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Career Changes - Things to Consider
Career Changes - Things to Consider
The many considerations you need to take into account when considering a career change. Financial implications, retraining, family considerations and steps you should…...
Coping With Redundancy
Coping With Redundancy
How to cope with redundancy. Money you're entitled to and how to manage your finances and also how to manage your time whilst job hunting....
Criminal Background Checks: CRB & DBS
Criminal Background Checks: CRB & DBS
All adults who work with children and vulnerable adults (voluntary or employed) must pass a DBS check before doing so. The Disclosure and Barring Service was formed…...
Dealing With a Male Dominated Environment
Dealing With a Male Dominated Environment
How legislation and diversity issues have made it easier for women to work in employment which has always been traditionally occupied by men. The importance of…...
Dealing With Grievances
Dealing With Grievances
A look at what how to proceed if you end up in trouble at work, or feel you have been treated unfairly....
Dealing With Problem Supervisors
Dealing With Problem Supervisors
Strategies you can adopt to overcome difficult supervisors. The importance of trying to resolve issues with your supervisor first before considering other action....
Discrimination at Work
Discrimination at Work
A look at the types of workplace discrimination and the laws in place to protect staff....
Diversity Training
Diversity Training
How an independent assessment should be the start of the procedure for identifying and implementing diversity training. How workplace diversity should be adopted as an…...
Fitting in With the Team
Fitting in With the Team
Things you can do to build a good rapport with colleagues, on your first day in a new job to help you fit in with the team. How a positive and willing attitude will…...
Flexible Working
Flexible Working
The benefits of adopting flexible working practices and the different types of flexible working arrangements. Advantages for employers, employees and customers and the…...
Going On Strike
Going On Strike
The procedures to follow to instigate strike action if a resolution to a dispute cannot be found. What employers and workers can and cannot do legally during strike…...
Handling an Office Romance
Handling an Office Romance
These days the policy of many companies is that employees inform management when they begin an office romance....
How to Impress in Your New Job
How to Impress in Your New Job
Things to consider on how to make a good impression at work on the first day, learning to listen as well as ask questions. Defining your role and ensuring that you are…...
How to Reduce Absenteeism
How to Reduce Absenteeism
How ‘unexplained’ absenteeism at work usually involves an element of stress as its root cause. How companies can adopt cultural changes to improve staff attendance and…...
How to Retain Talent
How to Retain Talent
How it’s crucial for employers to keep hold of their talented workers. How to identify where employers might be going wrong and what are the key concerns for workers…...
Improving Staff Morale in The Workplace
Improving Staff Morale in The Workplace
How there are many things you can introduce into the workplace to improve staff morale and boost motivation and how poor morale can do damage to the prospects of a…...
Induction Courses For New Employees
Induction Courses For New Employees
A guide to the induction process and what you should expect on your first day at work...
Job Interview: Questions That Should Not Be Asked
Job Interview: Questions That Should Not Be Asked
Interview questions which all HR professionals should avoid totally and which, in many instances, may contravene anti-discrimination legislation....
Lay-Offs and Short-Time Working
Lay-Offs and Short-Time Working
What are lay offs and short time working and what are your rights....
Management Conflict
Management Conflict
How to manage conflict or confrontation at work. The most common causes of workplace conflict and signs that conflict is emerging. How communication and compromise can…...
Nepotism at Work
Nepotism at Work
How the meaning of nepotism in the workplace has become broader in definition terms to also include any kind of help you’ve received in getting on from friends as well…...
Pre-Employment Screening
Pre-Employment Screening
How companies are increasingly turning to carrying out background checks on potential employees, the various kinds of background checks that can be carried out. The…...
Redundancy
Redundancy
The procedures which should be followed if you are facing redundancy. How people are selected for redundancy and the consultation and notice period which should be given....
Reporting a Colleague
Reporting a Colleague
How whistleblowing needs to be carefully thought through before going ahead and what you need to be aware of and the implications for taking action which could result…...
Sunday Working
Sunday Working
The rules and regulations surrounding Sunday working obligations. Exemptions to those who work in shops and the betting industry....
Taking The 'Bait' At Work: Avoidance Techniques
Taking The 'Bait' At Work: Avoidance Techniques
How to cope with people who push your buttons at work. Different strategies and how it’s just as important to see if you can change your reactions to their behaviour…...
Team building and Employee Wellbeing
Team building and Employee Wellbeing
How extending an interest in your employees’ welfare to include outside of the workplace will also benefit a company in so many ways when the workers are actually in…...
The Value of Workplace Appraisals
The Value of Workplace Appraisals
Workplace appraisals - what are they and who are they for? How appraisals can improve company performance and motivate the workforce....
When Your Employer Changes Your Working Hours
When Your Employer Changes Your Working Hours
Can an employer demand you work different hours, days or shifts whenever they choose? What can you do about it? Our guide explains all....
Working Hours and Regulations
Working Hours and Regulations
An explanation of the Working Time Regulations and protection against being exploited at work in number of hours worked. Your basic rights and opting out if you want…...
Workplace Diversity
Workplace Diversity
How companies and all who work within them must embrace the concept of workplace diversity if they want to remain competitive businesses. Why diversity helps a…...
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