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Gathering employee feedback (be they past, future or present) can often be a difficult task, but the benefits can be very rewarding to a business and it’s objectives. Conducting surveys can be a great way to provide employees and human resource specialists with a means to express their opinions, in return you’ll get valuable feedback
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As the old adage goes “A happy workforce is a productive workforce”, people who work for a company which supports them reciprocate with increased output, enthusiasm and devotiveness i.e. they go the extra mile. One way to increase staff morale is to provide them with employment benefits, often referred to as “perks of the job”
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Conducting an online recruitment campaign can be a time consuming and laborious process, human resources managers can often be responsible for dozens of tasks and processes along the way. Therefore, organisation is key so we have compiled a list of some of the most useful smartphone apps available to help you get organised and increase
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Nearly every company has some form of human resources management in place but not everyone knows about the talented individuals who put these important business operations into effect. This post is an attempt to uncover the skills required for the role of a human resources manager. Human resources has existed since the times of The
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Believe it or not, the principles behind human resources can be traced right back to the prehistoric ages. It is thought that our ancestors developed processes for the selection of tribal leaders, and of course, passed knowledge on health, safety, hunting and gathering down through generations. A more advanced form of human resource management is
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In order to attain a successful job/career, we are encouraged in school and college to go on to extended education once we reach the end of the compulsory learning cycle. Most of us assume we have to obtain excellent results and outstanding grades such as A***** to even be acknowledged by any university! However, it’s
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With the recent snowfall causing chaos across the nation this week and the likelihood of further snow to come we’ve put together this useful guide to your rights as an employee during these times. The Employment Rights Act 1996 was created for a reason and it is there to serve you, here are some common questions along with their
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A recent article written by the bbc reports that after only one day of a planned recruitment drive for the commonwealth games in Glasgow 2014, a staggering 10,000 people have volunteered themselves for positions. Organisers are looking for 15,000 in total but if the first day was anything to go buy they shouldn’t have many
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Based on the success of a previous post, we have decided to re-create the data within the post as an infographic. The infographic below counts down the top 5 highest paid jobs in the uk as of 2012. Feel free to share or embed.
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Employment relations minister Jo Swinson has announced plans to reduce the period before very large scale redundancies  can take place from a 90 day minimum  to 45 days. Swinson said the move, along with other changes, was aimed at helping workers and businesses. Announcing the changes, which will be made through secondary legislation and put in place
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A new year brings along plenty of approved changes in employment legislation, here’s a summary of the most important ones which may effect your business. Portable DBS checks introduced March 2013 Once a Disclosure and Barring Service (previously Criminal Records Bureau) check has been conducted, the results will be available online to enable employers to
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With the big day fast approaching, chances are most companies will be looking for seasonal staff this christmas to cover staff leave or to help cope with a sudden surge in demand for a product/service. There are certainly plenty of candidates out there who are keen to fill these roles so we won’t discuss how to recruit
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