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Sarah wins prestigious award at COBBA22

By Events, News

What an incredible night – and surprise – for our COO and co-founder, Sarah Dowzell, who attended the City of Birmingham Business Awards (COBBA22) and was presented with the Chair’s Award. Over 300 people gathered at The Park Regis Hotel to recognise the area’s array of exciting entrepreneurs. Of those in attendance was our very own Sarah who initially thought she was going there with fellow business peers to acknowledge the city’s brightest talent. With no idea she’d been nominated by Kim Leary, the regional Chair of Downtown in Business, the evening ended in a way she never expected… “I…

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What are the 10 most popular Natural HR blogs this year?

By Health, HR News, HR Software, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Natural HR, News, Software, Talent Management

In 2021, the Natural HR team published more content than in any previous year, and as a result, we’ve delved into some of the most important topics facing HR teams. From COVID related insights and looking at the future of work to the importance of absence management and employee engagement – the Natural HR team has produced over 100 articles that have provided critical insights into the challenges faced by HR professionals during a challenging year. So, to make sure you don’t miss out, the team has put together a curated list featuring ten of our most read articles from…

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8 Training Programs for employers to help you close the skills gap found within your business

By Business, Employee Management, Natural HR, News, Performance Management

Whether a company has hired new employees, launched a new product, or wants to keep its employees safe, employee training programs are needed throughout the lifecycle of their employment with your company. Assigning the proper training to your staff enables employees to better perform at their jobs. But why would an employee invest time and money in the development of their workforce? For your business, employee training can have several benefits, including: Increased profit and growth. Better industry reputation Deeper skill succession pipelines. Reduced employee turnover. More skilled workers. Likewise, what do your staff gain from training? Career advancement. Self-development….

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Autumn Budget 2021: What does it mean for HR and payroll teams

Autumn Budget 2021: What does it mean for HR and payroll teams

By Business, Finance, HR News, HR Software, Natural HR, News

In the House of Commons, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has this afternoon delivered the second Budget of 2021. Taking to the dispatch box while the nation continues to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunak outlined his plans to prepare the UK for a new economy post-Covid. This plan included lifting the economy and extending support for individuals, businesses and entire industries as we now work ourselves through an economy no longer supported by schemes like the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. While the cost of inflation was expected to rise to as much as 4% in 2022, Sunak’s Autumn…

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International Week of Happiness at Work 2021: 10 things you can do in your office

By Leadership, Management, Motivation, Natural HR, News

Today, September 23rd, marks the start of the International Week of Happiness at work. Here at Natural HR, we know that employee happiness and well-being are integral to any business’s success. It may seem like employee happiness is something that benefits only the employees. However, many companies can benefit greatly from having happy employees. The range of benefits ranging from reduced turnover to increased productivity. In this article, we’re going to look at some ideas of how you can boost employees’ happiness in your business – from offering tips on everything from how to create a welcoming and creative work…

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