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How to create a successful mentoring program

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Introducing a successful mentoring program into your company is an excellent way to enhance the performance of your employees and boost the collective skills of the workforce to create a more driven and efficient team. With successful mentoring programs in place employee satisfaction is heightened and there is a higher number of retention rates, meaning you spend less on training new staff, you also gain the opportunity to create future managers and leaders, shaping their attributes to suit your company. This results in your company having more experts in the workforce and the team collaborating to work effectively and efficiency,…

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Striking the balance between office and home working

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Research tells us that six out of ten workers believe they can achieve more when working at home. To office traditionalists, the thought of getting more done in a building that puts you within easy reach of the TV, your bed and family members is usually dismissed as being preposterous. There are simply too many distractions, surely? It seems not. According to the same study, just 12% of the workers surveyed said they were easily distracted when swapping their office desk for one that doesn’t require any form of commute. For some people, clearly, it works. Office real estate is…

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What is Employee Relations?

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The employee relations definition is pretty simple yet very multifaceted. Simply speaking when people in HR ask “what are/what is ‘employee relations?”, the chances are they are already doing it. Employee relations is your company’s structure of managing the rapport between the bosses and the staff. “Well in that case, what is the difference between HR and employee relations?” That’s an easy one, employee relations are just one facet in the role of HR. HR is an umbrella term which includes tasks such as payroll, updating employee databases and many more responsibilities – one of these being managing ER. Our…

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Why cavemen caused anxiety in the office and how to deal with stress

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Why do we become stressed? Did you know that stress is an evolutionary function which was vital for our ancestors thousands of years ago? It was to protect themselves and their children from creatures like wolves and large wild cats such as pumas or cougars. See, stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of threat or danger. When something triggers you into feeling threatened, your nervous system responds by releasing hormones like adrenaline and cortisol for crisis situations. Fast forward to 2016 and stress is seen as a burden and quite frankly, it should be. In 2012…

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Next month, thousands of UK employees to be banned from smoking

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Starting next month, new rules from Nottinghamshire County Council, mean over 9,000 of their current staff will be banned from smoking during working hours. The new rules, which were just approved yesterday, will be enforced mid-May and also includes any form of E-cigarettes. Any workers found breaking these rules will be formally disciplined. The initiative has been proposed to improve the health and productivity of council workers. NCC has said the ban will include all council buildings, land and vehicles. The chair of Nottinghamshire County Council, Joyce Bosnjak, said in a statement; “The harm that tobacco causes stretch across all…

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