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Employee Wellbeing

What to do if you suspect an employee has an alcohol problem

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Unfortunately, there are more people battling with alcohol issues than many of us realise, this can affect us personally and professionally. As a manager, it is a difficult and problematic time when you suspect an employee could have an alcohol problem and you will most likely have a swarm of questions running through your mind. For example, when does the habit of drinking alcohol become a problem, an addiction? How do you address an employee you have concerns about? Should you refer the employee to a third party for help? This post is designed to help you answer any questions…

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The perfect personality – does your HR toolkit contain all of these?

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HR is an interesting role because it is something which can be trained and the expertise will eventually be learned – but not everyone can be successful in the role. This is because the role of HR requires specific personality traits that many believe you can’t teach. Compassion A lot of your staff interaction in HR will require you to be able to empathise with whom you’re speaking to. Putting yourself in the shoes of your employees will be key to solving a lot of queries. Are you able to be encouraging and motivate when it is really needed? Analysis…

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American workers denied bathroom breaks – forced to wear diapers

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A new study by Oxfam America, has found that the majority of staff who work in poultry are denied bathroom breaks. Many have actually turned to wearing diapers. The report is said to show a common disregard for wellbeing at work or health and safety. A study of 250,000 workers in the meat industry found that the majority had been; mocked, ignored or threatened with contract termination. Oxfam also found that many of the workers were suffering from severe dehydration while they worked. Not only is this something which is proven to drop efficiency but is a serious health issue…

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