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Online inductions – all your questions answered.

If you’re still trying to decide whether to move to an online induction program, it’s probably because you have a few unanswered questions. Online inductions can seem like a major change to your HR procedures when you’re more used to carrying out your inductions face-to-face....

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Posted on 15/12/16

By Sarah Simmons

For successful remote working – think like an astronaut

Look to the stars! There’s something up there. No, not that UFO – just to the left of it. Yes, that’s the thing I was talking about; the International Space Station. Isn’t it marvellous that you can go to NASA’s website and find out when...

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Posted on 17/07/15

By Sarah Simmons

How do you spot talent?

A week is a long time in politics, but it can be even longer in show business where there are always thousands of hopefuls, ready and waiting to push current stars out of the way and claim their throne. Six weeks on, does anyone remember much...

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Posted on 03/07/15

By Sarah Simmons

Wimbledon Messages for Managers

The sun is shining, the strawberries are ripe, the necks are cricking: to the left, to the right, left, right, left right. Oops, did I say the sun was shining? There go the tarpaulins across the courts as the rain comes down. Yes – Wimbledon...

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Posted on 29/06/15

By Sarah Simmons

The power of workplace rituals

At this time of year I always find it quite reassuring to see news stories of people gathering at Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice. Perhaps it’s the quality of light as the sun rises and sets over the ancient monument, full of the warmth...

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Posted on 22/06/15

By Sarah Simmons

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Posted on 01/01/70

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Give your staff what they want

McDonald’s employees at multiple restaurant sites across the United States have been taking industrial action. And it’s not about pay – it’s about health & safety. McDonalds’ staff from 19 US cities have filed 28 health and safety complaints, citing a range of hazardous working...

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Posted on 05/05/15

By Clare Carpenter

4 Essentials for Remote Management

Managing a workforce remotely, while not yet the norm, is increasingly common. It’s still a relatively new way of working and so it’s not always apparent at the outset of a project what makes good workforce management sense and what doesn’t. Some industries, like construction...

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Posted on 16/04/15

By Clare Carpenter

3 Online HR Resources That Build Better Business

It’s vital for HR professionals to embrace new technology but it can be hard to find a way through the ever growing range of products and innovations. It’s also important to remember that technology should make a business more efficient and staff time more productive...

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Posted on 23/03/15

By Clare Carpenter

The Long Hours Culture – Is it Safe?

Here in the UK we work longer hours than most other European countries. Around half the UK workforce says that they are doing more than one person’s job. Why has this culture developed in recent years and what’s it doing to the UK workforce? For...

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Posted on 16/03/15

By Clare Carpenter

What’s the real value of staff training?

What’s the real value of staff training? Few employers would argue against the fact that it’s essential for an employee to be properly trained and have the necessary skills for the job that they’re employed to do. But what about upskilling or ongoing training such...

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Posted on 09/03/15

By Clare Carpenter

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Posted on 01/01/70

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Henry VIII’s HR Problem

I’ve recently been enjoying the BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel’s multi-award winning historical novel. Centred on the court of Henry VIII it was bound to be full of intrigue and plots. Let’s face it, Henry VIII has always been one of the most...

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Posted on 03/03/15

By Clare Carpenter