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Cyberbullying – Employer Responsibilities

Microsoft have reported that since 31st January 2020 they have seen a 500% increase in the use of Teams, which is perhaps unsurprising given how many businesses have adopted the technology to help facilitate working from home.  However, many other technologies such as Zoom, WhatsApp (who have reported a 40% jump) and Facebook messenger have […]

Working Safely Guidance

During these unprecedented times, it is important for businesses to operate where it is safe to do so. One of the key messages from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech on Sunday evening was that people who can’t work from home should be “actively encouraged” to go to work. However, it is important to return to […]

Coronavirus – Employer FAQs

What can I do to help prevent the potential spread of Coronavirus in the workplace? The World Health Organisation have issued guidance setting out basic protective measures, which is available here:  Employers can share this guidance with staff (there are posters that can be put up in bathroom facilities, staff kitchens, etc.), and ensure […]

New Year…Re-focus your attention

As HR practitioners, our love of lists and check lists are quite something!  As much as I am not a believer in the cliché ‘New Year, New Me’, I am a believer in ‘can we do things better and if so, how’. So, with this in mind, we’ve drawn up a list of a few […]

How to manage underperforming employees

Dealing with an employee whose performance isn’t up to scratch is a challenge the majority of managers will have to face if they like it or not. Underperformance, or poor performance, is simply a failure to perform the duties of the role or to perform them to the standard required by the business. Employers sometimes […]

Can you weed out sickness absence?

At ViewHR, we regularly receive calls from our clients’ in relation to employee sickness absence. Invariably the matters are short lived, concern intermittent absences and require management of an individual’s sickness absence levels. However, at the other extreme, matters involve complex long-term absence, disability related issues and require extensive management of an individual’s absence. There […]

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 it all.  Having an experienced note taker present at the hearing to take notes means that the individual leading the hearing is able to concentrate solely on […]

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 including economic cycles, new technologies and cultural shifts to name a few. Leading companies through a period of change isn’t easy. As a leader in this […]

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 to day basis. Article from CIPD by Darren Maw, Managing Director of Vista,  26 July 2016 The handbook is more than just a legal document, writes […]