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What’s all this Chat about AI?

Posted in: HR Updates on 09/10/2023 Artificial intelligence, or AI is it is best known is everywhere at the minute, yet up until I wrote this article, I have to admit I knew very little about it and held misconceptions such as the risk of AI making jobs obsolete and how it was probably just a passing phase. I even wondered at some po...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act AI
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Employer Demand Versus Employee Expectations: Can Bare Minimum Mondays Help Employers to Manage Workplace Stress?

Posted in: HR Updates on 26/09/2023 What are ‘Bare Minimum Mondays’? ‘Bare Minimum Mondays’ is a workplace trend that encourages workers to prioritise self-care over their work duties every Monday. Employees participating in this trend only put in a bare minimum effort towards their work tasks on this day of the week in order to avo...
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Employee Engagement
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Problem-solving with Disney

Posted in: HR Updates on 30/08/2023 Ever came out of a meeting feeling overwhelmed at having more problems that you went in with? This is usually what happens without a clear outcome in mind when you start the meeting. The Disney Creative Strategy is an ideal tool to apply in a meeting or focus group when you have a problem to solve ...
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Employee Engagement
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How to Become Emotionally Intelligent

Posted in: HR Updates on 07/08/2023 Emotional Intelligence, or EI, is a frequently used term in the business world. We often think of EI as being a key leadership trait, however do we ever stop to consider if, or how, we can impact our own EI or is it something we’ve either got or we haven’t? EI originally stemmed from the concept th...
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Employee Engagement Wellbeing
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Let’s Have the Courage to Speak up

Posted in: HR Updates on 27/06/2023 According to a recent article by the HR Director, many employees fear speaking up to those in power who may take a dim view and regard them as unpopular or even disloyal. Yet according to the CIPD, one of the key behaviours people professionals need is having the courage to challenge decisions and ...
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Policies and Procedures Employee Engagement
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Home-working - 3 Years On

Posted in: HR Updates on 30/05/2023 Covid-19 government guidance catapulted workers from offices to home almost overnight at the start of the pandemic in 2020. Such measures revolutionised working arrangements and changed expectations of where and how we work, as the balance of power shifted from employer to employee. Despite homewor...
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Remote and Hybrid Working
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Toxic Employees and What to do About Them

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/05/2023 We all know how damaging a toxic employee can be to workplace culture. You know the type; volatile, negative and moody a lot, if not most of the time. The type that almost sucks the energy out of a room just by walking into it which inevitably impacts morale within teams and the wider organisation,...
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Discipline and Grievance Policies and Procedures Employee Engagement
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Struggling to fill roles? It’s Time to Start Employing Older Workers

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/04/2023 If you’re struggling to fill roles, it’s probably time to start considering older workers, if you haven’t already done so. The labour market remains tight and most organisations could do well to actively recruit more mature workers who can offer a wealth of experience. Age diversity can bring many ...
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Recruitment and Selection Diversity & Inclusion Employee Engagement
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Can HR be Trusted?

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/03/2023 Many people definitely have trust issues with HR, believing we are more aligned to the employer’s needs than those of the employee. HR should be regarded however as the go-to department for ironing out any employee relations issues without staff being concerned that they will close ranks with those...
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Employee Engagement
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Empowerment, and Engagement in a Digital World.... the Musings of an Analogue Mind

Posted in: HR Updates on 23/02/2023 Empowerment is now a pervasive part of our business and HR language and has been for some time, but still we are being urged more and more to empower workforces to contribute to organisation success through higher levels of customer satisfaction. My first recollection of what is now considered empo...
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Employee Engagement