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What company perks do employees look for in 2022?

By Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Employee Management

Right now, the job marketplace is highly competitive. In fact, job vacancies in the UK reached record highs this year, with nearly 1.3 million openings available in the first quarter of 2022. And thanks to the pandemic shifting the way people view work; prospective employees are clear about what they want from an organisation. Fair pay is still most important and the driving factor for recruitment – particularly as the cost-of-living continues to rise – however flexible working has become just as crucial to retaining and hiring new staff. But what else do employees value in 2022? What are the…

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Software built by HR, for HR, prepares for biggest event yet

By CIPD, Employee Engagement, Events

Natural HR – the vendor of software built by HR, for HR – is preparing for its biggest event ever, as the CIPD Festival of Work draws ever closer. The London Olympia expo which promises to unlock the power of your people on 15 and 16 June, will welcome hundreds of suppliers, industry stalwarts, academics, and HR professionals keen to explore how business and people strategies can evolve. And as a company known for transforming organisations, Natural HR will not disappoint on stand E40. Visitors will enjoy an event ‘premiere’ of the new-look software, following an eight-month UX project to…

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How and why to conduct return to work interviews

How and why to conduct return to work interviews

By Employee Management

Employees may miss work for a short or long period of time for a number of reasons. After their absence, a return to work interview is a great, informal way to check in with them.  Some managers and organisations feel that these interviews are tedious and a waste of time. However, conducting these interviews actually present numerous benefits, such as reducing absenteeism in your organisation, picking up any underlying issues and ensuring employees are well enough to return to work.  Now, carrying out these discussions may seem as simple as asking why any employee was absent and if they’re feeling…

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Taking Natural HR on the road

By CIPD, Events, Natural HR

Preparations are in full swing as we get ready to take Natural HR on the road! Showcasing our wares at the CIPD Festival of Work on 15th and 16th June, attendees will meet our very own Jason Dowzell (CEO), Sarah Dowzell (COO), and Marc Greggains (sales director), plus team members from across the business, at stand E40. Whether you’re new to the HR industry, or a seasoned professional, we’re looking forward to speaking with a host of fresh and familiar faces. And while we most certainly know our stuff, and will wax lyrical about the benefits of Natural HR upon…

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Employee benefits in the age of remote working

Employee benefits in the age of remote working

By Employee Benefits

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, remote work has become the new norm. This new way of working has opened up a whole new world of possibilities and benefits for employees and employers alike.  Remote work encourages a better work-life balance; it means less time wasted commuting to offices, and people can work from wherever they like – in their homes or in a cafe’ on the other side of the world.  There’s no doubt that this new-age style of working has brought many benefits, but its completely shaken the working world and has left organisations and managers having…

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