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What the coronavirus has taught me about life, work and togetherness

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/04/2020 When I left the office on the 14th March to work at home for a week, I never dreamt that it would be the last time I would see my work colleagues for a very long time. Further to the recent strict ‘stay at home’ measures put in place by the UK government, I like many thousands of others, have sudde...
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National Minimum Wage – Avoid the ‘Name and Shame’

Posted in: HR Updates on 22/03/2020 National Minimum Wage – Avoid the ‘Name and Shame’ The Government recently announced the “biggest cash increase ever” in minimum wages. In April 2020 the National Living Wage is set to rise by a whopping 6.2% and younger workers who receive National Minimum Wage (NMW) will see their pay boosted w...
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Becoming an Employer of Choice

Posted in: HR Updates on 03/03/2020 How do we become an Employer of Choice? This is the million-dollar question that many employers ask. Some of us are on a journey towards becoming this; others already there and the rest possibly don’t even know what it is. For those of us that aspire to be a great place to work, here are my essen...
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Harness Psychology and Neuroscience to Improve Your Learning Programmes

Posted in: HR Updates on 20/02/2020 In the last 20 years there have been staggering advances in the field of neuroscience (the scientific study of the brain). The surge in knowledge has been enabled by technological developments such as functional magnetic resonance imagining (fMRI), which enables scientists to accurately measure bra...
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HR Matters NI
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Why wouldn’t you want to know your own pay gap?

Posted in: HR Updates on 12/02/2020 Companies with fewer than 250 employees or companies in Northern Ireland* may feel that they are free to ignore gender pay gap reporting and that it’s a waste of time and effort even calculating their gender pay gap. However, I can think of 3 main reasons for wanting to know your gender pay gap: T...
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Attracting and Retaining Talent through Employee Wellbeing Initiatives

Posted in: HR Updates on 05/02/2020 As the modern workplace becomes more complex and deeply reliant on a network of people, it’s critical for employers to grow a workforce that is talented and engaged. Talent acquisition is important, but retaining your current talent is equally as important. One key factor to achieve both is keeping...
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What It Means to Be Inclusive

Posted in: HR Updates on 05/02/2020 The word inclusive goes hand-in-hand with diversity which in turn makes us think of celebrating differences within and outside the workplace. On the other hand, equality is about compliance and safeguarding those with a protected characteristic, arguably creating a ‘them and us’ culture. Diversit...
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[Podcast] Making a Success of Succession Planning

Posted in: HR Updates on 17/01/2020 Rolanda: Welcome to the HR Bitesize podcast series and conversation with Clarendon Executive. Clarendon Executive works with companies across Northern Ireland to help maximise their leadership capabilities across all aspects of the employment lifecycle from executive search through to organisationa...
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[Podcast] Flexible Working by Default – a Discussion

Posted in: HR Updates on 17/01/2020 Interviewer: Welcome to the "HR Bitesize Podcast" series in conversation with Clarendon Executive. Clarendon Executive works with companies across Northern Ireland to help maximise their leadership capabilities across all aspects of the employment lifecycle from executive search through to organisa...
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[Podcast] Dealing with Challenging Behaviours in the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 16/01/2020 Rolanda: Welcome to the HR Bitesize podcast series in conversation with Clarendon Executive. Today, we are joined by Hugh McPoland and Mairéad Regan, associate consultants at Clarendon Executive to discuss dealing with challenging behaviours in the workplace. Working with Difficult People I think ...
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