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Are your employees on the right contracts?

Posted in: HR Updates on 17/09/2019 As employment relationships evolve, it can be difficult for Employers to determine employment relationships within their Organisations. Nevertheless, Employers have a responsibility to ensure the employment contract accurately reflects the relationship between the two parties. In this article, Lau...
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Contracts of Employment
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Conscious of Unconscious Bias in The Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/09/2019 Whether we recognise it or not, everyone brings some form of bias into the workplace, but tackling unconscious bias – that which we are unaware of - is particularly tricky as it’s neither visible nor deliberate. Claire McKee from Clarendon Executive looks at how unconscious bias goes much deeper th...
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Employee Engagement; where to start?

Posted in: HR Updates on 03/09/2019 In this month’s article Olga Pollock, HR Manager at Firmus Energy, discusses the Employee Engagement journey – commencing with setting the objective for engagement and outlining methods to achieving this. Organisations have different approaches to employee engagement. Some are at the forefront of...
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HR Matters NI
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Change Management & Restructuring – Who Is Supporting The Leaders?

Posted in: HR Updates on 22/08/2019 It can be lonely at the top - particularly during a change management and restructuring process. Paolo Ruoppolo, Senior Consultant with Think People Consulting discusses the key attributes leaders need to push forward change management programmes, and outlines the support needed to help maintain t...
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HR Matters NI
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Who is in your boat?

Posted in: HR Updates on 20/08/2019 Claire Loftus from Evolve outlines a continuum of engagement amongst employees ranging from those who are highly disengaged to those who are highly engaged, and discusses what effect each type has on your organisation. Employee Engagement on a basic level is the effort that employees put into work...
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Policies and Procedures HR Matters NI
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[Podcast] Role of HR in the Change Management Process

Posted in: HR Updates on 02/08/2019 Change management is the process, tools and techniques to manage the people side of change to achieve the required business outcome. Change management incorporates the organisational tools that can be utilised to help individuals make successful personal transitions resulting in the adoption and re...
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[Podcast] Promoting a Culture of Work Life Balance within an Organisation

Posted in: HR Updates on 02/08/2019 In this latest Podcast Mairead and Hugh discuss the role of Line Managers in encouraging and promoting a culture of work/life balance. They discuss, for example, how technology can be used to help control the timing of emails to avoid an employee responding after normal work hours; how explicit sta...
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Policies and Procedures Podcast
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The Business of Corporate Wellness

Posted in: HR Updates on 26/07/2019 ‘Corporate Wellness’ has become big business in recent years – health and productivity being inextricably linked – but there is a changing emphasis away from the purely physical wellbeing of employees to also include their mental and financial health, as well as a greater appreciation of the strate...
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Who’s up for a 4-Day Working Week?

Posted in: HR Updates on 23/07/2019 The Flexible Working Bill working its way through the legislative process at the moment will require employers to make all job roles flexible by default. In this month’s article Olga Pollock considers the pro’s and con’s of working a 4 day week. I was interested to read in Legal Island’s Weekly ...
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Dress Codes and Heat Waves

Posted in: HR Updates on 17/07/2019 As I was driving home from work on a hot Friday in June, I was listening to a radio discussion around acceptable clothing during heatwaves both at work and in public. The focus was on what was, and was not acceptable, and the general agreement seemed to be that regarding work attire, it all depende...
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Policies and Procedures