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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 in the workplace, as with most other places, people don’t like conflict. 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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It’s time to re-onboard your employees who started remotely during lockdown, here are 5 ways on how to do it

By Employee Relations, Employee Retention, Health and Wellbeing, Onboarding

If you or your company has onboarded a new starter in the last 18 months, there’s a very strong chance that they’ve never stepped foot inside your physical office. But with teams around the country beginning to return to the office, are you ready to re-onboard those of your staff who started remotely? We all know that when an employee joins a team, we need to onboard them, and we’ve been doing that for as long as most of us have been working, but since COVID-19 hit at the start of 2020, we’ve been doing it remotely. Therefore, given that…

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Stop employees leaving

How can you stop your best employees from leaving?

By Employee Engagement, Employee Relations

Employee turnover is part of being an employer. Starting a job straight after school or university and staying there until retirement is no longer commonplace. Nowadays, people move between roles much more often than they did in the past. Research by insurance firm LV= found that a UK worker will typically change employer every five years. What’s more, the Society for Human Resource Management estimates that it costs an average of 6 – 9 months of your former employee’s salary to find and onboard their replacement. While employee turnover is to be expected as employees change jobs to progress their…

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How to calculate holiday entitlement for your employees

How to calculate holiday entitlement for your employees

By Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Holiday entitlement, Holiday Pro-Rata

Calculating holiday entitlement for your employees shouldn’t require a PhD in Advanced Mathematics. So we’ve put together this guide to help calculate annual leave for your full and part time employees, starters, leavers and shift workers. According to legislation from the UK Government, (almost) all workers who work a 5-day week are entitled to at least 28 days of paid annual leave per year. Equivalent to 5.6 weeks of holiday, employers can opt for a leave year or accrual system when calculating their employees’ holiday entitlement. Below are a few handy holiday accrual calculator methods that should help you work…

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