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How to show appreciation

A company’s most valuable asset is its people, this is why it makes good business sense  to retain committed employee’s for as long as possible Once simple step is to show how much you really do value their contribution.  When you are a small or medium sized business, you may have to come up with […]

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Great leadership versus Poor management

Everyone has the potential to be a manager, but not everyone is a great leader. Leaders are the driving force behind the success of your company, and decide the future of work the company undertakes in its prospects. At one point, you may have worked for or come across a poor manager- therefore you should have […]

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When should you use settlement agreements?

A settlement agreement is a signed agreement that the employee will not pursue any sort of claim against the employers. These claims can include: –       Unfair dismissal –       Discrimination –       Unlawful deduction of wages –       Breach of contract Settlement agreements are best used […]

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How to manage a dismissal under two years

Some employers are under the impression that you are able to dismiss an employee for any reason if they have less than two years of service – this is not necessarily the case. In previous blogs, we have discussed fair and unfair dismissals and advice on how you should handle them, a lot of what […]

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How to hold a disciplinary hearing

Holding a disciplinary hearing can be a daunting task. We have highlighted below the steps that you need to follow and given some best practice advice on making the process and seamless as possible and as straightforward as possible:- 1.    If an issue arises that requires disciplinary action, you should always try to resolve the issue […]

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Dismissal Based on Capability

          To dismiss an employee on the grounds of capability, you must be able to demonstrate that they cannot do the work that is reasonably required of them. For example, this could be they cannot work to the level of skill required for the job; they cannot carry out certain aspects […]

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Redundancy

        Thankfully the economic climate in the UK seems to be slowly improving however sadly there are still businesses affected, which may result in redundancy. If you have reviewed other alternatives and find yourself in a position where redundancy is the only option, do not panic! Redundancy handled well can be a […]

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Simple HR Management Academy Update

Great news, we are re scheduling all our Management Academy Training Courses to ensure that everyone can join us! Some of our clients asked us to consider changing the dates due to Summer Holidays and as always we try to accommodate everyone. Unfortunately due to illness and injury we have had to postpone longer than […]

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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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Common Issues with Communication – Part 1

We communicate each day with a variety of people both in our work and personal life. How we communicate can either hinder or increase our effectiveness. Over the next 8 weeks we are going to provide you with quick tips to avoid common errors in day to day communication and how we can help you […]

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