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

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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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How to Keep Staff Motivated and Cool During a Heatwave – Our Top 5 Tips

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Summer is finally here, the sun is out, the nights are long and everyone is happier – right? Well not everyone, especially employees battling long commutes on overcrowded stuffy trains and sitting in warm offices 9-5 dreaming of the weekend and it’s only Monday. So how can you keep staff motivated and cool during a heatwave without giving them the summer off? 1) Be flexible If your office is based in the city centre and your staff need to navigate public transport during busy periods, consider operating a flexible work arrangement to allow staff to start early (or late) to…

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Why your business should change incentives and how to do it

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Bonuses have long been a business tradition. And, to a degree, they work. You work harder, the business makes more money and, in return, you end up with a fatter payslip – simple and satisfying, no? Not always. As we’re often reminded, there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. The latter will always dampen the bonus party spirit, because one look at your shiny, sizeable payslip will reveal that much of what you’ve earned in addition to your base salary has been gobbled up by the tax man, leaving a somewhat menial take-home fee for all the blood,…

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The tried-and-tested 15 building blocks of employee engagement

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Imagine walking into a business each morning that consists only of workers who know exactly what the end goal is. Imagine going to work every day knowing that everyone has bought into the company and will do all they can to make it successful. Productivity would reach its peak, the quality of the work would go sky-high, negativity would never rear its head and as a result, customers would receive nothing but the best products and ultimate customer service. Back in the real world, things are usually rather different. While a good proportion of most workforces are indeed fully on-board…

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The power of content: the best ways to engage employees

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This featured image was produced by Gavin Whitner via Flickr. One of the toughest challenges in learning and development (L&D) is information retention. And it’s a problem that has existed for an awfully long time; think about how many times you’ve been on a training course only to realise weeks later that you simply can’t recall any of the detail. There’ll be small nuggets of information that will linger – particularly impressive statistics or mini-stories that were engaging enough to be memorable – but on the whole, the stuff you were supposed to leave at the back of your brain for safe…

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