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Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

Posted in: HR Updates on 08/04/2024 A business is nothing without its people so an investment into the employment relationship is key to drive growth. Each stage of the employment life cycle, attraction and recruitment through to separation, can have positive or negative challenges and it is how one deals with them that drives succe...
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Absence and Sickness Policies and Procedures Employee Engagement
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Creating a Family-Friendly Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 08/04/2024 In today's competitive job market, attracting and retaining top talent requires more than just offering competitive salaries and benefits. Increasingly, employees are seeking workplaces that prioritise work-life balance and support their family commitments. Employers who embrace family-friendly pra...
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Family Friendly Rights
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Bullying v Harassment

Posted in: HR Updates on 22/03/2024 What are the Similarities between Bullying and Harassment? Bullying and harassment frequently intersect in employment matters due to their shared characteristics, such as the presence of abusive behaviour and a tendency to involve an abuse of power. Acquiring the necessary skills to effectively ad...
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Policies and Procedures
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Inclusivity, the Problem with Cliques and How to Break Them

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/03/2024 Nearly 4 million people in the UK say they’re very lonely or extremely lonely (ONS Report (campaigntoendloneliness.org)) and it’s not just the elderly: loneliness is rife across the age groups (ONS Report (campaigntoendloneliness.org)) and regardless of the wonders of Zoom, Teams and social media w...
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Diversity & Inclusion
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Job Market Downturn – How to Reassure Employees?

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/02/2024 Northern Ireland’s employment rates have returned to pre-pandemic levels of 72.4%, an increase from 67.9% during 2020. Although, many high-profile redundancies in retail, tech and banking inevitably raises questions and concerns about the state of the job market. However, other measures suggest the...
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Redundancy
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Expanding Childcare Provisions in GB

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/01/2024 In March 2023’s Budget it was announced that the 30 hours of free childcare currently available for working parents in England is to be expanded to cover parents with children aged from nine months old. Currently this provision is only for children aged 3-4. It will be rolled out in stages from Apr...
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Family Friendly Rights
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Until We Meet Again

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/01/2024 I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed a well-deserved break. I started writing Legal Island articles back in October of 2016 with a post on Managing Difficult Employees. I’m very grateful to the wonderful Legal Island team for allowing me the opportunity to write about all things HR...
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Employee Engagement Wellbeing
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HR’s Impact on the Bottom Line

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/12/2023 We’ve long known that HR has moved beyond an admin and compliance function to that of a genuine strategic partner. But how does HR impact the bottom line ensuring that the organisation remains competitive and is in the best position to attract and retain top talent? The Engage for Success movement ...
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Employee Engagement Wellbeing
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HR's Role in Reputation Cultivation: A Proactive Approach

Posted in: HR Updates on 28/11/2023 An organisation's reputation is arguably its most valuable asset – it is the culmination of how they are viewed by their internal workforce, customer or client base, competitors and investors. During times of skill shortage or economic downturn, a great reputation can be your best protectant. A gre...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures) Policies and Procedures
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The Importance of Proactivity

Posted in: HR Updates on 31/10/2023 I recently finished reading Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. For those of you that haven’t read it, this is a business and self-help book, first published in 1989, and is a must-read for anyone seeking to lead a more fulfilling career and personal life. Habit 1, “Be Proactive”, ...
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Wellbeing