Performance reviews are important, but can often lead to tension and uncertainty among staff. How can the appraisal process be improved to provide a motivating and positive working environment?
Criminal Records and SM&CR
SM&CR introduces more stringent requirements in respect of criminal record checks. What will these involve?
The Importance of a Good Induction
Is your induction process well-planned – or do you leave new recruits to their own devices? Amy Foster explains why having a robust induction process is so important for both employers and employees.
Autism in the Workplace
Under the Equality Act 2010, it is a requirement for employers to make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities. Only around 16% of autistic adults are in full time employment, with 32% in some form of paid work, suggesting that employers may need to do more to provide support in the workplace.
Conduct Risk Management and the Role of HR
Kate Foreman and Robin Wood of RWA, review the 5 golden rules of HR in a regulated environment.
People buy from people, right?
Giving employees the freedom to forge their own professional relationships, not only empowers them but, when done correctly, reflects positively upon the business as a whole.
We frequently see restrictive covenants that look impressive, but when they are analysed they offer little or no protection, generally because they have not been constructed specifically for the role they relate to. Unfortunately, this often doesn’t become apparent until an employee leaves the company.
Stress: a disability or a modern day one size fits all?
We all have sympathy for employees who are genuinely unwell and the majority of clients that I work with are a particularly sympathetic bunch, who sometimes get taken for a bit of a ride because of it.
Setting goals and making them happen
Goal setting is an essential part of making your ambitions a reality. Without clear and focused objectives, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay on track and keep to a productive time frame. When it comes to your CPD, careful planning is the most effective way of making sure you hit that 35 hour target.