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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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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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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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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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What are flexible benefits?

Flexible benefit packages give employees choice! They can choose the benefits that best suit their needs and lifestyles.  They can also help both small and large employers share the costs of coverage with their employees, while providing them with a competitive benefits package. Before implementing you need to decide how much choice you want to […]

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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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