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Find out what your staff really want

Continuing on from last week’s blog about flexible benefits; As an employer, it is crucial for you to understand what benefits your staff really want. In recent years the focus has shifted from benefits such as gym memberships and holidays to long term benefits such as health insurance and pensions. In previous years, the benefits […]

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Pay Review

How do you conduct a pay review? This is an area that can quite easily become over complicated. It is however key to the employment relationship as it is very personal to the employees involved. Ultimately pay is the reason the vast majority of employees go to work and they want to know that they […]

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ONBOARDING

Should I induct new employees? Evidence shows that employees who have a well thought-out and structured induction are more likely to stay. Thinking back I’m sure we can all think of an occasion when we have joined a Company and what happened in those first few days and weeks influenced our impression of the Company […]

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REFERENCING

Referencing   There is general debate in the employment market surrounding referencing. Should we reference check? What information is it actually giving me on the candidate? Surely if my recruitment process is thorough enough and I am confident in the candidate I shouldn’t need to spend time reference checking?   As HR professionals we would […]

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Why is Diversity in the Workplace Important?

Diversity is critical in enabling companies to innovate and adapt in a fast-changing environment and is essential in their growth and prosperity.  Diversity brings diversity of perspectives, experiences, cultures, genders, and age to which can in turn breed innovation which is essential for business success. Differences between employees include visible and non-visible factors, for example, […]

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How can 1-1’s support performance management?

Following on from last weeks introduction into performance management, it’s clear that it is an ongoing and collaborative process between both the employer and employees and is integral in enhancing organisational success through employees. There are a number of tools which can support an organisation, so that line managers and employees gain the most from […]

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New year – new job?

How engaged do you think your workforce is? With the economy on the up many employees now have the confidence to go in search of more exciting and fulfilling opportunities. This means we will need to work harder to keep our existing talent. So how do we do this? Employee surveys, ‘tell your boss’ box, […]

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Holiday Season Employment Hot Topics

Christmas can throw up a number of issues for employers. With Christmas parties, gifts, religion,  holiday requests and bonuses to name a few  it is essential that you prepare for the  festive period. The Christmas Party Christmas parties are a great way to say thank you to colleagues for all their hard work throughout the […]

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Appraisal Follow Up

So you have completed the appraisal, what next? Do you just file in it a drawer? Unfortunately too many managers do just that! To help develop an employee and improve your team you must record the meeting and especially the action points agreed. Make sure you present the notes and agreed action points to the […]

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Employing outside the EU – Pro’s and Con’s

Although the paperwork may put you off looking outside the EU for employees there are advantages: Specialist skill sets e.g. technical or linguistic that may not be available in the UK Employment of workers for jobs on the shortage occupation list Diversity in your business Intra company transfer, for example if you are looking to […]

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