Quick Guide for Employers - Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019

Posted by Florence Kenefick on November 7, 2019

While it’s a great benefit for employees, business owners will definitely find the newly introduced Parent's Leave regulations to be a significant burden, both financially and logistically. This will become more acute when the leave increases from six weeks to seven in 2021.

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The Skills & Approaches for Resolving Conflicts in the Workplace

Posted by Jerome Forde on October 2, 2019

In our recent survey, we learned that 69% of businesses find recruitment difficult and therefore, the loss of a member of staff can have serious implications. Conflict in the workplace is all too common and if left unchecked, increases turnover.

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What Are Positive Employee Relations & Why Are They Important?

Posted by Jerome Forde on October 2, 2019

Previously referred to as Industrial Relations, Employee Relations is a practise which focusses on both the individual and collective relationships in the workplace.

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Writing Job Descriptions & Attracting Candidates: Pro Tips for SMEs

Posted by Helen Halpin on October 2, 2019

First impressions are everything and your Job Description will be the first time many of your employees will encounter your fledgeling business. A basic Job Description usually contains the job title, duties, skills and competencies, a bit about the company and a salary. However, you'll probably agree that 'basic' isn't quite in line with your company vision.

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How To Manage Staff Holidays

Posted by Florence Kenefick on February 13, 2019

As spring approaches, people’s minds turn to planning their summer holidays. Managing holiday requests can be challenging for a business, especially if employees request the same week off. How do you plan ahead so that business is not disrupted?

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Job Opportunities for Recent Graduates: Survey & Statistics

Posted by Helen Halpin on February 6, 2019

Recruitment survey bring welcome news to recent graduates, especially those who may be struggling to find their ideal role.

Recently, we surveyed over 100 CEOs and Managers across small and large businesses, to find out what issues they faced when recruiting new staff.

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5 Easy Steps to Improve Your New Hire Induction Programs

Posted by Florence Kenefick on November 10, 2017

Recruiting talented individuals into your business is difficult enough, but did you realise that without a proper induction program for new employees, the struggle and cost could go to waste?

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Employee Rights in The Workplace: Common Myths & Misconceptions

Posted by Jerome Forde on August 22, 2017

When it comes to employee rights in the workplace, there is a general consensus that the law always swings in favour of the employee. But is that factually accurate?

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Recruitment Survey & Statistics: Do You Find It Difficult to Recruit?

Posted by Helen Halpin on August 16, 2017

When it comes to the list of challenges faced by businesses big or small, old or new; recruiting new staff is always up there at the top of that list.

In order to best advise our customers, we wanted to know if the challenges in recruiting are the same as they always have been, and if they differ for large enterprises compared to SMEs.

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Employment Law Advice for UK Employers

Posted by Jerome Forde on August 11, 2017

What key pieces of knowledge should a small business owner be equipped with when it comes to employment law?

It’s a good question because employment law can be confusing for all employers, but particularly for small businesses and start-up owners. The whole area consists of a mix of complex regulations in a landscape of ever-changing legislation that is challenging to keep up with.

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