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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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How to solve a problem like millennials

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‘Millennial’ is the current buzzword in HR, recruitment and management. There’s no definitive reason why so many hiring managers are obsessed with this generation but nonetheless, it’s glaringly obvious that there are generational differences between age groups in the workplace. Some of the reasons that could be argued are; digital/technological knowledge, they’re cheaper to employ, unorthodox thinking or just the pure and simple idea of youth. The first hurdle is sharing; there’s an odd obsession with this generation when it comes to sharing things online. Sharing news, opinions and experiences – in some cases, information that may be a bit…

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