UK Human Resource Articles
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2024 predictions for HR: boosting engagement in a challenging climate
November 28 - The evolving flexible world of work is presenting new opportunities for businesses to become the 'employer of choice', and firmly cement loyalty from their workforce.
What Are Blockchain Recruitment Specialists?
November 20 2023 - Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology may be fluctuating in value, but in today's world, they are the innovations that know no bounds.
Smart Consumerism: When to Upgrade and When to Hold Onto Your Tech
November 15 2023 - Your gadgets are more than tools; they're a testament to your approach to life and technology.
UK Employment Statistics
November 14 2023 - The unemployment rate stands at 4.2%, largely unchanged on the previous quarter.
How dementia is impacting Britain's workplaces
October 9 2023 - Sadly, the diagnosis rate has soared in recent years, and we're now seeing an overwhelming number of individuals and families impacted by the condition in some way.
Alarm Systems: An Investment In Employee Wellbeing
October 5 2023 - Creating a safe and secure environment is paramount to fostering productivity, reducing stress, and, ultimately, improving overall employee satisfaction.
Ensuring Safety In Business: Employer Responsibilities For Business Premises
September 25 2023 - A commitment to safety is an investment in the company's future and its most valuable asset; its people.
Key learnings to help employers grapple with continuous regulatory changes
September 20 2023 - With so many regulations in so many areas to keep track of, effective compliance checks are critically important to prevent financial, civil and even criminal penalties.
Protecting Your Employees' Digital Safety: Tips For A Successful Cybersecurity Strategy
September 19 2023 - When employees are uninformed or careless about cyber risks, even the best security systems can be compromised.
Reasons an Employer May Need Legal Employment Advice in Scotland
September 8 2023 - In this article, we're looking at some of the reasons an employer may need legal employment advice in Scotland.
Protecting Your Human Resources: Qualifications That Develop And Protect Workers
September 4 2023 - HR managers act as the first line of defence against potential hazards. Their proactive approach is instrumental in preventing accidents and ensuring a productive, healthy workplace.
Sun, sea, and the summer slump
August 20 2023 - How employers treat their employees during this difficult time could be make or break for businesses, however it is within employers power to help bring the sunshine back into summer!
Your Quick Guide to Handling Unemployment Anxiety
August 19 2023 - If you've been out of work for some time, you're feeling the pressure. You can't help but feel anxious, scared, and overwhelmed.
Going beyond standard benefits: how you can truly meet your employees' needs
August 14 2023 - Employees do not always see value in their existing benefits, while employers generally overestimate them.
Online High School Programs
August 10 2023 - Online High School Courses.
Innovative Ways to Secure Top Talent for Expanding Businesses
July 30 2023 - We're talking about top talent, the power players driving your business forward.
Navigating the Financial Landscape for Academies in 2023
July 28 2023 - With the financial pressure seemingly growing, it is imperative to understand the impacts, strategies, and options available for academies.
Why last-minute leave is top of the workforce wishlist
July 26 2023 - The rocketing demand for last minute getaways can also be explained by the continued rise of flexible working options across businesses and industries.
Enhancing Employee Happiness In The Office: The Benefits Of Maximising Natural Light
July 10 2023 - The infusion of natural light in the office environment has shown promising results in elevating employees' mood and efficiency.
Are working parents being pushed out of shift-based jobs?
July 3 2023 - Being a parent is a full-time job in its own right and combining that with work comes with a set of unique challenges.
Proven Strategies for Staff Retention: Keep Your Top Talent Engaged and Happy
July 3 2023 - Read on to discover some of the best practices for retaining your best employees and building a strong, loyal team.
Top Tips To Encourage Your Employees To Think More Sustainably In 2023
June 20 2023 - In today's world, promoting sustainability is more important than ever for both environmental conservation and corporate social responsibility.
What Can Employers Do to Help Staff in a Cost-of-Living Crisis?
June 19 2023 - The stress of juggling financial responsibilities has started to hit the workforce.
How retailers can harness EX tech to safeguard employees from workplace stress
June 18 2023 - Modern workforce management solutions have emerged as the single greatest enabler for companies to transform their employee experience.
3 ways companies can use AI and automation to elevate hiring workflows
June 1 2023 - Many organisations are already using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make their hiring processes more efficient and improve the candidate experience.
Transforming HR Communication: Crafting Engaging Presentations for Success
May 19 2023 - Strategic preparation and meticulous thought go into creating presentations that are interesting and have an influence on the audience.
Utilising L&D as a productivity enabler amidst ongoing job losses and a recession
May 10 2023 - The tech industry has been under a cloud of negativity due to the barrage of layoffs over the past six months
Effective Talent Acquisition: 3 Strategies For Attracting Top Talent
April 28 2023 - Talent acquisition is crucial for the success of any organisation.
How to help your employees through personal difficulties
April 25 2023 - People tend to feel the need to keep their personal and work lives separated. But this isn't always healthy - especially when they're going through personal difficulties.
5 Ways HR Can Handle Drug And Alcohol Misuse At The Workplace
April 25 2023 - One of the risks that HR needs to address is drug and alcohol misuse.
8 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter With No Experience
April 20 2023 - Are you trying to write a cover letter to apply for jobs, but you don't have any work experience?
What can recent tech failures teach us about workplace digital transformation?
April 12 2023 - Outdated, sluggish technology combined with a failure to understand employee needs continue to cause devastating business outcomes.
How To Prepare For Workplace Emergencies
April 12 2023 - Emergency preparedness in the workplace helps alleviate potential damage and keeps employees safe.
Common HR Challenges And How To Overcome Them
April 9 2023 - Here are some of the most common challenges you might be facing throughout your career in HR and how to overcome them.
Getting the legal side of your freelance business right
March 27 2023 - From hiring and firing to workplace safety, GDPR, benefits and pay, and more, there is a lot to understand if you will be effective.
