Human Resource Management Articles
Keeping Employee Morale High During Political Upheaval
September 11 2019 - From maintaining an open-door policy to seeking
support for employees that may be struggling, there is a lot that you can do to keep your employees morale high during
challenging political times.
UK Employment Statistics
September 10 2019 - The unemployment rate stands at 3.8% - 0.2% down over the year, the joint-lowest since late 1974.
US Unemployment At 3.7%
September 6, 2019 - Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 130,000 in August, and
the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent.
Canadian Unemployment Rate At 5.7%
September 6 2019 - Statistics Canada reported that after three quiet months, employment rose by
81,000 in August. The gains were mostly in part-time work. However, unemployment remained at
to 5.7% as more people looked for work.
How To Hire The Right People
September 3, 2019 - Hiring employees is a big step for any business and no matter whether you are choosing
your first hire or you've done this many times before, finding the right person is essential.
8 Answers to the Most Asked Workers Comp Questions
August 20, 2019 - Wondering how to answer workers comp questions? Good news. Here are the 8 most asked questions and the ideal answers.
What Do Staffing Agencies Do for Your HR Team?
August 20, 2019 - What do staffing agencies do that can help your human resources department run more effectively? Learn their function in this guide.
How to Choose an Attorney for Business Litigation: 6 Things to Know
August 20, 2019 - Many business owners underestimate the importance of having an attorney on their team.
Australian Employment Statistics
August 15 2019 - Seasonally adjusted, unemployment remained at 5.2% and the number of people in employment rose by
41,100 to 12,908,200 persons.
Background check mistakes you may not realise you're making - and how to avoid them
August 9 2019 - As a fundamental part of the recruitment process for many organisations, background
screening continues to play a growing role in the hiring landscape.
How to Deal With a Stressful Environment and Eliminate Worries at Work
August 8, 2019 - Struggling with work stress? Read on to learn how to manage a stressful environment at work and improve your wellbeing.
How to Recognize a Potential Leader: 7 Qualities You Must Look For
August 7 2019 - There will be one employee in every team who will exhibit leadership qualities. They
will unofficially assume an authoritative role where they successfully lead their team in one way or another.
Career Development for Your Company's Employees
August 6 2019 - As a vital aspect of talent management, career development is about letting people within the company reach
their full potential.
Tips For Managing Employee Conflicts
July 24 2019 - Employee conflict can be difficult to manage, and it is a huge problem for many businesses.
GLOBAL - Be the Perfect Match: How to Use Resume Key Words to Stand Out in Job Searches
July 23 2019 - You do everything with technology these days and so do prospective employers.
Learn how to use resume key words to maximize your chances of getting a call.
GLOBAL - Why Your Company Needs a Private Employee Website
July 20 2019 - A private website or a membership area offers the ability to cultivate a thriving culture at your business.
When's the right time to invest/upgrade in HR software?
July 19 2019 - When was the last time you took a step back and looked at how much time HR administration
is costing your business - and considered whether that is time well spent?
A Life-Changing Injury: How Will It Affect Your Employment?
July 19, 2019 - If you are currently recovering from the effects of an injury, or have to adjust to the damage it
has caused, here are a few ways to make the future much brighter.
GLOBAL - How to tackle work burn out
July 17 2019 - Avoiding work burn out is essential to ensuring a productive and thriving organisation.
GLOBAL - The Importance of Procedures in the Workplace
July 12 2019 - Defining rules and regulations for both employees and employers mean everyone will know where they stand, there will
be no miscommunication or confusion, and every member of staff will be treated without bias.
GLOBAL - AI in HR: why technology is not enough
July 10 2019 - The use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in HR does not always get a fair hearing. However,
it is not always well implemented. AI is not a replacement for HR professionals.
Employee Surveys: 7 Common Mistakes that Will Ruin Your Data
June 17 2019 - Employee surveys remain one of the best methods to measure and track employee engagement.
How To Put Employees First & Build a Positive Company Culture
May 21 2019 - If you intend to run a successful business, you need to set the right tone early.
That way you’ll make sure everyone is on the same page.
It Takes More to Keep Your Employees Motivated Than Just Money
May 12 2019 - A big motivator for better performance can be higher pay, but it's by no means the only way to keep your
One in 5 Millennials don't survive their probation period
April 9 2019 - If you have recently hired a new employee, Millennial or not, here are six tips to assist you in setting them up for success.
