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When working from home works: Cezanne HR

working from home

A few weeks ago I came across an article on Linkedin about scrapping your work from home policy. The author argues that work is about what you do, not where you are, and focusing on policies misses the point. What’s really important, she says, is that you have a motivated, engaged workforce that is working productively […]

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Difficult Conversations: Managing your emotions

managing emotions

Difficult conversations are part of the territory for HR. They are the ones who have to deliver the bad news, justify unpopular policies with line managers, and deal with employees who are not performing (or behaving) As an HR person on the front line, it’s important not to under-estimate the toll this can take on […]

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How HR can develop gravitas

gravitas

The term gravitas is most often associated with statesmen or senior leaders – those people who have an innate ability to command respect and attention the minute they walk into the room. But having that air of weightiness and authority is just as important for HR managers, especially if they are operating at board level and […]

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5 liberating ideas for HR

liberating-hr

Be honest. How are you feeling about going into work today? Excited at the prospect of new challenges and the chance to work with colleagues on creative solutions to business problems? Or, are you worn down by constant ‘fire-fighting’, endless admin, and a stream of difficult people-related issues to deal with? HR often finds itself […]

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Take a new approach to HR this autumn

new approach

The pencils are sharpened, the bags are packed and there’s a definite sense of new beginnings in the air. September is traditionally the time for fresh starts. People return from their holidays relaxed and refreshed and set about their work challenges with (hopefully) renewed vigour. For HR professionals, it’s a great time to take a […]

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When should your holiday year start?

holiday years

I came across an interesting debate on LinkedIn this week on the pros and cons of starting the holiday absence year at different periods of the year. Since it’s topic we often discuss with our customers, we thought we’d pitch in with our views—and some insight into how the Cezanne HR system can help make managing […]

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Getting HR right for right now

HR agenda talent

What are the right things for HR to be doing right now? This is the question posed in a recent article by leadership consultancy Egon Zehnder, who asked some of the world’s most admired companies what was top of their HR agenda. The piece provides some fascinating insights into how organisations such as Nestle, Goldman […]

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Are you tracking your contractors effectively?

contract term distribution

How Cezanne HR helps you make the most of working with contractors Contractors, freelancers, interns and volunteer workers are an invaluable resource for many companies; providing essential cover while staff are away, allowing organisations to flex their workforce to meet changing needs, providing essential skills on a short term basis, or helping companies identify and […]

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Making the most of millennials

Karine Lipinski

Millennial workers generally get pretty bad press. They’re accused of being disloyal, self-centred and lacking in respect for their managers. They want constant praise and quick promotion – and if they don’t get it, they’ll be off to the next job in the blink of an eye (well, within two years anyway). They are, however, […]

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