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Great Leadership, Are We Born With It Or Can We Develop It?

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/11/2015 It’s certainly true that there are many examples of great leaders who show a natural aptitude for the key leadership behaviours associated with leadership qualities. For the rest of us, we may need to develop these skills and behaviours. Over the coming months we will look in detail at the theory o...
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Varying Contracts of Employment

Posted in: HR Updates on 10/11/2015 For most employers, regardless of sector, the new year will bring new challenges as well as new opportunities. We often get back to work in January with a new sense of vigour and a focus on ‘getting the house back in order’. At the very basic economic level the past year’s cuts in funding and worse...
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Contracts of Employment
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On Call Time

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/11/2015 The Working Time Regulations (WTR) places a number of obligations on employers, including: A worker's average weekly hours shall not exceed 48 hours per week, unless the worker has signed a valid opt-out. A night worker's normal working hours shall not exceed an average of eight hours per day. Wor...
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Working Time and Leave
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The HR Department as a Profitability Factor

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/11/2015 Stewart Miller writes: Q What would you do if you had a Human Resources employee who could improve the company’s profit margins, positively impact the cost of goods sold, lower the days sales outstanding, and increase the price/earning ratio, while liquidating overhead costs to the business - and s...
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Calculating Holiday Pay - Top Tips

Posted in: HR Updates on 21/10/2015 All employers who offer regular ‘overtime’ work, such as those in manufacturing and retail, have needed to keep a close eye on the developments of late on how holiday pay should be calculated. The question of how much to pay employees during their holiday (and what type of pay to include in the cal...
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Managing Long-Term Absence

Posted in: HR Updates on 14/10/2015 A common cause for concern for managers and business owners is absence due to long term sickness. Often there is nervousness on the part of managers in relation to how to manage these situations, given the potential sensitive nature of this area, with common queries including: When is an employee ...
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What Separates Great HR Leaders from the Rest

Posted in: HR Updates on 07/10/2015 What separates great HR leaders from the rest? Well this month I wanted to share with you an article from Harvard Business Review Magazine first published on 17th August 2015 by Jack Zeneger & Joseph Folkman. HR seems to have become every manager and employee’s favourite corporate punching bag,...
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Traditional Grievance Systems Are Toxic!

Posted in: HR Updates on 16/09/2015 The prevention or attempted resolution of workplace disputes is an inevitable (if often unsavoury) focus for HR Practitioners. Government in the UK has introduced initiatives via both the LRA and ACAS to encourage early forms of conciliation and mediation in order to avert the hefty numbers of trib...
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Recent Social Media Ruling

Posted in: HR Updates on 09/09/2015 The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal has reiterated that there is no need for special rules in respect of cases that involve the use of Facebook. They fall to be determined in accordance with the ordinary principles of law applied in all cases. That was the decision in British Waterways Board v Smith ...
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Unfair Dismissal Health and Safety Contracts of Employment
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How Leadership Style Is Affecting Engagement

Posted in: HR Updates on 19/08/2015 Given the now extensive research linking Performance directly to Employee Engagement, most leaders are aware that the business of ‘Engaging’ employees is no longer considered a ‘soft’ topic. It’s an essential component for developing an agile organisation that can survive and thrive in today’s hars...
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Unfair Dismissal