Investing in Employee Development: A Win-Win for Your Staff and Your Business
March 25 2023 - As a business owner or manager, it is important to invest in your employees' development to retain top talent, boost employee engagement, and increase productivity.
How You Can Improve Efficiency Across Your HR Business
March 19 2023 - This article has been crafted to go over a few key points that can help your HR business stay efficient and even improve its levels of efficiency.
Effective Strategies For Improving Safety And Sustainability In The Workplace
March 10 2023 - How do businesses find ways to combine safety and sustainability without having to make any difficult compromises?
Which PEO Services Fit Your Business?
March 6 2023 - A professional employer organisation is a type of outsourcing service provider. Its key function is to assist businesses with HR tasks.
How employers can support the diverse needs of the five generations active in the global workforce
February 28 2023 - Generational diversity is an issue that affects all workplaces, but it has never been experienced to this extent before.
Power Up Your Rewards Program: Innovative Solutions for Employee Engagement
February 21 2023 - There are many excellent employee perks that could boost productivity and keep your staff happy and engaged
Exploring the Features of the Best Employee Scheduling Software
February 15 2023 - Creating employee schedules manually is a tedious and time-consuming process that should not be happening in modern businesses.
Maintaining a Safe Workspace for Employees
February 15 2023 - A safe work environment is a productive one. Maintaining safe and healthy workers would improve concentration and maximise productivity, resulting in more revenue for the company.
Time to transform your business for the better? A hybrid working model is the key to success
February 9 2023 - To return to the office or not to return? Where is the best place for my team to work most effectively?
2023 trends that will shape today's recruitment industry
February 9 2023 - Talent acquisition teams are going to have to be even more flexible in the way they approach hiring whilst also refocusing their efforts on reengaging current employees.
Company Cars: Should you Consider an Electric Vehicle?
January 30 2023 - One of the biggest considerations today is whether to opt for a petrol or traditional vehicle, or to go for an electric or even hybrid car.
Period Leave: What Does It Mean For Your Company?
Amended January 30 2023 - How do you continue to promote equality in the workplace while simultaneously meeting the needs of those who suffer from clear gender based ailments?
Why Should You Offer Company Cars as a Start-Up Business?
January 26 2023 - Investment in perks like company cars for staff may seem like a costly luxury. But doing so can in fact have numerous positive impacts on your business.
How Employee Perks Can Help Boost Productivity
January 19 2023 - There are many excellent employee perks that could boost productivity and keep your staff happy and engaged
Cybersecurity is more than just the tech: It's about the people
January 9 2023 - You've got to educate and build a cyberculture that reaches everyone at every level across the workforce.
What are the benefits of outsourcing your company's payroll system?
January 6 2023 - Outsourcing payroll to a third party has many advantages and is a wise move for companies of all sizes, particularly small businesses or those starting out.
How to Ensure Safety in Construction
January 2 2023 - Despite recent and sweeping challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic and worldwide supply chain issues, the global construction market has gone from strength to strength through 2022.
Discover The Benefits Of Using SEO In The Hiring Process
December 23 2022 - A particularly useful tactic, which nonetheless is frequently overlooked, is the employment of SEO techniques to drive traffic to particular job listings.
How Employees and Businesses can Reduce their Carbon Footprint
December 21 2022 - Promising technologies like nuclear fusion and widespread wind power might have a role to play in the future - but what simple things can businesses do, right now?
Top Training Tips For Human Resource Teams
December 20 2022 - Check out these top tips for training sessions that will make the job easier, and help you conduct a successful training session.
5 Health And Safety Tips When Using Industrial Equipment
December 12 2022 - Help protect workers from life-altering injuries and the company from lawsuits and penalties that accompany injuries.
How to Optimise Talent Sourcing in Complex Digital Settings
December 2 2022 - Streamlining the process of securing the best talent is complex but absolutely achievable with technology help, explains HR and procurement specialist Arnab Banerjee
Women in Tech: Time to Close the Gender Bias Gap
November 15 2022 - Gender equality is not going to be achieved by a single group of people, but rather teamwork and collaboration from all.
How Moving Your HR To The Cloud Can Benefit Your Company
November 12 2022 - This article enumerates five benefits of moving your HR software and processes to the cloud.
Want to transform your managers into true leaders? Here's how to do it
November 2 2022 - Being a manager doesn't automatically make someone into a leader.
Payroll resources - reasons to move to managed services
October 21 2022 - The payroll industry isn't excluded from the impacts of the shortage of skills and as a result, payroll leaders are looking at future resources for their organisation.
How to Improve the Health and Safety of Your Workplace
October 14 2022 - Every workplace should be safe to work in. This means it needs to be physically, mentally, and emotionally safe.
How to Design the Perfect Office Space for Your Employees
September 30 2022 - Going back to the office? Working in a bright, welcoming hub that promotes creativity and wellness results in happier and more productive employees.
Digital wellbeing: how to improve your team's relationship with technology
September 21 2022 - How can (and why should) HR teams aim improve relationships with technology within their business?
How employers can help workers become more efficient
September 19 2022 - Being flexible as an employer, welcoming staff feedback and valuing workers can all lead to increased efficiency and better productivity.
First Aid Training & Safety in the Workplace
September 7 2022 - Ensuring that there is always someone on site who is trained to deliver first aid is a legal requirement for a lot of industries.
How Small Businesses Can Improve Their Human Resources Department
September 3 2022 - Here are some ways that small businesses can improve their HR departments without growing their team excessively.
How can HR help with employee happiness and productivity?
August 31 2022 - The happiness and productivity of your employees directly impact each other.
Brexit and its impact on immigration to the UK
August 30 2023 - 2The aftermath of the Brexit referendum saw many businesses take the decision to either move large numbers of staff out of the UK and focus operations in the EU or further afield, or to close their UK operations all together.
Is Unretirement on the Rise in the UK?
August 26 2022 - While the common pattern expected of the employee life cycle is for a long career to end in permanent retirement, new trends show that this is changing.
