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Guide to bereavement leave for employers

Guide to Bereavement Leave

By Absence Management, Employee Relations
Guide to bereavement leave for employers Bereavement leave is a sensitive subject, making it tricky to understand how and why it works. Involving the death of a loved one, this form of leave is one that your employees probably hope never to ask for.  Unfortunately, bereavement is a part of life, and you will probably receive a number of these requests over the course of time. Natural HR has put together this guide to bereavement leave in the UK so that you are fully prepared for this situation as and when it arises. What is bereavement leave? Bereavement leave is...
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Tips for conducting interviews over Zoom

Tips for conducting interviews over Zoom

By Employee Management, Employee Relations, Employee Retention, Recruitment

With online video platforms such as Zoom, conducting interviews is easier than ever. Not only does this video platform reduce the costs of recruiting new employees, but it also adds increased flexibility and allows organisations to interview candidates from a wider talent pool.  Now, as with any face-to-face interview, recruiters must do adequate preparation to ensure they conduct these online video interviews in a professional manner. This may leave you wondering what preparation you could possibly need to do besides putting together some questions for the candidates.  Well, it turns out there’s a lot you can do. Through this guide,…

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91% of HR leaders are concerned about employee turnover. Here are 8 tips to reduce it in your business

By Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Employee Relations, Employee Retention, HR Software, Natural HR

According to a new survey that Gartner has published, nine out of every ten (90%) HR leaders report that employee turnover is a significant concern they’re facing. With figures like that, it’s not surprising that employee retention is always a primary focus for HR teams and business leaders. Here are three critical facts about employee turnover in the United Kingdom in 2021: – 46% of UK workers say their companies training opportunities make them more inclined to stay in their current job. – 87% of Millennials, those born between 1996 and 2005, say that accessing professional development opportunities is crucial…

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Conflict in the workplace: How should companies speak to an employee about improving their attitude?

Conflict in the workplace: How should companies speak to an employee about improving their attitude?

By Employee Management, Employee Relations, Management

Employees who are displaying a poor attitude in your workplace can affect your company’s culture more than you might think. A negative attitude can have a far bigger effect on a team than you may think of at first. The truth is, most managers do not enjoy tackling personnel issues, like a worker’s attitude, because people don’t like conflict in the workplace, as with most other places. But fear not, in this article, we’re going to discuss how you can identify and address such issues in the workplace so that you can handle the situation tactfully: Looking for answers –…

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workplace culture

How has COVID transformed workplace culture? 4 business and HR leaders tell all

By Culture, Employee Relations, Natural HR

Business culture is so important, and has been shown to have a significant impact on both employee engagement and financial performance. While 92% of senior executives believe that a strong company culture would increase their business’ value, just 16% state that their culture is where it should be. But as the events of 2020 unfurled, our expectations and perceptions of what constitutes a good workplace culture changed dramatically. Employers and their teams are now navigating an entirely new world of work – some fully remote, some office-based and others on a hybrid model. With this new world of work comes…

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