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Watching Out For Burnout

Posted in: HR Updates on 24/09/2020 For many, work is challenging - as we try to balance the ever-increasing demands of our role with our own and our families’ needs. Mobile phones and 24/7 access to email mean that many of us spend our lives in ‘standby’ mode, rather than deliberately choosing to be in ‘on’ or ‘off’ mode. This pre-...
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HR Matters NI Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Returning to the Office: Supporting and Leading Your Colleagues

Posted in: HR Updates on 18/09/2020 In the last couple of months there has been a definite shift from home working to a return to the workplace. Surveys have been circulating on social media to understand the views of employees on the big debate of ‘working from home’ VS. ‘back to the office’. The results are not surprising, the majo...
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A Digital Brave New World or Are We Human?

Posted in: HR Updates on 02/09/2020 As we move out of the current public health emergency it is a good time to reflect on recruitment practices both in the past and perhaps and to the future. The digital utopia that many articulate, would suggest that future recruitment will be based on a series of algorithms which will sort throug...
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Policies and Procedures Recruitment and Selection
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Should we be Promoting Career Path Changes Rather Than Discouraging Them?

Posted in: HR Updates on 02/09/2020 As I near the end of another summer break I have been both reminiscing about the year so far and anticipating what lies ahead. Barely the year has only started and now it’s already the start of September. A day, a month, a year and a whole decade pass by so quickly and we realise so much life has h...
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‘Lockdown’ Your Recruitment Strategy

Posted in: HR Updates on 06/08/2020 COVID-19 has forced an abrupt shift to remote and new ways of work and organisational agility is critical for survival. In response, organisations have adopted flexible and collaborative approaches to survive this pandemic and keep their business moving forward. Before COVID-19, the last five years...
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Recruitment and Selection Coronavirus/Covid-19
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I’m not coming back to the office, thank you!

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/08/2020 Last month I wrote about the ‘reluctant returners’; those employees who held serious reservations about returning to the office in the midst of the current global pandemic. But there are many staff among them who are quite comfortable staying at home and have reaped many benefits by doing so. Longe...
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A-Typical Working Policies and Procedures Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Five-Step-Guide for Managing a Redundancy Process

Posted in: HR Updates on 28/07/2020 The unexpected and unwelcome arrival of COVID -19 has forced many organisations to make sudden changes to their workforce. Despite on-going government support, redundancy is an unavoidable necessity for some organisations at this time. The potential for roles to be made redundant can understandably...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation Policies and Procedures
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The Reluctant Returners – Returning to the Workplace Post-lockdown

Posted in: HR Updates on 02/07/2020 As the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions continue to ease most employers will be keen to start planning ahead for staff returning to work after the pandemic. Some of those will be raring to return, whilst others may hold serious reservations. But how do we manage these so-called ‘reluctant returners’?...
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Health and Safety HR Matters NI Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Losing Mum and The Importance Of Kindness In The Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 05/06/2020 On the 25th May 2020 I watched my lovely, kind, unassuming mum take her last breath; the same woman who had watched me take my first when she brought me into the world. I got the chance to say goodbye; to tell her it was ok and that I loved her. And then she was gone, ever so peacefully, as the sun...
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Work Life Balance and Remote Working

Posted in: HR Updates on 27/05/2020 We need to recognise work-life balance, while working from home at this time is more of a blending of both aspects of our life - where our personal and professional lives have integrated in a way that many of us would not have hoped or planned for. It will look different for each of us and each day...
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A-Typical Working HR Matters NI Coronavirus/Covid-19