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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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Policies and Procedures HR Matters NI
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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
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Returning To The Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 18/05/2020 Claire Loftus, Managing Director of Evolve outlines key considerations for employers in determining whether employees are able to return to work in this handy flowchart. Click here to view the flowchard [PDF]
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Supporting Transgender People in the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 13/05/2020 It may seem that the topic of transgender rights has only quite recently exploded onto the social scene, with individuals on both sides of the debate becoming increasingly outspoken on their views. From a business perspective, this can leave managers and business owners unsure of what is fair and p...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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Building Resilience To Cope with Stress And Fatigue

Posted in: HR Updates on 05/05/2020 It is clear that we will in part, be in lockdown in some form for quite a few weeks more and I hear anecdotal stories of people reaching the end of their tether. The clamour to return to normal is rising. Nevertheless, there may well be an inevitability that working from home will be more ubiquito...
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HR Matters NI
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Resilience in the chaos: Harnessing positive psychology in times of change

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/05/2020 What do you see when you think of psychology? Do you view psychology as a scientific approach to mental health issues? If so, you’re missing a large, crucial part of psychology – Positive Psychology, described by Peterson as “the scientific approach to studying human thoughts, feelings and behaviou...
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Health and Safety Coronavirus/Covid-19
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How to Make Homeworking and Home-Schooling Work During Lockdown

Posted in: HR Updates on 30/04/2020 With schools across the UK now closed to the vast majority of pupils, thousands of students have temporarily become home-schoolers while we wait and watch to see how the COVID-19 outbreak evolves. The working world have been turned on its head with many of us now struggling to simultaneously balanc...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Have Competency-Based Interviews Had Their Day?

Posted in: HR Updates on 14/04/2020 For many of us in the world of identifying talent, competency-based interview techniques have been a great step forward from the unstructured “conversation”. For most of us gone are the days when managers would ask interviewees questions like: what would your last boss say about you? Or what is ...
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Recruitment and Selection
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Remote Working and Bullying and Harassment

Posted in: HR Updates on 06/04/2020 In ‘normal’ times a request for home working/remote working would typically take time to consider and set up, while the business and the employee discuss what steps would need to be put in place in terms of technology, support, communication, ‘fit’ with the role requirements and whether this would ...
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Maintaining Effective Communications with Remote Working

Posted in: HR Updates on 03/04/2020 The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place - George Bernard Shaw. Recent months have seen a dramatic escalation of the much-predicted practice of working from home. The reasons for the escalation will be well known and let’s try and avoid the dreaded C word ...
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HR Matters NI Coronavirus/Covid-19