How to Choose a Career - Tips on Choosing your Future
April 9 2019 - They say when you love your job, you never work a day in your life. Here are a few tips to choosing a career to last a lifetime.
Successfully handling disputes at work
April 4 2019 - It's no secret that workplace conflict can have a negative impact on an organisation and its employees.
GLOBAL - 14 Top-Rated Project Management Solutions to Improve HR Employee Effectiveness
March 26 2019 - There are many reliable project management solutions for HRs to put together teams, improving employees effectiveness.
Women Workers Still Feel They Are Paid Less
March 20 2019 - The perception of pay equity also differs markedly between men and women.
GLOBAL - A new approach to employee engagement
March 13 2019 - Why do employers continue to focus on disengaged employees, rather than the engaged employees they already have in their ranks?
Leading in a digital age
March 12 2019 - We live in fast paced times, where no business can - nor indeed should - avoid the implications, challenges and opportunities that come with
embracing digital transformation.
The surprising secret to workplace productivity
March 12 2019 - An unconventional technique, yet nonetheless effective, is to improve an employee's memory skills.
5 reasons to have a behavioral based interview
January 15, 2019 - A more science-based approach to interviewing that helps you find the right candidates, while eliminating many of the personal biases on
which you may unconsciously make hiring decisions.
The Top Three Collaborative Behaviors of 2019
January 5 2019 - Here are three of the top emerging collaboration behaviors we'll see
taking off in the New Year.
Eight steps towards eliminating gender bias in the workplace
December 31 2018 - Would you expect to be treated differently by clients based on your gender A recent experiment found just that.
GLOBAL - How to Create Employee Trust
December 12 2018 - A natural bond of trust can keep morale and
motivation high without your staff feeling
like they're under constant pressure or surveillance from those above them.
How To Improve Your Workplace For Your Employees
November 4 2018 - Your company will have a much easier job recruiting top talent when your business is viewed as a desirable place to work.
Turning the Tide on BI Failure
September 7 2018 - When does business information become a business disadvantage? Using today's Business Intelligence (BI) tools can be a bit like trying to
drink from a fire hydrant - too much information, from all directions, with no control.
Prioritize Building a Culture of Collaboration to Eliminate Workplace Silos
August 14 2018 - Recent studies have shown that companies that invest in a collaborative culture report stronger revenue growth and happier employees.
Skills That Need to Find Their Place in Your Business Resume in 2018
July 27 2018 - Adding random traits and unnecessary details about skills and habits employers have no interest in waters down a resume, making it less
Crisis communication: the power of video during uncertain times
July 27 2018 - Amidst all of the recent uncertainty, video is quickly emerging as a powerful corporate communication medium.
Seven Tips To Successful Working Relationships In a Family Business
July 17 2018 - Brookman Solicitors reveal the seven tips to successful working relationships in a family business based on a recent relationship survey of over 1000 individuals.
Winning the war on talent: improving employee experiences to drive business value
July 17 2018 - Great benefits and cool office perks are no longer enough, employees want simple digital experiences that make work, work better for them.
How To Be Communication Savvy In The Digital Age
July 14 2018 - This article explains why you need
to be flexible and adaptable with communication in the digital age.
6 bad meeting habits which could be silencing introverts
June 29 2018 - Whether the workplace atmosphere is dominated by a loud CEO,
a talkative sales exec or Brenda in accounts, there can often be a clear line drawn in the sand between introverts and extroverts.
Ongoing Competition for Talent
April 18 2018 - Canadian employers are doing more in a competitive job market to recruit and retain recent post-secondary graduates
according to a survey of 95 leading Canadian companies.
It's not me, it's you: re-thinking the exit interview process to transform the employee experience
April 15 2018 - The exit interview has been seen as an exercise in qualitative feedback, with responses delivering very little actionable data back to the
GLOBAL - Attracting Top Talent: Using Your Design Skills
April 11 2018 - Have you ever considered the importance of branding and design in attracting top talent to your business?
GLOBAL - 7 tips for building great recruting pitch for local businesses
April 5 2018 - When you're a local business it's sometimes hard to imagine you can compete with big, national or even international players when it comes to
What to Do When an Employee Is Struggling with A Creative Block
March 27 2018 - Here are several steps, tips and
pointers that can be used to help one overcome a creative block.
