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5 Reasons for Having Good Human Resource Management

My 5 top reasons for having good human resource management (HRM) 1. It costs less Good human resource management ensures you are compliant with employment legislation so reducing the risk of costly litigation should you have an employee dispute. However, there are considerable reductions in cost if managers have clear policies and procedures by which they can make fair and consistent decisions about employees. It saves their time and does not contribute to high stress levels amongst your management team. 2. It increases employee productivity Recent studies have indicated that employees are more likely to be productive if they are […]

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What is HR and why does it matter?

HR – What it is and why does it matter? HR stands for Human Resources, and is the department in an organisation that is concerned with obtaining the right people at the right price at the right time for the right place. But this is perhaps a little over simplistic and in my experience HR tends to have a role in the majority of organisational activity. It may seem trite to say that our people are our greatest asset, but organisations could not function without its people; people make all the difference to the products manufactured or the customer experience […]

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Tips for handling disciplinary interviews

Disciplinary interviews can be stressful situations for both parties and using the following tips can ensure they run smoothly:- 1. Prepare beforehand – make sure you have all the facts of the case and prepare a set of questions you want to ask the employee. Similarly, when an employee is prepared the meeting can be less emotionally fraught. It is helpful to provide guidance to the employee beforehand on how the meeting will be conducted and how they should prepare for it. This becomes more important in the case of gross misconduct where an employee may be suspended and their […]

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Winter is on its way

I stuck my nose out of the door this morning to be welcomed by a distinct nip in the air! When I opened the door I saw a lovely wintery frost covering all the paths, plants and trees. I must admit I was pleased to be working at home for most of the morning. If the meteorological reports are to be believed we could be in for widespread heavy snow. Therefore I thought it would by useful to recap on what to do to manage your employees during severe weather conditions. Bear a thought for those members of staff working […]

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