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Why outsource your HR?

It comes as no surprise that admin tasks take up the majority of a business owners  time and this can make them feel like they are drowning in paperwork.  Battling with red tape and regulations can feel daunting, especially if you are not up to date with the latest changes in HR and employment law. […]

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 orient a replacement employee of the same high quality. According to latest research findings, the majority of employees find the relationship with their senior management or […]

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 […]

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 values, motivated to contribute to organisational success, with an enhanced sense of their own well-being. If an employee is disengaged, then this leads to poor work […]

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 changes to employment law will be rolled out this year. In 2017 the HR agenda will be dominated by large compliance projects for data protection and […]

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 […]

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 why someone is leaving and what you could have done differently to keep them is like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted and […]

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 the time when employees need the most attention as well as motivation. The Summer blues create the urge for some to quit their jobs and run […]