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Outsourcing HR has become a popular business strategy and a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes, says Greg Guilford at HR Solutions. Organisations that don’t have resources for a full-time or in-house HR department still may require expert advice and support. Outsourcing can help them through the ever-changing obstacles of UK legislation, as well as providing support with […]
For every talented employee recruited, an employer invests considerable time, effort and resources to bringing them on-board, says Greg Guilford from HR Solutions. Understandably, employers want to keep these talented workers for as long as possible and employee retention has become one of the key HR issues faced by businesses today. Given that, young employees often move jobs […]
The wait is over, the first gender pay gap figures have been published, with the information available for anyone to view on the government’s gender pay website. Alison Blackhurst, from HR Solutions, says that businesses must publish their mean and gender pay, bonuses and the proportion of men and women within each pay quartile.
For UK businesses that boast an annual wage bill of £3 million plus, the new 2017/18 tax year would’ve been met with the introduction of an additional ‘Employment Tax’: The Apprenticeship Levy, says Sukhy Dhillon.
Welcome to Google HQ. As the Californian sun shines down upon the Silicon Valley superstar, workers stroll along shaded walkways or hail a nearby golf buggy to carry them across the campus. The smell of gourmet cooking wafts out of windows while employees ease themselves into meditation pods and massage chairs. Beth Leslie, at Inspiring Interns, […]
I’ve read a lot in the media about how large businesses are often losing out to smaller companies when attracting and retaining top young talent, says Rashid Ajami, Campus Society. The latter appears to offer fresh and exciting opportunities that larger organisations struggle to match.
Working in a sales role can be both rewarding and challenging. It’s a fast moving environment with great development opportunities and you will meet lots of new and different people as you travel. It’s a high pressured role where you will face rejection, need strong self-management skills and your earning potential is reflected in your […]
A recent report from i4CP found that approximately 52% of all companies actually conduct annual performance appraisals (APA), with only 55% of employees feeling as though performance appraisals are effective. It is clear that organisations are way off the mark so with this in mind, how can you implement and develop performance appraisals to be […]
Do you have a clear perception of your behaviour? Do you acknowledge and understand your strengths and areas for development? Do you know how your behaviour impacts your colleagues? Are you aware of your colleagues’ perception of you? If you can answer those questions with a ‘yes’, then chances are you are more or less […]
“Money can’t buy happiness” – a much debated quote that we hear often. When it comes to employee engagement, this phrase often rings true for many employees. Reward programmes are an essential component of an effective employee engagement strategy, but they involve far more than just financial reward. Organisations have long known that recognition and […]
Posted on 10th January 2017 in HR & Management.
Improving employee engagement is an enduring topic within the business world. When people flourish, so do the organisations they work for, making an effective employee engagement strategy essential. Conversely, demotivated employees can hold businesses back. When people lack motivation, they are unlikely to do their best work, are less productive and are more likely to […]
Posted on 9th January 2017 in HR & Management.