How to protect workers in construction?
August 24 2022 - Construction sites can pose many dangers to workers. From falling from heights to moving objects and asbestos, there are all sorts of construction site hazards.
Three Top Tips to Raise the Profile of Your Small Business
August 24 2022 - Any small business that seeks growth and increased revenue streams needs to take significant steps to raise its profile. In the early stages of operation,
How to master compensation within your organisation
August 19 2022 - Despite all the increased focus on flexibility and culture, pay is still the paramount consideration for employees when it comes to staying or moving jobs.
Working from home safely during a heatwave
August 18 2022 - There are a few techniques to make working from home in hotter weather more safe and productive for employees.
How employee job satisfaction has changed
August 15 2022 - There is an increased focus on employee job satisfaction and compensation package to curb employee turnover.
How to Integrate EDI in Your Recruitment Process
August 12 2022 - The data speaks for itself, as a number of studies overwhelmingly demonstrate the various benefits approaching equality, diversity and inclusion - or EDI for short - can have for a business.
What are the different options for business resolution?
August 10 2022 - When businesses undergo a resolution, it's usually a result of a commercial dispute between two organisations.
Using People Analytics in the Talent Revolution
August 8 2022 - From remote workers, to hybrid, and those in office, People Analytics plays a crucial role in the management and development of critical talent.
3 Of The Most Desirable Benefits Employers Should Offer Their Staff
August 3 2022 - In today's highly competitive job market, the pressure is on all employers to up the ante and offer more desirable incentives to their employees.
A Step-by-step Guide On Implementing Inclusive Hiring Practices
July 30 2022 - Inclusive recruiting involves attracting, screening, and selecting candidates for empty positions in your organisation to ensure that the pool of qualified candidates is as diverse as possible.
How to support your employees that travel regularly
July 28 2022 - Travelling for business can be a demanding process, especially for those employees that are out on the road more often than not
How to Realise Your Ambitions in 2022
July 28 2022 - Using motivational techniques and practical steps to realise your dreams in the remaining months of 2022.
Creating a new Cybersecurity Culture: Why training is the best tool for cyber resilience
July 14 2022 - Worrying stats show that, in 2021, there were 50% more attacks per week on organisations when compared to the year before.
4 Tips For Supporting Your HR Department.
July 11 2022 - It's a moral imperative that your HR department is supported at every juncture. Here are some tips to help you in this aim.
The divide in consumer and business perception: is enough being done in assessing ESG risks?
July 5 2022 - Across the globe, social unrest, the increased frequency of climate hazards, and unprecedented biodiversity loss are sparking conversations around what needs to and can be done.
Key Tips for Boosting Employee Productivity
July 1 2022 - Here are four simple suggestions that can have a significant impact on employee satisfaction, motivation and hence productivity.
4 Benefits of Having a Workplace Dress Code
June 30 2022 - Workplace dress codes have been a hot debate for decades now and will continue to be for many more.
Tips for Preventing Accidents and Injuries on Your Farm
June 23 2022 - There are many hazards presented by farm operations, but what exactly are they - and what can be done to mitigate the risk of injury on-site?
How employee perks can benefit your company
June 21 2022 - One of the easiest ways to make your staff feel important and valued is to offer them employee perks.
Reset of the career ladder - The new age of work
June 14 2022 - Office jobs have changed drastically and moving up the career ladder is not what it used to be anymore.
From Remote Working Back Into The Office: Top Ways To Boost Employee Morale
June 14 2022 - Boosting the morale of employees that loved the working from home order isn't going to be easy. Click here for some of the best morale-boosting tips your company needs.
How Employee Recognition Affects Your Bottom Line
June 11 2022 - Profits matter, but people matter more. By focusing most of your attention on the engagement of your organization's employees, you will almost certainly find financial success.
Tips for Making a Professional Change
June 1 2022 - It's easy to get stuck in a job that you simply carry on with because it supports you financially and sustains the lifestyle you want.
How to Support Employees Returning to Business Travel
May 30 2022 - With travel restrictions lifting and concerns about the pandemic easing, business travel is resuming in many industries.
As UK Employees See Falling Pay, Organisations Must Evolve Compensation Approach to Keep Top Talent
May 29 2022 - The secret to keeping your talent happy isn't about investing time and resources in all of these areas equally - it's about taking a thoughtful, tailored approach to understand what your employees truly need.
A Short Guide to Motivating Your Employees
May 19 2022 - A motivated workforce is a productive workforce in any business, making employee wellbeing a crucial element to business success in 2022.
Can My Company Benefit From an Interim Manager?
May 14 2022 - Interim managers are managers that are brought in on a short-term basis to help a business with a challenge that they are facing.
Add More Stability And Security To Your Business With These Four Simple Steps
May 3 2022 - It certainly feels as though stability and security have been in short supply in the last couple of years.
How Do You Retain Staff During ‘The Great Resignation'?
April 29 2022 - In what has been dubbed 'The Great Resignation', employers are finding it harder than ever to maintain their staff and are often even unable to find new hires - when there is a supposed surplus of workers.
Workation: embracing the blurred lines between leisure and work
April 20 2022 - As work and play mix, can what sounds like an idyllic vacation become simply the new 9-5.
Use the Internet of Things and real-time data to ease understaffing
April 18 2022 - Whether from the pandemic, and either isolation or illness, or ‘The Great Resignation', we can't seem to find the staff; and operations and those working them are suffering.
Presenteeism, Health and Performance
April 13 2022 - Recent research has highlighted the tremendous costs of presenteeism on employees and organizations alike.
Wanting to get employees back in? You'll need to adapt the office space first
April 6 2022 - To attract and retain top talent, office spaces must be reimagined with the employee experience in mind.
How retailers can improve their interviewing process to avoid losing top talent
April 2 2022 - The departure of skilled workers is squeezing the labour market and making it harder for retail leaders to recruit and retain talented and experienced staff.
