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How Do I Develop Leadership Behaviours?

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/05/2015 Paul Fieldhouse writes: The great news is that while our IQ – intelligence peaks in our late teens and early twenties, our Emotional Intelligence is believed to peak in our early to mid fifties! The other good news is that leadership behaviours can be taught, learnt and developed, and so in todays ...
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How Well Do You Know Yourself?

Posted in: HR Updates on 22/04/2015 Self Awareness is one of the key Leadership behaviours and from an emotional capital perspective its evident that those with a high degree of self awareness have an understanding of not only their own emotions but also their strengths, weaknesses and what drives them. Fundamentally those with high ...
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When Performance Isn't What It Should Be

Posted in: HR Updates on 15/04/2015 The principles of good performance management are familiar to most. We frequently acknowledge the importance of setting clear objectives, of robust performance measures, of regular review and of timely and constructive feedback. We know that line managers play a pivotal role in successfully manag...
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Tricky Issues Relating To Pay

Posted in: HR Updates on 09/04/2015 Pay is one of the most sensitive issues that employers need to deal with. When there are disputes over issues such as calculating a bonus, reclaiming an overpayment or something similar, the situation can easily become very tense. Paying the National Minimum WageIt is widely understood that employe...
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Drugs in the Workplace...

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/03/2015 According to a number of recent reports, there has been a dramatic increase in testing employees for drugs. Many companies have introduced drug screening programmes for their employees. Legal issues and implicationsMany drugs can impair judgment and introduce human error, which in turn can lead to ...
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Health and Safety Collective and Trade Union Issues
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How To Build Your Self Confidence

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/03/2015 Self confidence is one of the key leadership skills, so what is it? Emotionally intelligent leaders accept and respect themselves and essentially like the people they are. They are confident in their skills, abilities and judgments and possess the emotional resources necessary to maintain motivatio...
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How HR Execs Can Work With CIO's/ CTO's More Effectively

Posted in: HR Updates on 24/02/2015 One of the strongest alliances human resources can have within an organisation is with the IT department because, of all parts of the organisation, IT probably has the biggest impact on the employee experience and employee engagement. While HR is focused on programs and processes and IT is focused ...
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Health and Safety
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Landmark Obesity Case in NI and its Implications

Posted in: HR Updates on 18/02/2015 Landmark Obesity Case in NI and its Implications... A tribunal in Northern Ireland has just ruled on what is being described widely as a landmark case on obesity and disability. The case was of Neil Bickerstaff –and- Gerard Butcher (Case Ref: 92/14) in which Mr Bickerstaff worked at Randox Laborato...
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Obesity Discrimination Ruling

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/02/2015 In a long-awaited ruling, the Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled in December last year, that obesity can constitute a "disability" but only if it hinders the full and effective participation of the person concerned in professional life on an equal basis with other workers. Case C-354/13 came to the CJEU...
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Discrimination and Equality Human Rights Recruitment and Selection
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Developing Emotional Intelligence Can Achieve Change

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/02/2015 'Developing Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Change' Emotional intelligence runs right to the core of who we are, and developing our emotional intelligence (EI) is not something that can be achieved in a two day course or workshop. What we can achieve is the development of skills and knowledge, so...
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Policies and Procedures