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How impartial should HR be?

Posted in: HR Updates on 13/09/2017 I was reading up on the Ramphal v Department for Transport case from 2015 and how the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that HR had had too much influence on the decision to dismiss an employee. In this case, I was interested to learn that Mr Ramphal had been investigated in relation to allege...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Independent third party mediation - alternative approach for managing reorganisation

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/09/2017 The second article in this series on mediation reflects on a case study in which independent third party mediation is employed as a successful and timely alternative to traditional approaches used in managing reorganisation. This case study demonstrates how mediation can be used to avoid a potentia...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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What sort of Mediation do you want?

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/09/2017 Some time ago I met a consultant with extensive experience as a mediator in employee and industrial relations. We had a chat about the increased publicity mediation appears to have gained in recent years and I asked him how he had built a successful model. His response has stood me in good stead ov...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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A personal perspective on coaching as an instrument of positive change

Posted in: HR Updates on 07/09/2017 Often I am asked why I made the leap from employment law solicitor to an executive coach. The transition has taken some years with many long, hard hours of study and practice. It has been a massive journey of learning and self-development. Looking back on my old self with heightened self-awareness ...
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The Rebirth of Organisational Culture

Posted in: HR Updates on 07/09/2017 Few business school graduates at the turn of the millennium will have completed their studies without the oft-repeated phrase “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” ringing in their ears. Fewer still will have emerged unscathed from a well-intentioned but ultimately flawed corporate ‘Culture Change...
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Equality and Diversity: The Business Case

Posted in: HR Updates on 06/09/2017 In recent years we have seen many of the most successful organisations celebrating the positive impact of diversity on their business. The message is clear: greater diversity in your organisation will lead to greater diversity of thought which, in turn, will generate smart, innovative approaches to...
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The Essential Elements of a High-Performing Team

Posted in: HR Updates on 30/08/2017 Shauna Hughes of Eye Change Consultancy takes a look at the importance of effective team-working in organisations and points to Lencioni’s model ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’ to pinpoint the essential elements that must be in place to create a high-performing team. Read the transcript: ...
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Leadership Disrupted: Pushing the Boundaries

Posted in: HR Updates on 23/08/2017 As the digital revolution takes hold of the business world, organisations are beginning to comprehend the impact this is having on their leadership capabilities. Developing apt leaders is viewed as a priority amongst businesses, with 42% of respondents to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends surv...
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GDPR: Key things you need to know and act on now

Posted in: HR Updates on 16/08/2017 The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679) If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to sit up and take note of the new General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR for short. The GDPR will take effect on 25 May 2018 and will be applicable in all Member States. It consists of an e...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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Procrastination in the workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 09/08/2017 The impact of procrastination in the workplace Have you ever considered the impact of procrastination in the workplace? According to The Irish Times, a 2013 study showed how higher levels of procrastination were linked to lower salaries and unemployment. There would seem to be many reasons why a pe...