Bring your dog to work day, 21st June!!

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By January 01, 70

A HR Department has many responsibilities within an organization as they protect the interests of both employer and employees. For employees, they protect their rights and support with their health and wellbeing whilst at work by implementing strategies or initiatives to encourage employees to focus on key health behaviours. Thousands of companies and dog owners are getting ready to take part ...

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Five top tips for preparing for IR35

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By January 01, 70

THERE IS NOW LESS THAN A YEAR TO PREPARE BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW OFF-PAYROLL RULES FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR. CONTRIBUTOR JULIAN COX, HEAD OF EMPLOYMENT – ILAW. Known more commonly as IR35, the rules are currently already in place within the public sector, where they have already sparked considerable controversy and several high-profile cases in the First Tier Tribunal – including s...

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Unsuccessful in a job interview? How do you react?

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By December 06, 19

A few years back, The Manchester Evening News ran a story on a lady who refused to leave an interview after she was told she had been unsuccessful. She staged a 90 minute sit-in and it resulted in the Police being called, however, by the time they arrived she had disappeared. It got me thinking about the different reactions I have had when having to deliver the bad news to candidates who were no...

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Top tips on how to reduce the gender pay gap in business

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By December 06, 19

While there have been significant improvements in gender equality across the workplace in recent years, last year nearly 45 percent of UK companies reported that their gender pay gap had in fact increased. Further, research from Denmark has found an intrinsic link between the widening gender pay gap and having children. In the initial months after having their first child, women’s earnings were ...

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Why Choose a career in HR?

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By July 06, 19

A career in HR can open up multiple opportunities and create a platform for career progression. It creates a rewarding opportunity to concentrate on the development of its employees and play an integral part in influencing strategic/operational business decisions. Working within HR also opens up opportunities to influence and change an organisation in various ways from implementing policies, ha...

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An interview with Lyn MacDonald – Group Marketing Director of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

  • By AD Group
  • By January 01, 70

Alexander Daniels Professional Services got the opportunity to spend some time with Lyn MacDonald who is the Group Marketing Director of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and arguably one of the most commercial Marketing Directors in Scotland right now. Her passion and sheer determination for what she does is so clear to see and it really is no wonder the success she has achieved to date. ...

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What does good performance management look like?

  • By AD Group
  • By January 01, 70

Source:HR News
Performance management is under the spotlight at last. Radical changes in business culture are transforming the way people are managed – for the better. In the past, performance management has been relegated to the annual appraisal. It is an outdated, ineffective and demotiv...

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New data reveals huge digital HR skills gap

  • By AD Group
  • By January 01, 70

Source: HR News New research from HR consultants AdviserPlus has revealed that 76% of HR professionals believe there is a shortage of digital talent within the industry. The survey, which asked 200 HR professionals their opinions about the concept of digital HR, found there was an apparent skill gap in HR staff co...

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How to take the sting out of receiving criticism

  • By AD Group
  • By January 01, 70

Source: Forbes
Receiving criticism can sometimes be a messy situation, especially when it’s unexpected, harsh or given when others are present.
You might feel shocked, angry or even embarrassed by the comments. But before getting d...

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