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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...
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Are you SAD at work?

Posted in: HR Updates on 30/10/2018 When the clocks went back at the end of October I have to admit I felt a pang of sadness at the prospect of getting up for work in the dark and coming home in the dark. Sure enough I experience the same feeling every year only to quickly come to terms with the new season and simply 'get on with it'...
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Top Tips for Managing Disciplinary and Grievance Matters

Posted in: HR Updates on 25/10/2018 Every Employer will need to deal with disciplinary and/or grievance matters at some point and it is essential that you have disciplinary and grievance procedures in place detailing the steps that will be followed. Not only will this ensure that everyone within the Organisation is aware of the proce...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Health & Wellbeing: Strategy to action

Posted in: HR Updates on 16/10/2018 We’re all aware of the importance of the health and wellbeing of our people. The benefits to both the organisation and the employee can include improved employee morale, increased productivity, decreased staff turnover, reduced sickness absence and increase in the quality of products and services. ...
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Health and Safety
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The Effectiveness of Employer Brand in the War for Talent

Posted in: HR Updates on 05/10/2018 It is widely accepted that a company’s workforce represents one of its most significant competitive advantages. Attracting and retaining the right kind of talent is absolutely critical to a business’s ability to compete, grow and be successful. Joanne McAuley looks at the role a powerful employer b...
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Recruitment and Selection
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Use of Psychometrics in Talent Acquisition and Development

Posted in: HR Updates on 28/09/2018 A recurring theme when we speak to Human Resource (HR) and Organisation Development (OD) professionals is the ongoing puzzle of the recruitment and development of top talent within their organisations. How can they minimise the inherent risk in any talent acquisition process and maximise the chance...
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Recruitment and Selection
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The Value of Workplace Mentoring

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/09/2018 A recent American Society for Training and Development study found that 71% of Fortune 500 companies have some type of corporate mentorship programme and that 75% of their executives credit their mentors with helping them reach their current position. The rise of such schemes in today’s hyper-compe...
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Madness, Mindfulness and Me

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/09/2018 As summer recently drew to a close I began to panic, as I do every year, at the prospect of the inevitable return to the back to school madness. My worry revolves around how on earth I am going to be able to cram everything in after nine blissful weeks free from homework and school lunches. I am no...