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Understanding the Power of Coaching

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/03/2017 This video is called "Understanding the Power of Coaching." What we'll be discussing is: What is coaching and how is it different from other learning interventions? Who should coach? Where? And how frequently? We'll look at directive and non-directive styles of coaching; who takes responsibility ...
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Retaining Good Employees – The Truth Hurts!

Posted in: HR Updates on 22/02/2017 Clients consistently tell us that recruiting talent and retaining talent is their key priority and this has become more pressing in 2017. This seems to be the number one concern for technology companies in particular who report a shortage of appropriately qualified candidates to recruit and a compe...
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Recruitment and Selection
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Navigating Political Opinion in the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 15/02/2017 The recent Northern Ireland Tribunal Judgement Sarah McCrossan v Department for Social Development [2016] (NIIT 00062_15FET) highlights the difficulties employers face in taking action against employees who express political opinions which may offend others. In this article, we discuss the unique p...
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Setting SMART Goals. Is it really that easy?

Posted in: HR Updates on 09/02/2017 Performance Appraisal Time It’s that time of year again when the performance management cycle in most organisations generally kicks off. The process varies from one employer to the next ranging from dusting off the annual appraisal forms to more regular reviews, with others having claimed to have d...
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Employee Benefits as Rewards

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/02/2017 By offering employee benefits you will increase your appeal in an already competitive marketplace for top talent. A survey by McKinsey Quarterly showed that attracting and retaining talent was the biggest reason that companies offered employee benefits. Stephen Willis, Finance Director at Willis Em...
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Pensions Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Beating those January Blues

Posted in: HR Updates on 12/01/2017 Blue Monday Research shows that the third Monday in January is the day most likely for people to take off as sick. 'Blue Monday' as it has been coined, is regarded as the most depressing day of the year. But why? The transition from leisure time to working life can be tough particularly after the b...
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A Comprehensive Guide to Reward and Recognition in the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 11/01/2017 Contents: IntroductionThe Traditional ApproachSchemersIntrinsic and Extrinsic MotivationWork that MattersMaslow and the Impact on EngagementReward v RecognitionHow Much Should We Spend? Introduction We’ve all felt, at times, that no matter what we do somebody will inevitably be unhappy. Despite our...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment
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7 Top Tips for Managing Line Managers

Posted in: HR Updates on 13/12/2016 Seven things to give your line managers this Christmas; not exactly seven swans swimming… Are your line managers happy, capable, engaged, supported and, more importantly, will they still be in 2017? This year has seen some incredible scrutiny over the role of the line manager, and rightly so. The ...
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Measuring Recruitment Success

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/12/2016 This video is on the topic of recruitment and the measure of success. What we'll be talking about includes how companies measure recruiting activities, why we need to evaluate recruitment, and how should we do it. How is recruitment measured currently? First of all, I think the biggest pr...
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Recruitment and Selection
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Dress Codes in the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates on 24/11/2016 The thought of telling staff what they can and cannot wear has never really sat very well with me, particularly in the wake of recent cases such as that of the Receptionist who was sent home from work for refusing to wear high heels. This may seem like a pretty blatant example of sexual discriminat...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures