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Feb 2013 - Human Resources Policy: Dealing with Employee Absence and Return to Work Meetings (View html)

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All companies, large and small, have to deal with employee absence at some point. Clear, concise and easy to access HR policies for employee absence and return to work meetings can help this process; ensuring that all employees understand what is expected of them, and what to expect in return from the company, by means of support or disciplinary action, if problems arise.

Jan 2013 - Human Resources: New Legislation January-March 2013 (View html)

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Up to date with the new legislation Jan-March 2013 effecting most walks of the HR profession? all new pension revaluation percentages, minimum wage for employees under Apprenticeship Agreement, tribunal award limits, parental leave increase, ERR Bill amends the Equal Opportunities Act 2010, DBS checks (formerly CRB) become portable - and more!

Jan 2012 - Human Resources Policy: Why Promote Gender Diversity to Top Management (View html)

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trying to convince board members that levelling the male to female ratio in top management is not just about portraying gender equality and equal opportunity? Or considering the promotion of gender diversity to top management in your own company, but not certain how much resource you can ‘afford’ to use on the change? Then this factsheet on why promoting gender diversity to top management may be just what you need!

Jan 2012 - Human Resources Policy: How to Promote Gender Diversity to Top Management (View html)

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During the 15months since the Lord Davies Report in 2011 the percentage of female non-executives on FTSE 100 boards increased from 15.6% to 22.4% while the percentage of female executives is still abysmal at 6.6%! While it appears that companies are finding it relatively easy to outsource to bridge the female gap in non-executive board positions, the ability to find and nurture female talent up through top management to executive positions appears to be lacking.

Dec 2012 - Human Resources Aid: Example/Free Template Pre-Party Employee Memo (View html)

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Preparing for a company party? This example/template pre-party memo, for all employees, may come in handy to help cover the necessary information (and behaviour warnings) needed prior to the event

Nov 2012 - Health and Safety Policy: Blunder Busting (View html)

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As can be seen from the news it is very easy to let health and safety policy go a bit overboard. This factsheet can hopefully help you to avoid some of the more common health and safety myths and blunders that have been propagated through business, so that you only implement health and safety policies necessary for saving people’s lives and quality of life instead of causing annoyance and frustration.

Nov 2012 - HR Policy: Change Management Check List (View html)

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The following information can be used as a checklist to help ensure your policies and procedures for change management makes the most out of the changes you implement for your company, and overcomes the negative emotional hurdles on the way to success.

Oct 2012 - Equal Opportunities at Work, Promoting Diversity: Employment Policy (View html)

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Factsheet on attracting a broader market to your company and improving your team problem solving skills through considerate (non-discriminatory) deployment of policies governing all employment processes from recruitment to redundancy

Oct 2012 - Social Networking and Social Media: What does it mean for business? (View html)

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Social networking and social media effects business from two angles: The impact on businesses where employees have access to social networking and social media during work hours and the new opportunities available for all businesses for improved/cheaper communication and marketing strategy. Whether the overall effect is positive or negatve appears to be up to how we handle the opportunities and impacts?

Sept 2012 - Human Resources: Getting Employee Morale Measures Right! (View html)

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Low employee morale leads to less productivity. Quick fixes like budget staff parties and paper plate awards can provide only temporary morale boosts for some employees and may even cause more problems than they solve with others. Employee morale measures need to be part of the everyday running of your business to ensure your employees feel valued and stay positive and productive. It may be a thankful surprise that this factsheet of popular steps taken for making employees motivated in their work can be even cheaper than the quick fixes!

June 2012 - Human Resources: Right to Work Checks - Avoiding Employment of Illegal Workers (View html)

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The law requires employers to make checks and keep records of rights to work for all persons employed from January 1997 onwards. This factsheet gives an overview as to the why, how, when, and what to check, as an employer, to gain a statutory excuse to avoid prosecution and or fines if an illegal worker is found working for you.

June 2012 - Health & Safety: Low risk environments: To PAT or oPAC? (View html)

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The law requires employers to assess risks and take appropriate action to maintain electrical equipment if it can cause danger, however, it does not stipulate how or when. HSE has published new guidance to help businesses based in low-risk environments (eg. offices and shops) maintain their portable appliances more cost effectively. This factsheet is a quick reference to hopefully save you some time checking you are up to date with the latest help on the how and when.

May 2012 - Human Resources: Grievance Flowchart (View html)

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Use this flowchart to resolve small incidents or grievances swiftly so that everyone can get back to their busy jobs, satisfied that in their company problems are taken seriously and dealt with promptly.

Apr 2012 - Human Resources: Employment Law Changes April 2012 (View html)

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Changes in April 2012; Employment Tribunal procedure reformed, Qualifying period for Unfair Dismissal increased, Statutory payments increased, RIDDOR reporting periods increased, Pension Auto enrolment new rules coming Oct 2012 - checks needed now.

Mar 2012 - Human Resources: Preparing your business for upcoming events (View html)

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This factsheet can be used while preparing your business for events countrywide or local, to aid you as a check list for impact assessment.

Mar 2012 - Health & Safety (infographic): But Office Workers can't malfunction right? (View html)

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A fun infographic on tips for health & safety practices in the workplace to keep office workers from malfunctioning.

Feb 2012 - Health & Safety: and the Self Employed (View html)

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Briefly provides an outline of some of the basic legal Health and Safety requirements imposed upon the Self Employed.

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