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Employee Wellbeing

How to approach embarrassing personal issues with employees

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If there’s one HR issue that strikes fear into the hearts of managers the world over, it’s dealing with embarrassing employee personal issues. Considered by many to be far more challenging than a disciplinary, tackling staff problems that are highly personal is an unsavoury task that is laden with opportunities to make things worse. There are few HR meetings that call on the same mix of compassion, authority and tactility, which is why so many managers – experienced or otherwise – end up making costly errors. Personal issues are as wide as they are complex, with the most common including:…

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How to tell if an employee is skiving rather than thriving

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As a manager or HR representative, you might think it is obvious which employee is skiving and which is thriving, simply by looking at their performance reviews and results, but this is not the case. The best skivers know how to look busy, do just enough work and take as little responsibility as possible in ways so that they always appear to be a thriving employee. Though this might seem fine as they are getting the work done, it is not conducive to running a successful business, what you need to make your company work are thriving employees who are…

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How to use positive thinking to make work more satisfying

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How positive are you? No, really – ask yourself that question and provide only the most honest of answers. Is your working day filled with concern and negativity, or are you relentlessly positive? If truth be told, relentlessly positive people can be rather irritating. If you’re the exact opposite of a morning person, the sight of the chattiest team member putting the kettle on during your morning venture into the staff kitchen may fill you with dread. Don’t worry – this post isn’t designed to turn you into someone everyone else deeply wishes they could ‘turn off’; we’d much rather…

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How to help an employee suffering from a bereavement

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Suffering from bereavement is a difficult time in anyone’s life, especially if the person you have lost is a close friend or relative and someone you love dearly. Dealing with grief can impact upon someone physically, emotionally and even psychologically, leaving long-lasting scars that might impact upon the individual and their ability to do their job. Though dealing with bereavement in the workplace can be difficult to manage, it is important that you do manage it and that you provide your employee with the level of support they need to get through this difficult time. This doesn’t just mean providing…

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Tips on Improving your employees work-life balance

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Striking a healthy balance between work-life and home-life is incredibly important and something everyone should strive to achieve. However, with busy schedules, it is not uncommon for employees to find their personal life suffering as they struggle to juggle family, friends and other commitments around work. As a result of this, employees are desiring more control over their work patterns and an overall healthier work-life balance. The importance of a healthy work-life balance For staff members, a healthier work-life balance would allow them the opportunity of spending time with family and friends, giving them the opportunity to engage in hobbies…

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