Five ways to set yourself up for success in 2018

Fireworks

And so unwillingly back to work, after what for many of us has been an extended break. It can be difficult to crank yourself into gear after the festive season. It’s cold, dark, we feel sluggish (well I do anyway) and you can’t quite remember exactly what it was you were doing before Christmas. But […]

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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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Five ways to encourage people to speak out

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As an HR person, how confident are you that people are telling you the things you really need to hear? If there was a problem with bullying or discrimination in a particular department, would employees speak up or would they remain silent? If an employee suspected their manager of some serious wrong-doing, would they feel […]

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Do you have the right skills to thrive in HR?

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In an increasingly volatile business climate, there are no ‘easy’ answers for organisations looking to develop and grow. HR – probably more than any other profession – often finds itself stuck in the middle, having to manage the inevitable tensions that arise between organisations, stakeholders and employees. In his latest book,

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Five ways to improve workplace relationships

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Dealing with employees who don’t get along or who have outright fallen out with each other is one of the most irritating and time-consuming tasks managers have to deal with. Strained relationships in the office don’t just cause a bad atmosphere, they can have a real impact on productivity and performance. Employees don’t have the […]

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Could you win an industry award?

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Have you transformed your business with the innovative use of HR technology? If so, don’t hide your light under a bushel – put yourself forward for some well-deserved recognition by entering this year’s Personnel Today Awards. The ‘Excellence in HR through Technology’ category (sponsored by Cezanne HR) aims to recognise organisations that are bringing about […]

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Stop your employees from getting stuck in a rut

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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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Getting employee recognition right

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A business I visit regularly has a fantastic receptionist. Always ready with a smile, remembers everyone’s name and is willing to go the extra mile to sort out any issue. I was delighted recently to hear that she had been nominated for an award for outstanding customer service and was going to have her achievements […]

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