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Guide to bereavement leave for employers

Guide to Bereavement Leave

By Absence Management, Employee Relations
Guide to bereavement leave for employers Bereavement leave is a sensitive subject, making it tricky to understand how and why it works. Involving the death of a loved one, this form of leave is one that your employees probably hope never to ask for.  Unfortunately, bereavement is a part of life, and you will probably receive a number of these requests over the course of time. Natural HR has put together this guide to bereavement leave in the UK so that you are fully prepared for this situation as and when it arises. What is bereavement leave? Bereavement leave is...
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What is a zero-hour contract and how does it work?

What is a zero-hour contract?

By Legal, Talent Management
What is a zero-hour contract & how does it work? Zero-hour contracts are designed to offer the opportunity for a more casual agreement between employers and employees. This type of contract works well when organisations have changing workloads and expectations. However, zero-hour contracts have become quite a controversial subject in the UK. In this post, Natural HR looks at what zero-hour contracts are, how they work, their legality, and more. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about this type of contract. What is a zero-hour contract? A zero-hour contract is a type of employment contract in...
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Guide to understanding a probation period

Guide to understanding a probation period

By Employee Management, Employee Retention, Employment Law
Guide to understanding a probation period A probationary period is an extremely useful opportunity to ascertain whether or not a new employee is suitable for a role. This time at the outset of an employment contract is practical for both the employer and the employee, as it enables both parties to decide whether the employee will be taking a permanent position with the organisation. In this post, Natural HR looks at what probationary periods are, how long they should be, and why jobs have them. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about probation periods. Probation periods...
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What makes an effective appraisal?

What makes an effective appraisal?

By Employee Management, Management

Employee appraisals are essential for any organisation. They serve to better employees, making them more efficient and productive. This then enhances the human capital of the organisation, which can result in numerous benefits such as increased profits.  Despite its apparent importance, performance appraisals are often lacking due to inefficiencies caused by biases or mistakes in management. In such a case, weak performance appraisals can actually have a negative effect on employees, their well-being and the organisation in general.  To help prevent this and rather ensure that your organisation conducts truly effective appraisals, we’ve put together this guide where we answer…

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What are the common problems in performance appraisals?

What are the common problems in performance appraisals?

By Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Talent Management

Performance appraisals play a crucial role in any organisation and present a host of benefits for employers and employees alike. However, there are numerous problems that can arise from these reviews, leading to more harm than good.  To prevent you from falling into the same traps as other organisations, we’ve laid down all the common issues that arise from poor performance appraisals, mistakes managers commonly make as well as ways to avoid this.  What are the common problems in performance appraisal? There are numerous issues that can arise from or during performance appraisals, many of which are related to our…

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