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The Battle for Talent is Fierce – How will you stand out?

Posted in: HR Updates on 16/04/2019 The battle for talent is fierce – how will you stand out amongst the crowd to attract, develop, excite and retain talented people? The battle for talent is a business reality that calls for a revolutionised approach to talent management. CBI report that 45% of UK businesses revealed plans to expand...
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Are Bonuses Good or Bad?

Posted in: HR Updates on 09/04/2019 Many employers pay financial bonuses to staff to reward achievement towards goals set by management. They are often used in the recruitment process to entice new talent into organisations. In the short-term bonuses can have the desired effect however over time research indicates that they have less...
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Coaching vs Mentoring: What’s best for you and your business’ development?

Posted in: HR Updates on 02/04/2019 Mentoring and coaching are terms that frequently overlap and are sometimes – confusingly - used interchangeably in a workplace context. Whilst similarities exist, with both development approaches delivering tangible organisational benefits, there are some important distinctions. Mairéad Regan from ...
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Why silence in coaching is golden

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/03/2019 I hate awkward silences. You know that feeling when you’re talking to someone and run out of things to say and there’s this uncomfortable pause and pressure to speak even though you’re unsure of what to talk about? Well in coaching, silence is golden. Silences are necessary to allow the coachee tim...
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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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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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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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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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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