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A Guide to Handling Workplace Grievances

Posted in: HR Updates on 06/04/2018 In this latest addition to our video series, Helen O’Brien who joins us in a short Q&A on handling workplace grievances. Helen has experience in all aspects of HR from the preparation of employment documentation to employment advice and in this short 7 minute Q&A session, Helen focuses on u...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Decoding the Complexities of Dismissal

Posted in: HR Updates on 29/03/2018 Dismissal is a taboo topic in the employment realm and has been since the emergence of employment legislation. As an HR Consultancy, the topic of dismissal is never too far from the workload at Think People. We have an endless stream of clients who have reasons to justify the dismissal of certain e...
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Are happy employees engaged employees?

Posted in: HR Updates on 15/03/2018 I have to admit, until recently I would have probably thought that employee engagement was the same as happiness at work. I have since learned however that they are not the same thing. While happiness and satisfaction is part of being engaged it is possible to be happy at work but not necessarily b...
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Policies and Procedures Recruitment and Selection
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The ‘Make-up’ of our Boardrooms – Gender Diversity in the Spotlight

Posted in: HR Updates on 08/03/2018 With the deadline looming for gender pay gap disclosures at companies with 250 or more employees in GB, the spotlight shines once again on the wider issue of gender diversity in the boardroom - for companies of all sizes. Are businesses turning a blind eye to the issue? And what about the frustrati...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection HR Matters NI
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Attracting and Retaining Talent: The Chestnut that Remains Un-cracked – Or is it?

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/03/2018 How organisations attract and retain talent is the hot topic that never seems to cool. There are a number of influencing factors in our lives in respect of our employment, some that employers can control and others they cannot. One key factor they cannot influence (in the most part) is the desire t...
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Recruitment and Selection Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Love is in the Office

Posted in: HR Updates on 13/02/2018 Valentine's day is upon us again but what rights, if any do employers have to manage office romances? The so-called 'love contracts' in the US were an attempt to curb relationships particularly for senior staff and in doing so protect the organisation from sexual harassment claims. But it would see...
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Contracts of Employment Human Rights Policies and Procedures
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Survival of the ‘Emotionally’ Fittest

Posted in: HR Updates on 07/02/2018 It remains an elusive concept for many businesses, yet investing in the Emotional Fitness of your company’s top executives will benefit everyone. Mark Latuske from Clarendon Executive examines the hallmarks of an emotionally fit or ‘intelligent’ leader, how you can improve your emotional fitness, a...
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Social Media – Friend or Foe?

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/02/2018 From my employee relations background and some high-level cases at Tribunal, social media is now becoming a minefield in employee relations with higher percentages of dismissal cases being associated with this every year. These cases are often complex and require a detailed and analytical approach ...
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The Annual Engagement Survey: Is our Finger Really on the Pulse?

Posted in: HR Updates on 17/01/2018 The start of the New Year often marks the inception of many processes such as the performance management cycle or the annual staff engagement survey. There may well have been extensive preparation into the design of the survey including consultation with staff and management before the official lau...
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How to Use Psychometric Testing in Hiring

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/01/2018 Psychometric testing continues to rise in popularity. In fact, over 75% of the Times top 100 companies now use some form of psychometric testing, usually during a recruitment and selection process. The technological advances in online testing enable candidates to do a test in their own time and lo...
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Recruitment and Selection