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Erika Lucas

Stop your employees from getting stuck in a rut

stagnating in their roles

With employment in the UK at a record high, employers are having to work harder than ever to attract and hold on to the best people. There are many reasons why staff may decide to quit their role and look for pastures new: a bigger salary, a shorter commute, more flexible working arrangements… But perhaps […]

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How wellness programmes can boost productivity

wellness programmes

Worrying news this week from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace (BHW), who report that unhealthy employees are costing firms dearly when it comes to productivity. BHW’s latest report looks at the link between employee ill-health and short term productivity loss. According to an article in HR Magazine, BHW found that British employers are losing an average of 27.5 […]

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Why you should love your HR software

love your hr software

If you’ve been watching the news this week, you’ll be in no doubt that the robots are coming. A new Oxford University study reports, ‘middle-class’ and middle-income jobs are at risk of being taken over by technology, with experts predicting 30% of jobs could be automated by as early as 2025. You’ll be pleased to […]

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Helping line managers get the best out of their teams

line managers

Poor, old line managers. Yet another survey, this time from the CIPD, slamming their ability to manage and get the best out of their people. While we’ve all had bosses whose soft skills leave something to be desired, it’s hard not to feel a certain amount of sympathy for these frequently lambasted folk on the […]

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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. Performance reviews don’t fill the average […]

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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 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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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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