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New Year Career Resolutions

Posted in: HR Updates on 10/01/2022 As we step into another brand-new year, many of us will set New Year’s Resolutions with great intentions to accomplish personal goals such as weight loss or increased exercise. It’s great to make resolutions but often they can be unrealistic and have fizzled out by Valentine’s Day. Why not take som...
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Hosting Christmas Parties: How To Celebrate Safely This Year

Posted in: HR Updates on 15/12/2021 2021 has been a challenging year. After the disappointment of the cancellation of last year’s festive plans, organisations and staff alike are keener than ever to get together and have a Christmas celebration this year. For many organisations, this could be the first-time staff will come together s...
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2021 HR Wrap-up

Posted in: HR Updates on 09/12/2021 And here we are approaching another Christmas and on the cusp of a New Year. And what a year 2021 has been with the roll out of the Covid vaccine and booster programme, another lockdown at the start of the year, mounting pressures on the NHS, spend local vouchers for all and vaccine passports. A lo...
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The Four-day Week – Key Considerations for Employers

Posted in: HR Updates on 08/11/2021 It has now become a little trite to say the Pandemic has changed us all. Many of us have realised that there are more important things than work. However, work is still essential as it usually funds our lifestyles and, in many ways, keeps us included in broader societal experiences which comes fro...
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Grief – How to Support Grieving Employees

Posted in: HR Updates on 03/11/2021 I wrote an article back in June 2020 on the importance of kindness shown to employees in the wake of a bereavement. My inspiration stemmed from the loss of my own mother the previous month during the first Covid-19 lockdown and now, almost 18 months later, I wanted to reflect back on that time in m...
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Sickness and Absence Policies and Procedures Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Measuring Employee Engagement

Posted in: HR Updates on 18/10/2021 Research indicates that highly engaged workforces significantly outperform their peers, yet worryingly most are not engaged. If this is the case, how do we know whether or not this applies to our own organisation? Whether you’re at the start of your employee engagement journey or have a robust enga...
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Sickness and Absence Policies and Procedures
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World Menopause Day: Guidance for Employers

Posted in: HR Updates on 18/10/2021 World Menopause Day is held every year on the 18th of October, led by the International Menopause Society. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness on the menopause and support options for improving health and wellbeing. Think People Consulting want to help increase the level of awareness in th...
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Health and Safety Discrimination and Equality
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Pregnancy & Infant Loss: How Can Employers Support Their Staff?

Posted in: HR Updates on 14/10/2021 As October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, we felt it was important to acknowledge this to help raise awareness and also offer some guidance on how managers and business owners can support employees who have lost their baby. According to Tommy’s (the largest UK charity carrying out re...
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The Menopause and Mental Health at Work

Posted in: HR Updates on 21/09/2021 It is fantastic to see the increased attention and discussion that the menopause is getting at the moment. Open discussion and the sharing of knowledge and resources will help to remove the stigma around the menopause and help to build more supportive and open workplaces. In Northern Ireland, hig...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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Avoiding and Resolving Workplace Conflict & Disputes

Posted in: HR Updates on 14/09/2021 All employers have to deal with conflict and disputes within the workplace at some point and every employer has the same end goal – to resolve the conflict and dispute as quickly as possible with the least amount of risk to the business. In May 2021 ACAS published a report estimating the costs of w...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Policies and Procedures