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How to: Manage Remote Workers

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 14/10/2020 All 5 levels of the Government's recently issued ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020-21 Plan for Living with Covid-19’ entail working from home. Indeed, since the onset of Covid-19, remote working has shot to the top of the ‘people management’ charts. This dramatic ascent is evident from a Central Statis...
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Working Time and Leave Policies and Procedures Coronavirus/Covid-19
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How To: Get the Redundancy Programme Right – 9 Key Rules

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 06/07/2020 In March 2020, as part of the pandemic prescription pertaining to the workplace, the Government suspended the right to pursue statutory severance payments after a 4 week lay-off. This restriction has now been extended to run to August 10th next. The objective of the initiative is to prevent a swarm...
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Unfair Dismissal Redundancy and Reorganisation
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How To: Give Feedback

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 15/06/2020 With Covid-19 stoking fear, anxiety and stress for many employees, there’s no better time to take stock of how best to ‘give feedback’. Effective feedback is central to the process of helping people cope with the current crisis – both for those working ‘on-site’ and especially those working remotel...
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Unfair Dismissal Policies and Procedures
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How To: Meet Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Legal Obligations in the COVID-19 Era

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 30/04/2020 Recent media coverage of a class action lawsuit against an Austrian ski resort for negligence amidst the COVID-19 crisis will serve as a warning to employers. This warning may now be more relevant to the frontline, with fatalities and about 25% of confirmed virus cases in Ireland to be found in the...
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Health and Safety Coronavirus/Covid-19
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How To: Successfully Manage Cutbacks In The Pandemic

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 27/04/2020 The Future As the saying goes: ‘predictions are hazardous, especially about the future’. And it is certainly true that predictions about the duration of and the fall-out from the perilous COVID-19 pandemic are proving problematic. However, on the optimistic basis that the virus can be contained by ...
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How To: Ensure Waiver, Compromise, Severance and Settlement Agreements Work

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 03/04/2020 The COVID-19 coronavirus crisis raises yet again the subject of the status or legality of workplace ‘waiver’ or ‘compromise’ agreements. In the face of so much economic uncertainty, many employers are looking at the scope for shedding staff via such an arrangement. Coincidentally, the Workplace Rel...
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How To: Handle H.R. During The Pandemic

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 30/03/2020 The corona crisis is currently causing considerable consternation around the world. It is also apparent that the fallout therefrom is likely to be both long and painful. Courtesy of this crisis, many HR practitioners are now grappling with a changing context, one that places them centre-stage in th...
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Health and Safety Policies and Procedures Coronavirus/Covid-19
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How To: Determine Pay And Do A Job Evaluation Exercise

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 05/02/2020 Pay is at the heart of all employment relationships. It is often the key reason that people join organisations. It can also be the key reason that people leave organisations. And it is often the key reason determining whether staff feel valued and give of their best or feel undervalued and give as ...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment HR Matters NI
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How To: Be Assertive At Work

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 22/01/2020 Assertiveness is essential to success and wellness at work. Too often, being overly passive or aggressive is the key ingredient in failure. This failure can manifest itself in losing an important contract, an invaluable idea, a key player or even ending up at a hearing before a third party. Hence, ...
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HR Matters NI
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How To: Have a Difficult Conversation at Work

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 17/12/2019 Difficult conversations are those exchanges that you don’t want to have. They normally entail the potential for conflicting views, damaged relationships and uncertain outcomes. And all this is alongside a corrosive anxiety over what and how to make your points. Like people, these conversations come...
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