Top 3 Benefits of Access Control Systems
March 30 2022 - Businesses of all sizes place security at the top of their priorities. This is especially true if the company holds confidential data or expensive equipment.
Is it the death of the 'office job'?
March 29 2022 - The idea of what an ‘office job' is has changed in people's minds.
Forgotten financial health: why money matters when it comes to workplace wellbeing
March 2 2022 - It's impossible to overestimate the impact our financial health has on our wellbeing
Is Deloitte's decision to introduce "flexible public holidays" really about promoting diversity and inclusion, as they claim?
February 24 2022 - Employees (and workers) will be permitted to work on UK bank holidays such as Christmas and Easter and take time off instead on dates 'most meaningful for them'.
6 Ways Your Body Language Can Influence Your Interview
February 18 2022 - What you communicate with your body language can often be the deciding factor in whether or not a company hires you.
Can employers enforce a compulsory retirement age?
February 15 2022 - An employment tribunal recently ruled that asking older workers when they plan to retire can amount to age discrimination.
5 Ways To Tighten Business Security
February 15 2022 - Business security isn't a core operation for most organizations. However, this doesn't make it less essential.
Auto Enrolment: Potential Extension of Employers' Duties
February 3 2022 - Nobody can deny that the introduction of auto-enrolment was successful in getting more people than ever to start saving for their retirement. However, auto-enrolment still has restrictions on it which stop everybody from reaping its benefits.
'Accidental managers' threaten workplace wellbeing
January 17 2022 - Accidental managers are defined as managers promoted on their service record rather than their people management or soft skills..
Employee Perks Every Small Business Can Afford
January 12 2022 - A variety of different employee perks will help your team feel appreciated and ensure they are invested in their work.
How to Alleviate the Pressure for Your Staff
January 6 2022 - Here are a few ways you can help to alleviate some of the unnecessary pressure your teams might feel.
Bullying in the Hybrid Workplace
December 21 2021 - Bullying at work reflects the culture of a workplace. The pandemic has significantly disruped the culture in many workplaces
What to look for when outsourcing business support functions
November 26 2021 - Hiring the wrong person is a costly mistake, so consider for a moment the possible consequences of outsourcing business functions to the wrong partner.
Get to Know Your IT Admin
November 26 2021 - IT admins play a vital role in the day-to-day running of a business. However, because IT admins work behind the scenes, you may not realise everything they do to make your job easier.
Savvier spending post-pandemic
November 24 2021 - Employers are missing this crucial opportunity to help better educate their staff on how to spend smarter.
The Great Resignation: How can HR Leaders keep their people?
November 16 2021 - It is an employee's market right now and adopting a flexible work strategy can be a key component in retaining people who are tired and seeking a better way of working and living.
How to Make Your Dental Team Successful: 5-Step Guide
November 3 2021 - From your dentists and dental assistants all the way to the reception staff, everyone has a key role to play in your practice - which is why team management is so important.
Gender pay gap
October 29 2021 - Analysis of the data reported by employers in 2021 makes for depressing reading.
4 Things Retailers Need to Consider
October 29 2021 - Here are a few considerations to help you stay ahead of the curve.
Business Management Tools for Entrepreneurs
October 23 2021 - There are a lot of elements of running a business that can be improved or outsourced.
Workplace Culture: Create A Nurturing Environment
October 19 2021 - Globally, 51% of workforces don't feel actively engaged, and 13% are actively disengaged. Discover more on how a nurturing environment can change that.
How to Start an Entrepreneurial Venture Successfully
October 12 2021 - Starting an entrepreneurial venture from the ground up isn't easy.
8 Important Steps Every SME Should Take
September 27 2021 - These are interesting times for SMEs - not just global brand names.
The Value of Powerful Employee Branding
August 30 2021 - Powerful employee branding is indeed valuable, so here are some tips on why and how you should go about addressing it.
How to make your DEI curriculum engaging, meaningful and inclusive
August 23 2021 - Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become increasingly popular in light of significant social events, which has led to many companies internally reviewing their DEI curriculums.
Leadership in the Age of Gig Economy
August 20 2021 - Since businesses have to manage both their full-time employees and freelancers, managers need to reconsider their roles. Here's what leaders need to know about the gig economy.
It's not all sunshine and rainbows: tackling the issues of hybrid work
August 19 2021 - Widespread remote work has now become the norm and companies have had to quickly adapt to employees' needs.
Turning Insight Into Action: How to Use Data in HR Processes
July 22 2021 - The best HR is inherently data-driven. Here's how that can be approached.
How to keep remote staff engaged
July 16 2021 - As working from home has become the new normal, keeping your employees engaged has become particularly important.
Baby Boomers driving great work-life rebalancing revolution
July 5 2021 - Now is not a time to lock horns on the return to the return to office debate, but a time to work in employee - employer partnership.
Supporting staff at risk of redundancy
July 1 2021 - With the right guidance and support, employers and HR teams can help employees through the process of redundancy.
Why integrated workforce planning is key for business agility in 2021
July 1 2021 - CHROs and their teams have to anticipate the effect a work-anywhere world will have on workforce efficiency and productivity.
How to Create a Positive Workplace
June 20 2021 - Here are a few ways to improve the work environment for your staff.
The best way to avoid three common HR problems before they occur
June 20 2021 - Most good HR departments should be trying to avoid these problems from even happening in the first place.
Working 9 to 9: Protecting Your Workforce from the Health Dangers of Overtime
June 16 2021 - Working over and above contracted hours is something which has come to be expected by many employers and employees alike.
Re-hiring post COVID and the need to start planning now
May 30 2021 - One of the main trials employers face as we move out of the pandemic's economic stranglehold is re-hiring team members to fill skill gaps.
5 Reasons Why You Should Use A Recruitment Agency To Hire New Engineering Staff
May 24 2021 - A recruitment agency can identify high-quality, experienced applicants whilst eliminating the arduous task of sifting through a seemingly infinite number of CVs and cover letters.
