Onboarding’s for life, not just for new starters

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Most HR practitioners are fully aware of the benefits of having a well-thought-out onboarding process. With all the research pointing the same way – that those who onboard new employees properly boast higher employee retention rates and save on recruitment costs – taking onboarding seriously should be a no brainer for employers. However, it seems […]

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Why soft skills are rising up the training agenda

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In a future where Artificial Intelligence is predicted to change the face of work as we know it, employers are switching on to the fact that soft skills will become an increasingly important competence for their people. The ‘robots’ may well have the ability to crunch the numbers and automate pretty much every core corporate […]

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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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