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Suspension; Whistleblowing and Covert Recordings and Agency Workers – Lessons from Key Cases

Posted in: HR Updates on 20/11/2019 2019 has been a year of all things Brexit – it feels as though it has consumed everything, however employment cases are continuing to be heard and interesting decisions delivered – decisions which Employers should take note of and learn from. In this article we will explore a few of these cases and...
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Is Your Commute to Work Killing Your Productivity?

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/11/2019 For eight years from 2011 to 2019 I endured a daily rush hour commute to and from work in Belfast. I would arrive into work most mornings in a state of anxiety, totally wound up from my hellish experience and giving off to the first person I saw about the nightmare traffic or an accident on the M2....
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‘Happy’ Holidays: The Growing Problem of Workplace Separation Anxiety

Posted in: HR Updates on 06/11/2019 The statutory right to holiday pay was introduced back in the 1930s, but nearly 100 years on it seems people are struggling, more than ever, to take the time off that they are entitled to. And for those that do, the pressure of an ‘always on’ work culture means their precious annual holiday is ofte...
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[Podcast] Menopause in the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 05/11/2019 World Menopause Day was observed on the 18th October and in this latest Podcast with Clarendon Executive, Mairead Regan and Hugh McPoland discuss how the symptoms of menopause can impact on work performance and outline what employers can do to help support women who are undergoing this life change....
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Tools and Tips for Presenting and facilitating Impactful Sessions

Posted in: HR Updates on 23/10/2019 Presentation and facilitation skills are an essential talent to master for many different situations. It doesn’t matter if it is for business updates, learning sessions, meetings, conferences or the dreaded best man speech, some principles and good habits can be learned and best be followed. In th...
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How to spot if your employees are disengaged

Posted in: HR Updates on 15/10/2019 Engagement levels globally and in the UK in particular, are chronically low with as many as 92% being disengaged on some level whether that be ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’. With these levels being so high it means the likelihood is you will be employing a least one person who isn’t delive...
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Why Redundancy Was The Best Thing That Happened To Me

Posted in: HR Updates on 14/10/2019 In this month’s very uplifting article, Olga Pollock, HR Manager at firmus energy, discusses her personal experiences of redundancy. The recent demise of Thomas Cook and Wrightbus has left thousands suddenly faced with an uncertain future. I personally have faced redundancy twice during my working ...
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The Candidate Experience

Posted in: HR Updates on 03/10/2019 The pressure is on for employers. As record numbers of jobs are created and companies struggle to fill open roles, the job seeker is increasingly in the driving seat. In a tough talent market, successful businesses understand that to stand out from the competition it’s not enough to simply move can...
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Recruitment and Selection
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Are your employees on the right contracts?

Posted in: HR Updates on 17/09/2019 As employment relationships evolve, it can be difficult for Employers to determine employment relationships within their Organisations. Nevertheless, Employers have a responsibility to ensure the employment contract accurately reflects the relationship between the two parties. In this article, Lau...
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Conscious of Unconscious Bias in The Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/09/2019 Whether we recognise it or not, everyone brings some form of bias into the workplace, but tackling unconscious bias – that which we are unaware of - is particularly tricky as it’s neither visible nor deliberate. Claire McKee from Clarendon Executive looks at how unconscious bias goes much deeper th...