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Controlling or Influencing? What’s Your Focus in a ‘Difficult’ Conversation?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 13/06/2017 In his lecture on Relationships at Work at the recent Life 2.0 Conference in London, Dr George Pransky talks about ‘goodwill’ as one of the fundamental ingredients of good relationships at work. By ‘goodwill’ he was referring to having feelings of friendliness, warmth, openness, tolerance. Self-ev...
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Talent Acquisition: Enter the Cognitive Recruiter

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 25/05/2017 With widespread employee and skills shortages, employees demanding new career models and the introduction of innovative technologies disrupting the workforce, talent acquisition has fast become a C-suite issue. This is reflected in this year’s Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends survey with more t...
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Recruitment and Selection
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Legislation Update – Hours of Work

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 19/05/2017 The Government has approved draft legislative proposals to address problems caused by the increased casualisation of work and to strengthen the regulation of precarious work. This proposal addresses zero hour contracts, low hour contracts, banded hours and related matters which are targeted at low-...
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A-Typical Working Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Do you get caught in the ‘yes, but…’ trap?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 03/05/2017 Think about the last ‘difficult’ conversation you had to have with someone. Did you find yourself using some version of the phrase ‘Yes, but…’? You were trying to get your point across but they didn’t seem to be listening. Despite all your attempts to clarify where you were coming from in a reason...
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Careers and Learning: Real time, all the time

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 27/04/2017 With employees now enjoying the prospect of a 60-year working life, companies are beginning to rethink the way careers are managed as well as how best to deliver on learning and development. Leading organisations are looking to redesign their career models. 83% of respondents of Deloitte’s 2017 Glo...
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Public Holiday and Annual Leave Entitlements

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 20/04/2017 We are well and truly on the brink of the holiday season with a multiple of public holidays falling closely together in quick succession. Both annual leave and public holiday entitlements are welcomed by all employees of all levels but management should be knowledgeable of legal entitlements, the c...
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Policies and Procedures Pay and Conditions of Employment
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The Organisation of the Future: Arriving Now

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 23/03/2017 As organisations become more digital, they face a growing imperative to redesign themselves to move faster, adapt more quickly, facilitate rapid learning and embrace the dynamic career demands of their people. It is becoming evident that traditional hierarchical structures are unable to meet these ...
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Whistleblowing and Honesty in your Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 15/03/2017 Under the Protected Disclosures Act, employees that are unfairly dismissed due to whistleblowing could be awarded up to 5 years’ salary. It is also possible for employees dismissed for this reason to bring an unfair dismissal case without completing one year's service with the company which is usu...
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Unfair Dismissal Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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The Gig Economy: Distraction or Disruption?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 22/02/2017 With the emergence of robotic technology, smart machines and an increasing reliance on freelance workers, organisations are facing disruption from the expanding “gig economy”, where networks of people now make a living without formal employment agreements. Deloitte’s 2016 Human Capital Trends Repo...
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De-stress your staff with an Employee Assistance Programme

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 15/02/2017 There are times when we all need some extra support to balance the strains of life whether that be at work or at home. Living in a stressful age - millions of people inhabiting modern countries find themselves stressed out, depressed or sick. Modern living brings with it many stressors for people...