Paying employees – why pay more?

Recent research suggests getting richer doesn’t make us happier. And in my experience it is the unhappy employees who are most likely to ask for a pay rise. Here are some thoughts to make your workforce happier without paying employees any more!! Provide rewarding work Seeing others benefit from their contribution makes for happiness in […]

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86% of over 1,000 respondents in a 2018 survey by the CIPD said they had observed presenteeism in their organisation over the last 12 months. What is it and does it matter? What is it? There is no universal definition. It includes, in my view: Continuing to work while ill. Working hours that are not […]

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Beware the glowing performance review

Glowing performance reviews can be a warning to employees and a “bear trap” for employers. Here is why… I have lost count of the number of times I’ve sat in an Employment Tribunal and witnessed something along these lines: The (ex)employee has been dismissed for poor performance. The employer lays out all the compelling evidence. […]

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Brexit for employers – good or bad?

Here is our “take” on Brexit for employers… Much of the problematic legislation, over the past decade or two, has originated from Europe. The Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment Regulations (TUPE), can make the most experienced HR professional take breath. And who, among us, has not been confused at some point, by holiday entitlement? […]

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