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Simplification Of Work: The Coming Revolution

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 02/03/2016 In one day more than 100 billion emails are exchanged, yet only one is seven is critically important.This fact alone highlights how technology is adding unnecessary complexity to work. Employees are becoming overwhelmed by the escalation of organisational complexity, growing information overload, a...
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Policies and Procedures
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Understanding Both Corporate and National Cultures

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 24/02/2016 Growing international business? Don’t forget the importance of understanding both corporate and national cultures. Few organisations were left untouched by the recession. Some embarked on joint ventures, acquisitions and strategic alliances as they entered new markets. It is important to remember...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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Workplace Wellbeing - Employers' Responsibility

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 17/02/2016 Managing Absenteeism Absenteeism is a substantial cost for every business in Ireland. Previously figures released by the Small Firms Association suggested that absenteeism from work costs small business €793 million per annum. Research conducted by the SFA suggested that the average staff member in...
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Sickness and Absence Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
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Winning Conversations with ‘POISE NOW’: Step 1 - Purpose

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 17/02/2016 All of us have certain situations and conversations that we dislike and prefer to avoid. Perhaps we have to give someone a negative message, raise a sensitive issue, discuss a project that has gone wrong. We see only two options – we have to either go in heavy and push our agenda or water down our ...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Policies and Procedures
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People data everywhere: Bringing the outside in

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 27/01/2016 Leading organisations routinely use both internal and external data to build their brand, find new customers, manage risk, and make investment decisions. What if HR could leverage data just as effectively? That time has come. This article explores the increasing trend of HR and talent organisations...
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The Next Generation’s Career Decisions

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 20/01/2016 One of the key challenges for parents is to start allowing their children to make their own decisions. Never is there more fraught a decision than when it comes to their career choices. However, it may be time for you to let your child make their own decisions regarding choice of college and furthe...
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Recruitment and Selection
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HR Overview 2015

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 13/01/2016 The start of a new year is the perfect time to refresh your memory of the 2015 changes that will impact on your business for 2016.National Minimum Wage: A new minimum wage of €9.15 per hour will be effective from the 1st January 2016. For employers it is important to note that rates for those under...
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The Importance of Fair Procedures in Disciplinaries

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 04/01/2016 Ensuring that you, as an employer or manager, are compliant in terms of employment law and particularly in that area of disciplinary and grievance procedure is absolutely essential. It is very important to ensure that you not only have the necessary procedure in place but that it has been issued to...
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Re-invent your HR function – it will be a central plank for your business success in 2016

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 23/12/2015 Now is the optimum time to consider what the HR function can and will do in the future... Human Resources professionals need to see major changes in their job functions in 2016, even if their job title remains the same. The days of HR professionals hiring and firing based on historical criteria or...
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Human Rights
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Raising A Difficult Issue In The Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 16/12/2015 Does the thought of raising a difficult issue make your stomach churn? Here’s the most important ingredient to make it work: Last summer on a holiday in Italy I went on a ‘Try a Dive’ lesson. The dive centre was at a sandy beach next to a clear blue lagoon. The water looked so inviting but I was n...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Policies and Procedures