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Psychological Capital – A Mindset Shift for HR

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/03/2019 I recently spoke at an event about retention calling the talk, ‘The Human in Human Resources’. Putting moral debates to one side, the increasing amount of information and evidence from social science on the psychology of behaviour and from applied neuroscience on the physiology of this behaviour, m...
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What steps can HR take to manage challenging behaviours at the top?

Posted in: HR Updates on 05/03/2019 Most of us will, at some point in our career, have come across at least one difficult colleague or co-worker, and it goes with the territory as HR professionals to be able to appropriately deal with any potential conflicts or tensions arising from the actions of such individuals. But what happens w...
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Policies and Procedures Recruitment and Selection
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Why should we consider employing ex-offenders?

Posted in: HR Updates on 12/02/2019 In Friday 1st February 2019's edition of Legal Island's Weekly Review of Developments I was interested to read that around 75% of employers have admitted to rejecting applications that contain any kind of conviction. This was cited in reference to the recent UK Supreme Court ruling stating that th...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection
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Have you ever considered interviewing your recruitment firm?

Posted in: HR Updates on 05/02/2019 The start of a new year is a natural time for candidates to consider a change of job and for many businesses, as the financial year-end approaches, to review their headcount requirements. In this article Joanne McAuley from Clarendon Executive suggests some questions HR departments might ask, and a...
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Recruitment and Selection
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Could employees tag, like or share their employment away via social media?

Posted in: HR Updates on 24/01/2019 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WhatsApp - what happened to the days when life was just a landline and the only photos you got were from the chemist? Now employers are entering into a world of never-ending realms of extensions to the workplace. Cyberbullying, trolling, revenge porn are providing new ...
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Policies and Procedures
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How to encourage motivation in dreary January

Posted in: HR Updates on 14/01/2019 As we start another New Year it doesn't feel like a year ago since I wrote an article for Legal Island 'Beating those January Blues'. Returning to work after the Christmas break can be a tough transition for most, moving from social and family time back into work and focused time. On a personal lev...
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HR Matters NI
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Why do line managers not like mental health?

Posted in: HR Updates on 17/12/2018 Managers often get a lot of slack for not doing enough for employee mental health and showing lack of understanding towards mental health issues in the workplace. Often, they are criticised for not caring, turning a blind eye or having a 'pull yourself together' attitude. According to research, alm...
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Sickness and Absence Health and Safety HR Matters NI
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‘Don’t be soft’ - The importance of empathy in effective leadership

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/12/2018 The notion of empathy as a soft and non-essential skill is being increasingly challenged and is a much overlooked trait in leadership. Campaigners, such as Belinda Parmar, founder and CEO of Lady Geek, argue it should be seen as a ‘commercial tool that can be deployed in all aspects of business’ an...
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2018 Employment Law Cases with a Lasting Impact

Posted in: HR Updates on 27/11/2018 2018 was another busy year for businesses. Over the course of the year, there have been numerous landmark employment cases that employers need to be aware of as these important updates could have huge implications for your business. In this article, Victoria explores three key cases that have been ...
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HR Managers: How can you advance your own career?

Posted in: HR Updates on 06/11/2018 HR Managers are, by the very nature of their job, so busy and distracted looking after everyone else’s career that it can often be at the expense of their own. In this article, Joanne McAuley offers tips and guidance on how HR Managers can enhance their professional prospects, climb the corporate l...