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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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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How flexible can you be?

From 30th June all employees with 26 weeks service have the right to request flexible working. That is they can ask to work fewer days or hours, to adjust start or finish times, to work from home or to job share. It is only the right to request, and employers can turn down the request. […]

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Are your employees unhappy at work?

A recent survey conducted by recruitment firm Randstad and reported by People Management suggests this is more likely for them than for their European counterparts or indeed than for others in the English speaking world. Absence levels, poor retention and lower productivity are typical outcomes. There is hope… We know from many studies that happiness […]

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Time for an appraisal of performance management

The concept that people’s work performance can somehow be managed by others is one that dies hard.  “Management by Objectives”, “360 degree appraisal”, “Competencies” are words disturbing enough to strike fear into the most committed of employees.  The very words performance management  are much used as a euphemism for a capability, or even a disciplinary, […]

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Identifying and nailing “stress” is crucial to lowering the risks of being an employer.

Stress can cause a huge variety of physical and mental health problems such as heart disease and medically recognised depression. But it also creates a dysfunctional working environment, poor employee performance and high absence; themselves causes of stress for the employer as well as for employees. The employer is then exposed to a wide range […]

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Employee Performance Workshop

Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce,  Fenton Street, Lancaster, LA1 1AB Wednesday 9 November 2011 Time: 9:30 – 16:30 Whether it is sales or delivery the largest factor in success is invariably employee performance. Profit and effectiveness is frequently undermined by recruitment costs and poor attendance. These are usually symptoms of low employee engagement – which […]

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