The value of video in employee onboarding
March 6 2018 - The faster new hires feel welcomed and prepared for their jobs, the faster they will be able to successfully contribute to the business.
Educating Your Employees to Take Cybersecurity Seriously
February 27 2018 - Here are a few reasons why you need to educate your employees to take cybersecurity seriously, as well as several tips on how to do so with a much
Global Are You Listening To Your Employees Enough?
February 27 2018 - When organisations choose not to
listen to their employees, they also decide to forego a hugely valuable resource.
Giving negative feedback
February 25 2018 - How can you be unfailingly courteous and respectful without then also beating
around the bush and losing focus and impact?
The future of HR assessment in 2018
February 7 2018 - Five hot trends shaping the industry.
The new rules of meeting room etiquette
February 2 2018 - While much common sense meeting room etiquette remains
relevant, advances in technology mean that some of the old, more bureaucratic rules can be thrown out.
7 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement for Your Best Workers
February 1 2018 - Workers who are more engaged at work tend to
be more calm, confident, positive, inspiring and motivated.
10 Crucial Signs That Your Startup May Not Work
January 30 2018 - In spite of all the obstacles and challenges, people are happier
when they try to do something for themselves and not work for a corporation.
How To Take Care Of Your Employees' Mental Health
January 12 2018 - Stress in the workplace is inevitable but its
effects can be countered if you have the right processes in place.
5 Ways to Manage Employees Who Have More Expertise Than You
January 12 2018 - Being someone's manager when you know they have the skills and abilities required to be your manager can sometimes feel a little awkward.
7 common pitfalls to avoid in your employee experience programme
December 5 2017 - Compared to customers, employees simply do not have the same opportunities or platforms available to voice their opinions on their experience at work.
Revolutionizing HR Through Intelligent Automation
December 4 2017 - A recent study found that 72% of HR professionals
think lack of automation is slowing things down.
Emotional Intelligence - The Most Important Element of Employee Evaluation
November 27 2017 - Various studies have shown that people with high EQ usually have quite a lot of characteristics of a good employee.
The Trends Shaping Recruitment
November 9 2017 - Some of the cutting edge techniques that recruitment agencies are employing to find the very best candidates who are capable and reliable.
How to recover from a cyber-attack
October 23 2017 - Ever been fooled by a bogus email?
The Difficulties Of Being An Introverted Leader
October 4 2017 - As an introvert, you may wonder how you can successfully be a leader. It can be done, and many introverts have been amongst the best
leaders of all time - but success does not come without hardships.
Effective Strategies to Boost Cross-Team Collaboration
September 20 2017 - Many companies bring people with different talents and expertise together to work toward achieving key organizational goals.
How to Market Your HR Services
September 18 2017 - Are you an HR company owner or an HR freelancer who wants to attract more clients to your business?
The Importance of Human Resources in Construction
September 18 2017 - For HR professionals, a thorough understanding of recruitment,
training, and retention is essential for running an effective human resources department in the construction industry.
Are We Working Too Hard?
August 28 2017 - We all seem to be working longer hours but does that mean we are working hard?
How to Professionally Deny a Raise Request
July 14 2017 - Communicating this to an employee is a very difficult and delicate matter.
The Ups and Downs of a Late Career Change
July 12 2017 - With many opportunities for adult learning, there is no reason why careers need to stagnate purely because of age.
How to Create a Friendly Office Environment
June 23 2017 - Whether your office environment
has actually become unpleasant or you simply feel as though things aren't as great as they could be, you have plenty of options to remedy the situation.
4 Smart Strategies to Use When Your Best Employees Underperform
June 7 2017 - If you are struggling with underperforming employees, here are a few ways to improve the situation.
How You Can Benefit from Employee Surveys
June 5 2017 - Some helpful information that you can use to empower your workforce and fix those underlying issues that may be affecting your productivity.
Overworked Americans Can't Use Up Their Vacation
May 26 2017 - Americans continue to take the fewest annual vacation days in the industrialized world
Flexibility and Burnout
May 25 2017 - Flexibilty can improve job satisfaction and cut levels of stress and burnout.
