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Actionable resolutions for HR in 2020

Five actionable New Year’s resolutions for HR in 2020

By | Employee Engagement, Leadership, Performance Management, Technology | No Comments

With a new year on the horizon, positivity and optimism beings to spread from person to person. The ‘new year, new me’ mantra gets most people striving to eat healthier, give up bad habits and attempt to conquer the gym. While harmless, if we are all openly honest, none of them actually last. As HR professionals, the new year presents a perfect opportunity to do the exact opposite. HR is equipped with the unique position of overseeing many aspects of the workplace; it’s the ideal time pull a few loose ends together and set resolutions that can help your HR…

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How to calculate holiday entitlement for your employees

How to calculate holiday entitlement for your employees

By | Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Holiday entitlement, Holiday Pro-Rata | No Comments

Calculating holiday entitlement for your employees shouldn’t require a PhD in Advanced Mathematics. So we’ve put together this guide to help calculate annual leave for your full and part time employees, starters, leavers and shift workers. According to legislation from the UK Government, (almost) all workers who work a 5-day week are entitled to at least 28 days of paid annual leave per year. Equivalent to 5.6 weeks of holiday, employers can opt for a leave year or accrual system when calculating their employees’ holiday entitlement. What does the leave year system mean? Under the leave year system, employers define…

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How to boost engagement with a workplace wellbeing programme

By | Employee Engagement, Employee Wellbeing

It’s a fact that a happy and healthy workforce is good for business. That’s because looking after both the mental and physical wellbeing of your employees offers a host of benefits, such as: Lower absentee levels – more people at their desks, more often, means more work gets done Better performance at work – happy employees are more enthusiastic and efficient, boosting your productivity More effective recruitment – a working culture that nurtures and protects employees makes your organisation attractive to the best talent in your sector So, investing in the happiness and wellbeing of your employees not only helps…

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Autonomy in the Workplace – 5 ways to foster autonomy in your workplace

By | Culture, Employee Engagement, Employee Management | No Comments

Autonomy – Does my business need it? We’ve all heard the age-old saying “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day…. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”, but sometimes letting go and allowing your employees to do their job is harder than it sounds. As your business, or team grows, the last thing you want is to hand hold your team members to do their job, when you need to concentrate on the bigger picture (even if you want to and think you should do!) So how do you foster…

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Is it too hot to work? A HR Guide to Working Temperatures

By | Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Employment Law, Health, Health and Safety | No Comments

It’s hot, summer is finally here and the burning question on everyone’s lips is “Is it too hot to work?” Whether you work in an air-conditioned office, a school, a factory or even outdoors as the temperature rises, so do levels of irritability with everyone thinking the same “Is it too hot to work?” In the UK, according to www.gov.uk ” indoor workplace temperatures must be reasonable” but from an HR Manager’s perspective, that’s not clear. Can employees go home if it’s too hot or not? The answer is complicated because legally there is no law for maximum working temperatures….

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