How to Care for Employees Post-Pandemic
May 22 2021 - As life is gradually returning to normal for people and businesses across the UK, organisations of every size must ensure their staff members experience a smooth transition back into normal working life.
How to improve employee training delivery
May 21 2021 - You can't expect your employees to know everything. They might be talented, smart, and dedicated, but you still need to focus on employee training.
HR Tips For Businesses In 2021
May 21 2021 - Life in HR has certainly been challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic, and things will not get any easier in the coming months as the world tentatively starts to return to normal.
5 Key Reasons Your Company Should Hire a Recruitment Firm
May 18 2021 - It's important to do research before hiring a recruitment firm for your business. Keep reading to learn why recruitment firms are nessesary.
Tackling Employee Burnout in the Manufacturing Sector
May 10 2021 - Employees afraid of losing their jobs because of the Covid-19 pandemic may overwork in the belief that this might save them from being made redundant.
Four generations, one workforce and multiple reward strategies
April 16 2021 - A one-size-fits-all approach won't cut it for the majority of employees, and it would be wrong for employers to determine benefits based on age alone.
What Personal Advice Should HR Professionals Give to Employees?
April 16 2021 - Here's what some of those are, and also the kinds of advice that they should be providing.
Prioritising Cybersecurity within HR Teams
April 3 2021 - The sensitive data handled by HR teams is extremely valuable for cyber hackers, including health and financial records and CVs for prospective and current employers.
Why now is the best time to invest in young talent
March 30 2021 - Beyond temporary financial incentives, there are many reasons why businesses should be seeking out young talent right now.
Bullying in the Workplace
March 21 2021 - Bullying is a major source of stress for some employees. Its effects compromise career development and health, and can affect both personal life and professional achievement.
Information is Golden
March 20 2021 - The internet has been the mainstay for business information and data, and you must be able to know what to look for to support your business in these uncertain times.
Hybrid working: Proactively preparing for the return to work
March 14 2021 - Once restrictions are lifted, any managing director or business owner expecting employees to return to the office and slip straight back into the standard nine to five routine is in for a major surprise. It just isn't going to happen.
Are you sitting comfortably?
March 12 2021 - Poor posture is one of the of the most common causes of injury and lost working days.
Going beyond 'Covid-safe' guidance in the workplace
March 3 2021 - Despite the announcement that lockdown will begin to ease, it is clear there will continue to be guidelines and regulations in place for Covid-secure work places.
Dealing With An Ageing Workforce
March 3 2021 - A survey of more than 600 workers aged 50+ showed that 44% had experienced age discrimination at work.
Four services that your small business should outsource
February 25 2021 - Rather than handling everything in-house, it's becoming more common to outsource certain jobs to external companies or expert freelancers.
Protecting lone workers through Covid-restrictions
February 24 2021 - With hundreds of business districts left empty throughout lockdown and many not able to work from home, protecting lone workers is a matter that more management teams are having to think about.
5 Tactical Tips for Increasing your Brand's Visibility
February 24 2021 - There are many ways to measure the success of a business, but surely one of the key indicators is the visibility of its brand.
Employee rewards: the gift that will keep giving in 2021
January 22 2021 - Leaders must find exciting new ways to reward and motivate their people to boost productivity and loyalty.
How HR can trace burnout back to its source
January 22 2021 - Figuring out how employees feel - and perhaps even anticipating these feelings before they occur - should be at the heart of HR strategies.
How Applicant Tracking Software Helps Clear the Clutter and Hire Faster
January 21 2021 - A faster hiring process surely helps fill vacancies more quickly but how do you ensure that you are finding the right talent and bringing the best onboard?
If you think of mentoring as 'giving back' you've missed the boat!
January 6 2021 - Taking on graduate employees is a fantastic thing to do; they often bring a vitality and enthusiasm to what may be their first real experience of the world of work.
5 Things To Expect When Returning To Work After Parental Leave
December 17 2020 - You've been out of sync with the office and your coworkers for a number of months and you're now returning back to your old job, but as a new person - you have new priorities and concerns compared to when you were last sat at your desk.
Internal hiring instead of redundancy is ideal, but employees need the same support as if they're exiting the business
December 15 2020 - Encouraging internal mobility not only boosts retention and improves employee engagement, but it can also help companies evolve their businesses from within and bridge any existing skills gaps.
6 Ways to Reduce Rising Fleet Costs
December 15 2020 - Fleet managers are under constant pressure to keep fleet costs down, but their approaches can be vastly different depending on the organisation.
Taking a different approach to lone working
December 4 2020 - The number of employees working from home has skyrocketed. With preferences shifting, this forced change could become a permanent fixture in the working lives of many.
Lockdown in winter - working from home creates new challenges for employers and employees
December 3 2020 - With daylight hours at a minimum and lockdown continuing across the UK, everyone will be feeling some form of pressure.
The office of the future: What will workplaces look like in a post-pandemic world?
December 1 2020 - What will happen when staff can eventually return to the office?
A new way to collect for office occasions
November 27 2020 - Office gifting has received a digital makeover.
Managing the challenges and mental health impacts of business transformation projects
November 12 2020 - Research identified the top five challenges experienced during transformation and how to manage them.
What Should HR Leaders' Priorities Be Right Now?
November 9 2020 - We've learned a lot, and we continue to learn more every day. Let's look at the top priorities for HR executives and their teams that have surfaced.
The secret to successful planning in an uncertain future
November 5 2020 - The answer comes from changing the way business leaders plan and moving away from static planning to active planning.
How to talk to staff about potential redundancies
October 30 2020 - Employees are understandably worried about their futures. So, what can managers do to inform their workers while seeking to limit the stress it will cause?
Rethinking your workplace wellbeing strategy
October 28 2020 - This year has shown us more than ever why it's important to be physically and emotionally healthy - with many using lockdown to begin and sustain new hobbies and habits.
