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The Technology Explosion in HR

Posted in: HR Updates on 18/10/2016 First things first – win a prize!! We want to know what your thoughts are on HR technology and what you are currently using. If you are attending the Legal-Island annual review this year, enter the code (included in the 5-minute survey) when at the Think People stand, for a chance to win a prize. ...
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Managing Difficult Employees

Posted in: HR Updates on 06/10/2016 There is no easy answer on how to manage a difficult employee. It depends on so many factors. It depends on what we mean by 'difficult' as a starting point and then who is being difficult; is it a manager, senior manager or employee? It depends on the culture of the organisation and whether unaccep...
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HR Audit Checklists

Posted in: HR Updates on 28/09/2016 Given the scope of the work undertaken by HR Departments it would be easy for things to be missed or forgotten about and that’s where the idea of a HR Audit comes in. An audit is a tool that HR Professionals can use to objectively examine and evaluate all HR activities and, like a financial audit, ...
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Policies and Procedures
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Networking in the Connected Age

Posted in: HR Updates on 22/09/2016 This month we consider how best we can build meaningful and productive business relationships. An essential skill in modern times, which spans every function and sector. We include some top tips taken from current thinking.What are we talking about? We are constantly reminded about how complex the...
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Workplace Harassment in 2016

Posted in: HR Updates on 23/08/2016 As an employer or HR professional, workplace harassment is a very real concern. In this past year we have seen a concentration in the number of reports and news articles relating to workplace harassment, with some high profile cases occurring locally to Northern Ireland, particularly in relation to...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Discrimination and Equality
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Bullying in the Workplace (Part 2): Dealing with bullying at work

Posted in: HR Updates on 16/08/2016 Bullying at work is a much greater problem than people once realised. It’s bad for people and organisations. Bullying is not about being bossy or the occasional angry outburst about work, it is about persistent, repeated behaviour including criticism, being excluded and ignored, and being overloade...
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Bullying in the Workplace (Part 1): Are You a Bully?

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/08/2016 Why is it so difficult to identify bullying in ourselves? Perhaps, we simply don’t want to, or perhaps we can’t.Ask yourself this. Has your single-mindedness and drive helped you become successful? But now, just as it should all be coming together, something isn’t quite right. When in meetings, do...
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How to manage probationary periods

Posted in: HR Updates on 02/08/2016 No matter how rigorous the interview process, employers have been known to make the wrong decision. In this article Neil McLeese will explore the reason for having a probationary period, the points to consider during probation and what steps to take if you need to terminate an employee’s employment...
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Probation
July

BREXIT – practical tips for HR practitioners

Posted in: HR Updates on 25/07/2016 The political fallout has however been historic in its absurdity. The threat of legal intervention on the process is still being heard and the economic and social impact has already begun to be felt. The full impact for UK business is unknown and certain industries will feel it more than others, ...
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Policies and Procedures
July

Dealing with Employee Grievances: Practical Pitfalls and Challenges

Posted in: HR Updates on 06/07/2016 This month, Joanne Kane of HeadsTogether Consulting looks at common pitfalls associated with the process of handling a formal grievance, and provides some insights for employers to avoid falling into common traps. In her previous articles on Workplace Conflict, Joanne Kane, HR Director at Headstoge...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues