HR Policy

How to make performance appraisals work

performance review

Performance management is high on the agenda for many organisations. In an increasingly competitive business climate, companies can’t afford to have ‘coasters’. They need their people to be performing at peak and agile enough to respond to new opportunities and shifts in the market. There is an increasing body of evidence that suggests the majority […]

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What is Britain’s ideal office?

What is Britain's ideal office?

What is your ideal office? An environment where you’re free to create and work with minimal supervision or a micromanaged space with constant instructions? How about casual attire and subsidised gym memberships? The ideal office is different for everyone, but we’ve asked Britain and the people have spoken! According to our research, the perfect office […]

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HR can help improve productivity across the business

Worrying news this week in the shape of a survey from Unit4 which suggests employees in the UK are wasting almost a third of the working year on repetitive, administrative tasks. This kind of unproductive working is costing companies dearly – with the research suggesting the lost time adds up to a cost of £411.4 […]

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Baby (Boomers) still in the corner at work

baby boomers work

A new survey out this week from Canada Life has added to the weight of research showing that older employees face a lack of support and ingrained negative attitudes at work. According to a report in HR Magazine, of the 1,000 plus people surveyed, only 12% felt older workers were appreciated and respected, while just […]

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What should HR be responsible for?

HR is all things to all people, and it is rare to find the HR function in two different organisations sharing a common purpose. Due to a lot of ambiguity about the role, and its resulting low esteem posture, HR has historically – almost willingly – assumed charge of a lot of activities that are […]

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3 HR policies that can protect your business

HR policies

The recent decision by Lloyds of London to ban drinking during working hours has provoked massive debate. The organisation reportedly made its stand and introduced a zero tolerance policy when an analysis showed that around half of all disciplinary and grievance cases it was dealing with were alcohol related. Regardless of your views on whether […]

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