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7 little changes that’ll make a big difference when implementing HR software

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HR software is seen as the backbone of many businesses. Supporting your people and enabling your HR team to contribute to delivering strategic people initiatives; it is a piece of software that every single employee will use to request annual leave, sign contracts, claim expenses and much more. As such, implementing HR software is not a task to be taken lightly; it requires planning and preparation in order for it to be a success. But as long as you take the process step by careful step, you can ensure your business’ smooth transition to a more effective, streamlined HR department….

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What is outplacement and why should employers consider it?

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The term ‘outplacement’ was coined back in 1977 by James Challenger, founder of Chicago-based firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. In short, outplacement is a way for employers to support employees that are leaving. Often provided to employees that have been affected by redundancy, outplacement services can also support those that are retiring, starting their own business or simply moving on to pastures new. While there is no legal obligation to provide outplacement, many employers offer employees a range of support that will help them to navigate the job market and find a new role as quickly as possible. Outplacement can…

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HR Advice

14 experts share their best advice for HR success

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The HR department is often the lifeblood of many organisations, and with good reason. With your people often being the largest outlay that a company will incur, the success of your HR team is often reflected in that of the wider business. Long gone are the days when HR was considered to be little more than an administrative function; HR teams are now being recognised as a department that is critical to success. Here at Natural HR, we are lucky enough to work with some of the very best and brightest people in the profession: from our fantastic customers at…

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What is furlough

What is furlough and how does it work? A guide for employers

By | Employee Management, Statutory Sick Pay | No Comments

A word that very rarely graced our daily office chatter before March 2020, but the concept of ‘furlough’ is now one that is very present in the minds of the UK’s workforce. Announced by the Chancellor as part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was designed to minimise the threat of mass redundancies across the country and adversely affecting economic performance as business slows or comes to a grinding halt altogether. Employees may be furloughed due to a slowdown in operations or simply because there is no work for them to do due…

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4 benefits of delivering a good employee on-boarding experience

By | Employee Engagement, Employee Retention | No Comments

Employee on-boarding is defined by the CIPD as “the whole process from an individual’s contact with the organisation before they formally join, through to understanding the business’ ways of working and getting up to speed in their job.” The first few weeks for any new hire can be critical in forming a lasting impression that can impact performance, engagement and ultimately, retention. But 15% of new hires that resign within the first three months cite a lack of on-boarding process as a major contributor to their decision to leave. No matter how prepared a new hire is for a role,…

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