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2022 Wrap Up

Posted in: HR Updates on 28/11/2022 I don’t know about you, but this Christmas has really crept up on me. That said, we put the tree up this weekend, so the festive season is official in our house. When we said good riddance to 2021, we never thought 2022 could present us with a whole new raft of challenges from the war in Ukraine an...
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Handling Job Rejection

Posted in: HR Updates on 28/11/2022 Rejection of any kind is tough. It’s only natural to feel downbeat and sorry for ourselves. This applies to interview rejection. It’s a hard fact that we’re not going to land every single job that we apply for. We receive the dreaded “unfortunately” letter and immediately our shoulders slump and we...
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Recruitment and Selection
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HR Challenges in 2022

Posted in: HR Updates on 02/11/2022 When we started the year, we braced ourselves for another spike in Covid cases but were hopeful we’d be coming to the end of the dreadful pandemic and returning to some sort of normal. Little did we know we were on the cusp of a cost of living crisis brought about, in part, by a war in the Ukraine....
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Fixed and Growth Mindsets

Posted in: HR Updates on 19/10/2022 “It is not always the people who start out the smartest who end up the smartest” (Bill Gates) Have you ever asked yourself, do I have a fixed mindset or do I have a growth mindset? Which one is better? How important is it to my professional role and my career development? Mindset has been defined a...
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Wellbeing
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Support Career Gaps in Recruitment

Posted in: HR Updates on 05/10/2022 People take time out of work for many reasons. Sometimes it’s a choice; for others it’s a necessity. Women, who are statistically more likely to take time out of work for caregiving, are disproportionately disadvantaged by career gaps. This article from Applied explains why career gaps should not ...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection
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Are Cover Letters A Thing of The Past?

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/10/2022 I’ve read a lot recently about the demise of the cover letter with criticism being directed at employers that still hang onto them. But is the reality any different and should we be dropping them from our selection process entirely? We all know how hard it is to get candidates, especially in the cu...
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Recruitment and Selection
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Pride is More Than Just About Cake

Posted in: HR Updates on 08/08/2022 Last week, alongside my colleagues, we celebrated Pride, supporting sexual diversity and LGBTQ+ rights within the workplace. We dressed in bright colours for the day, decorated the office with Pride flags and ate lots (and lots) of Pride-themed cake and skittles. In recognition of this event, some ...
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Diversity & Inclusion
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Changing Labour Markets - Resignation, Re-evaluation and Recruitment

Posted in: HR Updates on 26/07/2022 While at school, I was constantly reminded of the importance of the three Rs, reading, writing and arithmetic (strange that only one of the great three began with the letter R). Nowadays, many businesses discuss at least one of the new three Business 3Rs, Resignation, Re-evaluation and Recruitment....
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Recruitment and Selection
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Is Your Dress Code Turning People Off?

Posted in: HR Updates on 25/07/2022 I recall an employee once making a case for casual dress across the business when not client-facing or attending meetings with external stakeholders. He worked in the Finance team and argued that his normal attire of shirt and tie made him feel uncomfortable and stifled his productivity. So did he ...
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Policies and Procedures
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If You’re a People-Person Then HR is Probably Not The Job for You

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/06/2022 As I’m sure most of you are aware, the 20th May was International HR Day which is an opportunity to celebrate the work of all HR and OD professionals. But what do we tell people if we’re asked what it’s really like to work in HR and if we’re all “people people”? My response would be, if you’re a pe...