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#CIPDACE21: Opening the door and closing the skills gap with the help of your HR platform.

By Performance Management, Personal Development, Recruitment, Talent Management

Looking at the news, you would have seen the skill shortages within the HGV industry and their impact on the United Kingdom. But outside that industry, it sets a worrying view on the impact of a skills shortage. Why? Because for countless other industries, this shortage could be just on the horizon if findings by McKinsey are to be believed. Their report suggests that the current skills gap with the UK will only get bigger and that in 2021, they discovered that 44% of their respondents say their organisations will face skill gaps within the next five years, up to…

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Workplace Culture then and now: 7 ways that it has changed since 2011

By Culture, Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Human Resources, Natural HR, News, Personal Development, Software

Since 2011 the world has experienced a lot of changes, and the UK was no different. We’ve had three prime ministers, a Brexit Referendum and a national debate on naming an Ice research vessel, to name just three examples, but there have also been massive changes in the UK’s workplace culture. In this article, we’ll be looking at seven ways the UK’s workplace culture has changed since 2011. While some of these changes result from technology development, others have come about because of shifting perspectives and expectations in the workforce. Even more, have come as the result of the introduction…

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What is the best structure for a Performance Development Review (PDR)?

By Employee Management, Personal Development

A Performance Development Review (or PDR for short) is not a new concept. In fact, many HR professionals are starting to discourage their organisations from implementing them, but they do still serve a purpose and are a long way off from becoming extinct. And rightly so, especially in growing businesses. A PDR will help your employees focus on the tasks that contribute towards the overall goal of the business and, they know exactly where they stand in terms of their expectations, performance and job security. PDRs will also provide line managers and HR teams with a paper trail of performance…

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8 tips for improving your work ethic

By Personal Development

We’ve all been there. That feeling of really, really not wanting to go into the office of a morning. It cripples productivity, raises stress levels and makes us unhappy. Why do we do it to ourselves? Unless it stems from deeper issues, the feeling of not wanting to go to work is often the result of a poor work ethic. If you’ve experienced it yourself recently, that doesn’t make you a bad person or employee – a poor work ethic usually arrives subconsciously and is something you’ll have little control over or forewarning of its impending arrival. Thankfully, there are…

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5 tips for a great CV

By Personal Development

The humble curriculum vitae (CV) still plays a pivotal role in recruitment. Despite the increased importance of services like LinkedIn when it comes to job hunting, the piece of paper you initially send out to potential employers can’t afford to cut corners or paint you out to be something you’re not. We’ve all heard the stories of CVs that have bent the truth a little (sometimes, a lot) and you may even have been tempted to do so yourself in order to grab the job you’ve always longed for. But the fact remains that a truthful, honest and engaging CV…

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