The Importance of Team Building in HR Management
May 12 2017 - Team building can play a huge part in strengthening a corporate culture and a great tool in achieving an efficient organisation.
The Role of HR in Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace
May 12 2017 - While the priority should be about protecting
the health and wellbeing of employers, it can also reflect positively on the firm's balance sheet too
5 HR Mistakes to Avoid When Dismissing Staff
May 11 2017 - Sometimes, when all other avenues have failed, it is necessary
to say goodbye to underperforming employees in order to optimise business efficiency.
7 Technologies That Will Transform Human Resources in 2017
May 11 2017 - Technology is set to completely transform the way we approach Human Resources and recruitment.
Telling the Truth on Your Resume
April 19 2017 - Those that are not completely honest are being refused jobs, and those already in a job will
lose the job and any related unemployment benefits.
What Should You Do If You Cannot Pay Your 941 Payment to the IRS?
April 3 2017 - It is extremely important that you do everything you can physically do
to ensure your organization's 941 tax deposits and filings are updated and current.
How Darth Vader Chooses His HR Software
March 28 2017 - A commander with such prestige could surely teach us about people management.
The Wonders of Using Cloud-based Payroll Software
March 15 2017 - Contrary to what others might think, cloud systems can actually offer enhanced data security compared to traditional payroll systems.
Call Centre Code Launched In Victoria
February 23 2017 - A new Call Centre Code launched by the Victorian Government has been welcomed by the ASU.
February 10 2017 - While everyone wants to be happy at work there are differences depending on factors such as age, gender, and job area.
Giving every employee a voice: why CEOs should jump off the pedestal
February 3 2017 - Open-minded HR departments can reap the rewards of building an engaged workforce and unlock the benefits this creates for the business as a whole.
What Trump's Presidency Means for the Future of Human Resources
January 20 2017 - There is no denying that the recent change of guards in American politics is set to have far reaching implications when it comes to
labor and human resource management.
Do You Have What It Takes to Work in Human Resources?
January 20 2017 - In this article, we're going to discuss some of the appropriate skills and aptitudes of a good HR manager.
Skills Crisis in Health and Medical Research
January 10 2017 - Job insecurity among workers in the Health and Medical Research sector is leading to an impending skills crisis, according to
The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR).
Why it's important to get diversity right
January 9 2017 - Creating a diverse workplace isn't just about adhering to the laws regarding discrimination,
but going the extra mile in creating an environment where people from any ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, race, or political belief can feel safe and valued.
On-the-job training: the key to meeting client needs
January 4 2017 - The training of young lawyers is still wedded to 20th or even 19th century thinking: they are taught how to look for and identify problems, not how to solve
It Is Time to Focus on Emotional Intelligence
December 9 2016 - Potential employees with good EI can be expected to work better under pressure.
How employment tribunal decisions can impact your business
December 5 2016 - Whatever the size of your business, employers need to keep abreast of changes in employment law. There have been some interesting cases in
2016 which have given clarification on key decisions which employers may face in the workplace.
Brexit and Employment Law - just business as usual?
November 24 2016 - Since the UK's decision to leave the European Union, uncertainty surrounding the legal implications have been widespread; particularly
within the UK employment law landscape.
Uncovering Potential Leaders with Recruitment Assessment
November 24 2016 - Recruitment assessment is a detailed
and highly analytical process carried out by experts in the fields of business psychology and HR.
Extra Workload a Challenge for Work-life Balance
October 28 2016 - A recent survey suggests that office workloads in major European economies have gone up significantly over the last year.
Uberisation: how agile working works for lawyers
October 27 2016 - Agile working has become a paramount concern for many employers, high on their agenda because they recognise that it can help to create
a more efficient and effective organization.
What do HR Recruiters Look for When Assessing Graduates?
October 25 2016 - Recruiting from the graduate skills market is not the same as drawing from a pool of experienced candidates.
Smart Retention Strategies Depend on Loyalty
October 24 2016 - Retaining key members of staff is a constant concern for every organization but even the best retention strategies depend on the loyalty of employees.
