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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
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8 Actionable New Year’s Resolutions for HR in 2018

Posted in: HR Updates on 22/12/2017 Okay okay… it’s not quite that time of year yet. You may be thinking that even entertaining the idea of a few New Year’s resolutions might dull the Christmas magic? But… for the planner, the strategiser, the go-getter or the ‘it’s-a-clean-slater’ in each of us, nothing beats the feeling of being o...
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A-Typical Working Probation Recruitment and Selection
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Recruitment; More than just ‘Bums on Seats’

Posted in: HR Updates on 14/12/2017 I recently completed recruitment and selection training. One of the reasons for embarking on the two-day course, complete with ‘homework’ and a one day follow up coaching session was to enhance what I already knew having worked in HR for let’s say, quite a few years! What I did not expect however w...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection HR Matters NI
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The Future of Work

Posted in: HR Updates on 07/12/2017 “The future depends on what you do in the present” – Mahatma Gandhi Our world is changing fast and businesses clearly must adapt, but how? Clarendon Executive’s Anne Daley says when it comes to working, ‘change’ is the new norm and considers what savvy organisations should be doing now to futu...
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Who needs a mediator anyway?

Posted in: HR Updates on 29/11/2017 My previous article raised the question ‘What sort of mediation do you want?’. Of course, prior to posing this question the decision to engage an independent third-party mediator will have been taken by all the parties involved. So, what does a mediator do, and who needs them anyway? This is a comm...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Diversity and Inclusion: The Reality Gap

Posted in: HR Updates on 22/11/2017 In today’s workforce, diversity and inclusion has risen from a tick the box exercise to a comprehensive strategy woven into every aspect of the talent life cycle. This is reflected in Deloitte’s Human Capital Survey 2017 which shows a 32% rise since 2014 in the proportion of executives that cite i...
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Discrimination and Equality