Skip to main content
All Posts By

Paige Fox

While HR is busy looking after personnel, who looks after HR?

While HR is busy looking after personnel, who looks after HR?

By Employee Wellbeing, Human Resources, Management

Understanding human resources evolving role  HR professionals are the go-to people. For everything from a disagreement at work or discussing a change of circumstances to approving leave and building training programmes, they deal with it all.  They are challenged with hard decisions and often take on the brunt of employees’ problems. And a lot of the time, they do this behind the scenes with colleagues none the wiser. But whilst they are busy supporting everyone else, who supports HR?  Whilst this line of work has always been demanding, the pandemic and lockdowns took it to another level. Not only did…

Read More
Ways to remove unconscious bias from the recruitment process

Ways to remove unconscious bias from the recruitment process

By Diversity and Inclusion, Recruitment, Talent Management

We need to discuss the elephant in the HR room: unconscious bias. According to research, 79% of HR professionals believe that unconscious bias exists in the recruitment process. But what exactly is this, and how can we ensure it doesn’t sneak into our decision–making when hiring new team members? In short, unconscious bias is a preference or judgement towards something or someone without conscious awareness. In the workplace, this could refer to certain qualities an employee or candidate possesses, or social categories such as race, gender or disability.  The difficulty lies in the concept name. If it’s ‘unconscious’, how are…

Read More
HR's role when dealing with employee mental health in the workplace

HR’s role in managing employee mental health in the workplace

By Employee Wellbeing, Mental Health

HR’s pivotal role when dealing with employee mental health in the workplace October marked ‘World Mental Health Day’, on 10th October, with an extremely important theme of ‘making mental health and well-being for all a global priority.’  The past few years have marked a significant turning point where mental health is no longer considered secondary to physical health. With one in four experiencing mental health problems at some point in their lives, and work being the biggest cause of stress and anxiety in people’s lives, it’s time to act.  It shouldn’t just be in tandem with a national day that…

Read More
Three ways to attract talent in an employee-driven market

Three ways to attract talent in an employee-driven market

By Recruitment, Talent Management

Three ways to attract talent in an employee-driven market With job vacancies still peaking, and not enough talent to fill roles, it’s fair to say that the employment market is now driven by candidates. The pandemic marked an important turning point where employees were given more power and, in turn, were able to become more selective about their job requirements.  It’s no longer just about salary. People know what they want from an employer and are willing to shop around until they find it – from flexible working arrangements and unlimited holiday allowance to company incentives and fun socials.  So,…

Read More
Natural HR shortlist in HR Excellence Awards, plus and awards win at Midlands Women In Tech Awards

Double celebrations with duo of awards successes

By Natural HR, News, Press Releases, Team

Natural HR celebrates a duo of achievements: receiving a place on the shortlist in the HR Excellence Awards, plus a Women In Tech Awards win. It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks as we celebrate a duo of achievements for the team at Natural HR: a place on the shortlist in the HR Excellence Awards, plus an awards win at the Midlands Women in Tech Awards. Showcasing our work alongside the National Motorcycle Museum, we were thrilled to be deemed a contender in the best HR technology strategy category at HR Magazine’s annual HR Excellence Awards. Testament to our team’s…

Read More