How to make hiring hassle-free

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Another week, another gloomy prediction about the recruitment issues employers are likely to be grappling with in the coming months. This time, it’s the turn of the union Prospect, who in a survey reported in HR Magazine, say two thirds of its EU worker members are considering leaving the UK because of Brexit. The full […]

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Company culture: the imperative for HR

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‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’, according to legendary management consultant and writer Peter Drucker. That’s not to say strategy isn’t important of course, but research confirms that culture plays a huge part in organisational success. With a bit of luck, your organisation already has a positive and well-defined company culture; one that starts from the […]

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What are the top 3 priorities for HR in 2019?

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January is traditionally the time when HR commentators look ahead at the challenges likely to be facing the profession in the coming year.  Increasing digitisation and further advances in Artificial Intelligence feature heavily in the predictions that have hit the pages of the sector press so far. There are likely to be ongoing employment law […]

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Cezanne HR’s holiday traditions from around the globe

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Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, a different religious festival or a more secular holiday, you’ll probably have your own traditions that make the season special to you. Here in the UK, the archetypal Christmas usually involves: dragging a tree into the house and decorating it with lights and tinsel, eating until your heart’s content, and eagerly […]

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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


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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