Everything You Need to Know About Avoiding Defamation in the Workplace
October 19 2020 - Defamation in the workplace is on the rise in the UK, which means it's more important than ever to know how to avoid it at your company.
After redundancy: making the move from retail to teaching
October 18 2020 - Here are 6 reasons to consider training as a teacher with support from Transition to Teach
How can employers support new graduate employees?
October 1 2020 - Taking on graduate employees is a fantastic thing to do; they often bring a vitality and enthusiasm to what may be their first real experience of the world of work.
Will more people consider moving abroad now they can work from home?
September 29 2020 - The world is your oyster as a digital nomad.
Waving goodbye to working nine to five
September 21 2020 - Any change from the status quo is challenging, but this one is particularly so because there are many barriers to overcome.
Recruitment and the challenges facing candidates
September 17 2020 - Young people might be relatively mildly affected by Covid-19 medically, but the pandemic is making life difficult for those planning to continue their education or looking for jobs.
More Evidence Workplace Connections Are Being Impacted by COVID
September 17 2020 - Engagement technology expert Steven Buck discusses the impact COVID-19 is having on workplace connections and details practical ways to help employees feel more connected.
Will HR become global and online moving forward?
September 16 2020 - Some of the ways HR is adapting to an ever globalising talent pool.
A radical re-think of DB funding?
September 16 2020 - The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is looking to shake up how it regulates the funding of defined benefit pension schemes.
Leadership and coaching is set to become the 'new normal'
August 28 2020 - Now is a pivotal moment for organisations to ensure they have strong leaders who can rise to the challenge.
Dealing with a Business Merger in HR"> Dealing with a Business Merger in HR
August 19 2020 - One challenge you might face working in an HR department is dealing with a business merger.
Why Every Workplace Should Know About Lean Six Sigma
August 19 2020 - Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt; No, we're not talking Karate, we're talking Lean Six Sigma.
Post-Pandemic Employee Engagement: Where did it go and how can you fix it?
August 10 2020 - Remember, employee engagement is going to be key to business regrowth post-covid.
Resilience isn't a moment in time: building a resilient culture
July 30 2020 - It's important to keep an eye on what happens beyond the crisis, to develop a form of resilience that's not just about persevering now, but about preparing to succeed in the future.
Every employee should become their own 'Chief Communications Officer'
July 21 2020 - Supporting and empowering employees to take on the unofficial role of Chief Communications Officer.
HR Managers: Don't Overlook This Area of Employee Experience
July 17 2020 - With many business facing periods of budget cuts and hiring freezes, helping support employee retention and job satisfaction is crucial during this uncertain time.
What Makes An Employee Eligible To Make A Work Accident Claim?
July 16 2020 - If you find yourself with injuries related to a workplace accident, then you may be eligible for compensation. Check out this article to see if you meet the requirements.
TPR's guidance for consolidators is just the beginning
July 14 2020 - The Pensions Regulator (TPR) recently published guidance setting out the new interim regime for defined benefit (DB) consolidators and the framework for their authorisation and regulation.
Expert Guide to Work from Home Smarter
July 10 2020 - It will be important to remember that there are many competitive advantages of keeping the remote work models we've had to adopt during this unprecedented time.
Leading to loss
July 9 2020 - Culture is the key determinant of business survival.
The Time to Slow Employee Burnout Is Now
July 9 2020 - HR engagement technology expert Justin Black offers some encouragement to HR leaders on getting ready for 'the new normal'
How health and wellbeing will be the responsibility of workplaces in the future
July 9 2020 - By reimagining what the workplace was, these tech companies came to represent a new, more modern way of working that prioritised employee satisfaction.
Steps that Directors should consider in fulfilling their duties
June 22 2020 - Now that there are indications that the initial wave of the pandemic may be passing in the UK, companies need to take stock, adjust to new realities and prepare for the future.
COVID-19 Presses Need to Close UK Detention Centres for Good
June 18 2020 - The Home Office should pursue claimants' cases on the outside, where migrants and asylum seekers can attempt to build and integrate into UK life while their case is reviewed.
Too much screen time? Here are 5 ways to turn a lazy day into a productive one!
June 17 2020 - Many of us may be finding it hard to be productive during this difficult time, especially when our work and social life are all centred around the same location.
Protect Your Business and Your Employees: A Guide
June 17 2020 - If you care about your employee's wellbeing and the future of your business, here are some top tips to help you to protect them.
Creating an Ideal Workspace
June 9 2020 - Creating a positive, calming and creative atmosphere at work is a great way to keep your team motivated and achieve your business goals.
Managing a Dispersed Workforce
June 3 2020 - Britain's biggest industries are facing a productivity crisis as the UK's workforce grapples with working from home.
Rewarding YOUR frontline workers: call-centre staff
May 13 2020 - Now, more than ever, employers need to think about how to keep all staff feeling motivated and supported.
What a recent Ex-NHS employee disability discrimination win can highlight to employers and HR professionals about the processes to dismissal
May 13 2020 - When considering disciplining or dismissal of an employee, employers should tread carefully in order to avoid discrimination cases, where there is no limit to the damages which the Tribunal may award.
Six practical ways for organisations to connect to their people and support their welfare during Covid-19
May 1 2020 - For the first time in history, the majority of Brits are working from home with businesses transformed under new realities of Covid-19. Many employees are feeling the psychological impacts of being isolated from their teams and many have been furloughed, potentially facing redundancy.
How to Find the Right Candidate for a Job Role
April 16 2020 - A brief list of tips to take into consideration to help you find the right candidate during the hiring process.
Getting remote working right with people analytics and reporting
April 3 2020 - The workforce as we know it is changing, with organisations closing their offices and turning to remote working to keep the business operating as functionally as possible.
3 Tips to Improve Your Business
March 9 2020 - If you're just starting out, or even if you're already established, here are some tips that might be useful in improving your business.
