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The Impact of Heatwaves on Productivity

Posted in: HR Updates on 09/07/2018 With temperatures across the UK soaring up to 30 degrees and above of late, I struggle to remember a period of such sustained sunshine that go beyond rose-tinted childhood memories of long, hot summers. I don't know about you but I always think that the sunshine puts everyone in a good mood but is ...
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Sickness and Absence Health and Safety
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Boardroom talk: Age diversity the new gender diversity?

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/07/2018 Much has been made of gender diversity in recent times but rarely does the issue of age in boardrooms come in for such intense scrutiny. And if the argument for board gender diversity is that females offer different viewpoints, then surely the same can be said for a variety of age groups. Clarendon...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection
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Employment Status: Independent Contractor, Worker or Employee?

Posted in: HR Updates on 28/06/2018 Due to the increasing complexity of the legal system, there is a blurred line between what constitutes an employee and what constitutes an independent contractor or worker. The traditional employer/employee relationship can now be highly complex in light of modern day work practices and today’s gro...
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A-Typical Working Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Are millennials really as bad as everyone says?

Posted in: HR Updates on 12/06/2018 'Are millennials really as bad as everyone says?' This was a question posed during a recent panel discussion that I took part in related to attracting talent in the millennial era. It's an interesting question. If you type millennial into Google you'll quickly discover that there are a lot of negat...
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Interim Management: Does it Stack Up?

Posted in: HR Updates on 06/06/2018 The interim management market is buoyant in the UK, with a plethora of well- qualified suitable candidates, however the picture couldn’t be more different when looking at Northern Ireland in isolation. Below, Joanne McAuley from Clarendon Executive considers the scenarios in which an interim manage...
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A-Typical Working Recruitment and Selection
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Building Competitive Advantage through Developing your HEROs

Posted in: HR Updates on 29/05/2018 This month brought with it positive news on the levels of unemployment in Northern Ireland. As of May 2018, the unemployment rate had fallen to its lowest ever level of 3.1%. This compared favourably with the UK rate of 4.2% and was the first time in 5 years the unemployment rates in NI have been b...
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How to Engage the Disengaged

Posted in: HR Updates on 14/05/2018 I wrote an article in October 2016 called 'Performance Improvement Plans: Do they work?' In it I examined whether so-called PIPs actually result in improved performance and determined that very often they have the opposite effect with the process either ending in the employee departing from the org...
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Policies and Procedures HR Matters NI
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Compensation Strategies: Attracting and Retaining Talent

Posted in: HR Updates on 08/05/2018 An effective compensation strategy is integral in attracting new talent and retaining and motivating the best performers. In short, it’s a critical part of overall HR strategy to keep organisations competitive and successful with a strong pipeline of emerging talent, but for SMEs, it can be hard to...
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Recruitment and Selection Pay and Conditions of Employment
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How to Deal with Hidden Illnesses in the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/05/2018 In the concluding video of our 5 part video series with PTS, Helen O’Brien deals with handling a hidden illness in the workplace. In this 5 minute summary Helen starts by making us aware that some 72% of serious medical conditions are actually hidden. She then goes on to answer a number of question...
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Sickness and Absence
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How to Manage Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 27/04/2018 Following on from the previous video on managing long-term sickness absence, Helen discusses mental health issues in the workplace. Helen makes the point that it’s important for organisations to foster an environment where there is open communication about mental health issues and that they need to...