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How to Retain Talent

Posted in: HR Updates on 13/01/2016 If you are looking for a focus for January which doesn’t involve staying away from the booze or high calorie foods, have a think about an extremely important ‘R’ word (that isn’t Resolution!). The word is Retention! The turnover of experienced and talented employees should very much be on your agen...
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How to handle impromptu resignations

Posted in: HR Updates on 05/01/2016 Has an employee in your workplace ever said: “That’s it, I’ve had enough and I’m off!”? It may be tempting to accept these ‘heat of the moment’ resignations at face value, however, ‘going off in a huff’ is not the same as resigning and an employee must make it clear to the employer that he or she i...
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Unfair Dismissal Health and Safety Contracts of Employment
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Top TUPE Tips

Posted in: HR Updates on 16/12/2015 We have been informed that our readers love a little ‘how to’ list, and some top tips on TUPE, to relieve some of the pain associated with this least favourite of topics. The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) and Service Provision Change Regulations (collectively known as TUPE) ma...
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Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE)
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Professional Excellence In HR – Will You Make The Cut?

Posted in: HR Updates on 15/12/2015 What constitutes good HR now and for 2016? Are we getting any better as a function at improving our skills and credibility? What things have been identified as important skills for the profession? Anyone who attended the CIPD annual conference this month will have sensed a change of tide in the HR ...
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Violence At Work

Posted in: HR Updates on 09/12/2015 In the recent case of MBNA Ltd v Jones the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) examined different acts of violence and threatening conduct by employees and whether the employer had acted unfairly by treating them differently by imposing different sanctions to each employee. The facts Mr Jones was em...
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Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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The Key Behaviours That Make Great Leaders

Posted in: HR Updates on 02/12/2015 In the last article from Hyperion Growth we gave you an overview on leadership IQ and EQ. In this article we will look at 10 leadership behaviours from an EQ perspective... Self Knowing Emotionally intelligent leaders are aware of their emotional experience.They have the capacity to recognize how t...
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Health and Safety Working Time and Leave
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How to Get More from Your Training Budget

Posted in: HR Updates on 16/11/2015 Introduction To improve results from expenditure on training activities, companies should focus on what is happening in the workplace before and after training has taken place. Companies spend their training budget annually, training their staff on topics that they believe will help improved organi...
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Unfair Dismissal Health and Safety Pay and Conditions of Employment
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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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Policies and Procedures
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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