Developing a cohesive council workforce
March 6 2020 - With council workers, increasingly being asked to deliver more with less, Alexander Carlton, Head of People Insight & Technology at Essex County Council discusses the role of technology in creating a cohesive workforce.
What Does it Take to Become a Unicorn Startup?
February 24 2020 - A unicorn startup, or unicorn company, is a privately owned business that is valued at over $1 billion. Although still very much a rarity, the number of unicorn startups is higher than ever.
Seven Tips to Start Speaking at Events and Conferences
February 23 2020 - The credentials of top speakers are a key selling point in the run-up to conferences, and can sometimes be the main reason that delegates have chosen to attend the event.
6 Reasons to Study Business Management
February 22 2020 - Business management degrees have become increasingly popular in recent years, and they are some of the most commonly studied subjects in higher education.
CV vs Cover Letter: The Differences Explained
February 21 2020 - There are several differences between a CV and a cover letter. You can check out our CV vs cover letter comparative guide here
What It Takes to Be a Leader: 7 Important Characteristics
February 16 2020 - All good leaders share characteristics like honesty, confidence, humility, and creativity. Find out what it takes to be a leader here.
Is Your Location Harming Business Growth?
February 7 2020 - You could have the most unique idea in the world or the best business plan possible, but if your location doesn't fit your business model, you're instantly limiting your potential for success.
Samira Ahmed and unconscious bias: there must surely be a sell-by date on such justifications?
February 5 2020 - Such institutional blindness was recently highlighted by television presenter Samira Ahmed's victory in her Employment Tribunal case against the BBC.
How Dirty Is Your Office?
February 5 2020 - Proper hygiene and sanitation in the workplace can protect you and your staff from getting sick at work.
Can Money Really Bring Happiness?
January 29 2020 - It's been a debate since the invention of currency itself, does money buy happiness?
4 Ways You Should Care for Employees Within a Small Business
January 28 2020 - When you are running a small business with a smaller team, it's essential to make sure the team feels properly cared for.
HR Management Can be the Key to Future-Proofing Your Workforce
January 14 2020 - It is true that millions of jobs may be affected one way or another by the digital revolution. Regrettably, there are a number of people in the UK who don't think this digital revolution is going to affect their jobs.
4 Areas to Invest in for Your Employees' Wellbeing
January 11 2020 - If you want to run a successful business, this starts with the happiness and health of your workforce.
Key options for companies looking to become IR35-proof
January 4 2020 - Kirsten Logue, Scotland Regional Manager for Edge Testing explores the key IR35 issues impacting the private sector and considers the options for making a company 'IR35-Proof'.
Can you Sue the Human Resource Department?
December 29 2019 - You may want to know a bit more about what sort of action can be taken against HR departments.
How to Establish a Salary Range for Your Employees
December 28 2019 - Want to set a pay scale for your employees, but don't know where to start? Then read on to learn what is a salary range and how it is determined here..
Five Reasons To Review Your Employee Benefits Package
December 24 2019 - Many employers are making changes to their benefits packages in order to attract more employees and reward the ones that they already have.
An Employee's Guide to Sickness Rights
December 20 2019 - Knowledge and awareness are at the heart of it all, which is why every employee should be made aware of their sickness rights by law and within their company.
3 Ways Call Centre Software Can Boost Employee Engagement
December 13 2019 - These days it's not enough for call centre software just to focus on comms. Instead, it should also boast a suite of workforce management tools.
Reasons Why Corporate Hospitality Might Be Beneficial For Your Business
December 13 2019 - There are many reasons why corporate hospitality might be beneficial for your business.
Loosening the strings on HR and Payroll
December 3 2019 - With 2020 just around the corner, it's that time of year to start looking ahead at what's to come.
Perspectives on Flexilbility and Homeworking
Updated December 2 2019 - Homeworking has gone in and out of fashion over the last two decades with implications for both employing organizations and employees.
4 Ways To Develop Your Skills For Your First Management Role
December 1 2019 - Developing the right skills can put you in contention for a management role, so here's what you should consider if you're looking to do just that.
Training Your Company's Managers to Become More Effective Leaders
November 30 2019 - Once hired, ongoing professional development is critical for managers who hope to be effective leaders.
Talent Drought? Use These 5 Creative Ways to Recruit Employees
November 27 2019 - Are you experiencing a talent drought? Use these creative ways to recruit employees and get the talent that you need to succeed in business.
3 Steps to Establishing a Solid Company Culture
November 20 2019 - Company culture cannot be neglected, and it literally permeates every part of your business. It affects everything from the type of talent you'll be able to attract, to employee retention, satisfaction, and engagement.
Should HR Departments Help Employees Cope With Financial Strain?
November 16 2019 - Should HR departments and businesses be more considerate towards their employee's financial difficulties?
3 key ways to support your hospitality staff over Christmas
November 15 2019 - As an employer, it's always important to make sure you're providing your team with enough support to do their best work. But are you doing everything you could to help them over Christmas?
Digitising the employee relations process
November 12 2019 - With digitisation and efficiency driving many of the changes currently sweeping the NHS, numerous Trusts are in the process of evaluating the systems they have in place. HR departments are part of this transformation and have a vital role to play in helping organisations adopt digital processes.
Election Announced - HR impact
November 6 2019 - Vestd Response to Labour's plan to give shares to employees
6 Ways to Cope When Facing Redundancy
November 6 2019 - With the right attitude and careful planning, you can turn this bump in the road into an exciting new adventure.
A Strategic Future: Steps for Creating a 5-Year Business Plan
November 6 2019 - Planning for future growth requires that you have strategic plan in place. Learn some important steps for creating a 5-year business plan.
5 Careers that Are Eco-Friendly
October 31 2019 - If you're passionate about the environment, now would be the right time to consider a career in the protection and maintenance of our planet.
