What is your post-pandemic working arrangement policies?

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working arrangement policies

What is your post-pandemic working arrangement policies?

As more people are getting vaccinated, organisations are encouraging their staff to return to the office on a more regular basis – but it’s safe to say that an element of flexible working is here to stay. For many business owners, the move towards flexible working can offer cheaper options for office space. Offices can …

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Encourage your employees to take annual leave!

Working excessive hours will negatively impact job performance and cause costly mistakes. Recent news reports highlight concerns over high-pressure working conditions and 100-hour working weeks throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking time out to use annual leave entitlement is healthy. Not only does it allow employees to rest and re-energise, but it can also increase motivation and help …

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Why a corporate social responsibility strategy will influence your business bottom line?

42% of people’s perception of a company is based on corporate social responsibility activities – Forbes (Feb 2020) In broad terms, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) generally has three strands. A company’s commitment to carry out their business ethically and sustainably; How they prioritise their employees’ wellbeing in a supportive and diverse working environment; and The …

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EU Settlement Scheme

EU Settlement Scheme – Are you ready for the 30 June deadline?

Effective 1 January 2021, all EU citizens (excluding Irish citizens) no longer have the automatic right to work in the UK. European nationals and their families who arrived in the UK before 31 December 2020 must apply for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) by 30 June to continue living and working in the UK. Individuals …

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employee wellbeing

Investing in employee wellbeing will improve your bottom line

HR Manager, Bal Dhesi, explains her cost-effective and straightforward tips to help employers improve their bottom line through investing in employee wellbeing initiatives. “Investing in the wellbeing of your team can reduce sickness absence, improve productivity and reduce turnover. Many studies show how implementing workplace wellness initiatives that promote healthier lifestyles. Considering the work-life balance …

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onboard remotely - new hires

Onboarding your new talent remotely

So, your perfect candidate has accepted a role in your company. However, have you got the correct processes for onboarding remotely successfully? With remote working becoming the norm for employers, having streamlined processes for onboarding new staff is essential. HR Manager, Bal Dhesi shares practical considerations for welcoming team members remotely. Stay in contact with …

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Health-Check your HR policies

Are your HR policies protecting your people in a pandemic?

We look at why it’s necessary to carry out regular checks on your HR policies and processes. In June 2020, HR Manager Bal Dhesi highlighted some key questions employers should consider before making decisions surrounding their staff during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our lives continue to be unsettled by the changing landscape …

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Our back office is a mess! Do we need an HR system for our employee administration?

“We worked with a leading executive search company with 30 employees and well-established policies and contracts of employment in place. However, this particular company lacked clear internal processes, working from disorganised files and spreadsheets everywhere as well as questionable accuracy of their holiday records. The company recognised that it needed to implement a secure and …

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We are growing our business, but how do we hire the right talent?

“We experienced this challenge with a start-up business, whose company grew from only a handful of employees to over 20 staff members within a very short period. Building a team so quickly and finding the right talent, without clear expectations or defined responsibilities, can expose a company to an unsettled workforce. We know that finding …

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