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Learning and Development is Changing Through Technology

Posted in: HR Updates on 16/11/2016 Last month we took a look at the fast-moving explosion in HR technology, something that we all need to be raising our awareness of and planning for when considering HR strategy. This month, we extend the theme by focusing on new technology in Learning and Development. Learning Strategy is Fundamen...
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Using Social Media to Recruit Top Talent

Posted in: HR Updates on 01/11/2016 This video is about using social media to recruit top talent. What we'll be looking at and talking about within will be: first of all, why we should even use social media and what sites we should use, how we can stand out on social media against our competitors and, finally, tips for those struggli...
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Recruitment and Selection
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Performance Improvement Plans: Do they work?

Posted in: HR Updates on 25/10/2016 A Performance Improvement Plan or ‘PIP’ is a formal process designed to support an underperforming employee with the aim of helping them improve. The process involves clearly setting out where the employee is failing, along with SMART objectives, or expected performance standards and timescales for...
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Policies and Procedures
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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...