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Employee Management

Dealing with an employee who is always late

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We’re all late from time to time; it is part of life. From being delayed in traffic, broken down cars and even sleeping through an alarm, we’ve all been there! In a survey conducted by the Heathrow Express, employee lateness costs the UK economy around £9 billion a year. Traffic caused by road works (41%) was the leading cause of tardiness, closely followed by public transport delays (29%), unforeseen circumstances (25%), torrid weather (18%), sleeping through an alarm (14%) and leaving something behind (12%). But as an employer, punctual employees that are strong and passionate are critical to productivity as…

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Performance development review

What is the best structure for a Performance Development Review (PDR)?

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A Performance Development Review (or PDR for short) is not a new concept. In fact, many HR professionals are starting to discourage their organisations from implementing them, but they do still serve a purpose and are a long way off from becoming extinct. And rightly so, especially in growing businesses. A PDR will help your employees focus on the tasks that contribute towards the overall goal of the business and, they know exactly where they stand in terms of their expectations, performance and job security. PDRs will also provide line managers and HR teams with a paper trail of performance…

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What is leaveism and how can you combat it?

What is leaveism and how can you combat it?

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Coined by Dr Ian Hesketh in 2013 to describe the annual leave habits of employees, the term leaveism refers to workers taking annual leave to catch up on their workload or working outside of their contracted hours. Research by the CIPD found that 63% of UK leaders reported that leaveism had occurred in their business. As businesses become increasingly lean, the ‘always on’ culture lends itself to late night emails and employees never really getting the time to switch off away from work. While offices can be a breeding ground for distraction and interruptions, leaveism can be conducive to employees…

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How HR can drive innovation in your business

How HR can drive innovation in your business

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As famous sports coach Lou Holtz once said: “Nothing on earth is standing still – it’s either growing or dying”. This is entirely true in a business context too, where the rapid rate of change means your organisation is either moving forward with the times or falling behind with inevitable consequences. We live in the age of disruption, with countless examples of companies such as Netflix, Airbnb and Uber that have turned established industries on their heads. It’s why, in 2019, a culture of continuous innovation is just about the most important thing an organisation can create. Of course, every…

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Two male colleagues preparing for the top HR trends 2019

The changing workplace – 5 key HR trends to watch in 2019

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Our recent Natural HR annual conference – entitled ‘How HR can adapt to the changing workplace’ – was a fascinating event that yielded many insightful predictions for the coming year. On 29th November 2018, three prominent HR experts shared their views on how the workplace will change in 2019. They were, gig economy specialist and HR influencer Annabel Kaye; entrepreneur and employee engagement expert Glenn Elliott; and writer and HR transformation specialist Andrew Spence. Their talks were followed by a panel discussion, in which they answered questions about the future of work and the changing role of HR. So for…

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