Things You Need to Know to Be a Successful HR Professional
October 17 2016 - Although these basic HR skills are often more than enough to tackle the challenges in hand, there are additional things you need to know to be a successful HR
Software to Revolutionise Your Business from Ecommerce Sales to HR
October 10 2016 - These days, there are a lot of advanced technological tools that businesses can use to succeed and drive their companies far into
September 17 2016 - Baby Boomers and Gen Y are leading a movement to abandon the corporate rat race
and create start-ups allowing them to become their own boss
The Main Reasons Analytics Systems Are Important in Today's HR Departments
September 15 2016 - A range of business analytics systems are available that have the potential to transform the fortunes of any business.
Recruiting For Diversity
September 5 2016 - Disability and inclusion policies, including blind CVs, often fail in practice because they are seldom supported by an understanding of
true inclusion problems.
Working for your Workers
September 1 2016 - To put it simply: our relationship to work has changed.
Business skills are more important than ever post-Brexit
September 1 2016 - If the people who are supposed to hold the reigns of the business world are unsure of their ground, how on earth must young people feel when faced with
the prospect of getting on the corporate job ladder?
How Will Accounting Make You a Better HR Manager?
August 29 2016 - There are a lot of ways knowledge in accounting can help you perform better as an HR manager.
Time to take on the diversity dilemma
August 16 2016 - Facebook is the latest in a long line of organisations to have a spotlight shone on its diversity performance.
Brexit and Change Management
August 11 2016 - The certainty of change coming down the line makes this the perfect time to take a look at the challenges inherent in introducing any change
within an organisation.
5 Essential Elements for Optimal Performance Management
July 29 2016 - The importance of an efficient performance management system is fairly universally accepted in HR circles.
Benefits of Using SaaS for Payroll
July 14 2016 - As payroll is one of
the largest costs to employers, it is essential to have systems that
provide accurate information and payments in line with current
A new study: what career success looks like between men and women
June 23 2016 - A new study with 2000 workers in the UK on gender equality in the workplace, conducted by
REED, has revealed some interesting results.
How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Training
June 22 2016 - Education and training is essential if you want to progress your career, but it can be expensive. The problem is that if you do not keep up
with skills training you run the risk of falling behind your peers.
Effective Ways to Create a Great Business Reputation
June 21 2016 - Some of the most effective ways you can ensure
that your business is the destination your customers go to when they want to deal with someone they can trust.
Saskatchewan Creates More Childcare Spaces
June 5 2016 - The number of licensed childcare spaces in Saskatchewan has passed 14,600 - an increase of almost 5,800 since 2008.
Top Tips for Bringing Creativity into the Workplace
June 3 2016 - For those in the HR world, I believe that creativity is no longer simply a nice-to-have in
the workplace. It's a necessity.
Hiring Candidates is Similar to Dating in Today's World?
June 3 2016 - Just like dating or matchmaking, the goal of recruitment is to find someone
who's the perfect fit.
"A Convergence of People and Place"
April 19 2016 - New research reveals why the performance of commercial property is key to productivity, wellness and overall employee satisfaction
UK immigration - what employers can expect in 2016
April 4 2016 - 2016 is already looking like it may be an annus horribilis for UK immigration.
Implementing an effective social media policy
March 23 2016 - Social media's presence in the workplace grows more prolific by the day, and as such is impacting the way in which managers, employees and even
job applicants communicate.
Period Leave: What Does It Mean For Your Company?
March 16 2016 - How do you continue to promote equality in the workplace while simultaneously meeting the needs of those who suffer
from clear gender based ailments?
Duvet Days - What Are They, And Should You Offer Them?
February 5 2016 - Let's be honest, plenty of us pull 'sickies' in order to have a Duvet Day. Which is why some companies are
cutting right to the chase and making Duvet Days a legitimate thing.
UK vs US = Who's Winning the Social Recruitment Battle?
January 25 2016 - In the UK as many as 60% of recruiters have not used social media in the
recruitment process compared to just 6% in the US.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
January 12 2016 - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition which is a mystery to many simply due to the fact that is not easily identified,
is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, and is also not very well publicised.
A manager's guide to promoting positive mental health
December 4 2015 - With around one quarter of the UK population expected to encounter a mental health issue within their
lifetime, it is clear that managing this societal challenge will require a team effort.
How to Spice Up Your Resume for a Holiday Job Search
December 2 2015 - Scores of people try to land a holiday job, so it's a good idea to do everything you can to make yourself
stand out from the competition.
