What policies should you include in your HR handbook?

What policies should you include in your HR handbook?

Regardless of the size of your business, HR Manuals are important to ensure that your business meets its legal obligations and you support managers in your business to make consistent and reliable decisions regarding the operation of the business and its employees. HR policies minimise the risk of legal action from an employee and are…

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How to hire more productive employees

How to hire more productive employees

Hiring productive employees is really the ‘silver bullet’ of recruitment. If you can solve this issue and then replicate it, your business will be on track for success. So how exactly do you hire more productive employees for your business? Hire for ownership Barbara Fanfan, in her article: ‘Finding and Keeping Employees with Ownership’ states…

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5 Hiring Best Practices Made Easy

5 Hiring Best Practices Made Easy

Hiring the right employees for your business can be one of the most challenging aspects of running a small business. Certainly, there are plenty of ways to get it wrong. So what do businesses need to consider when developing their recruitment approach to improve their chances of hiring the right employees? Go slowly If you’re…

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Changing your career direction

Changing your career direction

The New Year is often a time when people look inward – reflecting on their career, health and fitness and re-evaluate their goals. While it’s commonplace for people to change employers, the process of navigating a career change can be challenging, particularly in terms of how such a change is perceived by recruiters and employers….

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5 strategies that can improve employee engagement and retention

5 strategies that can improve employee engagement and retention

They say that good business is all about hiring the right people, then leaving them to it. But there is more to it these days to retain good staff. So how do you ensure you get maximum engagement and retention out of your staff to avoid them leaving? According to Gallup Research, just 13% of…

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What businesses need to consider about dress codes

What businesses need to consider about dress codes

Dress codes in businesses are often viewed as historic relics based on a more traditional view of how employees should dress in a workplace (suit, ties, stockings etc). While it’s important that employees are well presented, some organisations, (such as Price Waterhouse Coopers) are relaxing dress codes in favour of trusting employees to make suitable…

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The importance of mindfulness in the workplace

The importance of mindfulness in the workplace

Mindfulness is defined as being ‘the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something’. Many businesses are embracing it for the benefits it offers employees with managing complex tasks, reducing injury, increasing resilience and dealing with stress. Mindfulness can be extremely helpful with increasing employee engagement, according to Alan Kohll, author of ‘The Top…

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