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Attract top talent with an employment branding strategy - Human Resources London Consultant

Having a brand is much more important today than just having a company. Having a brand in the business world means that what you are doing is good …

how-to-use-the-fit-for-work-service-to-reduce-sickness-absence

Sickness and absence from work can be a tricky subject to tackle. especially if you are unsure of the underlying reason for absence. In some cases, …

Employment

7 Steps To Managing Employee Poor Performance - Human Resources London Consultant

Employee poor performance can have a very negative impact on the way that your business is run, and if it’s allowed to continue for far too long, it …

Employment

5 Reasons Every Business Should Have A Social Media Recruitment Strategy

<b></b>There is no denying that social media now plays a big part in all of our lives – whether that be our personal profiles that we use to connect with …

Public Relations

How Exit Interviews Can Help Employee Retention - Human Resources London Consultant

<b>What Are Exit Interviews?</b><p><i>For Employers:</i><p>Employee exit interviews are conducted with employees just before they leave the company, and they are used …

Employment

Power of employee referral schemes for recruiting

When you consider <i>all</i> of the costs that hiring incurs – including wages, admin, agency fees, etc – it can end up being somewhere in the region of …

Recruitment

The True Cost of A Bad Employee Hire

Recruitment costs are undeniably high with the average reported to be between £4,000 and £10,000 cost per employee hire, depending on the entry level …

Employment

Does Your Business Need A Dress Code? - Human Resources London Consultant

Having a uniform for work can be a great way to portray a corporate image, or so that customers can have an easy way to identify staff. However, if …

Health and Safety

Why Companies Should Retain Older Workers - Human Resources London Consultant

Older workers are often overlooked and undervalued in the workplace, which is not only an unfair way to treat your most loyal employees, but is also …

The Workplace

Why Volunteers Are Good For All Businesses - Human Resources London Consultant

Statistics show that people in the UK are very interested in volunteering, with 42% of people thinking of becoming volunteers, and 27% actually …

Volunteering

5 employment law changes every employer should know

It’s extremely important to be up to date with all employment law changes, to ensure that your working practices are correct, and that all the …

Employment Law

Reasonable adjustments -avoiding workplace disability discrimination - Human Resources London Consultant

<b></b>There are reportedly over 11 million people with limiting long term illness, impairment or disability in the UK alone. The most commonly reported …

The Workplace

How to use Online Training Courses to Train Your Staff

An online training course is a brilliant way to ensure that all of your staff have received the correct training so that they can do their jobs …

eLearning

7 Questions About The Apprenticeship Levy

<b></b><b>What is the apprenticeship levy?</b><p>The chancellor’s Autumn Statement in November 2015 confirmed that, from April 2017, employers with a wage bill of …

Manufacturing

6 Questions on Maternity Leave Every Employer Should Know - Human Resources London Consultant

Many employers are unsure about the rules when it comes to maternity leave, and this can leave them confused when the issue crops up. This guide has …

Pregnancy

Fit Notes – 5 Years On Do They Really Work?

Fit notes are a great way for employers to manage the impact that sickness has on their business. It also helps employees get the support they need …

The Workplace

What are the benefits of name blind CV recruitment?

<b></b><b>What is name blind CV recruitment?</b><p>As a means of addressing discrimination, back in October 2015, the Prime Minister, David Cameron announced …

Human Resources

How To Attract Good Employees To Your Business

What small businesses can do to attract good employees<p>As the employment market gets increasingly competitive, employers will need to become more …

Employee Engagement

8 Signs it’s time to get a HR Consultant

When is it time to bring in an HR Consultant?<p>Many small companies start life without the assistance of a HR consultant partly due to cost and partly …

The Workplace

5 Things You Can Do To Prepare a Disciplinary Hearing

Carry out a disciplinary hearing is one of the most difficult things processes an organisation will conduct. However, if not done correctly, it can …

Behavior

Performance Appraisals - Rest In Peace

HR pundits are all a buzz over recent changes some companies have made to their performance appraisals systems.<p>Many of us will be familiar with that …

Employee Engagement

5 Recruitment Trends Affecting SMEs In 2016

Improvements in the global economy mean an upturn for businesses, which continue to expand in these favourable conditions. One of the side effects of …

Human Resources

Why An Employer Might Use A Settlement Agreement

If you are an employer, you might have heard of a settlement agreement.Once know more commonly as a compromise agreement, it is an agreement that …

The Workplace

Why Companies Should Consider Internship Placements

What is an Intern?<p>An internship is the opportunity provided by an employer to individuals who possess qualifications or skills but lack the required …

Employment

Employee Contracts - Why Are They Important?

Employee contracts are the cornerstone of any employment relationship[<p>Employee contracts are legal documents between employer and employee, which …

Blockchain

A Guide to The Employee Probationary Period

Employee Probationary Period<p>The Employee probationary period is fast becoming an established practice in the U. K. With so much at stake, all …

Probation

Redundancy – How to dismiss employees fairly

At some time or another, most businesses decide that it’s necessary to make changes to the business. This could be as a result of the business …

Employment

5 things to consider when making a job offer

<b></b>When a company completes a recruitment campaign it usually results in making a job offer to the successful candidate. More often than not, an offer …

Employment

How To Conduct A Great Employee Appraisal Meeting

The employee appraisal process<p>In order for employees to feel valued and to understand how their contribution within the company adds to the company’s …

Employment

How to reduce the risk of an employment tribunal claim

Any employer who employs staff may at one time or another run the risk of having a tribunal claim made against them. While it is not possible to …

The Workplace