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Manchester United HR blunder
Watching the Manchester United HR blunder unfold…   On Saturday: Man Utd communicate to journalists Jose Mourinho is to become the Club’s new manager. On Sunday: Current manager Louis...
Salisbury Big Business Expo – April 2017
ViewHR was pleased to exhibit and be part of the Salisbury Big Business Expo last week. The SBBE Team took great steps to host a super event for local businesses. It...
Sexual harassment in the workplace
With the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal hitting the headlines, sexual harassment in the work place is under the spotlight and a good thing to. Experiencing sexual harassment is one...
Let us get your HR practices GDPR ready!
We know, it’s a boring subject but the upcoming deadline for implementation of GDPR (the new thing in data protection) is a BIG deal! GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)...
BEIS Response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices
Today the Government published its response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. Amongst other things, in the Good Work Plan the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...
Did National Sickie Day impact your business this week?
Supposedly, today is National Sickie Day , whereby the highest number of people took a day off sick. Let’s face it, no one likes February but it’s a quite...
Mental Health at Work
If I’m honest, I left 2017 feeling shocked by the extent of the increase in mental health at work issues landing on our desks and the number of clients...
Christmas staff
With the Christmas season fast approaching, many businesses will be beginning to prepare themselves for staffing the busy festive period. As we know, Christmas is not just a December...
3 key leadership skills to develop the leaders of tomorrow
It is clear that for some people leadership abilities come naturally whereas for others they have learned and worked at developing them. Leadership skills are a good trait to...
Are performance appraisals adding value?
A performance appraisal, also known as the performance review or evaluation is a method by which the overall job performance of an employee is evaluated and documented by their...
Absence – dealing with it fairly and lawfully
All businesses expect a certain level of absence because we are all human and all get sick at some point but absence can be extremely costly to small businesses...
Employee retention – the importance to businesses
Retention of productive employees is a major concern for all businesses. It is more efficient and cost-effective to retain a quality member of staff than to recruit, train and...
How is the impact of gender pay gap reporting going to be managed by businesses?
Whatever your opinion on whether all BBC stars are paid too much, the BBC gender pay gap report is a wake up to all businesses! Last week, we woke...
How to: taking notes during disciplinary hearings
Disciplinary hearings can be complex and it can be difficult to keep track of what is being said, think about your next question and keep an accurate record of...
Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is a workplace approach resulting in the right conditions for all members of an organisation to give of their best each day, committed to their organisation’s goals and...
2017 employment law changes – what you need to know
The new year brings about changes to employment law that all HR professionals and employers need to be aware of. With the ongoing uncertainty following the Brexit referendum, significant...
What is a Millennial?
The word ‘millennial’ has been bounced around for years when referring to a generation of people. Years have passed since the birth of the term, so does the concept...
Apprenticeship Levy – How it works
What is the Apprenticeship Levy? In layman’s terms, the Apprenticeships Levy is a Government initiative announced in the 2015 Summer Budget. The Government proposed to apply the Levy to...
5 ways to help your employees accept change
Change is inevitable despite the size of any company or organisation. This is true now more so than ever. The reasons for change can be due to several factors...
The Stay Interview – is it just a fancy title for a meaningful one to one?
There has been much discussion on HR forums and blogs about the ‘Stay Interview’.  All of these forums/blogs are saying that waiting until the Exit Interview to find out...
How to retain staff following the Summer months
We are approaching that time of year when Summer holidays seem like a lifetime ago and the Christmas season is yet to fill us with festive joy. This is...
Is your company handbook a missed opportunity?
We love this article, it really speaks volumes about the importance of making sure your Employee Handbook reflects the organisational culture and how you do things on a day...
Dress codes at work – is there a place for them?
With the recent publicity of a temporary receptionist who was sent home after refusing to wear high heals at work, it raises the question about suitable Dress Code policies...