees to also include their mental and financial health, as well as a greater appreciation of the strate...
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Who’s up for a 4-Day Working Week?

Posted in: HR Updates on 23/07/2019 The Flexible Working Bill working its way through the legislative process at the moment will require employers to make all job roles flexible by default. In this month’s article Olga Pollock considers the pro’s and con’s of working a 4 day week. I was interested to read in Legal Island’s Weekly ...
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Dress Codes and Heat Waves

Posted in: HR Updates on 17/07/2019 As I was driving home from work on a hot Friday in June, I was listening to a radio discussion around acceptable clothing during heatwaves both at work and in public. The focus was on what was, and was not acceptable, and the general agreement seemed to be that regarding work attire, it all depende...
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Once disciplined, is it truly forgotten?

Posted in: HR Updates on 25/06/2019 A recent Tribunal case highlights the importance of following disciplinary procedures and looking at the validity of a previous final written warning. In this article Victoria Smith looks at the details of the case and what employers can learn from it. Beattie v Condorrat War Memorial and Social Cl...
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How to get the best out of a resignation

Posted in: HR Updates on 10/06/2019 I remember years ago a manager telling me that he never knew how to handle an employee's resignation; should he congratulate the person or not, given that they have decided to leave the organisation and go elsewhere? Of course, the reasons employees leave their job are endless and sometimes it can ...
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Making A Success of Succession Planning

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/06/2019 Succession planning is as important for risk mitigation as it is for talent development. Why then are so many businesses, large and small, ill-prepared when it comes to addressing their future leadership needs? Joanne McAuley from Clarendon Executive looks at some of the considerations for HR profe...
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Is Remote Working Bad for Us?

Posted in: HR Updates on 14/05/2019 I have enjoyed working from home on occasion during my working life. I tend to be more productive, away from the daily distractions of the office and seem to sail through my to do list much more efficiently. There's the added bonus of being close to my children's school for drop offs and collection...
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