How to deal with a difficult performance review

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No-one likes having to give an employee difficult feedback, but there are times when issues just can’t be ignored. If performance has dipped, serious mistakes are being made or there are problems around attitude and behaviour, its important to tackle it head on. If people don’t get feedback nothing will change – and it could […]

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Frictionless HR: The next big trend?

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Your overtime sheet or holiday request form sits in the manager’s in tray while they are away on business for five days. An employee rings HR to ask how many days remain from their holiday entitlement. HR is asked for a report on absence in department X by the manager. Whilst recruiting, applications are sent […]

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Making the most of performance reviews

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The last quarter of the year is the time when many organisations start to plan for – or even kick off – their annual round of performance reviews. It can be a challenging and frustrating time for HR. Managers often have to be pursued relentlessly to put appraisal dates in their diaries and don’t always […]

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Risk-free implementation for your HR software

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You’ve selected your HR software, now comes the task of implementing it. I’m often asked “how can I be sure to get this part right?” Part of the answer actually lies in the preparation you have done during the selection process, which will indicate your current state of readiness. At this point you should have: […]

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7 TED Talks to get you thinking

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Here at Cezanne HR, we love a good TED talk. And since Company Culture is a hot topic right now, we’ve put together a collection of videos that will get you thinking about your own culture. So make yourself a coffee, put your thinking hat on, sit back and enjoy! Dan Ariely: What makes us […]

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Get set for success with apprenticeships

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The Apprenticeships scheme is up for an overhaul with the Chancellor’s budget announcement that contributions for non levy-paying organisations will be halved. The reduction in training payments comes as part of a wider £695 million package to support apprenticeships, and follows news that greater flexibility over the use of funds is also being introduced. It’s […]

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Could your HR record-keeping put your business at risk?

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A recent court case has highlighted the importance of having a reliable system for managing and storing important people-related paperwork. In the case of Tenon V Cawley, the employer alleged that Miss Cawley, a member of its senior management team, was in breach of restrictive convenants in her contract of employment. When the case came […]

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