Physio Med Helps John Lewis Partnership Save 41,000 Working Days
November 24 2015 - Case Study - 96% of staff maintained at or returned to work.
How to Eliminate Accidents in the Office
October 30 2015 - Workplace safety policies can often be a source of annoyance or the butt of jokes, but we still understand that they're a vital part of any
thriving work environment.
The Importance Of Offering Health Benefit Packages To Improve Employee Efficiency
October 30 2015 - Research has shown that not only does a good health benefits package both help to attract employees to a company, it also helps to retain existing staff.
10 Reasons Why You Should Always Listen To Your Customers
October 27 2015 - It is more important than ever to listen to your customers - and if you've ever checked TripAdvisor you'll realise why.
Now is the Time for Mobile Recruitment
October 3 2015 - Mobile Recruitment has Arrived. Are You Ready?.
Cybersecurity professionals and businesses in the field seeking to set up in the US
October 9 2015 - For any cybersecurity or privacy expert coming to work in the United States (US) from the European Union
(EU), there are some key differences in privacy and security matters to keep in mind.
Retaining your talent through flexible working
September 3 2015 - The office has changed dramatically over the past decade. The days of employees adapting to suit the needs of the company are well and
Five weird but wonderful careers
September 1 2015 - Dream jobs are often unique, somewhat unconventional and can be a little wild and they make people wonder about how much fun it would be to do them compared to what
they usually do on their daily grind.
Digital innovations being welcomed news for the immigration system
August 24 2015 - Last month, the Office of Management and Budget released a plan for modernizing and streamlining the legal
immigration system. Much of the focus was on the potential positive impact of digital innovation.
Thought Provoking Leadership
August 20 2015 - Business owners and executives beware, if you are not constantly refining how you think and how well you think, you are probably falling behind.
The Luxury Of Open Innovation
August 19 2015 - Open innovation looks beyond internal ideas for innovation, exploring new and external routes to market and means of demarcating
brands from competitors.
The Senior-Level Interview: the Pitfalls and Red Herrings
August 15 2015 - Recruiting a new employee is not always easy, and it's made even more difficult if the company is looking
to fill senior roles such as finance jobs.
The Female Addiction Trap that is killing your career
August 4 2015 - Susie Heath argues that women have been holding themselves back with excuses whilst men 'grab the bull by the horns' and it's time for us to change.
Recruiting For Call Centers - Skills to Look For
August 3 2015 - When recruiting for a call center, look out for people with these skills and traits, as they are the kind who will do very well on this career path!
How leaving the EU could affect British business' recruitment
July 11 2015 - Perhaps most controversial both at home and abroad, is Mr
Cameron's ambition to renegotiate the terms of the UK's relationship with the European Union in anticipation of the promised in-out referendum by 2017.
Five US immigration obstacles faced by companies expanding to the US
July 9 2015 - It is critical to understand that a foreign business owner or employee will need the appropriate visa in place prior to traveling
to the US to be able to work.
The 1st July Rule Change on Holiday Pay Claims
June 30 2015 - The recent case of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton has been responsible for two important developments
in the law relating to holiday pay.
A new approach: Leadership IS relationship
June 30 2015 - In his new book, Nigel Purse talks about the critical need for leaders to build trusting relationships with employees of all levels, and reveals
the key conversations they need to have to do this.
Handling Accusations of Discrimination in the Workplace
June 25 2015 - Important points for employers to consider if ever faced with a discrimination or harassment case within their
The Changing Nature of Human Resource Management
June 24 2015 - Here are some ways in which HR has changed in past years.
Employees Behaving Badly: UK Study Uncovers Office Habits
June 23 2015 - Surfing social media, printing CVs out at work and browsing the net are just some of the things that UK employees get up to
during work hours, according to a study.
How to Find the Right Management Qualification for your Career
May 5 2015 - Here's how to find the course that best suits you and your career aspirations.
What HR/Management professionals can learn from the likes of Gucci
April 21 2015 - What is the real story about management in the fashion industry? How is it that they achieve and maintain such
high levels of performance in such a demanding environment?
Looking to the future - are your feet on the ground or in the clouds?
March 20 2015 - In this article, Mark McKergow explores the various ways in which managers and leaders
view the future including the dreamer, the realist, the business planner and the host.