Recruiting talent in the IT industry
October 28 2019 - The IT sector thrives on talent above all else. With a team of motivated experts on your side, you can accomplish practically any business goal.
Small vs big business: where should you start your career?
October 28 2019 - We've examined how large and small businesses perform across six different topics to help people understand which size of company best fulfils what they want from a job.
5 Ways to Keep Your Lab Employees Safe
October 26 2019 - Adequate safety measures are essential for any workplace, but especially so in a hazardous environment such as a laboratory.
Planning Events: How to Plan the Perfect Corporate Event
October 12 2019 - It's important to choose the right venue for your corporate event. Keep reading for planning events: how to plan the perfect corporate event.
How to Help an Employee through Difficult Personal Issues
October 9 2019 - During difficult periods, employers must be understanding and focus on ways to support their staff and maintain performance in the workplace.
What to Do if an Employee Has an Accident in Your Workplace
October 5 2019 - Health and safety should be the number one priority in every workplace, but unfortunately, accidents will still happen.
My Job Is Too Stressful: 7 Effective Methods to Tackle Stress at Work
October 1 2019 - Do you find yourself thinking "my job is too stressful?" If so, there are options for you. Read on to learn how to reduce stress at work.
Minimising Health And Safety Risks For Construction Workers
September 26 2019 - In any business, safety measures are essential for employee welfare, but, in the high risk industry of construction, implementing strict regulations and making sure that workers follow them is vital
Why the Best Leaders are Born Learners
September 24 2019 - The best leaders aren't the most infallible or capable - they're the men and women who seek always to improve.
Strengthening University and Student Results
September 19 2019 - By taking the strengths-based recruitment approach, organisations can recruit the best talent, irrespective of where that talent has come from, or what degree class the candidate has achieved.
Employee Share Schemes: How Do They Work?
September 17 2019 - This post looks at the three most popular types of employee share scheme, what they are and how they work.
The importance of adopting a loving attitude towards stakeholders
September 16 2019 - An organisation with a loving attitude develops continuous goodwill and mutually beneficial relationships with all its relevant stakeholders; this company is more likely to succeed in the business arena.
Letting commercial properties: landlord responsibilities
September 12 2019 - When you let a commercial property, you must ensure the premises are safe for people to work in. Find out what your landlord responsibilities are here.
Keeping Employee Morale High During Political Upheaval
September 11 2019 - From maintaining an open-door policy to seeking support for employees that may be struggling, there is a lot that you can do to keep your employees morale high during challenging political times.
Ensuring Your Office Is Accessible: A Guide
September 11 2019 - By not making your office accessible, you could be missing out on your chances of securing highly skilled and talented candidates.
Why digital transformation creates a retention problem for certain types of employees
September 9 2019 - There are different types of people within an organisation that are at risk of becoming alienated or otherwise unhappy during transformation periods.
Business Intelligence Trends: How has BI evolved?
September 7 2019 - BI enables companies to make actionable decisions using their own data, reaching business goals, achieving growth and becoming more profitable as a result.
Reasons Why Award Plaques Are Increasing Employee Performance
September 6 2019 - Corporate businesses giving out award plaques to motivates employees to keep doing well at their job. There are also many more reasons for this. To find out what these are, learn more here.
Building a Strong Team Identity: A Guide
September 4 2019 - There are some steps you can take in order to create a cohesive team which works in harmony towards a common goal and this guide outlines some of the most effective for your consideration.
How To Attract Top Talent To Your Company
September 3 2019 - Your business is going to be a lot more successful when you have skilled, dedicated and motivated employees working for you.
How You Can Attract More Applicants to Your Job Fair Booth
August 20 2019 - Having a booth at a job fair is one of the best ways to recruit great employees.
Background check mistakes you may not realise you're making - and how to avoid them
August 9 2019 - As a fundamental part of the recruitment process for many organisations, background screening continues to play a growing role in the hiring landscape.
Improve Employee Morale By Switching To Sustainable Practices
August 9 2019 - Employee satisfaction is undoubtedly one of the key factors in maintaining a successful business. Happy employees will be far more motivated and dedicated to your company.
4 Ways to Hire the Best Employees for Your Start-up
August 9 2019 - Choosing the right staff is not an easy task, so it is advisable to be cautious at this stage and only hire staff who will be indispensable to your team.
Avoiding expense overpayments in the NHS
August 7 2019 - Streamlining HR and payroll workflows with accurate and auditable processes is a key part of the journey to a paperless NHS.
Career Development for Your Company's Employees
August 6 2019 - As a vital aspect of talent management, career development is about letting people within the company reach their full potential.
How to secure the right interim executive?
July 24 2019 - They work particularly well for organisations going through a period of business transformation, where an interim executive can provide stability and support through a time of change.
When's the right time to invest/upgrade in HR software?
July 19 2019 - When was the last time you took a step back and looked at how much time HR administration is costing your business - and considered whether that is time well spent?
AI in HR: why technology is not enough
July 10 2019 - The use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in HR does not always get a fair hearing. However, it is not always well implemented. AI is not a replacement for HR professionals.
How to Improve Your HR Department
July 4 2019 - Without a strong human resources department in place, you will make everything about running your business ten times harder than it needs to be.
How to Stay Organized During a Move to a New Business Office
July 4 2019 - An office move is a big and important decision, especially if it is a move done to expand your team and get a new office in a more attractive location.
Ways to Optimise and Save Your Company Money
July 1 2019 - Balancing a corporate budget is a difficult task, especially when you consider how many aspects there are to running a business.
A Guide: Bridging the Gap Between Yourself and Your Employees
June 27 2019 - Bridging the gap between yourself, your management team, and the rest of your employees should be one of your top priorities.
Employee Surveys: 7 Common Mistakes that Will Ruin Your Data
June 17 2019 - Employee surveys remain one of the best methods to measure and track employee engagement.
How to Reverse a Non-Functioning Team
June 10 2019 - Low team productivity can affect employee morale and hinder growth in a company.
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