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The true cost of failed hires

The true cost of failed hires

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One of the biggest challenges that continue to haunt many organisations, is the prospect of finding a suitable employee with a driven attitude for success and energy that provides value to the business’ culture.  With this in mind, it will come as no surprise to learn that 46% of all new hires are deemed failures by the time they reach their 18-month milestone. Is this starting to ring any bells?  But even this statistic fails to put into words the impact a poor hire can have on an organisation. The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) outlined that more than a…

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How HR Software can transform your employee experience

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There’s no question that employees are the heartbeat and backbone of every successful company, so it’s imperative to create a culture that allows your people to feel and perform their best each day. Despite this being a goal for many HR departments, only 53% of employees globally report feeling engaged at work. This number is undoubtedly concerning when you consider that highly engaged employees are 87% less likely to leave their company than their less engaged counterparts. Constructing a positive employee experience is no easy feat; there’s a lot to consider, from learning and development opportunities and employee wellness to a…

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4 ways to optimise performance management

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In today’s modern workplace, HR professionals are eager to enhance their performance management strategy to be the key driver for business’ success. After all, a strategy which incorporates the right elements can directly correlate with the productivity of the workforce and most importantly, the profitability of the organisation.  Despite these positive intentions, more than half of managers (58% to be exact) dislike their own company’s performance management process and would give it a grade of C or less. Taking this into account, here are 4 ways to optimise your performance management strategy. Reshape traditional performance reviews Out with the old…

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Having difficult conversations at work: how HR can help

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All managers will face conversations with their team members that they expect to be difficult at some stage in their career. These might include addressing poor performance with an employee, investigating reports of workplace bullying or inappropriate behaviour, discussing sensitive personal issues or informing an employee that their position is at risk of redundancy. In any walk of life, having a difficult conversation with someone can feel daunting and it is easy to think that not broaching the subject at all will make it ‘go away’ or resolve itself without the need for a frank conversation at all. When in…

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What is furlough

What is furlough and how does it work? A guide for employers

By | Employee Management, Statutory Sick Pay | No Comments

A word that very rarely graced our daily office chatter before March 2020, but the concept of ‘furlough’ is now one that is very present in the minds of the UK’s workforce. Announced by the Chancellor as part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was designed to minimise the threat of mass redundancies across the country and adversely affecting economic performance as business slows or comes to a grinding halt altogether. Employees may be furloughed due to a slowdown in operations or simply because there is no work for them to do due…

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