Five outdated recruitment practices you really need to change


Let’s step back 30 years and revisit the typical business. Amongst all the beige boxy PCs with about four pixels on their monitors, endless rows of filing cabinets and other forms of paper storage, all surrounded by the horrendous brown decor leftover from the ‘70s. Thankfully, our office workspaces have changed since then! Yet there’s one […]

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5 ways to deter your staff from ‘pulling a sickie’


We’ve all done it – whether it’s due to a drizzly, grey morning, or a restless night’s sleep, pulling a sickie is something we’re definitely not a stranger to. While there certainly may be days where it’s genuinely best to stay at home, rather than infecting colleagues, there might be other days when someone just can’t […]

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Selecting the right HR system for your organisation

Last month Cezanne HR took part in the annual pilgrimage to London Olympia for the CIPD HR Software Show – a mecca for those looking for the latest in HR technology. But with almost 50 vendors showcasing a range of services and products with varying functionality, we met a fair few people who were overwhelmed […]

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Sickness absence in the UK is changing… are you prepared?

£29 billion is the annual cost of sickness absence to UK businesses according to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

At a time when organisations are under more pressure than ever to control costs, it is vital they find the right solution for minimising employee absence. Many forward thinking companies are looking at ways to improve employees’ health, morale and motivation, whilst also tackling the issues of sickness absence and unauthorised leave.

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If Father Christmas had an HR department…

It’s getting to that time of year again where every HR blogger talks about how to deal with Christmas Parties and what to do when Dave from Sales pinches Sally the receptionist’s bum. But this year is the first year I’ve had to actually discuss Father Christmas with my daughter, and I blame the nursery […]

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