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Reference checking is good practice but be mindful of employees’ rights

Although not compulsory, it is advisable to check a potential employee’s references before either offering them a position or before their probationary period ends. You can do this in writing or by telephone at any point during the recruitment process. Some candidates will prefer you not to check their references until they have been offered […]

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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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International Woman’s Day

8th March 2016 is International Woman’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. When we look at how far we have come in comparison to the inequality our parents, grandparents and distant ancestors endured, it detracts from how far we still have to go to parity. It doesn’t […]

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Our Recruitment Department

Due to the needs of our clients ever growing and the internal growth within simple hr, simple hr is now excited to share the news with you that we are going to be launching a new department within Simple HR. We are launching a new recruitment department, already our existing clients have moved from using […]

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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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How to deal with workplace negativity

A positive, efficient workplace is what every company strives towards. However, conflict and difficulties will arise which can lead to negative attitudes which damage employee morale and in turn productivity. As an employer, you may not always be aware of the problems when they first arise, but there are many ways that you can stop […]

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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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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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