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2020 Wrap-up by Olga Pollock

Posted in: HR Updates on 05/01/2021 As we begin a New Year it is a time of hope for brighter days ahead. 2020 was an undeniably momentous year that will be remembered in history so I thought I would take a look back on my journey throughout a turbulent year which I somehow managed to come out the other side of. January Back in Januar...
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HR Matters NI
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[Podcast] Menopause in the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 16/12/2020 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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Keeping Talkative Interviewees On Track

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/12/2020 We’ve all been there; that overzealous interviewee who doesn’t seem to know when to stop talking while the interview panel squirm and surreptitiously gland at the clock praying for the candidate to run out of steam before launching into the next question. In my experience the first “tell us about y...
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Recruitment and Selection
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Implementing Proactive Organisational Change in a Fast-Changing World

Posted in: HR Updates on 20/11/2020 Immense change brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions of people worldwide, altering working patterns and practices. Organisations have had to adopt new ways of working and depend heavily on the support of technology. Furthermore, others have had to totally rethink their busine...
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A-Typical Working Policies and Procedures HR Matters NI
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Unconscious Bias - Making the Unconscious Conscious

Posted in: HR Updates on 06/11/2020 Last year, Claire McKee, Partner in Clarendon Executive wrote an interesting article, Conscious of Unconscious Bias in the Workplace. Just over a year later, we are back to ask what we have learned over the last 12 months - and what a 12-month period it has been! We have all been challenged by the...
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Discrimination and Equality HR Matters NI
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The Global Pandemic; What's There To Be Thankful About?

Posted in: HR Updates on 06/11/2020 With the dark nights now upon us, a global pandemic, circuit breaker and news of a further lockdown in England it can be difficult not to feel down at times. Never-ending news stories of doom and gloom have predominated our TVs, radios and social media channels for months now as the second surge o...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Post-Brexit Immigration And Employment: Considerations For Northern Irish Employers

Posted in: HR Updates on 21/10/2020 Northern Ireland is globally renowned as a low-risk, cost-competitive location, that offers high quality, skilled workforce with proven experience in delivering services to UK, European and US clients in sectors such as IT, financial and legal services, business to business services and contact cen...
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Brexit
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Managing Uncertainty During Uncertain Times

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/10/2020 Most employers would struggle to disagree with the extent to which the current global pandemic has created huge uncertainty among their workforces and tested their business continuity plans to the limit. The news is dominated by reports of increasing infection rates, looming Covid restrictions, thr...
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HR Matters NI Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Watching Out For Burnout

Posted in: HR Updates on 24/09/2020 For many, work is challenging - as we try to balance the ever-increasing demands of our role with our own and our families’ needs. Mobile phones and 24/7 access to email mean that many of us spend our lives in ‘standby’ mode, rather than deliberately choosing to be in ‘on’ or ‘off’ mode. This pre-...
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HR Matters NI Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Returning to the Office: Supporting and Leading Your Colleagues

Posted in: HR Updates on 18/09/2020 In the last couple of months there has been a definite shift from home working to a return to the workplace. Surveys have been circulating on social media to understand the views of employees on the big debate of ‘working from home’ VS. ‘back to the office’. The results are not surprising, the majo...
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Policies and Procedures