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Employee Wellbeing – An Employer’s Guide

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Over recent years there has been an increased focus on employee benefits. Large multinational companies have been making headlines for their ancillary employment perks, extra little incentives that may make them that little bit more attractive to potential employees. (Ping-pong tables, office dogs and beer taps spring to mind.) In our January blog about what employees really want, we discussed …

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How To Promote Sustainability In The Workplace

In Learning & Development,

Although that raucous party to welcome in the new decade may be a distant memory by now, hopefully your new year’s resolutions are a little easier to remember. Along with the usual decisions that people make at this time of year – such as drinking more water and joining a gym – we are seeing a rise in the number …

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Improving Business Performance with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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Are you experiencing difficulties with attracting talent? Are your employees fully engaged and committed to staying?  Are they innovative and creative in ways that benefit your business?  Embracing an equality, diversity and inclusion strategy (EDI) can provide a solution to the challenges of attracting and retaining talent, engaging employees and increasing innovation. What is equality, diversity and inclusion? Equality is …

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Emotional Intelligence – What You Need To Know

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Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills: 1. Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others. 2. The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving. 3. The ability …

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The Role of the HR Function in Fraud Prevention and Detection

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This post is the 2nd in a series on workplace fraud.  The first post outlined how a company should deal with a fraud that they believe has been perpetrated against them by one of their own employees. This article will examine how the HR function can play a pivotal role in helping to prevent or at least significantly reduce the risk …

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Where is the ROI in having an Information and Consultation Forum?

In Employee Engagement, Information and Consultation, Information and Consultation Forums, Policies and Procedures, Uncategorized, Work Councils,

This post is the 4th in a 4-part series on Information and Consultation Forums (ICFs).  The first post outlined some reasons for proactively establishing an ICF and also described the benefits that can flow from having an ICF in the workplace.  The second post discussed how to set up a robust ICF that is fit for purpose.  The third post …

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Ensuring operational effectiveness and compliance : Information and Consultation Part 3

In Employee Engagement, Employee Representatives, Information and Consultation, Information and Consultation Forums, Policies and Procedures, Uncategorized, Work Councils,

This post is the 3rd in a series on Information and Consultation Forums (ICFs). The first post outlined the reasons for proactively establishing an ICF and also described the benefits that can flow from having an ICF in the workplace.  The second post discussed how to set up a robust ICF that is fit for purpose. The ideal would be …

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Building Commitment and Trust in the Workplace: Information and Consultation Part 2

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Last month’s post described the reasons for proactively establishing an Information and Consultation Forum (ICF) in a business – as well as the benefits that can flow from having an ICF in the workplace. But to get to that point we now need to look at the mechanics of setting up an ICF and also what to look out for …