Sickness absence rates now at 2.8%

So if the rate in your organisation (do you know the rate?) is below this then you can congratulate yourself (a little). But 2.8% equates to about 6.5 days per employee per year adding £554 per employee to the payroll each year. What can you do? There is a lot you can do and at […]

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Make more profit with a better brand

Choosing our consumer purchases on brands, Samsung, Apple, Asda, Waitrose is familiar. But choosing an employer by brand is increasingly important to job applicants. Recognising the change in that buyer-seller relationship can reduce recruitment costs and help you acquire more productive employees. Recent research reveals that having a poor employer brand means the need to […]

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Saving costs on employee selection is false economy

We assume you want your business to grow and that means you will need more employees; perhaps even an employee who will grow your business for you. What so often goes wrong? I used to tell HR professionals that if they recruit the wrong employee then, if they are lucky, the recruit will leave within […]

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Look beyond the law to understand HR

As a professional, it is disturbing to see HR and Employment law in one sentence. It is a bit like seeing “Relate” and divorce courts lumped together. In every case the aim is to improve situations but HR and lawyers each have very different approaches as do “Relate” and the courts. At its heart HR […]

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