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The Appraisal System

For a number of our clients, April sees the start of annual appraisal schemes as it can tie in nicely with the start of the financial year, new budgets and potential pay rises (where applicable). Appraisals are an effective tool to help maintain the employment relationship, engage, develop and motivate your employees – if they […]

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How to build the perfect team

Working as part of a team is not always easy, and it doesn’t work for everyone – but a strong team of  employees that work together well is an essential component of a successful business. The first things you need to think about when building a team is what the team is there to achieve. […]

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What is a fair reason for dismissal?

As an employer, you will often be faced with difficult situations and decisions involving your staff, which can ultimately lead to dismissal. It is important that you know the law surrounding dismissals and you know which reasons would be deemed as fair or unfair. Dismissing an employee inappropriately or unfairly may end up in an […]

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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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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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Work Life Balance

Providing your employees with the elusive work life balance whilst also ensuring the smooth running of your business is not easy. Flexible working is one of the ways you can help your employees get that balance and is also a great perk to offer to your existing and prospective employees. There are various options to […]

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Commonwealth Games 2014

Now that the Olympics are over many people are now setting their sights on the Commonwealth Games that will be held in Glasgow in 2014. Olympic fever has meant that many employees have offered to volunteer at the Commonwealth Games, have you as an employer thought about the effect this could have on your business? […]

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Dress Code – It’s a Balancing Act.

There has been a lot made of the “Eweida” ruling at the European Court of Human Rights this week but how does this affect your business? As an employer you must be aware of the Equality Act 2010 which protects employees from discrimination in the workplace. This week we have seen from the European Court […]

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Trust in Your Team

According to research by Towers Watson, less than half of 2,600 workers surveyed have faith in their Management Teams performance. These are worrying figures especially in what is already a difficult time for businesses. Your employees need to have faith and trust in their Senior Management Team for your business to succeed. So why is […]

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Communication – On Reflection

We have talked about written communication, face to face communication and difficult conversations. For me the key points will always be Trust and Honesty without this your working relationship will falter at the first hurdle. As managers you may not be able to share all the news from the top so be open about this. […]

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