National Minimum Wage Increases
March 17 2015 - The adult (aged 21 and over) minimum wage rate will increase from £6.50 to £6.70 an
hour in October.
Recruitment - Is Retention the Real Minefield?
January 7 2015 - In the third of a series of articles, Tony Brookes, Sales Director, Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software argues that effective Performance and Talent Management systems should be in place so that the
candidate, who has been carefully selected, can be nurtured throughout their career.
Recruitment - Now Less of a Minefield?
December 9 2014 - In this, the second article, Tony Brookes, Sales Director, Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software examines the vital next steps and takes a look at
additional ways to ensure a recruitment strategy really delivers
Eight tips to making your company Christmas video stand out
December 2 2014 - As the Christmas season draws closer, company Christmas videos start to circulate to employees, customers, partners and associates.
Recruitment - Still a Minefield?
November 12 2014 - In the first of a series of articles, Tony Brookes, Sales Director, Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software looks at implementing an HR Strategy that Delivers Optimum Results.
A modern business needs a mobile workforce
October 24 2014 - The modern employee is no longer tied to an office desktop. Whether it is on a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet,
employees are increasingly taking their work with them wherever they go.
Accountants heading abroad
October 10 2014 - Nearly two in three accountants will be job hunting within the next 6 to
It's time to focus on Candidate care
September 12 2014 - Unfortunately the negative feeling and publicity surrounding recruitment agencies is largely self inflicted. Like any industry there are great practitioners and
there are cowboys operating in the space.
ACAS Early Conciliation - Is it Working?
September 9 2014 - Ian Abel of Michael Lewin Solicitors comments on ACAS statistics regarding the first quarter of Early Conciliation
Six Essential Leadership Skills For Today's Leader
September 5 2014 - A careful examination of the various definitions of "leader" presents a fascinating and brief explanation
of great leadership.
Global - Can software make better hiring decisions than people?
August 6 2014 - A new breed of software claims to be able to select employees who perform better.
Managing an Expanding Retail Workforce
June 30 2014 - For the first time in years, the news for retailers is looking positive. As a result, employment levels are increasing, with both full time
and temporary contracts rising.
Global - Company Culture: Giving Your Employees The Tools To Succeed
June 19 2014 - Helping employees set and reach goals is a critical part of every manager's job
Global - Competencies: Developing a Culture of Employee Accountability
June 19 2014 - Now with the increased talk of a skills gap, the focus on training couldn't happen soon enough.
Ontario Family Caregivers Bill
April 30 2014 - Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendments Act (Leaves to Help
Families), 2014, passed its third reading in the Ontario legislature with all party support.
Preventing Workplace Violence
April 7 2014 - Employers should positively engage a small but dangerous minority of employees, supervise them closely
and make sure they get the help they need.
What Does the Next-generation Worker Expect from the Modern Employer?
March 21 2014 - This is a question that gets asked a lot but the answer is simple: the next-generation worker
expects use of state-of-the-art technology, mobile working and the adoption of social media within the enterprise.
March 20 2014 - Isn't it time that HR
managers took a serious look at eliminating - or at least reducing - paper?
What NOT TO DO in a Team Offsite
February 25 2014 - "Teambuilding" is a much maligned word. From our experience, here are
a few things that Teambuilding providers need to keep in mind.
Big Work Survey Reveals UK is Nation of Stressed Staff
February 18 2014 - While a certain level of stress can
certainly be a good thing, unmanageable levels of stress can have a very negative impact on both performance and employee health.
TUPE Regulations changes 31st January 2014
February 17 2014 - The reforms which come into force on January 31 2014 are intended to reduce bureaucracy and increase flexibility surrounding the regulations.
For many employers though, particularly small businesses, the new TUPE rules still do not go nearly far enough.
Coaching to improve youth employability
January 17 2014 - When young people have a positive outlook, self-belief and skills for the workplace they are happier,
sleep better and are more well-behaved.
Men still earning more than women Australia wide
January 15 2014 - Women earn a mere 64% of the average man's wage and salary income across Australia,
according to a recent report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Employment law - what to expect in 2014
January 15 2014 - Happy New Employment Year! 2014 promises to be another year of substantial change in UK employment law.
