New Calendar Features: Where is everybody?

We get really great feedback about the employee calendar in Cezanne HR, especially because the personalised views mean that everyone can get to the information they need really fast. However, we’ve had ambitions to make it even more useful! We’re especially delighted to announce that with the latest update, we’ve added new capabilities that customers […]

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Looking for growth in your business?

There’s a real sense of optimism in the air as the economy continues to pick up and survey after survey tells us business confidence is on the rise. It looks like small and mid-sized businesses will be driving much of the predicted growth in recruitment over the next few months.  Research released yesterday by the […]

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Should employees have a voice?

Interesting food for thought in the shape of a recent debate between academics and HR practitioners on the need to give employees a ‘voice’ in the workplace. The Voice and Value Conference (organised jointly by the CIPD and London School of Economics (LSE) heard that “a catastrophic imbalance of power” had arisen in UK businesses […]

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How to make it OK to speak out

If you saw someone behaving unethically or inappropriately at work, would you do anything about it? If the honest answer is no, you’re not alone. Recent research from Roffey Park suggests that although nearly half of managers have seen misconduct at work, only two-thirds have spoken up. Junior managers – not surprisingly – were the […]

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How to handle a difficult performance conversation

Difficult conversations about poor performance are right up there on the list of tasks managers dread the most.  It’s easy to sweep the problem under the carpet and hope it will go away.  But if you don’t tell people where they are going wrong, they will never get any better. It’s important not just to […]

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New insights on leadership: Why Leaders Eat Last

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‘Why leaders eat last ….’ was the intriguing theme of a presentation given by ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek at the Vistage 25th anniversary conference. The event, sponsored by Cezanne HR, brought MDs and senior managers together to challenge their thinking about leadership and in particular why some teams pull together and others don’t. In […]

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How to make the business case for HR software

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When budgets are tight, it can be difficult to persuade directors to invest in either buying or updating HR software. It’s often something that gets pushed down the priority list and is regarded as ‘nice to have’ rather than essential. The latest generation solutions can, however, make an enormous difference to both the productivity and […]

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