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The Number 1 Temptation in the Mediator Role & 6 Reasons Not to Succumb

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 10/08/2017 There you are, calm, level headed, objective. You’ve helpfully offered to mediate between two employees who’ve clashed. They are at the initial ‘story telling’ stage and you sit composed, with your impartial and non-judgmental hat on. You are patient, attentive, doing the rapport thing… nodding, ki...
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Performance Management: Play a Winning Hand

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 26/07/2017 With practices such as agile goal management, check-ins and continuous feedback becoming widespread across organisations it is evident that the redesign of performance management is picking up speed. Companies are looking to leave their formal appraisals in the past and shift towards new practices ...
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Policies and Procedures
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Guidelines on Managing Workplace Grievances

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 19/07/2017 What is a Grievance? A grievance is a complaint which an employee or a group of employees has concerning terms and conditions of employment, working environment or working relationships. Employee grievances can arise for a variety of reasons including the following: Interpretation of conditions o...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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The Employee Experience: Culture, Engagement, and Beyond

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 28/06/2017 In the current market, a productive, positive working experience has emerged as the new contract of employment, leading companies to reconsider their entire employee experience and not just their company culture and engagement levels. This issue has reached a C-Suite level with 80% of executive res...
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Retirement Age Clause in the Employee Contract

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 20/06/2017 There is no compulsory retirement age in Ireland but many contracts, whether in the private or public sector, can include a retirement age. Where the retirement age is not outlined in the contract of employment, employees are free to work beyond the age of 65 which is generally the age employees ar...
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Discrimination and Equality Contracts of Employment
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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...