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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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How can you leverage your HR platform to keep your employees engaged with your company?

By Employee Management, Performance Management

What do we mean by employee engagement? By definition, it relates to the level of an employee’s commitment and connection to the organisation they work for, and in recent years, employee engagement has emerged as a critical driver of business. Research has shown that: The employee engagement rate in the UK is 50%. Employees are 17% more engaged if they can participate in a regular feedback programme. Companies that effectively turn feedback into action have an 80% employee engagement rate. 50% of workers agree that managers helping with career development drive employee engagement. 55% of workers agree that recognition for…

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hr data integrity

How to maintain HR data integrity at home

By HR Software, Management, Security, Technology

As a department, HR holds probably the most sensitive data in your entire organisation. From contact details to National Insurance numbers, bank details and dates of birth; failing to keep this data under lock and key can land you in hot water with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) and a fine of up to €20 million under the rules of the GDPR. With so many of us still working from home – with many more still transitioning to a 100% remote model – maintaining the integrity of HR data has become challenging. HR leaders must ensure the data they collect…

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lockdown

Reflecting on a year in lockdown: insights from 8 business leaders and HR professionals

By COVID-19, Employee Management, Team, Technology

As we reflect on an entire year of lockdown, restrictions and remote work; the British public as a whole has learned some valuable lessons – professionally and personally. Whether it is learning to cherish seeing family members and friends in person or the importance of good work/life balance, the last year has been a learning curve for us all. We asked the HR and business community to share their own reflections and learnings from the last 12 months. From reconsidering the need for a physical office to developing flexible working policies; our business and HR leaders have made a remarkable…

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Expeditious Services remote work

How Expeditious Services is keeping employees connected: an interview with their HR Manager

By COVID-19, Employee Engagement, Health and Wellbeing

As the country edges ever closer to a return to some normality, we’re continuing to delve into the ways HR leaders across the nation are keeping their people connected during this period of working from home. Today, we’re delighted to welcome another HR leader to this series. Elizabeth Smith is the HR Manager at Expeditious Services, a business protection and security company based in Shrewsbury. With many of their team being key workers, they have had to adapt their people strategies to meet the changing needs of their team – both in the office and at home. We caught up…

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