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The importance of HR

Published 12 February 2018
Human Resources management is often viewed as a guard dog for bad management and business owners and it is a role that has certainly divided opinion.An online article (1) published last year listed...

Evaluating the benefit of the performance appraisal

Published 05 February 2018
Asking an employee to highlight their strengths and weaknesses can produce some interesting results.It is not always easy to get a worker to reflect on their performance, but it can certainly be be...

Managing all aspects of performance

Published 16 January 2018
An organisation is only as good as the performance of its staff, so being clear on how you assess the workforce is crucial.By the sound of it performance appraisal and performance management may ap...

Disciplining an employee when a previous warning is past its expiry date

Published 11 January 2018
Having to discipline the same worker some time later for exactly the same allegation is not always as straightforward as it seems.An employer may be tempted to take the view that the employee has b...

How performance management is done

Published 02 January 2018
No matter how good or skilled a worker is there is likely to come a time when that performance dips.It is understandable that from time to time employees can have a blip, but if that drop in ...

How to complain when serious problems arise in the workplace

Published 02 January 2018
Life in the workplace does not always run smoothly and as an employee there may come a time when you have cause for serious complaint.If this is the case you can raise a formal grievance (1) in ord...

The importance of keeping up to date with employment law

Published 18 December 2017
It has never been more important for employers to be up to date with ever changing and complex employment law legislation. Many employers may have been lulled into a false sense of security in...

what is a settlement agreement

Published 11 December 2017
Agreeing the way forward when the employment relationship no longer worksAll working relationships do not smoothly and when they do break down it can be with damaging consequences.Trying to resolve...

Agreeing the way forward when the employment relationship no longer works

Published 24 November 2017
All working relationships do not smoothly and when they do break down it can be with damaging consequences.Trying to resolve such matters amicably can be difficult especially with emotions on all s...

Getting it right when choosing staff for redundancy

Published 24 November 2017
In challenging financial times the question of which staff to select for redundancy can be one of the toughest for any employer.Downturn in profits, a desperate need to restructure or loss of a lar...

How to avoid feeling sick when dealing with an employee’s illness

Published 22 November 2017
There are many matters employers need to handle with great care and sensitivity and dealing with sicknesses absence is one of them.Whenever employees are off work there are cost implications and it...

Understanding an employer’s duty to make reasonable adjustments

Published 06 November 2017
In employment matters the term reasonable is often used, but what exactly is considered reasonable can be open to interpretation and debate.And when it comes to making reasonable adjustments (1)&nb...
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