Cezanne HR Blog

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Five performance review pitfalls to avoid

performance review pitfalls

Let’s be honest, the prospect of annual performance reviews doesn’t fill the average manager’s heart with joy. It’s often approached with trepidation by employees too—many of whom don’t relish the idea of being pulled up on all the things they could have done better in the year gone by. Of course, it really shouldn’t be […]

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How to have a constructive conversation about pay

conversation about pay

Job-hopping season is upon us and employees everywhere are dusting off their CVs, polishing their shoes and taking their interview outfits to the cleaners. You would think that after a tumultuous year – and in particular all the uncertainty created by Brexit – that people might be more likely to stay put in their roles. […]

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How to get your team energised for 2017

energised

The festivities are finished and reluctantly back to work we go, having scraped the early-morning ice off our cars and battled our way through the daily commute. The first few days back after the holidays are often pretty unproductive. It takes time for people to slowly grind their brain back into gear and remember what on earth […]

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The top 7 Cezanne HR blogs of 2016

top blog posts

While many of us are closing up shop until 2017, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still be preparing for the year to come. Here are a few of our most viewed blogs from 2016 – covering everything from success in HR and Brexit, to performance reviews and flexible working. 1. Are you considering a career […]

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The Six Personas of HR: Which one(s) are you?

unmask

The end of the year is nigh, and HR people everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief that the staff Christmas party went off without major incident. But before you don your Santa hat and head off for the holidays, take some time to reflect on all the other hats you’ve worn this year. To […]

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Help your employees thrive

work-life balance

Well-being has been a hot topic this year with a plethora of research, articles and experts urging employers to invest in building healthy workforces. Glassdoor is the latest to jump on the bandwagon, with a new initiative designed to recognise companies who put well-being at the heart of everything they do. Employers are being invited […]

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Curbing business costs, not HR services

business costs

It’s the time of year when many HR teams find themselves under pressure to bring down costs – and commit to making limited budgets stretch even further. Faced with demands to reduce spending, it may feel as if the easiest option is to abandon the new initiatives you’ve got planned for the year ahead. You […]

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How HR can make an impact in SMEs

sme hr

Being an HR practitioner in an SME is a very different experience to working in a large organisation. Practitioners may be working with a management team who see HR as operational rather than strategic. They often don’t fully understand the contribution good people practices can make to their growth and profitability. We are operating in […]

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