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Grief at Work

Grief at Work

Grief Grief can affect people in different ways. It can be difficult to carry on working as normal; lack of sleep can cause issues and concentration may difficult. For some people work is a solace and something else to focus on other than the recent bereavement. How...

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How do I motivate my team?

How do I motivate my team?

It may surprise you but only around one third of employees say they feel motivated and engaged at work. Employee motivation includes the level of commitment, energy and creativity an employee can bring to an organisation. Do you think those could be improved in your...

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Conducting an appeal hearing

Conducting an appeal hearing

Many disciplinary or grievance hearings do not extend to the level of an appeal. However, if an employee appeals, do you know how to conduct an appeal hearing? Who should chair the meeting? The process that should be followed? What the do’s and don'ts are?An appeal is...

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Stress Awareness

Stress Awareness

Understanding how to manage the signs of stress and the factors that can cause it in the workplace can be a very effective skill when it comes to managing people effectively.It is stress awareness month and the aim is to raise awareness of the causes and cures when we...

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Why do I need employment procedures?

Why do I need employment procedures?

Having clear policies and procedures in place can help your organisation to run more smoothly and efficiently. Well documented and communicated procedures can help you to foster your values and standards and will guide employees on what is expected of them in specific...

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Trust at work

Trust at work

Do your employees enjoy a culture of honesty, psychological safety and mutual respect? Employees working in this type of culture are more likely to go above and beyond for you and to feel more secure. Consequently, your staff turnover is likely to be low.Not taking...

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Menopause in the workplace

Menopause in the workplace

It is World Menopause Day on 18th October and the subject has recently gained momentum in relation to the workplace, with employers and employees encouraged to talk about the topic more openly. Concerned parties want to take the current awareness and turn it into...

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Empathy in the workplace

Empathy in the workplace

Empathy in the workplace Empathy is a soft skill which is about respecting what a person needs as well as genuinely listening to their response. In the workplace, empathy can help to create a more inclusive, positive workplace environment with the emphasis on positive...

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Mediation: How can it help?

Mediation: How can it help?

Using mediation to resolve workplace disputes has many benefits, providing a safe, confidential environment allowing parties in dispute in the workplace to discuss issues focusing on all those involved getting what they want from their working relationships with each...

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Diversity

Diversity

How can I make my workplace more diverse? Many employees are sceptical when considering whether employers are doing enough to support diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace. It is important to improve diversity within the law but there are many ways to...

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Stress Awareness

Stress Awareness

The theme of this year’s stress awareness month in April is community. Lack of support can lead to isolation and loneliness and people can feel similarly lonely in the workplace if they feel unsupported and communication in the workplace is poor.Wellbeing can be...

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Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Enhancing emotional intelligence may not seem top of an employer’s list of priorities but having a leadership team with strong interpersonal skills can make a big difference to the bottom line in the same way that strong technical skills can.Acting intelligently with...

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Managing and reducing stress in the workplace

Managing and reducing stress in the workplace

Stress is the way in which the body reacts to feeling under pressure. It can be motivating but it can also be debilitating and, to ensure engaged and motivated employees, avoiding too much pressure is key. Stress affects people differently and the experiences that...

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How to conduct a grievance hearing

How to conduct a grievance hearing

When an employee is unhappy with something in the workplace it is important that the problem is resolved for both the individual and the employer. Taking action promptly to resolve any issues can save a huge amount of time and can prevent problems spiralling out of...

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Why do employees leave their jobs?

Why do employees leave their jobs?

Danger point for resignation The biggest danger point for resignation during employment is when the employee is new to a role. One way to avoid this is to not make promises at the interview that cannot be fulfilled and to ensure that your managers are professional and...

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