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Your complete guide on how to calculate the absence rate of your staff

By Absence Management, Analytics, HR News

For HR teams, calculating your team’s absence rates can be an effective tool to help manage your workforce, identify any potential issues and ensure that you can easily manage your team. In this article, we will look at one of the most popular methods to calculate the absence rate, the Bradford factor, so that you can implement it in your workplace. How to calculate sickness absence percentages To measure the amount of time lost to sickness, absence or absenteeism within your business, you can use the Bradford Factor formula. The Bradford Factor, which you can learn more about here, uses…

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How can cloud-based HR software support your company’s talent strategy?

By HR News, HR Software, Natural HR, Performance Management, Software

As we explored last week, Talent Management software is all about how those in a position of recruiting and managing teams within a company takes a strategic approach to attract, retain and develop a workforce over time. With the rise of the internet and cloud-based software, the tools you can use to manage talent within your company have developed to the point where talent management has become a pivotal pillar of any strategy for any successful business. This article will look at how cloud-based HR software can help support you in your role to implement a Talent Management solution within…

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Preparing for the end of Furlough: The steps HR teams need to take

By COVID-19, Finance, HR News, Natural HR, Payroll

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, better known to us as the furlough scheme, was announced at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 and was introduced to protect UK workers when they had to stop working and minimise the threat of mass redundancies due to the global pandemic. Now, after over a year of supporting the UK economy and saving an estimated 11.6 million jobs at the cost of £66bn, the scheme will officially be retired from September 30th 2021, 4 weeks from today. With that in mind, Natural HR has put together this article on preparing your…

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What is Talent Management, and why is it so crucial to having a successful business?

By Employee Engagement, Employee Management, HR News, HR Software, Natural HR

Talent management is about how those in a position of recruiting and managing teams within a company take a strategic approach to attracting, retaining, and developing a workforce. In 2021, a company requires long-term planning as you’ll no longer be employing someone to perform one task. Instead, you’ll need to develop, plan and build a workforce that can grow over time, implement new strategies, options or training and, as a result, feed that back into the business. This will all be done by developing the workforce’s skills, investing in both learning and skill development and managing and optimising the performance…

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Should you re-onboard new starters?

With a return to work, should you re-onboard employees who started remotely during a lockdown?

By Employee Engagement, HR News

Onboarding is a broad term that captures many of the critical moments when a new starter joins your company and begins when your new candidate accepts their job offer from your business. Yet despite what COVID-19 has thrown at us, one common theme remains, onboarding is the process that ensures your new starters are ready for whatever comes at them, whether they’re based at home or in the office. But if your new starter joined your business virtually, and you’re planning on moving back to the office, should you consider re-onboarding them to an extent, or was your initial onboarding…

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