The New Parental Leave rules - what they mean for the workplace
December 18 2013 - New statutory rules first trailed last year, have now been announced as coming into force in April 2015,
which allow working mothers to effectively share their statutory maternity leave and pay entitlement with their partners.
HR app asks workers "how d'you feel right now?"
December 16 2013 - John Telfer, managing director at
IBP looks at alternative methods for obtaining employee feedback and explains why a healthy dose of gaming theory can bring surprising results.
Big Data - Turning the Data Deluge into Strategic Value
December 3 2013 - While the focus in many companies is on long term projects to improve customer understanding, there are other areas of the business, most
notably employee recruitment and development, where big data should be making a real difference.
Rise in UK Living Wage good news for low paid workers
November 27 2013 - Over 30,000 low paid workers stand to benefit from a rise in the 'UK Living Wage' rate worth up to £400 a year recently announced during Living Wage Week at the start of November
Implications for business following the findings of the Government's consultation on the prevention of illegal working regime
November 11 2013 - Nearly 500 individuals, employers and representative organisations responded
to the Government's consultation indicating broad support for the Government's aims to get tough on rogue employers whilst supporting compliant
Further Changes to Employment Law - October 2013
November 8 2013 - October brought further amendments to the law regarding executive pay, national minimum wage, third party harassment
provisions and pension protection from TUPE.
Make Your Case: How HR leaders can get CEO sign-off for HR expenditures
October 25 2013 - As the HR leader, itï¿½s your job to communicate the importance of your initiatives and secure the resources you need to drive
results for your department and the organization.
How Culture Impacts Teamwork and What You Can Do About it
October 24 2013 - A lack of attention to cross-cultural communication in a team setting can bury your organisation in strife, muted conflict,
poor motivation and worse.
Women SME owners doing better than men
October 16 2013 - Women SME (small and medium enterprises) owners in New Zealand are outperforming their male counterparts in a number
of important areas according to a national survey.
InterviewStream Transforms Video Interviews with WebRTC
October 3 2013 - Today's video platforms allow recruiters and hiring managers to conduct live and pre-recorded interviews with any
candidate in any location, at any time - significantly reducing travel costs and scheduling hassles.
Religious Clothing and the Rights of Employees - What Should an Employer do if an employee wishes to wear a veil/ other religious clothing?
October 2 2013 - There has been much recent discussion about the wearing of face veils in public and particularly in the workplace.
Summer changes to employment law and tribunal rules
October 2 2013 - 2013 has been an important year for business owners, HR specialists and employment law practitioners with
staged implementation of various changes to employment law and tribunal rules.
Engineering & IT Fuel August Rise in Permanent UK Jobs
September 19 2013 - A new job survey suggests that the labour market in the UK continues to strengthen as the total number of job vacancies
increased at the sharpest rate in over six years.
OHS and the HR profession
September 10 2013 - The OHS field is vast and to effectively manage the risk within organizations,
you need the expertise on board to do it! In this article we will be reviewing the OHS program administration requirements.
Government declares that "Firms have a duty to hire Britons" but what are the implications for employers?
August 14 2013 - Surely such an approach amounts
to discrimination, and downplays the merits of a flexible labour market? Or is it time for UK businesses that rely on migrant workers to rethink
their recruitment culture?
What employers need to know about stress at work
August 14 2013 - Stress at work is a costly affair and hits businesses financially, but also has a negative
influence on staff relationships, poor performance, staff turnover and leads to more management time being spent on resolving the issues arising
Laying the foundations for a sustainable future: How to start a successful internship programme
August 8 2013 - A strategic internship programme can give you the satisfaction of training
future employees for a successful, enjoyable career.
Is it HR's job to manage OH&S?
August 8 2013 - The simple fact is that, in many organizations, Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) has become a Human
Resources (HR) responsibility.
Internships & HR - What You Need in Place
July 30 2013 - When managed with transparency and care, business internships create a win-win situation.
Unnecessary Redundancy Payouts in the NHS
July 21 2013 - According to a report by the Government spending watchdog, the National Audit Office, large sums of money have seemingly been
wasted on unnecessary redundancy pay-outs in the NHS.
Strong Growth in New Zealand Employment
July 12 2012 - An analysis of 42,000 jobs listed in the last quarter on Trade Me Jobs
shows that the New Zealand job market remains positive, with listings up by 8.2 per cent on the same period in 2011.