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Mental Well-being at Work

Posted in: HR Updates on 18/10/2017 Just about getting by or purposefully getting somewhere… which of these two options best describes how the employees in your organisation feel on a daily, weekly or monthly basis? Do you have the necessary information to answer? If so, how confident are you in that answer? The 10th October marked W...
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Health and Safety
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But that’s HR’s Job

Posted in: HR Updates on 12/10/2017 I recall a conversation I had with a pretty senior manager about some office gossip that she wanted to make me aware of regarding a staff member. After a brief discussion around how best to address the issue, she then made a comment along the lines of, “I don't know how you do this job”. I asked he...
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Welcome on Board: The Real Potential of Non-Executive Directors

Posted in: HR Updates on 04/10/2017 The ability to stand back from the day-to-day running of the business and focus on strategic, objective decision-making processes can prove tricky for many company owners but it is a common feature of truly successful businesses, no matter their size. Clarendon Executive’s Ciaran Sheehan examines t...
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Digital HR: Platforms, People, and Work

Posted in: HR Updates on 27/09/2017 The role of HR is in a constant state of development. Whilst in the past the Human Resource department acted as a support function, now it is being asked to lead the digital transformation that is sweeping organisations worldwide. Evidently, the new role of HR is to build the organisation of the f...
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Reorganisations and Redundancies: A Five Point Guide to Getting It Right

Posted in: HR Updates on 19/09/2017 This article will give you some key guidance to help you mitigate against the risk of things going wrong during your reorganisation and redundancy process. Redundancy: not part of the plan Redundancy, in simple terms, is a lawful dismissal that occurs when an employer needs to reduce the size of it...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation
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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...