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How HR software can help smooth the employee onboarding process

How HR software enhances employee onboarding

By Employee Management, Onboarding

How HR software can help smooth the employee onboarding experience  Onboarding can make or break a new starter’s experience at a company. It’s the first real taste they’ll get of the way you like to work, and it’s crucial to their success, engagement, and perception of their new workplace.  In fact, research shows that a great onboarding experience can improve staff retention by 82%, and boost productivity by over 70% – revealing how important it is to do onboarding right.  Presenting a new recruit with a mix of emails, physical documents, and a variety of company portals can be overwhelming…

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The importance of reliable HR software for enterprises with remote workers

Why remote teams need reliable HR software

By Business, Employee Management, Performance Management
The importance of reliable HR software for organisations with remote workers Remote working is here to stay. So much so that the Office of National Statistics (ONS) discovered that working from home in the UK has more than doubled from 4.7m to 9.9m from 2019 to 2022.  With such a large number of the population choosing to work from home – and employers still needing to find ways to effectively manage their remote workforces – HR software can lend a helping hand, in more ways than one.  HR software helps maintain clear communication across remote teams  The amount of applications...
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Guide to understanding a probation period

Guide to understanding a probation period

By Employee Management, Employee Retention, Employment Law
Guide to understanding a probation period A probationary period is an extremely useful opportunity to ascertain whether or not a new employee is suitable for a role. This time at the outset of an employment contract is practical for both the employer and the employee, as it enables both parties to decide whether the employee will be taking a permanent position with the organisation. In this post, Natural HR looks at what probationary periods are, how long they should be, and why jobs have them. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about probation periods. Probation periods...
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What makes an effective appraisal?

What makes an effective appraisal?

By Employee Management, Management

Employee appraisals are essential for any organisation. They serve to better employees, making them more efficient and productive. This then enhances the human capital of the organisation, which can result in numerous benefits such as increased profits.  Despite its apparent importance, performance appraisals are often lacking due to inefficiencies caused by biases or mistakes in management. In such a case, weak performance appraisals can actually have a negative effect on employees, their well-being and the organisation in general.  To help prevent this and rather ensure that your organisation conducts truly effective appraisals, we’ve put together this guide where we answer…

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What are the common problems in performance appraisals?

What are the common problems in performance appraisals?

By Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Talent Management

Performance appraisals play a crucial role in any organisation and present a host of benefits for employers and employees alike. However, there are numerous problems that can arise from these reviews, leading to more harm than good.  To prevent you from falling into the same traps as other organisations, we’ve laid down all the common issues that arise from poor performance appraisals, mistakes managers commonly make as well as ways to avoid this.  What are the common problems in performance appraisal? There are numerous issues that can arise from or during performance appraisals, many of which are related to our…

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